Everything You Need to Know about Travelling to Russia and Staying there to Enjoy the World Cup 2018
From June 14 to July 15, 2018 Russia will host FIFA World Cup tournament.
The World Cup will be hosted by 11 cities. Each is unique in its own way and symbolizes the richness of Russian nature, culture and traditional heritage. Moscow (this city will host the finals of the cup), Saint Petersburg, Sochi, Ekaterinburg, Kazan, Saransk, Volgograd, Kaliningrad, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod and Samara – these cities will create an unforgettable experience, welcoming everyone who want to experience this celebration of football.
Spectators will make use of 12 football arenas, designed and constructed to the highest international standards. Modern, well-developed transport infrastructure, comfortable hotels for any taste and budget, as well as thought-through sightseeing itineraries and local culture and entertainment will make the trip worthwhile.
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All 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Tickets will be available to the general public from September 14, 2017 exclusively through www.fifa.com/tickets and during the Last Minute Sales Phase at the designated FIFA Venue Ticketing Centres in Russia.
There will be four types of Tickets available for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™: Individual Match Tickets for all Matches, Venue Specific Ticket Series (VST) for all Stadiums, Team Specific Ticket Series (TST) to follow your favourite team, Supporter Tickets (ST) and Conditional Supporter Tickets (CST) for National team supporters.
WHAT IS A FAN ID AND WHY YOU SHOULD GET ONE
As required by Russian legislation, to get to the FIFA World Cup match, you will need a per-sonalized visitor card, otherwise known as the FAN ID, in addition to your ticket. This name card is is-sued for each visitor and is obligatory for all ticket owners, including Russian residents and children. For the citizens of foreign states, the FAN ID also gives a right to visa-free entrance to Russia. You only have to get your FAN ID once, and use it for all the FIFA World Cup matches along with your tickets.
A FAN ID entitles you to travel free in the special trains between the host cities of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and public transportation in the host cities during the matches days. A FAN ID is issued and delivered free.
Air/Rail Travel Times between Moscow and Host Cities
- Due to the large size of Russia, air travel is more convenient to travel faster between host cities.
- Russia has a highly developed rail transport system connecting the 10 host cities with Moscow.
- Road systems (with few motorways) serve all regions and connect host cities.