Last week, Caxton published our research into how prices were soaring in the lead up to the Rugby World Cup final. With England's success at the weekend and the confirmation that they have reached the final, alongside South Africa, prices have risen again and some fans are desperately trying to nab a ticket for the final on 2nd November. 

 

Rugby World Cup Final on a tight budget

Over the past few weeks, we've been tracking the trajectory of the prices for World Cup tickets, flights and accommodation in Tokyo.

We’ve done the hard work for you and created a price guide, which shows how much it would be to go to the Rugby World Cup final this weekend, with prices almost doubling from last week:

 

 

Cost on 17th October

Cost on 23rd October

UPDATES

Cost on 28th October

Flight

London Heathrow via Shanghai airlines with change at Shanghai – 19.5 hours out at 21 hours back

£651

£962

London Heathrow to Tokyo Narita on Egypt Airlines. 19.5 hrs there and 24 hours back.

 £1,044

Accommodation

2 nights at Flex Stay Inn 2 Star Hotel cheapest room

£120

£120

2 nights at Flex Stay Inn 2 Star Hotel cheapest room

£255

Ticket

Category D via Stubhub

(Cheapest option)

£489

£498

Category C via viagogo (Cheapest option)

£1,120

Total Cost

 

£1260

£1580 (up 25%)

  £2419 (up 53%)

 

Unsurprisingly, England's win has seen flight and ticket prices soar. A spokesperson for BA states: "Since England’s amazing win, we’ve seen a 184% surge in the number of people looking at flights to Tokyo on ba.com."  

 

Our research shows that had people risked buying a ticket two weeks ago (with the anxiety that England may have not made the final) they would have saved a whopping £1300. 

 

How to get currency in a hurry

Either way, if you’re thinking of grabbing a last-minute trip to Japan don’t forget to take your Caxton multi-currency card. It’s in situations like this, when you need to act quickly, that a multi-currency travel card comes in to its own. If you’ve already got your card, you can load Japanese yen almost instantly at a competitive rate and save yourself having to pay over the odds for travel money at the airport bureau.