What It Costs To Go To The World Series (Excluding Game Tickets)

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From information gathered by Priceline.com:

If fares and room rates indicate anything, it appears that airlines and hotels think this Boston Red Sox/St. Louis Cardinals World Series will be a relatively short one, according to airline tickets and rooms still available today on priceline.com.

Tonight’s game in Boston is pricey. An airline ticket from St. Louis that would get fans there in time for the first pitch is running $1,492. Meanwhile, a 4-star hotel in the Boston Common area will cost $623, plus tax.

Same with Game 2 in Boston, with the least expensive airline ticket running $1,115 and a 3.5 star hotel room going for $729. Not much change in prices when the Series switches to St. Louis on October 26. The best fare from Boston to St. Louis is currently $1,418. On the hotel side, it looks like only 2- and 1-star hotel rooms are left, and they’re costing $45-$60 a night, plus tax.

That’s when things start to change. For the October 27th game in St. Louis, the most affordable airline ticket from Boston drops to $556, and 4-star hotel rooms can be had for $179. Prices are about the same for the October 28th game in St. Louis.

When the Series shifts back to Boston for game 6 on October 30, the lowest airfare from St. Louis drops again, to $406, and 4-star hotel rooms can be found for a modest $279. And for the game 7 finale, if there is one on Halloween night, the lowest airfare is $453, and a 3.5 star hotel room can be booked for just $159.

“It looks like travel suppliers are expecting a 5-game series,” said priceline.com’s Brian Ek. “Except for the price of game tickets, fans will be better off waiting until game 6 for the most fan-friendly travel costs. Then again, travel suppliers apparently don’t expect things to get that far.”

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