World Cup in Brazil: Where to Stay and How to Get Around [INFOGRAPHIC]

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 Infographic

 

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.

Average Prices:

Rio de Janeiro

Hotels: $461

Hostels: $90

Apartments: $391

Sao Paulo

Hotels: $340

Hostels: $59

Apartments: $215

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.

www.FIFA.com/tickets

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

Brazil: 4,368,029

United States: 374,065

Argentina: 266,937

Germany: 134, 899

Chile: 102, 288

England: 96,780

Australia: 88,082

Japan: 69,806

Colombia: 55,379

Canada: 49,968

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.

 

About Chris Piazza

Chris is a financial industry escapee, a MBA grad and Co-Founder and COO of WeHostels. Chris has traveled extensively through Asia and Europe and can find the closest bubble tea shop using the finely tuned senses he acquired while studying abroad in Hong Kong.
  • Guilherme Grandi

    Just one more advice: be careful with your things and luggage! Brazil is a very dangerous country!!! Don’t go beyond of the touristic areas! In cities like São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, do not show in public that you have expensive belongings.

    • WorldCup Latest

      You mean act like sensible travellers do in any city…they’re all dangerous in their own way.

    • Rafael Silva

      Concordo 100% Guilherme, quase não dá pra andar em SP, RJ entre outras cidades. É roubo a cada segundo.

    • Felipe Anargyrou

      ALSO: BEWARE! LOTS OF RIOTS/PROTESTS ARE GOING TO HAPPEN DURING THE WORLD CUP!

  • brasileiro

    grow a pair, guilherme

  • MARIO SERGIO PASSOS

    Brazil is a Big Country!! And you have to be money to earn the travel between the host cities!! The distance from Porto Alegre to Manaus, for example, is almost 5.000Km far!! Brazil is Bigger than Usa minus Alasca!!

  • WorldCup Latest

    Please may I recommend http://www.campinbrazil.com.

  • Roberto Braga

    Rio e Sào Paulo são tão perigosas quanto Roma Londres Paris e outras grandes cidades.Minha esposa teve sua bolsa roubade defronte a loja Harrods.Preconceito é um mal que só denigre a raça humana.
    Please use a good transleter

  • Allan Thiago
  • Eric Ward

    Brazilian people in general are among the kindest in the world, Do not let the 0.1% put you off coming to this wonderful country. Find out where NOT to go and you will be fine. And do not be an idiot by displaying expensive goods.

    • Felipe Anargyrou

      Brazil is not a wonderful country. We do not have good education, neither health care. Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro are very dangerous places and the transport (Buses and Undergrounds) aren’t good either! I feel pity for those who will go to Brazil in the World Cup. And It’s not just 0.1% who says that. Actually, 99% of the Brazilians are not happy with our condition.

      ALSO: BEWARE! LOTS OF RIOTS/PROTESTS ARE GOING TO HAPPEN DURING THE WORLD CUP!

      • Luiz Henrique

        I feel really sorry for you, Felipe. Me and most of my friends well educated brazilian people and have never been stolen or gone through any kind of violence in our own country. It´s true that we do lack good health service and transport system, but well it´s our own issue and not of any foreigner out there. So, although I know we have a lot to improve, I honestly hope people have fun while in Brazil.
        I´m sorry that besides being so kind and nice people, some of us can be really dramatic and love to put our own country down!

        ALSO: ALTHOUGH RIOT IS LIKELY TO TAKE PLACE ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY, IT IS NOT BECAUSE OF ANY OUTLANDER AND WE WILL NOT HURT YOU AS IT SOUNDED WHEN FELIPE SAID. AGAIN, IT´S OUR OWN BUSINNESS. JUST BEWARE OF TRAFFIC JAMS THAT MAY OCCUR FOLLOWING THESE PROTESTS.

        • Felipe Anargyrou

          When I said “beware of protests” I meant “beware of the police” l. They are aggressive even if you’re innocent.

          I don’t know where you live then mate. Because 8 of every 10 friends of mine were stolen at least once.

        • Felipe Anargyrou

          Not to mention about those families that they kicked out from the houses, just to build this fuckin event that is only giving money to those who already have billions.

          Of course the tourists have nothing to do with it, I just think that they should know our true reality.

          • Maria nao vai com as outras

            You need to stop spreading lies! All you are stating here as facts are your opinion! You are part of the 1% not 99%!!! I fly to Brazil 3 to 4 times a year and I lived there for 18 years of my life and nothing ever happened to me in Brazil!!!! You people are a joke!!!

          • Felipe Anargyrou

            I bet you lived in an apartment with private guards and everything. Wake up! Go to the favelas and see the reality of the poor which is the most part of the people!

          • Maria nao vai com as outras

            You are not well informed. Most people in Brazil do NOT live in favelas! I have never been to one and I don’t even know anybody that lives in one. Your opinions are not facts! Now… Why on earth would I go to a favela? Should I go to the ghettos here in the US too?

          • Felipe Anargyrou

            Of course you’ve never been to one, because you live in an apartment! You don’t know what happen to the poor! Go to the public hospitals (SUS). Go to a public school and see for yourself!
            You’re saying this because you probably never studied in a public school! Oh! I know what you would say about public services! You’ll say that it’s an extreme totalitarian communist idea! Come to reality!

          • Maria nao vai com as outras

            Your opinion is what you think or believe to be true. It does not make it true. I do not live in a condo. I went to a public school in Brazil for 4 years of my life.
            One of my brothers went to a public school all his life and passed in 1st place to economics at UFRJ(a federal university considered one of the best in the country), 2nd place to civil engineering, and 8th to medical school. My father is a taxi driver. I’m not part of the elite of Brazil!!!! I’m part of the 90% that had a decent life. I have been to public hospitals and in my state(Rio) it is not that bad but I hear in the northern part of Brazil it sucks! In my city(Nova Friburgo in Rio de Janeiro) we have great hospitals and each part of town has its iwn small clinic. Yes, it is a city with only 210k people but we are only 2.5 hours from Rio the city and when I fly to Brazil(I live in the US) I go to both places. I have been to north Brazil and I must say it sucks up there. All the big cities like Recife, Salvador, and others are not even close to having what we have in the south. Yes, Brazil sucks but it is not all bad as you portray and we must only spread the truth. The truth is based only on facts and not our person opinion.
            The truth is that most brazilians are terrible citizens and these are the same people that get elected to govern our states and cities. The president sent 10 million in 2011 to my city to be reconstructed after the rains and nothing was ever done! Tbe mayor stole the money and the city is still in need of repairs. The money was sent by the federal government but it was used for the mayor’s personal vacations, cars, homes outside the country, etc. The same thing happens in the hospitals and schools around the country. The federal government sends the funds but they never reach their real destination! We still can’t tell tourists to stay away because these are internal issues that do not affect them. Rio is an amazing place to visit! It is breath taking and everyone should go at least once in a lifetime. The way you describe Brazil seems like all people live in poverty, they are all uneducated, have no place to live, etc. That’s only your very ignorant opinion because as I stated before only 6% live in the favelas. Most of our children(over 90%) go to school and we have many good things!

          • Felipe Anargyrou

            It’s true that most children go to school, but the schools are in very bad condition and as you said, the government is always stealing the money from the reforms for their own needs
            In Sao Paulo the hospitals are in very bad condition, for some treatments you have to wait 3 months in the queue.
            Public teachers and doctors have a very low salary. They have to work from 6am to 11pm to bring food to their children.
            I live in the UK and here, everyone is well paid and the government gives a lot of benefits for those in need. While in Brazil we have horrible services and you can’t deny that!
            I’m not blaming the tourists, I just think they should know the truth and the truth is: Brazil is not what they think it is and we don’t need more stadiums for the World Cup! WE NEED MORE SCHOOLS AND HOSPITALS
            Also, your brother is one in every million who can say that he studied in an university! I have lots of friends, very dedicated actually, who couldn’t get into university because of the bad condition of public schools

          • Maria nao vai com as outras

            The truth is less than 6% of the population in BR live in the favelas. (Fact!!! This is not my opinion)

      • Augusto

        Like Felipe said, 99% are not happy with Brasil’s educational, health and safety/security conditions.
        And if a search is done, cities at the north of our country have more violence than Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. It seems that newspaters at Fortaleza, Natal and Salvador don’t report the real situation regarding to murders and assaults. Be carefull!!!

  • Connie Lee
  • Fernanda Pinheiro Monteiro

    I’m little worried too…specially here in Sao Paulo =/…if you are coming to Sao Paulo or knows someone who is coming and needs help try to contact me. I’m Brazilian and like all people said here…we are very friendly…and we do not want to bad things happen….

    • Khouazem

      Hey Fernanda, I am an Algerian supporter, I’m gonna come with my two kids. Would you host me for a couple of days before going to Curritiba, I may stop by Sao Paolo

      • Fernanda Pinheiro Monteiro

        Give me your facebook or email and we keep in touch.

    • Dean Naik

      Hi Fernando . I am from South Africa and will be arriving in Sao Paulo on the 11 July and will stay there for the weekend . Any suggestions as to a decent hotel to stay and what to do . I will leave for Fortaleza on Monday morning the 14 July . Kind regards Dean
      email :deannaik@yahoo.com

      • Fernanda Pinheiro Monteiro

        I try to sent You an email but there are something wrong. Send to me fe.monteiro@ymail.com

  • Timi

    I really hope these games occur without incident.

    For a quick and easy way to keep track of each country’s ranking during the games try using this site World Cup Schedule.

  • Will Itaquerao

    I have a room for a couple or family, the next stage of sao paulo where games and England semi-final that could be between (Portugal, Spain, Argentina, Italy) will occur. And also offer a trip to Ubatuba, one of the most beautiful beaches of Brazil. Combine with Wagner in email wespigares@ig.com.br

  • MARIO SERGIO PASSOS

    Brazil can be cold in the South and Hot in the North

  • MARIO SERGIO PASSOS

    Here in Brazil, We have a lot of Fruits to Enjoy!!

  • MARIO SERGIO PASSOS

    How about to taste an Açai in the Bowl?!

  • MARIO SERGIO PASSOS

    Various Dishes are waiting for You!!

  • MARIO SERGIO PASSOS

    The Climate changes each flight you take to another host City:

    Take a look at the climates of Brazil at Tempo Agora(Brazilian Weather Channel):

    http://www.tempoagora.com.br/previsao.php?cid=Urupema-SC

    A city Located in the South of Brazil

    http://www.tempoagora.com.br/previsao-do-tempo/brasil/Manaus-AM

    A city Located in the North of Brazil

  • MARIO SERGIO PASSOS

    Places to Visit in Brazil:

    Arraial do Cabo(Rio de Janeiro State), Campos do Jordão(São Paulo State), Armação dos Búzios(Rio de Janeiro State), Bonito(Mato Grosso do Sul State), Ilha Grande(Rio de Janeiro State), São Joaquim(Santa Catarina State)

  • Sarah Jones

    Check out Breaking Brazil’s fully comprehensive, interactive city guides for all the world cup host cities: http://breakingbrazil.com/city-guide-sao-paolo/

  • Speak InCup

    Very cool this app: https://play.google.com/store/search?q=speakincup . He has the most repeated phrases in Portuguese, with audio and subtitle. And the best part is you do not need Wifi. Is a tip for you. Hug.

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  • Anna Stinna

    I’ve been searching everywhere to find a 5 star or LUXURY
    HOTEL like FASANO, COPACABANA PALACE or SHERATON type for that FIFA WORLD CUP
    and of course everything is SOLD OUT at the hotels; I finally found a site,
    paid a HEFTY PRICE but booked it yesterday for check-in tomorrow… I called
    the hotel today and ALL is A-OK with my reservation… Thanks http://14sb.com ,
    YOU ROCK! They also had moderate pricing accommodations, teams’ hotels where
    players are staying and other hotels for all dates AND the FINAL! THANKS!
    GO USA, GO MEXICO and GO BRAZIL!!!

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