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Helping you get the most from the World Cup 2018

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ opened on 1 September. It is a unique place where fans can get all kinds of information related to football's premier international competition, which will take place in 11 cities across Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018.

Our mission is to raise awareness about the host country, providing football lovers with all the information they need about travelling to and within Russia, and staying there to enjoy the World Cup. Our mission is to dispel any doubts or uncertainties British people may have about travelling to the event, and help them decide to go to Russia and become part of this fantastic festival of football. 



In particular, the World Cup Information Centre provides advice and assistance with the following:


  • World Cup tickets (ticket categories, prices, group tickets, purchase, delivery/collection, etc.)
  • Fan ID (applying for your Fan ID, delivery/collection, usage, duplication/replacement)
  • Russian visa (who needs a visa, prices, applications)
  • Tournament schedule and host cities
  • How to plan your visit (entry into Russia, geographical distance and transport links, leaving Russia)
  • Information for journalists
  • Accommodation
  • Transport facilities within each city
  • Flight and train tickets between host cities
  • Excursions (English, Spanish and Russian-speaking guides in all cities)
  • What to see and do in host cities
  • Useful phrases
  • Travel insurance
  • Transfers
  • Individual, group and VIP package trips
  • Best bars and restaurants in each city
  • Travel tips


We also provide brochures and printed handouts about the World Cup and its host cities in our office at 202 Kensington Church Street in London.

We would be delighted to advise you on any other matters via email or phone. 

Tel: +44 (0) 207 985 1234

Email: igor@visitrussia.org.uk, aleksei@visitrussia.org.uk


World Cup qualification and draw

To be released on 01.12.2017