What Is the Cheapest Way to Get To the Euros Final?

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Ahead of the Euros 2024 kicking off on June 14th in Munich, before ending with the final in Berlin on 14th July, many football fans will be choosing their favourite football shirt for the occasion, along with planning their travel routes to the biggest international fixtures of the season. 

However, with the average cost of a flight from London to Berlin Brandenburg costing £277.441 in the month of the Euros final (July), is there a cheaper - and more fun - way to get there? 

Below, we’ve calculated the average cost of travelling from Wembley Stadium, London to the Olympiastadion, Berlin by comparing the average price of petrol, toll road and channel tunnel train charges, versus the average price of rail tickets, to reveal the cheapest route. 

 

How to Get to the Euros Final by Car

The data revealed that the cheapest way to get to Berlin is by car, costing £59.75 per person in a car of four. This works out as just over £200.00 (£217.69) cheaper than the average flight cost in July and £42.84 cheaper than travelling by rail. 

The route travels through four countries, starting at Wembley Stadium before getting the car ferry to Calais before heading onto Bruges, Antwerp, Dortmund and Hanover, arriving at the Olympiastadion, Berlin. 

 

How to Get to the Euros Final by Train

To travel by rail, the best route was revealed as taking the Eurostar from St Pancras to Brussels, then a train onto Amsterdam before taking the final train to Berlin and a bus to the stadium. 

With the average cost of rail and bus tickets coming out as £102.59 per person , it still works out as £174.85 cheaper than the average flight cost! 

diagram showing the cheapest way to get to the euros by train

What Are the Best Places for a Pint along the Way?

To make a holiday out of the route, why not sample some of the local beers along the way? 

We analysed the number of reviews and ratings from Rate Beer, to reveal the top spots for a pint. 

The best places for a beer on the route by road were revealed as: 

1. Kulminator, Antwerp (428 reviews, rating 100)

2. ’t Brugs Beertje, Brugge (315 reviews, rating 99)

3. Muted Horn, Berlin (109 reviews, rating 99)

The best places for a beer on the route by rail were revealed as:

1. Cantillon Brewery/Museum, Brussels (548 reviews, rating 99)

2. Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels (500 reviews, rating 99)

3. Proeflokaal Arendsnest, Amsterdam (344 reviews, rating 99)

Just don’t forget to give your printed football shirt a clean after a trip to the pub post-match to get rid of any stains!

Which route has the best pints along the way?

If you’re looking to take the route with the best beers, the rail route was revealed to have the most top-rated beers along the way, with Brussels taking the top spot out of the four countries for the best pints. 

The best places for a pint across both routes, based on review data were voted as: 

1. Cantillon Brewery/Museum, Brussels (548 reviews, rating 99)

2. Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels (500 reviews, rating 99)

3. Kulminator, Antwerp (428 reviews, 100 rating)

Fancy giving the route a go? Tag us on social and share your progress!

And, if you need a shirt for the occasion why not try our Euros Mystery Football Shirt Box? Select the box to receive a Mystery Football Shirt from any National team competing in this year’s Euro 2024 competition. 

 

Sources: 

1 Average cost of flight prices from Skyscanner calculated for the date range 12/07/2024 - 15/07/2024. Retrieved 29/05/2024

Methodology:

*We've analysed the number of reviews and ratings on Rate Beer to reveal the top-rated bars, breweries and bottle shops across each location on the route to the Euros final. Sources: RateBeer (Retrieved 01/05/2024)

*Road route cost calculated based on average cost of petrol, toll road charges and crossing the channel for four people in one car. Breakdown below. (Retrieved 01/05/2024)

*Rail route cost calculated by averaging the cost of tickets from the previous month. (Retrieved 01/05/2024)

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