One of the world’s biggest and most decorated football clubs, Real Madrid are the holy grail for dedicated stadium-hoppers.
Based in central Spain, Real play their home matches on the hallowed turf of the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, which has a seating capacity of more than 81,000. While locals make up the majority of crowds, the club’s huge global appeal means a sizeable number of tourists regularly attend games too. However, buying tickets through the official channels isn’t easy, so it’s often best to use one of the numerous online platforms that offer tickets at the Bernabéu. We’ve analysed three of the best below.
Viagogo are a highly reputable ticket resale and exchange platform and our favourite pick for finding tickets for Real Madrid home matches at the Bernabeu. The website is easy to use and if you book more than one ticket, the seats are guaranteed to be alongside each other, so you won’t be separated from your family or friends. Tickets can be issued electronically to be stored on your phone or printed, so you don’t need to worry about them getting lost in transit.
When it comes to availability, during our search for matches at the Bernabeu, we found options for all upcoming home fixtures, with prices starting at around €70 for certain lower profile clashes such as Real Madrid versus Almeria. However, for more prestigious games such as Athletic Bilbao, prices can rise to well over €160. Buyers should also be aware that there are some add-on costs to be careful of, including having to pay 20%-30% of the total ticket price in fees.
Another reputable ticket seller, Ticketgum has excellent availability for all games at the Bernabéu for this season. We found tickets starting at €125 for a game against Girona in late October However, unsurprisingly, for more prestigious games, such as against Barcelona, rates are certain to be significantly higher. Ticket prices are determined by supply and demand, so the longer you leave it the more you’ll usually pay, too. Ticketgum own the tickets they sell, so there’s no risk of forgeries, and they arrange delivery of your tickets too, offering an express service to ensure you receive them in good time. If you’re staying in a hotel, you can even get the ticket sent directly there. They also have a very good Trustpilot rating, and there’s a 100% money back guarantee if the game’s cancelled.
P1 Travel are our top pick for hospitality tickets for Real Madrid home games. They offer everything from single tickets to luxury hospitality lounge packages that include perks such as food and beverages, lounge access, and padded seats for watching the action – with seats guaranteed next to each other so you can sit alongside family, friends or colleagues. Another advantage is that because P1 have a fixed allocation for each match, they can deliver all the tickets they sell, meaning a safe booking is guaranteed.
At Real Madrid there’s one hospitality package available: The VIP Silver Club, which includes off-site hospitality at the NH Hotel, a short walk from the stadium, along with corner stadium seats. Included are free drinks, food in the lounge, and hosted service. Pricing for the VIP Silver Club starts at around €270 per person for less prestigious games such as Elche or Osasuna, rising to €2,400 for the big El Clasico fixture against Barcelona. You can also save on accommodation rates by adding hotel stays to your package for an additional, but subsidised fee.