Wednesday, May 6

Rome travel guide


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United v Barcelona
Olympic Stadium, Rome
Champions League final
Wednesday May 27, kick off 8.45pm CET


Tickets

Stadium capacity: 66,044
Public ballot: 10,000. These have already been distributed.
Barcelona allocation: 19,544
UEFA football family: 17,000
United allocation: 19,500. These cost £65, £83, £128 or £183, depending on the seat location

United fans will occupy the north side of the stadium, better known as Curva Nord.

People can apply from 8am on Wednesday until 8am on May 12.

Executive members and season ticket holders who have been to all domestic and European home cup games this season can apply online.


The more Champions League away games you applied for, the higher your chance of getting a ticket.

Payment will be taken from May 12 to May 14 and ballot results will be announced from 8am on May 15.

Those with tickets must send a travel report to United by 8am on May 17

All tickets must be collected in person from Old Trafford from May 18.

Travel

Rome has two airports. Fiumicino (FCO) and Ciampino (CIA)

The Rome police are likely to sanction one airport for United and the other for Barcelona.

Both will be hurrendously busy on the day of the game, and so some organised tours may instead fly to Pescara Airport, which is two hours by coach to Rome.

Organised trips to game

These will be offered by: Travelcare Sports on behalf of Manchester United, Champion Sport Travel, Miss Ellies Travel, Low Cost Sport

Travelcare Sports

On behalf of United, they are running seven trips. They are inviting fans to register interest in three of them now. They are:

An executive two-day trip
A two-day trip
An executive day stop.

One United members can now book places on four other trips. They are:

A day trip
A two-day trip
A three-day trip
A four-day trip.

Prices are unclear at this stage.

Miss Ellie Travel
They are offering day stops and a two-day stop.

Day trip Option One - £495
Fly from either Luton or Birmingham to Rome
Transfers to and from the stadium

Day trip Option Two - £529
Fly from Manchester to Rome
Transfers to and from the stadium

Two-day trip - £669
Fly from Manchester to Rome
Two nights' accommodation
Transfers to and from the stadium

Book here or by calling 0161 228 7263


Champion Sport Tours

They are offering a day trip, three seperate two-day trips and one three-day trip.

Day trip - £450

Flights will leave Manchester. Luton and Birmingham between 04:00-07:00
Latest match ending 23:30
Flights will leave FCO/CIA/Pescara between 02:30 and 06:00.

Two-day trip Option One - £689

Tuesday May 26
AM: Fly from Manchester to FCO/CIA/Pescara
PM: Check in to three and four-star hotel in central Rome, stay for two nights

Thursday May 28
PM: Fly from FCO/CIA/Pescara to Manchester

Two-day trip Option Two - £639

Tuesday May 26
AM: Fly from Manchester to FCO/CIA/Pescara
PM: Check in to three and four-star hotel in suburbs of Rome - six miles out of the centre - stay for two nights
There are occasional free coach transfers into the centre. Taxis cost e25 each way, though the hotel will be close to a Metro stop.

Thursday May 28
PM: Fly from FCO/CIA/Pescara to Manchester
Two-day trip Option Three

Two-day trip Option Three - £699

Tuesday May 26
AM: Fly from Manchester to FCO/CIA/Pescara
PM: Check in to a four-star hotel in Ostia on the coast - 30 miles out of the centre - stay for two nights
Trains run to Rome every 10 minutes and take 45 minutes. Taxis cost e55.

Thursday May 28
PM: Fly from FCO/CIA/Pescar to Manchester

Three-day trip - £749 for a standard room and £799 for a superior room

Bank Holiday Monday May 25
Fly from Manchester to FCO/CIA/Pescara
Check in to four-star hotel in the Bay of Naples - two-and-a-half hours away from Rome.

Tuesday May 26
Optional boat visit to the Isle of Capri, the ancient Pompeii or Sorrento.

Wednesday May 27
9am: Coach to Rome
After the match: Coach back to the hotel

Thursday May 28
Fly from FCO/CIA/Pescara to Manchester

Low Cost Sport
Is running day trips, a two-night trip, a three-night trip and a coach trip.

Coach trip - £249

Bank Holiday Monday May 25
6am: Leave Manchester. Pick up passengers at the following motorway junctions:

Knutsford, Keele and Hilton Park on the M6, Frankly on the M5, Warwich and Oxford on the M40, Junctios 12 and 7 of the M25 and Clacket Lane on the M11.

Tuesday May 26
13.50am: Arrive Rome

Homebound details not yet released.

Day trip One - £450




Leave Manchester: 08:00
Arrive Rome: 11:40
Transfers to and from stadium
Leave Rome: 02:30
Arrive Manchester: 04:00

Day trip Two - £450

Leave London Gatwick: 05:00
Arrive Rome: 08:00
Transfers to and from stadium
Leave Rome: 01:30
Arrive London Gatwick: 02:45

Day trip Three- £450

Leave London Luton: 07:10
Arrive Rome: 10:35
Transfers to and from stadium
Leave Rome: 03:45
Arrive London Luton: 05:20

Day trip Four - £450

Leave Glasgow: 05:00
Arrive Rome: 08:20
Transfers to and from stadium
Leave Rome: 03:30
Arrive Glasgow: 04:50

Two-night stay Option One - £679

Tuesday May 26
09:00 Fly from Manchester
12:45 Arrive in Rome

Check in to one of five three-star superior hotels.

Thursday May 28
16:00 Fly from Rome
17:30 Arrive in Manchester

Two-night stay Option Two - £649
Tuesday May 26
07:00 Fly from Manchester
1o:45 Arrive in Rome

Check in to one of four three-star hotels or a four-star hotel.

Thursday May 28
22:30 Fly from Rome
00:00 Arrive in Manchester

Two-night stay Option Three - £679
Tuesday May 26
07:00 Fly from London Gatwick
1o:35 Arrive in Rome

Check in to one of five three-star superior hotels.

Thursday May 28
12:50 Fly from Rome
16:25 Arrive in London Gatwick

Three-night stay - £749

Bank Holiday Monday, May 25
09:00 Fly from Manchester
12:30 Arrive Rome

Check in to one of two three-star superior hotels or a four-star superior hotel.

Wednesday May 27
Transfers to and and from the stadium

Thursday May 28
15:00 Fly from Rome
16:00 Arrive Manchester


Independent travel

There are deals on offer ranging from two-day trips to seven-day trips.
The general rule is: the longer you go for, the cheaper flights will be (but obviously, accommodation will be more expensive).
 
Car - £460
Some groups are planning to travel down to Rome from Manchester. It would take 19 hours of continuous driving each way and cost about £175 in petrol, £40 in toll costs and £18 in road tax each way.
http://www.greenflag.com/routeplanning

3 comments:

Haakon said...

Excellent guide mate. Do you know which end the United fans will be placed in?

Renzo said...

I have booked travel independently. Does anyone know how I can book a transfer from the stadium to Ciampino straight after the game? Thanks

Oli said...

Haakon - Utd have the north end

Renzo - There is a set price of 30Euros for taxis from the city centre to Ciampino