French Open / Roland Garros
Tennis Ticket Information
Roland Garros tickets for the French Open Grand Slam Tennis Tournament can be quite a difficult ticket to get a hold of. We here at Tennis Travel Info are here to make it easier. Depending on the quality of tennis ticket you are looking for, there are a few different ways of securing your tickets.
- Primary Source – Tickets from the primary source are usually the best option, in this case it can be very tricky. Ordering tickets directly from Roland Garros will in many cases leave you frustrated. There is a certain timeframe tickets are available to the general public (starting March 1st, 2009), and even then all you can do is put in a request for the tickets you want. You might want two tickets on a specific date for Philippe Chatrier (Court Centrale), only to find out you can get tickets on that date, but only grounds passes, or allocated tickets on Philippe Chatrier for the next day. This is not a very convenient option for those that like to plan their travel ahead of time.
- Ticket Resellers – Since getting tickets directly from Roland Garros can be very difficult, many people resort to using secondary sellers such as tickets brokers like E Tennis Tickets or resale sites such as StubHub. These sites work well for people because you can purchase tickets for a specific day and specific court, and many times, specific seats. However, given they are in such high demand, the prices can become quite high.
- Tour Operators – Many companies, such as Grand Slam Tennis Tours, and offer travel packages to the tennis tournament. They usually include a choice of seating and hotels, in addition to transportation and other amenities. Sometimes these packages can get on the expensive side, but there is definite value to them, especially to somewhere like the French Open, where they can help overcome language barriers.
- Day of / Box Office Tickets Buying tickets at the Roland Garros Box Office is another way of securing last minute tickets. If you have some flexibility and are not bothered with who you see play, wait until the second week, when there arent as many Main Draw Singles matches on the outer courts and get a grounds pass. Early on in the event, people wait in very long lines and often the French Open will sell out.