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Saransk | 2018 FIFA World Cup Host City

 Saransk 2018 fifa world cupThe Capital city of the Republic Of Mordovia i.e. Saransk will be a host city for 2018 FIFA World Cup. Saransk with a population of 300,000 lies in the east of Moscow, in the Volga basin at the junction of Saranka and Insar River.

The matches at Saransk 2018 Host City will be played in the Mordovia Arena, which is currently under construction and it is expected that the construction of this stadium will be completed by the end of 2017.

General Information
Police Help Line 102
Ambulance 103
General Emergency 112
Currency Russian ruble (RUB)
Drives on the Right
Time Zone UTC+03:00
Distance from Moscow 650 Kms


The city drives its name from its location of Saranka river. The city has been an important trade center for nearby villagers. Only in 1780 the city was granted the status of a town and transferred to Penza Governorate. The city has been well planned by the Soviet planners during 1960s and 1970s.


The average High temperature during the month of June and July is 22.3 degree Celsius or 72.1 degree Fahrenheit and 23.9 degree Celsius and 72.1 degree Fahrenheit respectively.

The average low temperature during the Month of June and July is 11.0 degree Celsius or 51.8 degree Fahrenheit and 13.2 degree Celsius or 55.8 degree Fahrenheit respectively.

Historically the weather of Saransk is warm during the summer and quite cold in winter.


Following are the hotels near the Mordovia Arena, Saransk:-

Name of the Hotel Address Distance from Mordovia Arena
Price (USD)
 Saransk Hotel  Kommunisticheskaya ul., 35, Saransk, Respublika Mordoviya, Russia, 430005  2.0 Kms  20
 Park Hotel    2.0 Kms  59
 Meridian  ul. Bogdana Khmelnitskogo, 34, Saransk, Respublika Mordoviya, Russia, 430000  3.0 Kms  112
 Sura Hotel  ul. Polezhaeva, 49, Saransk, Respublika Mordoviya, Russia, 430000  4.0 Kms  NA


Rail:- The city is connected with Moscow with a daily train. The stadium is about 2.5 Kms away from the main railway station.

Road:- The public transport system primarily includes bus and trolleybus lines. The stadium is located at a near proximity of city centre and one can easily walk upto the stadium from city centre. If you don’t prefer walking then you can take bus no.44.

Air:- The city has a small Saransk Airport, however it would be difficult to find a direct flight to any major airport. Few regional carriers operate on this airport. The airport is about 5 Kms away from the stadium.

Places to visit

Saransk is a great place to enjoy during your free time. One can visit Cathedral of Saint Righteous Warrior Feodor Ushakov, Mordovian Republican Fine Arts Museum S.D. Erzia, A. Pushkin Park of Culture and Leisure, Family Monument and Church of St. Nicholas are some of the important monumental treasures that the city as in store for you.


All the matches of Saransk 2018 Host City will be played in the Mordovia Arena. The Stadium will host a total of 4 group matches of FIFA World Cup 2018.

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