How to get San Fermín Bullfight Tickets - 2024

How to get San Fermín Bullfight Tickets - 2024

If you're attending the Running of the Bulls festival in Pamplona, Spain this year, you're probably wondering how you can buy bullfight tickets. We understand just how confusing the process can be, so we're here to help!

Bullfight tickets are incredibly scarce, since the vast majority (~90%) of bullfight tickets are reserved for local season ticket holders who renew their passes year after year for decades. Hundreds of thousands of people come to the festival every year, so the few remaining tickets are just about impossible to come by. 

Fortunately, you can still buy tickets online and in advance through vendors like BullBalcony. You'll need a physical ticket to enter the bull ring, so our team will reserve them for you in Pamplona until you arrive. You'll just need to pick up your physical ticket from our BullBalcony office, located just off the town square, and you'll be good to go! We're open every day during the festival. 

When you make your purchase with BullBalcony, you'll need to choose your seat section and your "Sun vs Shade" preference. We talk about the difference between the Sun Side vs Shade Side of the bullring in other blog posts, but here's the quick summary:

1. The shade side will offer a more traditional bullfighting experience. This is a quieter section, and the people around you will likely be families and older locals. This side offers the comfort of sitting in the shade, but it's not the right place for you if you plan to be loud, drunk, or partying. Choose this side if you're hoping for a truly traditional and calm experience at your bullfight. 

2.  The sun side is the exact opposite - it encourages drinking, loud music, dancing, and general rowdiness! If you are in Pamplona to party, the sun side the right place for you. It's BYOB, so people will be bringing in literal buckets of sangria and food to share with their seat neighbors. If you like loud, live music and you're not afraid to get splashed with some celebratory sangria, this is the right side for you.

BullBalcony has the widest selection of Pamplona bullfight tickets on the market. Click here to see your options for the Running of the Bulls, or San Fermín, in July 2024.  

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