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Champions League 2009 Hotels and Flights

Posted in  Football by admin on the May 5th, 2009

Four teams are left in the battle to reach the Champions League final in Rome. Now is the right time for fans of Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Barcelona to start looking at how to travel to the game.

Last years final in Moscow proved to be an expensive trip and complex trip. Chelsea and Manchester United hans had to content with Visa’s, long flights (or very long drives!) and hard to come by hotels. Unfortunately MATCHhotels.com does not cover Russia yet so we could not help either!

Rome is a different scenario altogether. It’s in Europe making it much easier to get to with regular flights and there are lots and lots of hotel options. Fans faced with a £1000+ bill for Moscow can visit Rome’s Stadio Olympico for just a few hundred pounds. Here is how:

Flights

Compare flights at diyflights.com to search over 500 airlines and flight websites in one go. Most fans will travel to the game the day of the match and return the day after. Travel out a day earlier and back a day later to save money on the flights. The money you save can pay for extra nights in a Rome hotel enjoying the phenomenal architecture and sights of the eternal city.

Hotels

Visit Olympic Stadium hotels on MATCHhotels.com to see a map of Rome hotels near the stadium. Enter your travel dates to compare prices from lots of hotel websites in one go. If you widen the search distance (click “Search Filters” button) you will see hotels, apartments and bed and breakfast accommodation that is slightly further away but also significantly cheaper.

Tickets

With flight and hotel sorted, you just need a ticket. Your club is the best place to buy but you can also visit viagogo.com, seatwave.com and other ticket websites who are sure to be selling tickets for the biggest game of 2009.