The short answer is yes, Ticketmaster tickets can be transferred to another person in most cases. However, there are some important limitations and restrictions to be aware of. The ability to transfer tickets depends on the event and the specific ticket terms, so you need to check the transfer policy for your particular tickets. Overall, transferring Ticketmaster tickets involves a few simple steps through your Ticketmaster account, but you want to make sure it’s allowed before proceeding.
When can tickets be transferred?
Many Ticketmaster tickets are fully transferable, meaning the tickets can be given or sold to someone else. This is convenient if you can no longer attend an event or would like to give tickets as a gift. However, some tickets have transfer restrictions, including:
- Non-transferable tickets that cannot be given away or sold to someone else.
- Restricted transfers only allowing tickets to be given as gifts (not resold).
- Limits on the number of times a ticket can be transferred.
To check your ticket’s transfer policy, access your Ticketmaster account and find the event in your order history. The event page or ticket details will note if transfers are allowed, restricted, or not permitted at all. If transfers are restricted, read all policies carefully.
How to transfer Ticketmaster tickets
If your Ticketmaster tickets are transferable, the process is handled fully online through your account. Follow these steps:
- Access your Ticketmaster account and find the event tickets you want to transfer.
- Select the “Transfer Tickets” option or button.
- Enter the recipient’s name and email address.
- Confirm transfer details and submit the ticket transfer.
- The recipient will receive an email to accept and claim the transferred tickets.
It only takes a few minutes to complete the transfer – just make sure all recipient details are entered correctly. You can transfer tickets one-by-one or select multiple tickets to transfer to the same person.
Can I sell my tickets?
Reselling or scalping Ticketmaster tickets is allowed in most cases. However, some event tickets have resale restrictions in place. Carefully check the transfer policy before reselling tickets – it will state if resale is prohibited.
If you can resell the tickets, you have a few options:
- Use Ticketmaster’s Official Resale Marketplace to resell at market value.
- List tickets on a trusted third-party resale site like StubHub.
- Sell tickets independently through classified ads or social media.
There are pros and cons to each approach. Ticketmaster’s resale marketplace has the most buyer protections in place. Third-party sites involve fees but make selling easy. Independent sales are more work but let you control pricing.
Can tickets be transferred back to me?
Yes, Ticketmaster tickets can be transferred back to the original purchaser if needed. For example, if you transferred a ticket to a friend who now cannot attend the event.
To get your tickets back, the recipient simply needs to transfer them back to you through their Ticketmaster account. This completes the loop and lets you regain ownership of the tickets in your account.
However, most events do limit the total number of times a single ticket can be transferred. So you likely only have one opportunity to transfer tickets back to yourself.
Are there transfer fees?
Ticketmaster does not charge any fees for directly transferring tickets to someone else. The recipient is not charged either. This makes simple ticket gifting very convenient.
However, if you resell your tickets through Ticketmaster’s Official Resale Marketplace, the site charges seller fees and buyer fees. Third-party resale sites also charge transaction fees when tickets are sold.
What details are transferred with the tickets?
When Ticketmaster tickets are transferred to a new owner, most of the important details stay connected to the tickets. This includes:
- Original ticket barcode and QR code (for entry).
- Seat/row/section information.
- Parking pass and package add-ons if applicable.
- Updated ticket purchaser name.
The new ticket owner will be able to access all tickets online through their Ticketmaster account. If tickets were purchased with a discount or promo code, that original offer will remain intact after transfer.
Reasons to transfer tickets
There are many good reasons you may need to transfer tickets, including:
- Can’t attend the event – Transfer allows you to send tickets to someone who can use them instead of the tickets going to waste.
- Giving tickets as a gift – Easily transfer tickets to a recipient so they have the tickets in their own account.
- Reselling extra tickets – Transfer and sell unneeded tickets through Ticketmaster or third-party resale sites.
- Friend backed out – If your friend can no longer attend, transfer their ticket to someone else.
- Want to sit separately – Transfer a portion of your group’s tickets to someone else for separate seating.
- Emergency came up – Quickly transfer tickets to a family member or friend if an emergency prevents your attendance.
Tips for safe ticket transfers
To ensure ticket transfers go smoothly and safely, keep these tips in mind:
- Double check ticket transfer policies, restrictions, and fees before proceeding.
- Only transfer tickets to people you know and trust.
- Avoid getting scammed – never send tickets before receiving payment.
- Use secure payment methods if reselling tickets.
- Confirm tickets were successfully received in the recipient’s account.
- Ask the recipient to transfer tickets back if their plans change.
Taking precautions helps avoid problems. Reach out to Ticketmaster customer service if any issues come up during the ticket transfer process.
Downsides of transferring tickets
While often very useful, there are some potential downsides to be aware of with Ticketmaster ticket transfers:
- Limits on transferability can lead to unused tickets if an event sells out.
- Transferring tickets given as a gift takes them back from the recipient.
- Transfer fees may apply when reselling tickets through Ticketmaster or other marketplace.
- Scam risks from strangers when selling tickets independently.
- Losing ownership and account access to tickets that have been transferred away.
- Restrictions preventing you from transferring tickets multiple times.
These are not dealbreakers in most cases, but important considerations before transferring tickets.
The bottom line
Ticketmaster makes it convenient to transfer tickets directly to someone you know. This allows you to easily share tickets with friends and family.
Reselling Ticketmaster tickets is also allowed in many cases. Just make sure to follow all ticket terms, confirm the transfer is completed properly, and take precautions when selling to strangers. Carefully check transfer restrictions too.
With the right expectations and safety measures, transferring Ticketmaster tickets can allow you to maximize ticket use instead of missing an event.