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Smart Ticketing Market Research Report Information By Component (Hardware, Software, Card Reader, and Cards and Microchips), By Application (Airlines, Buses, Sports & Entertainment, Railways and Metros, and Others), By System (Smart Card, Open Payment System, and Near-field Communication), By Product (E-Ticket, Request Tracker, Ticket Machine, E-Toll, E-Kiosk, Smart Parking System, and Others), And By Region (Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2030

ID: MRFR/ICT/2373-HCR | 100 Pages | Author: Ankit Gupta| April 2024

Smart Ticketing Market Overview

Smart Ticketing Market Size was prized at USD 9.2 billion in 2022. The smart ticketing market industry is projected to grow from USD 10.5 Billion in 2023 to USD 24.1 billion by 2030, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.80% during the forecast period (2023 - 2030). People currently prefer public transportation over their vehicles due to traffic congestion and rising environmental concerns, which is the key market driver enhancing the market growth. In addition, the emergence of a cutting-edge open-loop idea enables users to pay for tickets using wearable technology, credit or debit cards, or mobile devices with payment capabilities.

Smart Ticketing Market Overview

 Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Smart Ticketing Market Trends

The rising tourism sector is driving the market growth

Market CAGR for smart ticketing is being driven by the growing tourism industry. Smart tickets are an new innovation in the ticketing systems used in the tourism sector. The system enables the microchip-based electronic storage of travel tickets. Smart tickets give passengers a convenient and economical method to plan their trips on trams, buses, and trains. Existing players in the tourism sector are accelerating the adoption of smart ticketing systems because they are less vulnerable to fraud, may reduce queue-related delays, ensure cashless payments, and shorten boarding times. Tourists may be able to pre-load the credit amount onto their tickets using sophisticated ticketing systems. In other words, smart ticketing can guarantee convenience and safety for visitors.

Figure1: Number of foreign visitors arriving in millions per year, by region, from 2005 to 2022Number of foreign visitors arriving in millions per year, by region, from 2005 to 2022

Technological developments in smart ticketing systems are a prominent trend gaining prominence in the smart ticketing market. To improve their market position, major organizations involved in the smart ticketing industry are concentrating on creating innovative technology solutions. For instance, the 40 nm SLC36/SLC37, a novel method of online ticketing, was introduced by German semiconductor maker Infineon Technologies AG in February 2021. Based on a potent and energy-efficient 32-bit ARM SecurCore SC300 dual-interface security crypto controller in conjunction with the SOLID Flash memory concept, the 40nm platform products offer best-in-class contactless performance. With 40nm technology, customers may order quick tickets. Enabling simple Software migration from the 65nm SLC32 platform, which enables quick approval and short lead times due to unique logistical approaches, decreases the work required to design new products. Moreover, SECORATM's next-generation payment and ticketing solutions are built on the new 40nm technology platform. Thus, driving the smart ticketing market revenue.

Smart Ticketing Market Segment Insights

Smart Ticketing Components Insights

The Smart Ticketing Market segmentation, based on components, includes hardware, software, card reader, and cards and microchips.  Over the projection period, the software segment is anticipated to experience major expansion. This software automates consumer interactions with customer support representatives, efficiently resolving customer problems. Additionally, in  2022, the hardware sector witnessed a significant growth rate. The hardware items are widely used to provide virtual tickets that may be securely kept in smart cards and cellphones at sporting and entertainment events, public transportation, parking, toll booths, and other locations.

Smart Ticketing Application Insights

The Smart Ticketing Market segmentation, based on application, includes airlines, buses, sports & entertainment, railways and metros, and others. In 2022, the transportation sector will widely use the smart ticketing system. Transport networks frequently employ smart ticketing technologies that let users buy, store, and validate tickets using contactless credit or debit cards.

In January 2021 EMR, a train operating business, was the first in the United Kingdom to install smart ticketing kiosks on their smart railway network. Cammax Ltd and SilverRail provide these services to customers to provide them with user-friendly and quick ticket-buying services.

Throughout the forecast period, sports and entertainment are anticipated to become the end-use segment with the fastest growth. Event planners in the sports sector are concentrating on enhancing guests' ticketing experiences by providing practical and simple solutions. The cash flow and consumer wait times outside stadiums are decreased thanks to clever ticketing methods.

Smart Ticketing System Insights

The Smart Ticketing Market segmentation, based on the system, includes smart cards, open payment systems, and near-field communication. In 2022, the market was led by the smart card category as a result of a rise in online payment methods. Also, ongoing improvements in credit cards contribute to protecting private data by preventing hacking or theft through card authentication and encryption. Over the projected period, the near-field communication segment is anticipated to have a significant CAGR. These systems are commonly utilized for many purposes, including saving tickets to enter transportation gates and parking garages and making payments with a contactless card.

Figure 2: Smart Ticketing Market, by System, 2022 & 2030 (USD billion)Smart Ticketing Market, by System, 2022 & 2030

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Smart Ticketing Product Insights

The Smart Ticketing Market segmentation, based on product, includes e-tickets, request trackers, ticket machines, e-toll, e-kiosks, smart parking systems, and others. The e-ticket category dominated in 2022 due to the growing use of e-tickets for sporting events. The expanding use of smartphones worldwide is another factor driving this segment's rise. The segment for smart parking systems is likely to expand at the fastest rate during the forecasted time frame. Drivers of vehicles can now use smart cards to pay parking fines thanks to ongoing developments in smart parking technology.

Smart Ticketing Regional Insights

By Region, the study provides market insights into Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, and Rest of the World. The North American smart ticketing area will dominate this market due to the growing need for solutions that may streamline ticketing processes and the presence of numerous businesses with expertise in smart ticketing solutions. The expansion of the smart ticketing industry in North America is attributable to the region's growing use of mobile devices and technological improvements. As of 2022, there are 307 million smartphone users in the US. Over 85% of adults in America own smartphones. In the United States, 47% of web traffic comes from mobile devices.

Further, the major countries studied in the market report are Canada, U.S., German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Europe’s smart ticketing market accounts for the second-largest market share. The European Union (EU) wants to encourage using quick, simple, and secure electronic ticketing options in the transportation industry, which is expected to spur market expansion. Paris Region, one of the largest transit systems in the world with more than 4 billion journeys annually, provides its users with the advantages of contactless mobile ticketing, which is compatible with current contactless readers and is based on Calypso's open transit standard. Further, the German smart ticketing market held the largest market share, and the UK smart ticketing market was the fastest-growing market in the region.

The Asia-Pacific Smart Ticketing Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2030. The primary drivers of the Asia Pacific smart ticketing market growth are anticipated to be the growing adoption of internet of things (IoT) devices, smartphones, and fast urbanization. To improve citizens' sustainability, the Japan Smart Communities Alliance encourages the development of smart technologies, including smart ticketing. Moreover, China’s smart ticketing market held the largest market share, and the Indian smart ticketing market was the fastest-growing market in the region.

Smart Ticketing Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

Leading market players are investing largely in research and development to expand their product lines, which will help the smart ticketing market grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking various strategic activities to expand their global footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, the smart ticketing industry must offer cost-effective items.

Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics manufacturers use in the global smart ticketing industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. The smart ticketing industry has offered some of the most significant medical advantages in recent years. Major players in the smart ticketing market, including General Mills Inc., NXP Semiconductors (US), Infineon Technologies AG (Germany), Smart Card IT Solutions (India), Xerox Corporation (US)., and others, are investing in research and development operations to improve market demand.

Helsingin Seudun Liikenne (HSL) is the inter-municipal authority responsible for the public transportation network of Greater Helsinki's nine municipalities. HSL Helsinki Region Transport oversees over 60% of all public transportation trips in Finland. In July 2022, Helsingin Seudun Liikenne (HSL), the Helsinki Area Transport Authority, has chosen Conduent to install a next-generation fare collection system across its network of buses, trams, trains, metros, and ferries according to Conduent Transportation, a global business segment of Conduent Incorporated. In 2021, there will be 238 million passengers using HSL's public transportation networks.

Cubic Corporation is a multinational public transit and defense company. Transportation authorities and agencies can manage demand across the entire transportation network in real-time thanks to Cubic's integrated transportation and traffic management systems, which give travelers the tools to select the most convenient and intelligent mode of transportation and payment for their trips. In June 2022, Cubic Corporation reported that it's Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) business division in Queensland had reached a critical milestone with its new ticketing system. Customers of Translink can now use credit and debit cards and mobile devices to pay for travel on the passenger rail system's Ferny Grove line.

Key Companies in the smart ticketing market include

  • NXP Semiconductors (US)

  • Confidex Ltd. (Finland)

  • Giesecke & Devrient Gmbh (Germany)

  • ASK (France)

  • Infineon Technologies AG (Germany)

  • HID (US)

  • Cubic Corporation (US)

  • Gemalto NV (Netherlands)

  • Xerox Corporation (US)

  • Inside Secure (France)

  • Smart Card IT Solutions (India)

  • Paragon ID (France)

  • CGI Group (Canada)

  • Indra Sistemas (Spain)

  • Scheidt & Bachmann (Germany)

Smart Ticketing Industry Developments

August 2021 Conduent Transportation, a global business subsidiary of Conduent Incorporated (Nasdaq: CNDT), announced the successful construction and rollout of a contactless payment system that allows tickets to be paid immediately on board buses and funicular railways managed by Azienda Trasporti Bergamo (ATB) and trams managed by Tramvie Elettriche Bergamasche (TEB).

November 2021 Conduent Transportation, a division of Conduent Incorporated (Nasdaq: CNDT), and Flowbird, a French firm specializing in urban mobility payment methods, have announced that they have been chosen by Comutitres, on behalf of its members and the transport authority Ile-de-France Mobilités, to replace all Ile-de-France bus and tram onboard ticketing platforms with next-generation technology.

Smart Ticketing Market Segmentation

Smart Ticketing Component Outlook

  • Hardware

  • Software

  • Card Reader

  • Cards and Microchips

Smart Ticketing Application Outlook

  • Airlines

  • Buses

  • Sports & Entertainment

  • Railways and Metros

  • Others

Smart Ticketing System Outlook

  • Smart Card

  • Open Payment System

  • Near-field Communication

Smart Ticketing Product Outlook

  • E-Ticket

  • Request Tracker

  • Ticket Machine

  • E-Toll

  • E-Kiosk

  • Smart Parking System

  • Others

Smart Ticketing Regional Outlook

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 9.2 billion
Market Size 2023 USD 10.5 billion
Market Size 2030 USD 24.1 billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 16.26% (2023-2030)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2030
Historical Data 2019- 2021
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Component, Application, System, and Product
Geographies Covered Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered Canada, U.S., German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled  NXP Semiconductors (US), Infineon Technologies AG (Germany), Smart Card IT Solutions (India), and Xerox Corporation (US).
Key Market Opportunities ·       Use of blockchain to boost the smart ticketing industry
Key Market Dynamics ·       Upsurge in the intelligent transportation market

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Smart Ticketing Market size was prized at USD 9.2 Billion in 2022.

The global market is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 14.80% from 2023 to 2030.

The largest portion of the worldwide market was in North America.

The key players in the market are NXP Semiconductors (US), Infineon Technologies AG (Germany), Smart Card IT Solutions (India), and Xerox Corporation (US).

The software component category dominated the market in 2022.

The e-ticketing product had the largest share in the global market.

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