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.

Official sites:
Official FIFA website
Official website of the Russian Government

FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia Tips for Travel Better


FIFA World Cup 2018 Mascot

Wolf Zabivaka™ whose name means “the one who scores” in Russian, designed by student Ekaterina Bocharova won the right to be the 2018 World Cup mascot. The main symbol of the tournament was chosen via online voting.

Ticket Information

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.

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.