I wonder if there is any difference in meaning between prepositions 'to' and 'for' in the examples above, if that is the case, what is it? Are they interchangeable?

I have checked the site for similar questions - still not satisfied with the explanation that preposition 'to' indicates direction while 'for' is used to talk about admission into a certain place.

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Tickets to are more often used for venues and tickets for for events although usage is also largely idiomatic and they prepositions are often interchangeable.

So you would generally buy a ticket for the concert, event, movie, bus, train and the like.

And you would obtain a ticket to (enter) the cinema, hall, stadium and grounds.

If you play board games or listen to the Beetles you may well be familiar with the expression ticket to ride, which has become idiomatic in a number of contexts.

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