(CNN Spanish) — Do you have the illusion of seeing your team live and direct playing the World Cup? We tell you how much it would cost you to go to the World Cup in Qatar to see your team and live the whole experience that surrounds a sporting event as big as this. But yes: from now on we warn you that the trip implies a significant expense considering the tickets to the matches, the flights and the accommodation in Doha.
Ticket prices for Qatar matches
The second phase of sales to buy tickets to the World Cup matches ended on August 16 and, now, we are in the last phase. Of course you can always buy your resale tickets within the official FIFA platforms.
Ticket prices vary according to the categories available and which matches you want to attend: opening, group stage, round of 16, quarters, semi-finals, third place or the final.
There are four price categories that apply to both adults and children, regardless of their age. Categories 1, 2 and 3 are available to all fans, while category 4 is reserved exclusively for residents of Qatar who must provide their postal address in the country and the number of their Qatari identity card at the time of purchase. by Internet.
The cheapest tournament tickets for international fans are category 3 tickets (in the second phase) that range from US$69 (for the group stage matches) to US$605 (for the final match where the next world champion will be defined).
While the most expensive are category 1, which range from US$220 (for group stage matches) to US$1,607 (for the final match).
How much do flights to Qatar cost from the US, Mexico or Argentina?
For those traveling from Latin America, the transfer to Doha implies making one or even two stopovers since only Brazil has direct flights to the Arab country. And from North America, only the United States and Canada. For those who do it from Europe, the journey is shorter and from almost all countries there are several direct flights a day.
How much does a plane ticket to Doha cost you?
If you fly from USA:
New York – Doha in economy class with a round trip flight, the price starts at US$ 1,500 per person.
Dallas – Doha in tourist class with a round flight, the price starts at US$ 1,660 per person.
Los Angeles – Doha in economy class with a round flight, the price starts at US$ 1,680 per person.
If you fly from Mexico:
Mexico City – Doha in economy class with a round flight and a stopover, the price starts at US$ 2,400 per person.
If you fly from Argentina:
Buenos Aires – Doha in tourist class with a round flight and two stopovers, the price starts at US$ 4,080 per person.
If you fly from Colombia:
Bogotá – Doha in tourist class with a round flight and two stopovers, the price starts at US$ 2,230 per person.
If you fly from Uruguay:
Montevideo – Doha in tourist class with a round flight and a stopover, the price starts at US$ 2,450 per person.
And the accommodation in Qatar?
Although these villas are located on the outskirts of Doha, the city and the stadiums are easily accessible by public transport or shared rides, according to the accommodation agency official of the Qatar 2022 World Cup. These are prefabricated cabins that have been set up very close to the Qatari desert to complement the accommodation options for fans from all over the world who will arrive in Qatar.
The cost of one of these cabins for two people starts at US$207 per night with two single beds or one double. They have a bathroom, air conditioning, fridge, Wi-Fi and cleaning service, with restaurants and takeaways available.
These villas can be found in Zafaran, Ras Bu Fontas and Rawdat Al Jahhaniya, areas that are on the outskirts of Doha.
Campgrounds are a low-cost alternative to hotels and Airbnb accommodations. The total price of a stay for two people throughout the tournament could amount to US$5,598, according to the agency.
Another more austere option is the tents in the middle of the Qatari desert for the more adventurous. The most basic will have access to water and power generators, but not air conditioning, Omar Al Jaber, who is in charge of accommodation at the Qatari organization that oversees planning for the sporting event, told Bloomberg. The prices of the tents are around US$200 a night.
In Qatar you can find a variety of hotels at different prices, depending on your budget. There are 3 to 5 star hotels (mid-range to luxury), 1 and 2 star hotels, as well as international hotel chains and independent local properties. You will find most of them within Doha but there are also options outside the city for those looking for something different.
A four-star hotel room for two people in the center of Doha can cost you more than US$1,000 per night while a two-star hotel room for two people is around US$100 per night.
You can see here the hotel options offered by the official accommodation agency of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
These accommodations are private properties located in and around Doha managed by a specialized hospitality service provider, according to the official accommodation agency for the Qatar 2022 World Cup. These are apartments with between one and six bedrooms, full kitchens, living rooms, living room, bathroom, gym, laundry center, Wi-Fi, swimming pool and other amenities that vary depending on the type of property it is.
There are options that start at US$84 per night, such as these apartments located in the complex of Barwa Barahat Al Janoub, located southwest of Al Wakrah, about a 15-minute drive from Al Janoub Stadium. Also, there are buses that take you to the nearest metro station. The double rooms have a private bathroom with a shower. There is a separate area with a microwave and refrigerator, among other things, that is shared with another neighboring room.
Here you can see all the available apartments provided by the agency.
There are two cruise ships that will accommodate fans during the Qatar 2022 World Cup:
MSC World Europe: This cruise ship will be anchored at Doha’s Grand Terminal in West Bay and ranges from luxurious suites with private facilities to comfortable traditional cabins. It has six swimming pools, gym, spa, restaurants, bars, among others. Prices range from $347.7 per night.
MSC Poesia – This cruise ship will also be anchored at Doha’s Grand Terminal in West Bay and ranges from sea and harbor view cabins to balcony cabins and suites. It has three swimming pools, a spa, restaurants, bars, tennis courts, among others. Prices range from $179.34.
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