Coast to Coast didn’t impress us in our price comparison test, but it did have all the tickets we searched for available, making it a good option if you’re struggling to get your hands on some sold-out tickets. However, limited search options, a fairly basic website and higher-than-average fees pushed Coast to Coast tickets towards the bottom of our rankings.
Coast to Coast Tickets: Usability
- Lacks a mobile app
- Design of main website easy to navigate
- Search tickets by quantity, price, venue level or delivery method
This website lacks a mobile app, which pushed it toward the bottom of our rankings. It does, however, have some useful features, and the design is easy to navigate. You can contact customer service via the phone number clearly displayed at the top of every page, or your question might already be answered on the website's informative blog. There you can find tips for when and how to find the best prices for the most exclusive games.
You can search for tickets by quantity, price range, venue level or delivery method, like electronic, physical mail or mobile. The search function is a little busy, but it’s still pretty easy to figure out. Clicking on certain parts of the interactive seating map will sometimes result in photos showing you the view from your seat. This feature works just fine, but the design didn’t impress us. When clicking on popular performers on the homepage we were met with a notice saying it had no tickets for that artist, which was a tad strange.
Coast to Coast Tickets: Customer guarantee
- Prices are set by third-party sellers
- Ticket prices may be substantially higher than face value
- Full refund for cancelled events
With this website you get a standard 100% worry-free guarantee, and transactions are secure. Prices are set by third-party sellers and Coast to Coast warns that ticket prices may be substantially higher than face value (although this applies to many ticket resale sites).
If your event gets cancelled with no rescheduling, you will be issued a refund for the total cost of tickets including service charges, but not shipping. Tickets to cancelled events must be returned within 14 days for tax purposes, and your refund will be issued upon receipt of the tickets This is pretty standard for the industry, and you’ll not be refunded if your event was rescheduled and the new date doesn’t work for you.
Coast to Coast Tickets: Buying tickets
- Ticket prices more expensive than competitors
- High fees
- No rewards program
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Even though prices are set by third-party sellers, our price comparison test ultimately found Coast to Coast Tickets to be more expensive than competitors. We tested sports, theatre and music tickets and across the board, Coast to Coast had similar ticket prices but disproportionately large fees for buyers. We were charged $12.50 in fees for a $10 ticket. On a positive note, Coast to Coast tells you this before you’ve filled out your billing information or created an account, which is more transparent than sites such as Vivid Seats. Unlike Vivid Seats, however, there isn’t any kind of rewards program where you can earn discounts or perks, so what you see is essentially what you get in terms of ticket prices. Coast to Coast was consistently one of the most expensive sites overall in our ticket price comparison, so if you’re looking for a good deal on tickets it wouldn’t be our top pick. For that, we suggest Razorgator.
This service focuses on selling tickets and is short on most of the convenience features we looked for. You won't find a rewards program for frequent buyers, gift cards or a mobile app for buying tickets on the go. Further, it doesn’t support price alerts, which is a nice option if you’re on a budget and willing to take a chance that tickets in your price range will come available. Coast to Coast Tickets has some interactive venue maps, so you can see available seats when you click on a section. You can also sort results by row, quantity or price, which is a fairly standard feature across all the sites we reviewed.
There's a special search filter for e-tickets, which are especially convenient because you can print them from home. The fee for e-tickets is higher than with other services but not excessively so.
Coast to Coast Tickets: Selling tickets
- Doesn't offer selling of tickets
You can’t sell your tickets through Coast to Coast Tickets, so if that’s something you’re looking for we recommend trying Ticketmaster or SeatGeek, both of which only take a 10 percent commission.
Coast to Coast Tickets: Verdict
Overall, Coast to Coast Tickets is functional but not phenomenal. The ticket prices in our tests were a little high, and the fees were too, resulting in its low ranking. We did like that fees are shown up-front, which is a lot more transparent than sites such as Vivid Seats. The website functionality didn’t blow us away and we found it odd that some of the advertised artists on the homepage had no available tickets, which felt slightly misleading and clumsy. Despite this, it is worth browsing Coast to Coast Tickets to compare prices and check seat availability, especially if you are searching for tickets to a sold-out show.