Useful Tips to Plan a Trip to the Women’s Football World Cup

By Racheal Brown
Jul. 01, 2019

The FIFA Women’s World Cup is already underway and there are lots of exciting matches kicking off in France – probably right at this very moment. While you could catch the live broadcasts and follow the standings, don’t you think it will be more exciting to watch the action in person?

If you want to plan a trip to the Women’s Football World Cup there are a few useful tips that may help you out:

Book tickets – soon!

Assuming you don’t already have tickets, you’ll want to book them as soon as humanly possible. In fact you should actually check out the match schedule right now and figure out which games you’d like to watch.

Keep in mind that it is best to get your tickets from the official website. Be wary of resales from third party vendors, as they may very well not be the real deal and you could even end up getting into trouble.

Make sure you sort your travel arrangements

The next priority should be to sort out your travel arrangements. Odds are you’ll want to get over to France quickly – but in the rush you shouldn’t forget anything important, like a travel visa.

If you’re a US or EU citizen you don’t have to worry on that front however, and can simply focus on finding the best way to get there quickly. However if you are from elsewhere you should look up the visa requirements before you make plans.

Don’t be too picky when it comes to accommodation

Seeing as you are doing everything last minute, you should be careful that you aren’t too picky about accommodation. If you haven’t booked it in advance you will find that you either need to pay quite a bit for good accommodation, or simply make do with what you can find.

While Paris may have a lot of accommodation you should keep in mind that most of the semi-finals and finals are in Nice or Lyon which is to the southeast – and are not as big. Finding accommodation in those cities especially during match days may be tricky.

Figure out how you are going to get to the stadium

Getting to the stadium will largely depend on where you managed to get accommodation. If you are staying in the city where the game you’re watching is being hosted then you should look up bus routes – or try registering for Uber so that you can get around easily.

If you’re staying in some other city the time required to get to the stadium may be significantly more. For example if you’re staying in Paris but watching the finals in Lyon the train ride alone can take anything from 2 to 3 hours.

Save copies of your important documents

One very good step to take for the sake of security is to keep a copy of any important documents on your mobile device and possibly stored in the cloud. For example you may want to scan your passport’s front page, airline tickets, visa (if applicable), and any other identification that you have.

The scans of important documents that you want to take with you should be saved in PDF format it is more secure and universal. If you want you can read more about editing PDF Files.

Make no mistake there’s no time to delay if you want to catch the remainder of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Hopefully the tips listed above will help you sort your priorities, and get you there in time to soak in the action.