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England Euro final Birmingham Airport flights latest as fans rush to get to Berlin

England Euro final Birmingham Airport flights latest as fans rush to get to Berlin

England football fans heading to Berlin for the Euro 2020 final face disappointment at Birmingham Airport with all direct flights sold out in the 48 hours before kick-off. Both Ryanair and easyJet operate direct services to the German capital, but both carriers had no availability for departures on Friday or Saturday.

Tens of thousands of fans from across the country are expected in Berlin for England’s match against Spain on Sunday. But analysis by the PA news agency found many flights were sold out and airlines with spare capacity were charging five times more to travel before the game compared to a week later.




All 21 Ryanair flights from UK airports to Berlin, including Birmingham, between today, Thursday 11 July, and the final were sold out. EasyJet’s 12 flights to Berlin from Birmingham, Bristol, Luton and Gatwick between tomorrow, Friday 12 July, and the final were also fully booked.

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The airline was charging £918 for a seat on a flight from Gatwick to the German capital tonight, compared with £167 a week later. British Airways was charging £782 to fly from Heathrow to Berlin on Saturday night.

Travelling on a flight at the same time a week later would cost just £224. Hotel prices in Berlin have also soared.

Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins celebrates scoring the goal that took England to the Euro 2016 final.(Image: 2024 Getty Images)

A one-night stay at the Holiday Inn Berlin City Centre East P-Berg costs £345 on a Sunday night, but just £105 seven days later for the same room type. The Courtyard Berlin City Centre is charging £606 for a Sunday night for its cheapest available room, but just £137 the following Sunday when more basic rooms are on sale.

Many fans who have not yet purchased a ticket for the match are unlikely to be able to obtain one legally, as the game is already sold out on the UEFA website. A limited number of tickets are available to members of the England Supporters Travel Club who have attended several previous England matches.