Two of the most popular questions we get asked are “Where should I stay for the World Cup?” and “What is the best way to get to and get around Brazil?”. Well we decided to put together this handy infographic to help answer these and a few other World Cup related travel questions. Enjoy!
World Cup in Brazil: Where to Stay and How to Get Around
The 2014 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to take place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July, 2014. It will be the 20th World Cup and the second time that Brazil has hosted the competition, the previous being in 1950.
QUALIFIED TEAMS (organized by FIFA Ranking)
Group Heads: Brazil, Spain, Germany, Argentina, Colombia, Belgium, Uruguay, Switzerland
The Field: Netherlands, Italy, England, Chile, USA, Portugal, Greece, Bosnia Herzegovina, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Russia, France, Ecuador, Ghana, Mexico, Costa Rica, Algeria, Nigeria, Honduras, Japan, Iran, Korea, Australia, Cameroon
HOW CAN I FOLLOW MY NATIONAL TEAM?
With 12 host cities spread throughout Brazil, fans will have to travel long distances between cities. Brazil does not have a robust train infrastructure, so the easiest way to travel is either via bus or plane. The average distance between world cup host cities is 1036 miles, so be sure to give yourself enough time to get where you need to go.
WHERE SHOULD I STAY?
There have been 198 new accommodations built for the World Cup. Prices are steep , but the best value is still the good old hostel.
Rio de Janeiro
HOW DO I GET TICKETS?
The first lottery has come and gone, but after the final draw is determined, there will be a second lottery between December 8th and Januart 30th, with the lucky winners being selected between January 31 – February 25.
2,989,608 total available tickets
1,000,000 tickets released in the 1st phase
6,164,682 ticket requests in the 1st phase
6.1 people per each ticket awarded.
WHAT ARE THE CHEAPEST TICKETS?
The cheapest prices for international fans is $90 USD. Tickets for Brazilian citizens are $30 USD and if you are a Brazilian student or senior, you can purchase tickets for $15. This is the first time in 60 years that FIFA has offered discounted student tickets for the World Cup.
Top Ticket Requests by Country
United States: 374,065
Germany: 134, 899
Chile: 102, 288
GET READY TO DANCE SAMBA!
Following your team will be more challenging than at previous Cups, but it is not impossible to do on a budget. Hostels offer the most bang for your lodging buck and if you book early, plane tickets are reasonably priced. The group drawings are December 6th, so pay attention to your team’s schedule and plan accordingly.