Transport Ticketing Market Research Report- Global Forecast 2030

Transport Ticketing Market Information By Product (Ticket Machine, E-Ticket, E-Kiosk, and E-Toll), By System (Smart Card and Smart Phone), By Application (Railways & Metros, Buses, and Personal Vehicles), and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World)ÔÇöForecast till 2030

ID: MRFR/SEM/2854-HCR | 100 Pages | Published By Ankit Gupta on March 2023         

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Transport Ticketing Market

Transport Ticketing Market growth at USD 31.5 Billion with a CAGR rate of 15.70% by Forecast period 2022-2030

By Product Ticket Machine E-Ticket E-Kiosk E-Toll
By System Smart Card Smart Phone
By Application Railways & Metros Buses Personal Vehicles
Key Players
Companies Profiled   HID (US)   Gemalto NV (Netherlands)   NXP Semiconductors (US)   Accenture PLC (Ireland)   CPI Card Group Inc. (US)   Cubic Corp. (US)   Xerox Corp. (US)   AEP Ticketing Solutions (Signa)   Rambus Incorporated (US)   Infineon Technologies AG (Germany)
Market Driving Forces   Affordable access to smart transit systems    Rapid adoption of smart technologies    Increasing implementations of smart ticketing
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Transport Ticketing Market Research (MRFR Insights)

The  transport ticketing market is projected to register a CAGR of 15.70% from 2022 to 2030. With the help of smart transit systems, rapid transit is becoming more affordable, and there is an enormous demand for smart tickets in the sports, entertainment, and tourism industries. Smart ticketing systems are gaining traction due to the increasing use of contactless payments, an upsurge in intelligent transportation, and a rise in wearable technologies. The  transport ticketing market size is expected to reach approximately USD 31.53 billion by 2030. Moreover, a prominent driving force for the transit ticketing market has been the introduction and success of smart devices. Furthermore, smart ticketing has been implemented more frequently in the transit ticketing market due to the high adoption rate of smart technologies globally.

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

Due to travel and public health constraints, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the accessibility and use of North America's transportation systems. Since March 2020, transportation activities have been substantially reduced in the US and Canada. Due to the steep decline in ridership during the crisis, public transportation systems across the US have been in dire financial straits. Due to travel restrictions to curb the spread of the novel Coronavirus, transportation activity has decreased significantly in the US and Canada since March 2020. To safeguard citizens, the government has focused on adopting preventive measures.

Moreover, the European region has also been severely affected by the Coronavirus, which is why they have imposed strict lockdowns to ensure their citizens are safe. Official U.K. data reported a 90% reduction in train travel in 2020 compared to normal levels. As lockdown restrictions were relaxed in 2020's second phase, public places, restaurants, public transportation, sports events, and stadium impositions were opened, which is expected to boost the growth of this market.

Transport Ticketing Market Dynamics

With an increasing need for access to smart transit systems, the market has seen an increase in the need for smart tickets. In addition to replacing paper tickets, transport has created opportunities for tourism and transport companies. The rapid adoption of smart technologies and the successful implementation of smart ticketing systems are other factors driving the growth of the market. Since there is a high incidence of revenue loss and theft, manufacturers have been integrating advanced features such as smart locking technology, authentication, and water resistance. As a result, the  market is expected to grow in value in the coming years due to these impactful features.

Market Drivers

  • There is an increasing demand for smart ticketing in the sports, entertainment, and tourism industries

As a result of increasing digitization and improved connectivity, transportation networks are undergoing a digital transformation. In urban areas worldwide, this transformation is being carried out to enhance service quality, improve operational efficiency, and increase customer satisfaction. Electronic ticketing systems are becoming increasingly popular among transportation networks and sports and entertainment industries to attract customers, as they are fast, secure, and user-friendly. The ticketing system allows passengers to manage their journeys on public transportation cost-effectively and efficiently. Additionally, it offers users the option of loading credit amounts in advance for their journeys and being durable and available in small sizes.

Market Restraints:

  • Smart ticketing systems' installation costs

Public transportation networks and sports events are commonly equipped with electronic ticketing systems. It takes a combination of efforts from component manufacturers, the public sector, service providers, infrastructure providers, and user groups to deploy the network of this system. Multiple entities must be involved to implement ticketing systems, which requires sophisticated infrastructure successfully. This system is financially infeasible for most public transport operators because it requires complicated hardware installation and battery-powered RFID tags that passengers must receive. As a result of the high initial investment required for mobile ticketing, the market is expected to slow down


  • Increasing adoption of advanced technologies in smart ticketing solutions to drive market growth

It is mainly used in public transportation, concerts, stadiums, and similar events to use smart ticketing systems. Ticketing systems can be enhanced by incorporating advanced technologies like near-field communication (NFC). NFC technology enables two electronic devices to communicate with each other with a range of approximately 4cm, including a card reader and an NFC card. A contactless smart card can also be placed near a smart card reader to purchase tickets quickly with NFC technology. Moreover, NFC-enabled smartphones can be used to access digital content, perform safe contactless transactions, and store tickets for accessing parking garages and transport gates.

Transport Ticketing Market Segmentation

Product Insights

The  transport ticketing market segmentation, based on product, is ticket machine, e-ticket, e-kiosk, and e-toll. The  transport ticketing market growth was prominently high under the e-ticket transport ticketing category in 2021, as e-tickets have become increasingly popular in sports events. They offer a higher level of security than paper tickets. The growth of this segment is also driven by the spread of smartphones worldwide.

System Insights

The  transport ticketing market segmentation, based on the system, is a smart card and smartphone. In 2021, smart card transport ticketing accounted for the largest market share of the  market. Since online payment methods have become increasingly popular, consumers can use these cards to make secure and reliable payments. They also provide several additional benefits, such as being user-friendly, requiring minimal human intervention, and preventing hacking or theft through card authentication and encryption.

Application Insights

Based on application, the  market is divided into railways & metros, buses, and personal vehicles. The railways & metros category dominated the market for transport ticketing in 2021. Contactless credit cards or debit cards allow travelers to purchase, store, and validate transportation tickets on transport networks. In addition to increasing customer satisfaction, these ticketing solutions offer business intelligence, cost savings, and cost savings.

Transport Ticketing Market Overview, by Region

By region, the  transport ticketing market has been divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. North America accounted for the most extensive market share. Asia-Pacific will exhibit the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

North America

North America dominated the market share in 2021. Increasing adoption of emerging technologies and the presence of major regional players, including Conduent, Inc., HID  Corporation, Masabi Ltd., and others, are expected to drive the market's growth. Especially in the US and Canada, early adoption of transit ticketing for applications like rail transport has significantly contributed to the market's growth. In addition, many options for buying tickets online have simplified the process for buyers and sellers.


Asia-Pacific accounted for the second-largest market share in the  market in 2021. There is a strong likelihood that Asia-Pacific will emerge as the fastest-growing market shortly. The increasing adoption of internet of things devices and smartphones and rapid urbanization will drive the growth of the smart ticketing market in the Asia-Pacific. Several key vendors in the market are focusing on expanding their businesses in developing countries, such as India, China, and Indonesia, which is expected to increase the market growth.

Transport Ticketing Market Competitive Landscape

The market includes tier-1, tier-2, and local players. The tier-1 and tier-2 players have  reach with diverse product portfolios. Companies such as HID (US), Gemalto NV (Netherlands), NXP Semiconductors (US), Accenture PLC (Ireland), CPI Card Group Inc. (US), Cubic Corp. (US), and Xerox Corp. (US) dominate the  market due to product differentiation, financial stability, strategic developments, and diversified regional presence. The players are concentrating on supporting research and development. Furthermore, they embrace strategic growth initiatives, such as development, product introduction, joint ventures, and partnerships, to strengthen their market position and capture an extensive customer base.

Prominent players in the  transport ticketing market research include HID (US), Gemalto NV (Netherlands), NXP Semiconductors (US), Accenture PLC (Ireland), CPI Card Group Inc. (US), Cubic Corp. (US), and Xerox Corp. (US), AEP Ticketing Solutions (Signa), Rambus Incorporated (US), and Infineon Technologies AG (Germany), among others.

Transport Ticketing Market Report

Product Outlook

  • Ticket Machine

  • E-Ticket

  • E-Kiosk

  • E-Toll

System Outlook

  • Smart Card

  • Smart Phone

Application Outlook

  • Railways & Metros

  • Buses

  • Personal Vehicles

Region Outlook

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • UK

    • Germany

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • India

    • Japan

    • Australia and New Zealand

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • South America

    • Middle East

    • Africa

Objectives of the Study

The objectives of the study are summarized in 5 stages. They are as mentioned below:

Transport Ticketing Market Forecast & Size:

To identify and estimate the market size for the  transport ticketing market report segmented by product, system, and application by value (in US dollars). Also, to understand the consumption/ demand created by consumers  transport ticketing market forecast between 2022 and 2030

Market Landscape and Trends:

To identify and infer the drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges in the  transport ticketing market growth

Market Influencing Factors:

To find out the factors which are affecting the  transport ticketing market size among consumers

Impact of COVID-19:

To identify and understand the various factors involved in the market affected by the pandemic

Company Profiling:

To provide a detailed insight into the major companies operating in the market. The profiling will include the company's financial health in the past 2-3 years with segmental and regional revenue breakup, product offering, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and key strategies.

Intended Audience

  • Transport ticketing producers

  • Raw material suppliers

  • Retailers, wholesalers, and distributors

  • Governments, associations, and industrial bodies

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2030: USD 31.53 billion
  CAGR   15.70% CAGR (2022-2030)
  Base Year   2021
  Forecast Period   2022-2030
  Historical Data   2020
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Billion)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Product, System, and Application
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   HID (US), Gemalto NV (Netherlands), NXP Semiconductors (US), Accenture PLC (Ireland), CPI Card Group Inc. (US), Cubic Corp. (US), and Xerox Corp. (US), AEP Ticketing Solutions (Signa), Rambus Incorporated (US), and Infineon Technologies AG (Germany)
  Key Market Opportunities   Increasing adoption of advanced technologies in smart ticketing solutions
  Key Market Drivers   Increasing demand for smart ticketing in the sports, entertainment, and tourism industries

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The  transport ticketing market forecast period is 2022 - 2030

The market is expected to register a CAGR of ~15.70% over the next 10 years, according to  transport ticketing market research.

Asia-Pacific is expected to register the highest CAGR during 2022 - 2030

North America held the largest share in 2021

The market size is expected to be USD 31.53 billion by 2030.

HID (US), Gemalto NV (Netherlands), NXP Semiconductors (US), Accenture PLC (Ireland), CPI Card Group Inc. (US), Cubic Corp. (US), and Xerox Corp. (US), AEP Ticketing Solutions (Signa), Rambus Incorporated (US), and Infineon Technologies AG (Germany) are the major companies operating in the market.