FIFA World Cup 2018 will take place in Russia for the first time. Today the most fans already know in which cities the matches will be played.
The host cities for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
The municipalities of each city are currently working on providing the best possible conditions for the event: building new sports arenas, hotels for players and fans, as well as improving the urban infrastructure.
Russian cities are seriously preparing for the FIFA World Cup 2018. Here you can read about the renovation process in details. We have collected the information about the hotel and taxi prices during the World Cup 2018 to make it easier for you to choose, where to stay for the event.
The main arenas are Olympic Complex Luzhniki and Spartak Stadium. The Opening Ceremony of the Championship and the Finals will be held in Moscow.
The Kremlin Clock on the Spasskaya Tower at Red Square has already started the countdown.
If you are a fan and would like to visit Moscow during the World Cup 2018, the cheapest opportunity for you is to stay in a hostel or a guest house.
For example, the hostel “Rus” located at Mikhaylovskaya Ulitsa, 63b, or the guest house “Gostinny Dom Karacharovo” at Gazgoldernaya ul., 6. The price is 200 rubles included breakfast.
Taxi: “Class“ tel. +7 495 135 21 21 will drive you for 50 rubles for 3 km. If you order “Staroe Taxi” by the number +7 495 66516 65 you will have an option of paying 350 rubles for 20 minutes driving.
A new stadium "Zenit Arena" is currently being built in the west part of Krestovsky Island. In St.Petersburg, you can stay in one of the cheap hotels close to the city centre.
For example, a hostel on Mohovaya Ulitsa, 27/29 costs 240 rubles per day. Hostel “Mishanya” on Nevskiy Prospect 147 offers accommodation just for 324 rubles per day.
St. Petersburg is a unique Russian city with a lot of attractive sightseeings. You will enjoy the St. Isaac's Cathedral, the Hermitage, Palace Square, Peterhof, and many other world-famous architectural ensembles.
Taxi “Class” tel. +7 812 300 01 01 costs 15 rubles per 1 km.
One of the World Cup matches will take place at the Stadium “Kazan Arena”, with the capacity of 45 000 seats.
Many hostels in Kazan are ready to offer you a cheap accommodation. You are welcome to have a look at the hostel “Daily” located at Bolshaya Krasnaya Ulitsa, 64 or “VHostele” on Volkova ul, 52. The price is only 380 rubles per day.
Kazan is an old city with many attractive sightseeings. You will enjoy walking downtown meeting both ancient and modern architecture and feeling the live harmony of antiquity and modernity.
Taxi: Sharom Darom” +7 843 269 12 12 (12 rubles per km).
Sochi is one of the best among the host cities for World Cup 2018. The matches will take place at the Fisht Stadium, which was the main arena for Winter Olympics 2014. The stadium is located at the Olympic Park in Adler.
There will also be arranged a big Fans Festival 2018 in Sochi, 30 000 fans are expected to attend the event.
Since Sochi is a resort town, there are a lot of hotels and guest houses here, as well as possibilities for renting a private apartment.
Sochi is well known for great sightseeings - Krasnaya Polyana resorts, Park Arboretum, Sochi Park, Riviera Park, three oceanariums, many aqua parks all around the city.
You are welcome to stay in Hotel Zamok in Sochi: central location, affordable prices (from 1500 rubles per day), sauna, swimming pool and beach just next to the hotel will surely make your World Cup visit comfortable for the excellent price.
Taxi: Cruise +7 862 225-55-55 (40 rubles per trip).
Particularly for the World Cup 2018 several new training arenas and a new stadium “Pobeda" with the capacity of 45 000 seats is currently being built in Volgograd.
You are welcome to stay in one of the affordable hotels, for example, a Hotel “Tourist” located at Ulitsa Chujkova, 73 (500 rubles) or hostel “Hudson” at ul. 7-ya Gvardeyskaya, 12, (377 rubles).
The main attraction of the city - Mamayev Kurgan Memorial Complex "To the Heroes of the Battle of Stalingrad”.
Taxi: “Saturn” +7 8442 40-04-00 (11 rubles per km)
On the left bank of the Don, a new stadium for 45 seats is currently being built. Five World Cup matches are scheduled there.
Besides the new stadium, the city municipality is also building a new airport “Youzhny” and renovating the Don embankment.
Rostov-on-Don welcomes you with several cheap price hotels: “NOR” (ul. Belyaeva, 24/2), hostel ID (Sokolova Prospect, 43), “Orange Hostel” (ul. Moskovskaya, 68). The average price is 400 rubles.
Taxi: “Red Taxi” +7 863 222-7-222 (13 rubles per km).
What about the other host cities for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia? Samara, Saransk, Nizhny Novgorod and Kaliningrad stadiums will be fully renovated to 2017. ”Central" Stadium in Yekaterinburg will be reconstructed to 2018.
In all cities of the World Cup 2018, the urban infrastructure is being renovated and significantly improved included the public transport system and advanced highways.
The list of the host cities for FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 are unlikely to be changed; all the necessary contracts had been signed back in 2014, which means that all objects are due to be ready to 2017.
Enjoy travelling and watching soccer!