Stage one: Feel the FOMO and decide you’re going next year
This stage will probably kick in around the second week of September when all dust bunnies finally emerge from the playa, return from radio silence and return to social media with pictures filled with colours and magic like you’ve never seen before. The curiosity of what really goes on out there gets so strong that you put everything aside and decide next year is the year to find out.
Honestly, there is nothing that will prepare you for this sh*t. It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen or experienced before.
Stage two: Make a burner profile and await ticket release
If you’re travelling internationally, unless you’re a crazily determined cat and love taking risks, you’ll want to have your ticket secured before making any further payments for flights/accommodation/outfits etc. There are various ticket releases throughout the year but in order to secure the cheapest flights, RV rentals and more, you’ll be better off planning as early as possible and getting a ticket in the first release.
Before you even start trying to secure a ticket when they go on sale, you will need to create a Burner Profile. This can be done at any time and is needed in order to ‘register’ for a ticket (there’s a window for this around a week before the tickets go on sale).
- Now: Create a Burner Profile
- 1 week before tickets go on sale: Register for main sale ticket release via your Burner Profile
- Ticket release date: Try secure your ticket in the sale
Stage three: Secure your
golden Burning Man ticket!
As I said, there are various ticket releases throughout the year for Burning Man but if we are talking Main Sale, tickets in 2019 were released on April 10th with registration opening April 3rd – April 5th.
Tickets are currently $425 USD and on top of that I assume you’ll be needing a vehicle pass too which is $100 dollars (you can share this amongst your road trip buddies later on) or if you plan to get the Burner Bus, forget purchasing the pass. You’ll most likely be driving a car / van / rv out there and you cannot get in without a vehicle pass.