Paris Summer Olympics 2024

Paris Olympics 2024 Ticket Guide

The Paris 2024 Olympics are fast approaching – and if you’re considering traveling to France to take in this sporting extravaganza, you’ll be pleased to know that there are still session tickets available. But you’ll need to be quick; they’re selling super fast!

Below, you’ll find everything you need to know about ticketing for the Paris Olympic Games, including where you can purchase tickets, the price you can expect to pay, and what to avoid to help ensure your Olympic journey gets across the finish line in style.

How Much are Paris Olympics 2024 Tickets?

First things first, how much are Paris Olympics 2024 tickets going to set you back? Well, it depends. Tickets for a single session are around €24, going all the way up to €990 for a ticket to a headline athletics final. Almost half of the tickets most recently released for sale (in February 2024) are priced under €100.

Tickets available via the official resale platform will vary in price, and we’ll have more on this shortly.

June 2024 – Olympics Ticket Update

New tickets will be available for various Olympics and Paralympics games every Thursday at 10:00 am. So we suggest you to check the Tickets – Paris Olympics website for details.

Where to Buy Tickets for the Paris Olympics 2024?

The answer to this one is easy: you can only get tickets for the Paris Olympic Games and Paralympics 2024 from one place, and that’s the Games’ official ticketing website. No other sales platform is authorized to sell tickets, and buying tickets elsewhere could spell all sorts of trouble. Even if you do manage to get a ticket via an unauthorized seller, you may find it won’t be accepted at the venue. Disaster.

Given the popularity of the Games, tickets for some events are already sold out, so if you’re planning on traveling for the Olympics, now’s the time to act!

The Lowdown on Buying a Ticket for the Paris 2024 Olympics

Ok, so we’ve now got an idea of how much a ticket for an Olympic Games event will cost and where they can be purchased. But what else do we need to know when it comes to buying a ticket?

  • A maximum of thirty Olympic tickets can be purchased per account. Up to six tickets may be purchased for each session (more on sessions below), and a maximum of four tickets may be purchased for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
  • The vast majority of the tickets remaining on sale are for events held in and around Paris.
  • Payment for tickets is by Visa card only.
  • Only those over the age of sixteen may purchase tickets, although under-sixteens can attend events as long as they’re accompanied by an adult ticket holder.
  • If some sessions are listed on the ticketing platform as temporarily unavailable for sale, you should check the status again in a few days.
  • When you add session tickets to your virtual basket, you only have thirty minutes to complete your order and check out, or your basket will be deleted. Be aware of this to avoid extreme frustration!
  • Once you have purchased tickets, you’ll receive a confirmation email. A dedicated mobile app is set to be released nearer the time of the Games, where you’ll be able to access your tickets.

How Many ‘Sessions’ Does a Ticket Allow Entry To?

Tickets are purchased for sessions of each sport, but it’s important to be aware that sessions significantly vary depending on the sport. For example, if you buy a ticket for handball, this may include one or several matches. In contrast, a swimming session includes qualification events held both in the morning and the evening, including multiple finals.

In total, the Paris Olympic Games 2024 will see a mammoth 750 sessions across thirty-two sports.

Are Tickets Available for Those with a Disability?

If you have a disability, you’ll find a range of tickets available on the official Olympic Games 2024 ticketing platform offering accessible seating or adapted seating for those who use a wheelchair. People with a disability are welcome to bring along a companion, and tickets are available specifically for this purpose. The 2024 Paris Olympic Committee has made clear its commitment to accommodate all accessibility needs to ensure everyone can enjoy the unique atmosphere of the events.

Are There Other Ways of Buying a Ticket?

Only if you want to take advantage of the official travel or hospitality packages, also available via the official ticketing site. These tickets offer a convenient way to manage your trip, typically bundling your Olympic ticket(s) with your transportation, accommodation, and even access to some of the Parisian experiences you’re keen to enjoy.

Examples of hospitality packages include the On the Finish Line package, which comprises fantastic seats close to the finishing line of athletics events and, access to private lounges, first-class food options, and exclusive live entertainment. 

Alternatively, treat yourself to the Eiffel Tower Immersive Experience – this is the one that appeals to me the most! After enjoying a bird’s eye view of the sporting action from the tower while savoring a delicious lunch or dinner, you can sample a cocktail (or two!) and take in some live music in the company of friends, athletes, and celebs.

What’s the Deal with the Resale Ticketing Platform?

If you aren’t lucky enough to get hold of the type of Olympic Games ticket you’d like before they sell out, don’t worry; there’s still a chance to make your Olympic Games dreams come true!  The official Olympic ticketing website will launch a resale platform in mid-May, allowing those with tickets to resell them. More information on exactly how this resale platform will work and the cost of tickets being resold will be released nearer the time.

Tickets for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

Want to attend the spectacular Olympic Games 2024 Opening Ceremony on July 26th? Me, too! It promises to be a spectacle like no other, with the highlight being a boat parade floating along the Seine, carrying all the athletes set to participate. An enormous 400,000 tickets have been made available, with 200,000 already sold. A further 200,000 tickets have been made available for free via the official ticketing platform.

But even if you don’t have a ticket, you’ll no doubt be able to enjoy the festivities, with giant screens and speakers located strategically along the six-kilometer route to allow the atmosphere to permeate the streets of Paris.

Via the official ticketing platform you’ll also be able to access tickets to the Olympic Games 2024 Closing Ceremony.

How to Buy Tickets for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Opening Ceremony

The 2024 Paralympic Games opening ceremony in Paris will take place on August 28. A parade of delegates will start at the Champs Elysees and finish at the Place de la Concorde. The lower section of the Champs Elysees will be free for spectators, while ticketed spaces will be available in the grandstand of the Place de la Concorde to get the best view of the athletes. 

The Paralympics 2024 Closing Ceremony is set to be held on September 8th at the Stade de France, where the Games in Paris will be brought to a close, and the baton handed over to Los Angeles for the 2028 Olympic Games. Tickets for both the Opening and Closing Paralympic Ceremonies can only be purchased via the official ticketing platform.

What to Avoid When Buying Tickets for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games:

Traveling for the Olympics is a big deal, and the last thing you want is a ticketing hitch ruining your plans. Here are the things to avoid to help ensure your Olympic adventure runs smoothly:

  • Never buy tickets to an Olympic Games event anywhere except the official ticketing platform. It’s the only platform authorized to sell tickets.
  • Don’t leave it too late: many events have already sold out, so it’s highly advisable to buy your tickets as soon as possible.
  • If you’re planning on attending multiple events, check your schedule carefully to avoid not making it between venues in time or clashing events.
  • Once you’ve purchased your ticket, don’t forget to download the official ticketing mobile app that’ll be made available nearer the start of the Games.
  • Always avoid ticket touts outside the stadium: as well as being overpriced, tickets may not be legit and you could be refused entry.

The Race is On To Grab Your 2024 Paris Olympic Games Tickets!

Around ten million tickets in total will be sold for sessions of the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. While this may sound like a vast amount, the majority have already gone, so you’ll need to spring off the starting line if you’d like to get hold of any of the last batch of available tickets. The forthcoming Games promise not to disappoint, with France set to host a once-in-lifetime spectacle that’ll see the landmarks of the country’s capital transformed into awe-inspiring sporting venues.

Use the guide above to navigate the ticket-buying process and avoid stress so you can get on with planning the rest of your Olympian adventure! If you want to learn more about traveling to Paris Olympics 2024, check out our travel tips.

FAQs

What is the price of a ticket for Olympic Games skateboarding?

There are four seating categories of skateboarding session tickets, from A to D, with prices ranging from €24 for a category D seat to €120 for a category A seat. To get a flavor of what to expect, check out this video of the Men’s Skateboarding Final event from the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Are any offers available for Olympic Games or Paralympics Tickets?

Would-be Paralympics spectators can make the most of one of two offers, the Family Offer or the Discover Pass, to access potentially significant savings. It’s important to note that these offers can’t be used in conjunction, however.

Can companies purchase tickets to the Olympic Games?

There isn’t a single ticketing platform aimed at companies wishing to purchase tickets for the 2024 Olympic Games. However, official hospitality packages can be viewed and purchased via the official ticketing platform.

What is a Souvenir Ticket?

Souvenir Tickets are limited edition collector tickets that you have the option to purchase when you finalize your ticket order. The price of these special tickets is €2.99, excluding delivery costs. Souvenir Tickets won’t allow access to Olympic Game sessions, though – you’ll need your ‘real’ ticket for that!