Frequently asked questions

Children under age 6 can visit competitions free of charge, but they will have to share a chair with one of the parents/accompanying persons.

We recommend arriving to the sport venues at least 60 minutes (one hour) in advance before the planned start of a given session in order to comfortably go through security and ticket control before taking your assigned seats. In case of finals and/or games where the local team will be involved we 

advise to come even a bit earlier so you could get a chance of enjoying the venues’ atmosphere more. Please plan your visit beforehand making sure that you come to the relevant sport venue of the World Championships. 

Please be informed that at the Open Water Swimming competitions there will be a spectator grandstand, which can accommodate more than 200 people near the finish line area. Here, you may take a seat on a first come first served basis, besides you may also have the chance to cheer for your favourite athletes at other designated areas of the Lupa lake.

Guests with disabilities are kindly requested to contact the official ticketing partner via e-mail info@tex.hu in order to proceed with ticket purchase for the various disciplines of the FINA world Championships. Customer service will provide you with further details and assistance, look forward to welcoming you to our Event.

There are no special tickets issued for students/pensioners for the FINA World Championships, however our aim with the introduction of 2-4 price categories and low-cost tickets was to contribute to the fact that the event is accessible for the widest possible audience.

Each ticket is assigned a specified seat (row and sector) at the different sport venues with the exception of the Open Water Swimming competitions at Lupa lake. There you may take a seat at the designated grandstand on a first-come first-served basis, or alternatively you may also cheer for your favourite athletes at selected areas of the beach.

Only open water competiton tickets are accepted as a daily access to the Lupa Beach.

Competition venues:

Swimming and Diving, Duna Arena – Budapest

Open Water Swimming, Lupa-lake – Budakalász

Artistic Swimming, Alfréd Hajós complex at the Tamás Széchy Tamás pool – Margaret Island, Budapest

Water Polo group stage matches, quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals – Alfréd Hajós Alfréd complex – Margaret Island, Budapest

Water Polo group stage matches, placement games – Szeged

Water Polo group stage matches – Debrecen

Water Polo group stage matches – Sopron

There are currently no COVID-19 restrictions in Hungary, so you don’t need a COVID vaccination certificate to enter the venues or fan zones.

Ticket sales for the FINA World Championships has started on May 18, but in two more phases there will be plenty more tickets for sale (for each and every disciplines), so please return to our website and check the latest ticketing status!

Further phases of ticket sales are expected in the last days of May and then in mid-June. The best price category tickets for Water Polo matches in Budapest will be available from the end of May, and it is worth visiting the official ticket sales website until the very last moments before the competitions, because all available seats (even those with limited visibility) will be opened by the organizers.

According to preliminary plans, there will be a ticket sales container at the competition venues, if there are any remaining tickets available for sale.

However, it is important to emphasize that queuing there is not always necessary, because fans can also buy their tickets on their mobile phone:


It is not necessary to print the tickets, if the e-tickets can be presented on your smartphone, and after the tickets have been scanned at the checkin point, entry is also allowed. For security reasons, we recommend that you keep the confirmation email of your purchase in your emailbox.

It is prohibited to bring to sport venues liquid over 500ml, but less than 500ml water and soft drinks are allowed to take with you.