Yes, you can transfer Ticketmaster tickets to someone who doesn’t have a Ticketmaster account. There are a few different options for transferring tickets, depending on the event and type of ticket.
Here are the main ways you can transfer Ticketmaster tickets to someone without an account:
- Transfer via the Ticketmaster app – You can send tickets directly to someone’s email or mobile number.
- Print tickets at home – For select events, you can print tickets at home and physically hand them to the recipient.
- Will call pickup – You can have the tickets held at will call under the recipient’s name for pickup.
- Mobile entry – For some venues, tickets can be sent to someone’s mobile device for entry.
Transferring via the Ticketmaster App
The easiest way to transfer Ticketmaster tickets is by using the Ticketmaster app. Here’s how it works:
- Open the Ticketmaster app and go to “My Tickets.”
- Select the ticket you want to transfer.
- Choose “Transfer Tickets” and enter the recipient’s email address or mobile number.
- The recipient will receive an email or text with a link to accept the tickets.
- Once the recipient accepts, the tickets are transferred to them.
A few things to note about transfers via the app:
- The recipient does not need a Ticketmaster account to accept transferred tickets.
- Tickets can be transferred at any time, even after an event starts.
- There may be a per ticket transfer fee depending on the event.
- Some event tickets cannot be transferred through the app.
Printing Tickets at Home
For select events that offer “print-at-home” tickets, you can transfer tickets by printing them and giving them to the recipient.
To print tickets:
- Log into your Ticketmaster account online.
- Go to “My Tickets” and select the event.
- Click “Print Tickets.”
- Choose how many tickets you want to print.
- Print the PDF ticket files.
- Give the printed tickets to the recipient.
A few things about print-at-home tickets:
- Only certain events allow print-at-home tickets.
- There are no transfer fees for printed tickets.
- Tickets cannot be reprinted or duplicated.
- Printed tickets may need to be swapped for venue wristbands.
Will Call Pickup
You can transfer tickets by having them held under the recipient’s name at will call for pickup.
To transfer to will call:
- Go to “My Tickets” and select the event.
- Choose “Transfer Tickets.”
- Select “Send to Will Call” and enter the recipient’s information.
- Notify the recipient that tickets are waiting at will call under their name.
- Recipient picks up tickets onsite with photo ID.
Things to know about will call transfers:
- Available for all ticket types.
- No ability to resend tickets once at will call.
- Recipient must pick up tickets and show valid photo ID.
- There may be a will call transfer fee per ticket.
Mobile Entry Transfers
Some venues now offer mobile entry, allowing tickets to be sent directly to someone’s smartphone.
To transfer tickets via mobile entry:
- Open the Ticketmaster app and go to your tickets.
- Select the ticket and choose “Transfer.”
- Enter the recipient’s mobile number or email.
- Recipient will get a text or email prompting them to add the ticket to their Apple Wallet or Google Pay.
- Their mobile device will then serve as their ticket for entry.
Key points about mobile entry transfers:
- Only works at venues set up for mobile ticketing.
- Tickets are tied directly to the recipient’s device.
- No ability to retransfer tickets once sent.
- May have restrictions on last-minute transfers.
Things to Keep in Mind When Transferring Tickets
Here are some key things to keep in mind when transferring Ticketmaster tickets:
- Check transfer rules for the event – Some tickets cannot be transferred or have specific restrictions.
- Transfer early if possible – Last-minute transfers can fail if recipients don’t have time to accept tickets.
- Inform recipient of details – Let them know how to accept, pickup or use the transferred tickets.
- Keep an eye out for fees – Transfers may incur additional per ticket fees depending on method.
- Bring backup if transferring late – Print outs or screenshots as backup for last-minute transfers.
- Only transfer once – Tickets can only be transferred one time in most cases.
Troubleshooting Transfer Issues
Here are some troubleshooting tips if you run into problems transferring Ticketmaster tickets:
- If transfers fail by app or email, try sending to recipient’s mobile number instead.
- For unaccepted transfers, resend the tickets or transfer via a different method.
- If tickets already transferred to you, contact original buyer to reclaim and resend tickets.
- For last minute issues, have tickets held at will call under recipient’s name.
- As a last resort, contact Ticketmaster Fan Support for assistance with ticket transfers.
Selling Transferred Tickets
It’s important to note that in most cases, tickets cannot be resold or offered for resale once transferred. Per Ticketmaster’s transfer policy:
Tickets obtained from someone other than Ticketmaster may be lost, stolen, counterfeit, or invalid. You do not have the right to resell or offer for resale any tickets once transferred.
Any tickets transferred through Ticketmaster should only be given as a gift or favor to friends, family, or others known to you. Officially reselling transferred tickets is prohibited under Ticketmaster policies.
Get Started Transferring Tickets
Transferring Ticketmaster tickets to someone without an account is a convenient option for giving away tickets. Whether transferring through the app, via print-at-home, will call pickup, or mobile entry, the process is designed to be simple for both sender and recipient.
Next time you need to send Ticketmaster tickets to a friend or family member, review the transfer options and requirements. With some planning ahead, you can easily provide tickets for concerts, sports, theater and more to recipients without Ticketmaster accounts of their own.