How to get Wimbledon 2018 tickets to see Andy Murray and more in action – Daily News

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 Wimbledon is back, which means one thing – the whole country will go tennis mad for a fortnight  Many British fans will be wondering who will be victorious this year when the tournament kicks off on 2 July  Will Murray make a stellar return and reclaim the top spot? Or will arch rivals Federer or Nadal claim the crown instead?  On the women’s side all eyes will be on new mum Serena Williams as fans eager await to see if she can scoop another trophy  If you want to be a part of the action and get yourself some coveted tickets, it’s worth doing your research or having a read of our tips below   Or if you’re going to watching the action from home or on the go, check out our Wimbledon 2018 guide which covers everything from match timings to which channels will cover the highlights How to get tickets  There are three main ways to secure tickets to this year’s championship, which takes place from 2-15 July:   Ticketmaster  Queuing  Hospitality packages 1 Buying through Ticketmaster   The easiest way to get tickets to this year’s championships is to buy them from ticket retailer Ticketmaster  Several hundreds of tickets for Centre Court and Court 3 will go on sale via the online ticketing site the day before each match   To ensure you don’t miss out, sign up to the regular Wimbledon newsletter where further information about the on sales will be shared You can register here .  Secondary ticketing sites are another option for those desperate to get their hands on tickets closer to the tournament   Sites like GETMEIN and StubHub all will list re-sale tickets for sold-out matches, however many also feature costly fees, so buyers beware of the risks before parting with your cash 2. Queuing  Tickets will also go on sale at the All England Lawn Tennis club on the day of each match and eager fans are advised to camp out early for the best chance of getting a ticket for one of the show courts  However, on the last four days of the tournament Centre Court tickets will all be sold in advance  At around 7:30 am wristbands will be given out to anyone already at the start of the queue  On arrival any revellers joining the queue will be given a queue card with a unique date and number on it that will need to be handed over upon entry to the grounds   Click here to download the queue map . You can get further queuing procedure details from the official Wimbledon website  If you’re not bothered about getting court side seats, there are thousands of ground passes available each day, which entitles ticket holders to use any of the unreserved seating and standing room on courts three to 18 3. Hospitality packages   There are two official tour operators for Wimbledon: Keith Prowse and Sportsworld   Sportsworld offer packages for UK, Asian and Australian visitors, whilst Keith Prowse caters for UK, European and American visitors How much do tickets cost?  Tickets range from £25 for general admission only to £190 for a Centre Court seat on the final day (Sunday 15 July 2018)   You can find a full breakdown of costs on the official Wimbledon website . Travelling to Wimbledon What are the closest tube/rail/tram stations?   Southfields and Wimbledon stations offer the nearest tube lines to the All England Lawn Tennis Club grounds – both stops are on the District Line Wimbledon is based in South-West London and is in zone 3.  The nearest National Rail station is Wimbledon  From Wimbledon station there is a regular general shuttle bus service direct to The Championships which usually costs around £3 Tickets can only be purchased on the day, upon boarding.  The service runs all day until the late evening Tube directions:  Take a westbound District line train to Southfields, located 15 minutes away from the grounds, or Wimbledon, located 20 minutes from The Championship grounds   Visit tfl.gov.uk , or The Trainline for more information on times and durations Read More Cheap rail and coach travel tips Train directions:  There are regular train services from London Waterloo to Wimbledon station  Other long-distance trains from Portsmouth, Southampton, Basingstoke, Poole, Salisbury and Exeter also stop at Wimbledon   Book your train tickets from thetrainline.com in advance and save 43% when you book in advance   Visit National Rail and South West Trains for further local train details.   Alternatively, if you’re travelling from further afield to London you can save 40% on tickets via Virgin Trains when you book in advance Get coach tickets from £60 return with National Express .  Virgin offer big savings on advance online tickets include Birmingham to London from £7 50 and Manchester to London from £20.   Tram directions:  Trams run from East Croydon station to Wimbledon every 10-15 minutes from Monday to Saturday, and every 20 minutes on Sundays   Visit tfl.gov.uk for more information. Where to stay?  There are a number of hotels, holiday rental and holiday package options if you choose to spend a few days in Wimbledon   Mirror Online has put together a list of the best cheap hotels near Wimbledon   Tripadvisor offer a range of listings for holiday rentals and B&Bs in the area AirBnB also offer an extensive list of available rental options.   If you’re looking to book a hotel, Travelodge , Lastminute com or Expedia offer a range of room offers for venues near the grounds in Wimbledon

 

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