I came to Madrid with one goal: to see a Real Madrid game at the Santiago Bernabeu.
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I had a hard time getting a ticket, I thought it would be simple to find a game and buy a ticket, but it turned out to be much harder than I thought.
I was not able to buy tickets from the official site because they sold out very quickly. So I started looking for other ways to buy the ticket on forums like Reddit and Facebook groups.
In the end, I could buy a ticket and had an amazing experience at the Santiago Bernabeu. If you’re looking to do the same, here’s a guide on how You can get your hands on tickets for Real Madrid games.
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Where to buy tickets for Real Madrid?
There are two official ways to buy tickets for Real Madrid games and non-official ways. Let’s start with the official because it is cheaper and official (of course).
1. Real Madrid official site
The first obvious way is to go to Real Madrid’s official website. They have a section called “Tickets” where you can find all the information you need about buying tickets.
However, the tickets can sell out very quickly (Depending on the game), and getting them can be challenging. And if you’re reading this guide, you probably couldn’t get a ticket from the website.
There is one thing you can do to increase your chances of getting tickets: Register for a Madridista Card.
The Madridista Card gives you early access to purchase tickets from Real Madrid’s official website.
This means you get access to buy a ticket before the tickets go on public sale. In addition, with a Madridista card, you can also get discounts on some merchandise.
The cost of the Madridista card at the moment: is 35€ for adults and 20€ for children per year.
So after you register for a Madridista Card, you can go to the “Tickets” section on Real Madrid’s website and try to purchase tickets for the game you want to see.
How to buy tickets from Real Madrid’s official site
If the tickets are sold out, don’t worry! There are other ways to get them.
Check the website regularly to see if any tickets have been released.
You can still check the site for tickets even if you don’t have a Madridista card. People sometimes return tickets closer to the date of the game.
When I say check, I mean refresh the ticket page every few minutes because the tickets go very fast. It requires a lot of patience, but it’s worth it if you’re able to get tickets this way.
According to the official website of Real Madrid, another way to get tickets is through a website called Entradas. This website is an official partner of Real Madrid, and you can find tickets for games here as well.
Like on the official Real Madrid website, the tickets can sell out quickly. So you can buy tickets in advance with the Madridista card or check the website frequently for tickets that have been released.
How to buy tickets from Entradas
3. Non-official sources for buying Real Madrid Tickets
If you don’t have the time or the energy to keep checking the website for tickets, you can try buying them from a non-official source.
Many websites sell tickets for Real Madrid games. Some of the websites that I know are:
When you buy a ticket from such sites, it will be more expensive than if you bought it from the official website. So if you’re on a budget and don’t want to waste time getting tickets from the official website, you can buy tickets from these websites.
4. Facebook Groups
Another way to get tickets is by joining Facebook groups dedicated to selling Real Madrid tickets.
I’ve personally never tried this, but I’ve heard from people who have that it’s a great way to get tickets.
Just join the group and wait for someone to post tickets for sale. Then you can contact the person and buy the tickets from them.
Can I buy Real Madrid tickets at the stadium?
Real Madrid’s offices in the Santiago Bernabéu
No, you cannot buy tickets at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium.
The first day I arrived in Madrid, I went to Bernabeu to buy a ticket for the game. And I was surprised to find out that they don’t sell tickets at the stadium.
The only way to get tickets for a game is by buying them online from the official website, Entradas, or any non-official websites that sell tickets.
How much are the tickets for Real Madrid?
The cost of tickets for Real Madrid games depends on the game and where you’re sitting in the stadium.
For example, a ticket to see Real Madrid play Real Betis in September 2022 cost me 120€. I sat above the goal in the upper tier. If I had wanted to sit in a different area of the stadium, the price would have been different.
So is it easy to get real Madrid tickets?
It depends. If you’re patient and you don’t mind checking the website frequently for tickets, then it’s not too difficult to get tickets.
Celebrating the 2-1 win over Real Betis
I went to two games. The first game was Real Madrid against Real Betis in the league, and the second game was Real Madrid against Leipzig in the Champions League.
For the first game, it was tough for me to get a ticket because the official website of Real Madrid did not accept my credit card, but I was eventually able to find one on Entradas.
For the second game, I was smarter and entered the Entradas site with my Madridista card as soon as the tickets were released, and I could buy a ticket without any problems.
Getting tickets for Real Madrid games is possible, but it requires some effort. The best way to get tickets is by buying them in advance with the Madridista card or by checking the website frequently for tickets that have been released. You can also try buying tickets from a non-official source, but they will be more expensive than if you had purchased them from the official website.
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