Euro 2020: Travel to the European Championships

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the event, the Euro 2020 is are being held in multiple countries, with venues in 12 cities in 12 different countries spread across Europe. The competition has previously been held in different countries to meet the UEFA’s stadium requirements (think Poland-Ukraine in 2012 or Belgium-Netherlands in 2000). However, this is the first time that the competition is held across this many cities and countries. 

UEFA’s ambitious plan is to stage a one-off “party all over Europe”, meaning that wherever you are located, you might have a chance to partake in the festivities! Here’s our guide to the European Championships 2020, with information on the host cities, the tournament itself, and of course, how to get there. 

Euro 2020 dates, hosts, and grounds

The Euro 2020 kicks off on Friday, June 12th and will go one for a month until Sunday, July 12th, 2020.

As mentioned earlier, the tournament will be played across 12 countries. You can find the breakdown of countries, Euro 2020 stadiums, and games in the table below.

Group stage & Round of 16
DenmarkCopenhagenParken Stadium
Group stage & Round of 16
HungaryBudapestFerenc Puskas Stadium
Group stage & Round of 16
IrelandDublinAviva Stadium
Group stage & Round of 16
NetherlandsAmsterdamJohan Cruijff ArenA
Group stage & Round of 16
RomaniaBucharestArena Nationala
Group stage & Round of 16
ScotlandGlasgowHampden Park
Group stage & Round of 16
SpainBilbaoSan Mames Stadium
Group stage & Quarter-final
AzerbaijanBakuNational Stadium
Group stage & Quarter-final
GermanyMunichAllianz Stadium
Group stage & Quarter-final
ItalyRomeStadio Olimpico
Group stage & Quarter-final
RussiaSt PetersburgKrestovsky Stadium
Group stage, Round of 16, Semis & Final
EnglandLondonWembley Stadium

Euro 2020 groups and teams

The tournament will feature 24 tournaments. So far, there are 20 qualified teams, who will be joined by four play-off winners, sorted in the following groups:

  • Group A: Turkey, Italy, Wales, Switzerland
  • Group B: Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Russia
  • Group C: Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria, play-off winner D or A
  • Group D: England, Croatia, play-off winner C, Czech Republic
  • Group E: Spain, Sweden, Poland, play-off winner B
  • Group F: play-off winner A or D, Portugal, France, Germany

How can I get tickets to Euro 2020?

Obtaining tickets to one of the most popular football tournaments in the world is no easy feat! Tickets are available in three price tiers directly from the UEFA website. Depending on the city, you might still be able to score a few tickets. 

Starting in March 2020, fans can resell their unwanted tickets via the official UEFA re-sale platform, meaning that more tickets will be accessible. This will likely be your best bet in finding tickets.

Traveling to host cities 

Whether you have tickets or not, traveling to one a host city (or many) is quite the experience. You can join the local crowds and get to experience the action from up close. If you’re following your team, you’ll also be joined by thousands of fellow countrymen and countrywomen.

Traveling by bus across Europe is also one of the cheapest ways to get around. You will pay a fraction of the cost of a train or plane ticket, and you will get to see scenery that you would have certainly missed if you took the plane. 

With extensive coverage of city-to-city buses, you can easily find a cheap bus ticket on Busbud to one of your preferred cities.

The UK and Ireland: London, Dublin, and Glasgow 

With three host cities, fans wanting to travel to one of the grounds in the UK are in luck! You can easily get to London, Dublin, and Glasgow by bus from many cities across the UK as well as all over Europe.

Trusted, cheap, and reliable bus companies such as National Express, BlaBlaBus, Citylink, and FlixBus run many buses linking continental Europe to the UK. Traveling at a bargain has never been easier:

Western Europe: Amsterdam, Bilbao, Rome, Copenhagen, and Munich

If you will be attending any of the matches in Amsterdam, Bilbao, Rome, Copenhagen, or Munich or want to travel to these host cities to experience the competition first hand, you can find many cheap bus connections to your desired destination. Traveling by bus in the region is the most budget-friendly option, meaning that you can focus on having an amazing time in a host city instead of splurging on a very expensive train or plane ticket. Bus carriers such as Alsa, Nettbus, and FlixBus offer you comfortable coaches to host cities with free WiFi, reclining seats, A/C, and large panoramic windows. 

View of Amsterdam canals
Amsterdam will be yours to discover if you head to the Dutch city for Euro 2020

Eastern Europe: St Petersburg, Budapest, Bucharest, and Baku

Beautiful and diverse Eastern Europe awaits you if you decide to head to one of the destinations in the region. With culturally diverse destinations, these host cities will offer much more than a football match. If you intend on traveling around Eastern Europe, take a look at our Eastern Europe itinerary.

Take a look at how you can reach these destinations by bus:

Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia
The Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg is quite the sight.

Euro 2020 promises to be an incredible party across the Old Continent. From Baku to Bilbao, captivating football matches and fascinating host cities await you. Hop on a bus for a cheap way to partake in the biggest party of 2020!