Search thousands of topics on CostHelper.com

BROWSE ALL TOPICS >> babies & children  cars  consumer electronics health & personal care home & garden personal finance  pets  schools small business sports weddings
CostHelper > Travel  > Attending the 2014 Winter Olympics

Attending the 2014 Winter Olympics Cost


How Much Does Attending the 2014 Winter Olympics Cost?

 
low costIndividual Event Tickets: $40-$1,828 eachaverage costTicket & Hotel Packages: $3,436-$27,327high costAirfare from US: $800-$10,360+
post Post    

The 2014 Winter Olympic games are set for Feb. 7-23 in Sochi, Russia.

Typical costs:

  • Official prices for tickets to individual events vary from about $40-$800 each, depending on popularity, seat location and whether it is a preliminary, qualifying or final round. For example, preliminary-round tickets are $41 each for curling[1] or four-man bobsleigh[2] ; $62-$182 for men's ski jumping[3] ; and$372 for the figure skating pairs short program[4] . Admission to the qualifying rounds for short track speed skating[5] are $248 each. Final round tickets are $124-$248 each for the men's large hill ski jumping[6] and $331-$579 each for the figure skating gala exhibition[7] .
  • Prime seats for the opening ceremony[8] cost $1,828 each, while closing ceremony[9] tickets are $497-$793.
  • Official hotel-room-only packages[10] are available for 3 to 5 nights, at a typical cost of $396-$496 per night.
  • Packages[11] with pre-selected event tickets, lodging, daily breakfast and the use of public transportation are available for $3,436-$17,464 for single occupancy or $4,902-$27,327 double occupancy, depending on the number of days and nights, and the sports and events included. For example, a six-day, five-night alpine skiing package[12] costs $4,219 with single occupancy and $5,430 double, while a seven-day, six-night figure skating package[13] that includes tickets to the gala exhibition and the closing ceremony costs $14,615 for a single and $22,432 for two. With a limited number of event tickets available, many travel experts suggest that ticket packages can be the best way to get admission to the more popular events.
  • Lodging packages without any event tickets included are available from Sports Traveler[14] for $3,795-$4,795 for six nights or Ludus Tours[15] for $2,690-$6,250 for 4-7 nights in budget to deluxe accommodations.
  • Flying to Sochi, Russia from the USA typically requires at least one and often two or three stops or connecting flights, and the trip can cost $800-$10,360 or more, depending on the airline(s) and the dates flown. For example, Trip Advisor[16] , Travelocity[17] and Expedia[18] estimate tickets prices for a one-week journey to Sochi during the Winter Olympics at $801-$6,311 from JFK Airport in New York; $1,360-$11,336 from Dallas-Fort Worth; and $1,642-$9,069 from Oakland, CA.
What should be included:
  • The Sochi Olympic events locations are divided into two categories, one along the coast for curling, speed skating, figure skating, hockey and the Olympic stadium for the open and closing ceremonies; and another in the mountains, for alpine skiing, snowboarding, aerials, bobsleigh, luge, ski jumping, cross-country skiing and biathlon (combing cross-country skiing with rifle shooting). A high-speed railway is being built to both these areas and the Sochi International Airport, but fares have not yet been announced.
Additional costs:
  • Buses and trains will be available for ground transportation, but fares during the Olympics have not yet been announced.
  • Sochi is a one-hour flight from Istanbul, Turkey and two hours from Moscow; some travelers may choose to add short side trips[19] to sites such as Istanbul, St. Petersburg or Moscow before or after attending the Winter Olympics. Costs for this additional travel will vary significantly depending on the number of days and nights included, the level of accommodations and the sites visited.
Discounts:
  • AirBnB.com lists private rentals[20] for $27 (for a mattress on the floor) to $3,500 (for a city-view penthouse apartment) per night . Be sure to clearly understand the accommodations being offered and follow all safety precautions[21] recommended by AirBnB.com.
Shopping for attending the 2014 winter olympics:
  • Tickets are issued by the US National Olympic Committee through Cosport.com[22] , which also offers packages with tickets, lodging and access to hospitality centers/benefits.
  • Traveling to Russia requires a valid US passport and a Russian tourist visa; the US Embassy in Moscow provides an overview of what is needed[23] .
  • Hotel and transportation packages without event tickets are available from tour operators such as City Travel[24] (which has a more cultural emphasis), Ludus Tours[25] and Sports Traveler[26] . When buying a package tour, be clear whether it includes help in obtaining the required Russian visa and/or ground transportation while in Sochi.
  • Traveling to Russia requires a tourist visa; if buying a package tour, check whether the agency assists with obtaining the visa.
  • Find Winter Olympics events and schedules at Sochi2014.com[27] (but note that US residents cannot buy tickets through this site).
post Post    
CostHelper News


7 Must-Have Tailgating Toys
Tailgating is an art form these days -- and a crazy one at that. There is an entire industry that caters to die-hard sports fans, providing all the comforts of home in a parking lot setting. || Posted September 12 2013


Boo! Don't Get Scared by Halloween Store Prices
Some people call me morbid. I call it a playful realism about human life expectancy. Either way, as soon as the local Halloween stores open, I'm in there checking out the inventory. || Posted September 4 2013

‣ All CostHelper Blog Posts


What People Are Paying - Recent Comments


 

Comment On Your Experience With Attending the 2014 Winter Olympics
 
Subject:  *
Amount Spent:  *
Event(s): Number of Days: 
Airline: Hotel: 
Comments: 
Purchased:  Year: 
City:  * State:  *
 
Information about you:
Email:  * Email addresses are not displayed.
Name:  This is the name we'll display with your post.
me on this computer
*=required field.
 



External Resources:
  1.  /www.cosport.com/olympics/tickets.aspx?SportID=83&EventDate=2/10/2014
  2.  /www.cosport.com/olympics/tickets.aspx?SportID=81&EventDate=2/22/2014
  3.  /www.cosport.com/olympics/tickets.aspx?SportID=91&EventDate=2/8/2014
  4.  /www.cosport.com/olympics/tickets.aspx?SportID=84&EventDate=2/11/2014
  5.  /www.cosport.com/olympics/tickets.aspx?SportID=89&EventDate=2/18/2014
  6.  /www.cosport.com/olympics/tickets.aspx?SportID=91&EventDate=2/15/2014
  7.  /www.cosport.com/olympics/tickets.aspx
  8.  /www.cosport.com/olympics/tickets.aspx?SportID=94&EventDate=2/7/2014
  9.  /www.cosport.com/olympics/tickets.aspx?SportID=95&EventDate=2/23/2014
  10.  /www.cosport.com/olympics/hotelrooms.aspx
  11.  /www.cosport.com/olympics/tickethotelpackages.aspx
  12.  /www.cosport.com/olympics/tickethotelpackagedetails.aspx?Id=4359531
  13.  /www.cosport.com/olympics/tickethotelpackagedetails.aspx?Id=4358900
  14.  www.sportstraveler.net/pages/winter_olympics_2014_travel_packages/643.php
  15.  www.ludustours.com/international-sports-events/sochi-winter-games-2014?&__hssc=&__hstc=...
  16.  www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g298536-Sochi_Greater_Sochi_Krasnodar_Krai_Southern_Distric...
  17.  www.travelocity.com/Flights
  18.  www.expedia.com/Flights
  19.  www.sportstraveler.net/pages/2014_sochi_winter_olympics_side_trips/2633.php
  20.  www.airbnb.com/s/Russia--Krasnodar-Krai--Sochi?checkin=02%2F05%2F2014&checkout=02%2F12%...
  21.  www.airbnb.com/trust
  22.  /www.cosport.com/
  23.  moscow.usembassy.gov/sochi2014.html
  24.  citytravel.ec-t.com/Events/2014_travelpackage.aspx
  25.  www.ludustours.com/international-sports-events/sochi-winter-games-2014
  26.  www.sportstraveler.net/pages/winter_olympics_2014_travel_packages/643.php
  27.  www.sochi2014.com/en/games/sport/olympic-games/
More Travel Topics
Check Out All Costs for Travel How Much Does Theme Park Admission Cost? How Much Does Attending the Kentucky Derby Cost? How Much Does an Around-the-World Airline Ticket Cost?

Search Thousands of Topics on CostHelper.com

 
Today's Featured Cost Articles

About CostHelper
CostHelper is based in Silicon Valley and provides consumers with unbiased price information about thousands of goods and services. Our writers are experienced journalists who adhere to our strict editorial ethics policy.

CostHelper Community
Teacher was recommended from the schools and D teacher was recommended from the school’s conductor
Paid: 40.00
My son is in middle school and has been participating in his elementary school orchestra for two years. A lot of the kids were getting extra private lessons, and we can tell our son was a little bit behind the other students... [more]
-Ed L.
Violin Lessons Cost
Headstone foundation only
Paid: 995.00
Is this reasonable for just the foundation alone to be installed for a small market? I still have to pay for the market itself and it's installation!... [more]
-D. Jackson
Headstones Cost
TMJ Orthotic
Paid: 5500.00
Dentist made a custom made mouth guard or Orthotic on my lower teeth. It is only supposed to provide temporary relieve about 3-6 months. I have been using it for 8 months with no pain relief... [more]
-Mr
TMJ Treatment Cost
Head Gasket Replacement
Paid: 675.00
Realistically, $600-$700 is a reasonable amount depending on whether you are paying for parts and labor or just labor; and especially dependent on what other parts you are electing to replace when having the head gasket replaced... [more]
-S. William
Head Gasket Replacement Cost
Before and after School Care
Paid: 668.00
We live in the Bay area in California where everything is expensive. I am gratefull to have this so I can work... [more]
-T Lawrence
Before and After School Programs Cost
Shingles vaccination
Paid: 385.00
2019 Scripps charged over 600.00 for this. After Medicare and my part D insurance with blue Shield I paid $385.00 to Scripps. This is for the first vaccination... [more]
-Edie1949
Shingles Vaccine Cost