How to buy Real Madrid tickets

How to buy Real Madrid tickets

The Santiago Bernabeu is one of the most iconic stadiums in the world and one of the most popular destinations in Europe for a weekend football trip. Below, we’re going to take a look at how to buy Real Madrid tickets.

How to buy tickets for Real Madrid matches online

Tickets are sold on the official Real Madrid website. Head to their ticketing page and you will see which matches, if any, currently have tickets on general sale.

You are able to buy tickets for both the male and female teams this way and the website is fully available in English. However, it’s worth noting that regular match tickets for Real Madrid fixtures typically only go on general sale around a week before any match. 

How to buy Real Madrid tickets

If the next home game is a long way off, only Real Madrid hospitality tickets may be available. Nearer the time, those with a Real Madrid membership will get the opportunity to buy tickets, before they are available to the general public. Click the “More information” tab to see when tickets will be released, if they aren’t currently available.

Real Madrid home matches in LaLiga do not usually sell out, so in most cases you just have to be patient and wait until the week of the game before you can buy your tickets.

It is true though, that attendances have been on the rise in the 2023/24 season and higher profile matches such as El Clasico do attract greater demand. The same is certainly true of Champions League games, particularly in the knockout stage, when it’s possible that members will snap up all the tickets before they reach general sale.

You can also find Champions League tickets on some resale websites, although they may cost more than if you went via the official club’s website and any tickets bought on the secondary market are purchased at your own risk.

The Santiago Bernabeu

The Real Madrid stadium has been the Santiago Bernabeu since December 1947. Located on the Paseo de la Castellana, one of the city’s major thoroughfares, the famous home of Los Blancos has gone through considerable changes through the decades, the most recent of which have been ongoing in recent years.

Extensive redevelopment of the stadium’s exterior is now complete giving the Santiago Bernabeu a shiny, modern new feel from the outside, although little has changed in terms of the interior which has a capacity of over 80,000.

the new Santiago Bernabeu

Stadium tours & club museum

Stadium tours are a popular activity for football fans visiting Madrid. Tours of the Santiago Bernabeu of various different lengths can be purchased and prices start at €19 for children (5-14) and €25 for adults.

Tours are possible on almost any day of the year, with the exception of some bank holidays. Matchday tours are possible too if you want to combine your tour with watching a match and highlights include access to the club museum and the chance to take a photo with the Champions League trophy. You can find all the info about tours here.

Real Madrid tickets – FAQs

How easy is it to get tickets for Real Madrid matches in LaLiga?

For most games, it’s not that difficult to get Real Madrid tickets for LaLiga matches via the official website. With the stadium now operating at full capacity following redevelopment work, few games are likely to totally sell out with average crowds just shy of 70,000 in LaLiga 2023/24 at the time of writing.

Bigger fixtures, such as matches against Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are likely to attract greater demand though. It may still be possible to get your hands on tickets in the week of the game in those cases, although you can expect to pay significantly more than normal.

In all cases, it’s worth noting that Real Madrid season ticket holders have the option to release their tickets for sale. Therefore it can be worth continuing to check the website throughout the week if you’re struggling to find tickets together or in the area of the stadium you want to be in. More availability may appear as the match nears.

Inside Santiago Bernabeu - how to buy Real Madrid tickets

How easy is it to get Real Madrid Champions League tickets?

It’s normally possible to get tickets for Real Madrid’s Champions League group stage games via the normal channels, although group stage fixtures against higher profile opponents can still attract near capacity crowds which may make it difficult for groups to find seats together.

The knockout stages can be a different story though. This is a club that is largely defined by its long history of brilliant runs in the Champions League knockout stages. The Santiago Bernabeu is at its busiest and noisiest on big UCL nights and getting a ticket as a non-member is much more challenging for the big games after the group stage.

How much do Real Madrid tickets cost?

Ticket prices will vary according to the calibre of the opponent, importance of the game and time/date of the match. As a rough guide, you can usually expect to pay at least €50 for the cheapest tickets for a regular LaLiga game as a member of the general public. Members get discounts.

You may find isolated league matches or perhaps a midweek Copa del Rey game where you can get in for less. Meanwhile tickets for the bigger fixtures in LaLiga and the Champions League may set you back something closer to €100 or more if you don’t want to be up in the gods.

How do you get to the Santiago Bernabeu?

Taking the Madrid metro to the Santiago Bernabeu station is the best way to reach the stadium. The metro station is on Line 10 and is located just a stone’s throw from the stadium. The Santiago Bernabeu is located in a northern district of Madrid, although it can be reached from the centre in 20 minutes or less.

Santiago Bernabeu

Metro trains can be very busy in the buildup to kick-off and immediately after the game. An alternative option is to take a faster Cercanias train to Nuevos Ministerios and then walk around 15 minutes to the stadium.

The stadium is also served by buses while a taxi from Sol, in the heart of Madrid, shouldn’t set you back much more than €10.

Do you have to print tickets?

No, you can download all tickets to your mobile and show your QR code at the gates.

Can you buy Real Madrid tickets at the stadium?

Yes, the Real Madrid ticket office also sells match tickets on matchday and in the days leading up to a game (subject to availability). It’s advisable to come well before kick-off if you want to buy tickets on matchday as it will be busy.

Can you drink in the Santiago Bernabeu?

No, alcohol is not permitted inside any football ground in Spain. The Bernabeu is well located in a busy area of the city though so there are loads of bars and restaurants in the immediate vicinity if you fancy a pre-match or post-match drink.

Outside Santiago Bernabeu

Where is the “singing section”?

Real Madrid have a designated singing section in the bottom section of the South Stand (Fondo Sur). There are strict rules on who can buy tickets here, but if you want to experience the best of the atmosphere, it may be worth buying tickets near this section.

Can you sit in the home end as an away fan?

In most cases, it’s fine to sit in the home end of the Real Madrid stadium, even if you’re a fan of the opposition team. It’s advisable not to be too open about this though in fixtures against rivals like Atletico Madrid and Barcelona.

How far in advance do Real Madrid tickets go on sale?

People wondering how to get tickets for Real Madrid are often left confused by the lack of availability of advanced match tickets. If the match is more than a week away, chances are you won’t be able to buy any yet with the exception of Real Madrid hospitality tickets, but it doesn’t mean the match has sold out.

In most cases, tickets for a weekend fixture will only go on general sale to the public on the Real Madrid website on the Monday before the game.

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