*Disclaimer: These prices are strictly estimates and are subject to change due to the many unknowns and variables that are associated with travel such as the global economy, exchange rates etc. This information is purely to give you a steer at this early stage based on historical data and what we know now.
How much does an Ashes tour with the Barmy Army cost? We are asked this question every single day of the year. The truth is with the constantly moving financial climate and a whole variety of options on offer it’s a really hard question to answer. However, with over 25+ years of experience we’ve given some rough outlines of what it might cost you:
A return flight to Australia is unsurprisingly not the cheapest. You’ll be travelling half-way around the world after all and demand will be sky high. Based on advice on the current landscape from our expert flight team, as well as recent tours, here are some estimations based on a return from England to Australia:
Economy – £1,000-£2,000
Premium economy – £4,000+
Business class – £6,000+
Accommodation & ticket options
The next thing worth thinking about is accommodation. Australia has a diverse range suitable for many needs from fun hostels right up to upmarket 5* resorts. To guarantee your seats within the Barmy Army section in stadia, where movement is restricted, you will need to book either an accommodation & ticket package or a fully escorted tour with Barmy Army travel. There is no other way of guaranteeing your ticket prior to travel unless it’s through a CATO (Cricket Australia Travel Office) approved tour operator. Travelling with a CATO approved tour operator is the best way for travelling fans to be treated to best in class standards and quality for the full Ashes experience.
Historically the cost of an entry level 6-night package including tickets (not flights) in the Barmy Army section has been between. £650-£2500 based on the standard of accommodation, location and inclusions such as events and merchandise.
It goes without saying that the costs increase if you want to travel to more than one Test or stay in a higher standard of accommodation. For example, hotels in Sydney over new year are likely to be more expensive than in Perth.
As soon as the schedule is released by Cricket Australia we will start to build packages and have a better understanding of the cost of flights and accommodation for you.
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