Best Travel Tips for UEFA Euro 2024

Euro 2024 is underway! The first match saw Germany beat Scotland 5-1 and in Munich. The group stages wrap up on 26 June and then the knockout rounds start. The tournament ends with the final in Berlin on the 14th July.

When Is Euro 2024?

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The first match of Euro 2024 kicks off on Friday, June 14th, 2024. We now know that the first match will be Germany vs Scotland in Munich. The group stages wrap up on June 26th, and the final will be held on Sunday, July 14th. Which team will raise the trophy in Berlin?!

Who Is hosting Euro 2024?

Germany is hosting the Euros for the second time ever, after successfully hosting way back in 1988. This time, 10 cities from all around Germany will host Euro 2024. – Hamburg, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Gelsenkirchen, Dortmund, Leipzig, Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Munich.

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Each city has many special activities and fan zones for Euro 2024. When you travel to Euro 2024, we recommend you not to miss the events in these fan zones and stay behind the fun there. We have gathered all Euro 2024 host cities events together to make your planning easier.

Which teams have qualified for Euro 2024?

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24 teams are taking part in this football extravaganza. Of these 24 spots, 20 were secured through the qualifying groups. Germany secured its place automatically as host nation. Poland, Georgia and Ukraine were the last
teams to secure their participation in the tournament after winning a series of playoffs between the best-performing teams from the 2022-23 UEFA Nations League.

Here are the groups:

Group A: Germany, Scotland, Hungary, Switzerland
Group B: Spain, Croatia, Italy, Albania
Group C: Slovenia, Denmark, Serbia, England
Group D: Poland, Netherlands, Austria, France
Group E: Belgium, Slovakia, Romania, Ukraine
Group F: Türkiye, Georgia, Portugal, Czechia

Travel tips for every national team fan

We have created amazing dedicated travel tips for each national team to travel to Germany for Euro 2024 in the summer.

Stadiums

As well as the main stadiums, each host city is set to have specific fan zones and events running parallel with the tournament. For the duration of the tournament each stadium has been renamed. The stadiums are known as:

  • Hamburg – Volksparkstadion Hamburg
  • Berlin – Olympiastadion Berlin
  • Düsseldorf – Düsseldorf Arena
  • Gelsenkirchen – Arena AufSchalke
  • Dortmund – BVB Stadion Dortmund
  • Leipzig – Leipzig Stadium
  • Cologne – Cologne Stadium
  • Frankfurt – Frankfurt Arena
  • Stuttgart – Stuttgart Arena
  • Munich – Munich Football Arena
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Euro 2024 where to stay

One of the most important aspects of travelling for Euro 2024 is making sure your accommodation is set. Our city-specific guides make it easy for you to find the right accommodation for you and your group, regardless of your budget.

We’ll help you navigate each host city for Euro 2024, outlining where the stadium and fan zones are, where the nightlife and city action is, and providing safe, reliable accommodation options depending on whether you want to be in the action, close to the stadium, or a combination of both.

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We’ve also included some info that all travelers to Germany should know when it comes to vacation rentals and Airbnbs, hotel stays, short-term rentals, home shares, and more. Whether you’re bunkering down in one city or jumping around the country, these guides will come in handy for securing the best possible digs during the tournament.

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Euro 2024 transportation

While it might not be the most fun part of traveling, navigating foreign cities is key to your success and overall fan experience at Euro 2024. We’ve got some insider tips to help you figure out Germany’s public transport, as well as ride-share options across the different host cities. We’ll show you how to navigate to and from stadiums to make your matchday experience as seamless as possible.

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Euro 2024 tickets

Ah yes, tickets! One of the most important parts of your Euro 2024 adventure. Securing tickets to Euro 2024 games isn’t easy, as you may have already
discovered.

Even now, with the tournament underway you can still buy some tickets for some matches via the official UEFA ticketing website. It’s worth checking regularly, especially for the games in the later stages when teams have been knocked out and their fans head home. You can also buy tickets from the Ticket Compare website.

UEFA has specific rules for re-selling tickets to help cut back on scammers and scalpers, so make sure you check out our guides to understand how this process works if you’re looking for some last-minute tix before the tournament this summer.

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Avoid scams, be prepared, and have the best time!

Getting ahead of the game and being as prepared as possible for your Euro 2024 adventure is the best way to maximize your fun and enjoyment at the tournament.

If you are also interested in the history of UEFA European Championships and the stories of previous tournaments, you can check out our relevant books about while traveling to UEFA Euro 2024 page. So, use our guides to get organized and game-plan your way through what’s set to be a great!