The mad scramble to Paris begins! Eurostar SELL OUT of tickets to French capital the day before the Champions League final as Liverpool fans splash the cash… with only £490 business class seats left on a train that arrives an HOUR before kick off
- Race to get to Paris is on after Liverpool reached the Champions League final
- Eurostar has sold out of tickets on May 27, the day before the big showpiece
- Fans hoping to arrive on the day of the game will have to spend nearly £500 on a return ticket for a business class seat, with arrival close to kick-off
- Liverpool fans flying from Merseyside can expect to pay at least £400 to arrive in Paris the day before the final
Liverpool supporters have began their mad scramble to get to Paris after their team booked a spot in the Champions League final – with Eurostar now selling out of tickets on the day before the grand showpiece.
Supporters will be desperate to soak up the atmosphere outside the Stade de France and attend the match on Saturday May 28 after the Premier League outfit beat Villarreal 3-2 (5-2 on aggregate) on Tuesday night.
Liverpool will face either Manchester City or Real Madrid in the final and have already triggered a frenzy to reach the French capital – and that’s before Man City fans have even had the chance to book their own tickets, should they beat Madrid in their own semi-final on Wednesday night.
Fans hoping to travel to Paris via train may be left disappointed after Eurostar sold out of tickets on May 27 – the day before the final. When Sportsmail attempted to purchase tickets, the only way to do so was to buy Business Premier seats, costing more than £250 for one way and arriving at 7.50pm local time – just over an hour before kick off at 9pm.
The full return ticket would set fans back £490 if they wanted to return to England the following day – and that is before accommodation is taken into account.
Eurostar’s website urges fans to consider days either side of the 27th due to it being a ‘very busy day’, and and earlier arrival could be a better option.
Liverpool fans have triggered a mad scramble to reach Paris after their side reached the Champions League final on May 28
Eurostar have now sold out of tickets on the day before the final – with only business class seats left on the day of the game, on a train that arrives shortly before kick-off
Liverpool booked their spot at the Stade de France showpiece after beating Villarreal
Supporters could opt to arrive on Thursday May 26 for a longer stay in Paris and return on May 29 for as little as £300.
Flying to Paris is also an option, though tickets are increasing dramatically in price from Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
Tickets have shot up to as much as £600 and as little as £400 on the day before the final – though they decrease to roughly £300 if fans want to chance flying in on the day of the event.
Manchester City fans may be feeling luck and try to buy tickets before they know their own club’s fate. The cheapest flight from Manchester to Paris on May 27 is £323 and roughly £400 on the day of the final. Those prices will likely shoot up, however, if City see off Madrid to book their place.
Liverpool fans will be descending on Paris and may opt to fly there – with tickets costing a minumum of £400 from John Lennon airport on May 27
Liverpool will face either Manchester City or Real Madrid at the Stade de France
Jurgen Klopp’s team hope to win the Champions League for the second time in three years
Liverpool are aiming to win the Champions League for the second time in three years when they arrive at the Stade de France later this month.
Their supporters experienced a similar rush for tickets after booking their place in that showpiece in Madrid – with flights selling out almost instantly after they beat Barcelona to set up a showdown with Tottenham.
Delirious fans were pictured in the Spanish capital at the end of the 2018-19 season as a sea of red shirts swamped the city centre and flocked to the main square to take in the atmosphere before the game against Tottenham, whose fans also travelled in their thousands.
Many football supporters travelling for that game had to undergo hugely indirect journies to the city, with some flying to other Spanish cities or even European countries before heading to Madrid after a number of routes were sold out.
It came as Liverpool coach Klopp hailed his side’s performance in Spain on Tuesday night as they came back from 2-0 down – levelling the tie on aggregate at 2-2 – before mounting a comeback to win 3-2 on the night.
Sadio Mane sealed a stunning comeback for Liverpool by netting their third goal of the night
Jurgen Klopp hailed Liverpool’s comeback and spirit to reach the Champions League final
Klopp, reaching his fourth Champions League final, said: ‘I am delighted. It feels like the first one. This is the best competition in the world, I absolutely love it and I love what Villarreal did here with the crowd pushing them on.
‘The game looked like it looked at half-time and the whole world was watching expecting 2-0 to become 3-0. But when we played through them for the first time and got into the half-spaces, I knew we had a chance. I don’t like to compare but, yes, it was like Barcelona and the other games.
‘What did I say to them at half-time? Play better than the first half! We just had to stay calm. What can I say now? Only one chance to win a final is to get there.
‘We’ve played so many games, three competitions and are not finished yet. I know these stories, first half a lot of people might have been happy we got a knock. It’s difficult to reach three finals but we’ve made that happen.’