Ultimate Hilton Honors Points Transfer Calculator & Guide

Ultimate Hilton Honors Points Transfer Calculator & Guide

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The ultimate guide for calculating the transfer/conversion of Hilton Honors Points to and from Hilton's travel partners.


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Hilton Honors Points can be earned by transferring rewards earned in partnering program directly into your Hilton Honors account. You can also transfer earned Hilton Honors Points to 40+ airlines and Amtrak. The Hilton Honors Points Calculators will calculate the conversion of Hilton Honors Points to partner rewards and the transfer of rewards from other programs to Hilton.

Transferring Hilton Honors Points To Partners

Hilton Honors Points can be transfered to 40 airlines and Amtrak. This lets you earn Hilton Honors Points and apply them to the airline of your choosing to work your way towards award flights faster. Most of these partners transfer in increments of 10,000 Hilton Honors Points for 1,000 or 1,500 miles, but it will vary depending on the airline program. For some airline programs, this can be a faster way to build your miles depending on how you're earning your Hilton Honors Points as well as how much you're earning. But for most, transferring Hilton Honors Points is an alternative to top off your account. You can enter any amount of Hilton Honors Points below to calculate the transfer of your points to miles in each program.

Skyteam Alliance

Hilton Honors Points transfers to several airlines that are part of the Skyteam Alliance. Those airlines are:

  • Aeroflot
  • Aeromexico Airlines
  • Air France-KLM
  • China Eastern Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • Garuda Indonesia
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines

The ratio for these transfers vary depending on the airline. Most are 10 points for 1 airline mile. You're better off using other reward programs such as Membership Rewards or Marriott Bonvoy to earn miles with this programs as well as top off your account. Delta Skymiles, in my opinion, are earned easiest through American Express Membership Rewards.

Oneworld Alliance

Hilton Honors Points transfers to 8 airlines that are part of the Oneworld Alliance. Those airlines are:

  • American Airlines
  • British Airways (Avios)
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Finnair
  • Japan Airlines
  • Malaysia Air
  • Qantas Air
  • Qatar Air

For those based in the U.S., American Airlines AAdvantage Miles cannot be earned by any of the major bank programs that allow you to transfer points. Your best bet for building your AAdvantage Miles outside of flying AA and using AA Credit Cards is to use Hilton and Marriott to top off your account.

Star Alliance

Hilton Honors Points transfers to more than 10 different airlines that are part of the Star Alliance. Those airlines are:

  • Air Canada
  • Air New Zealand
  • All Nippon Airways (ANA)
  • Asiana Airlines
  • Ethiopian Airlines
  • Eva Air
  • Lufthansa
  • Scandinavian Air (SAS)
  • Singapore Airlines
  • South Africa Airways
  • Turkish Airlines
  • United Airlines

If you're looking to earn United Airlines Miles, you will want to focus more on Chase Ultimate Rewards and Marriott Bonvoy. Chase transfers at a 1:1 ratio and Marriott transfers at a 3:1 ratio. Marriott also has a partnership with United which allows those with Marriott Titanium Status to receive complimentary United Silver status and those with MileagePlus Premier Gold to receive Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite Status.

Other Airlines

Hilton Honors points transfers to many other airlines that are not part of an alliance. Most noticeable are Alaska Airlines, Amtrak Guest Rewards, Etihad, Emirates, and Virgin Atlantic Airways. There's also a few airlines that Hilton transfers to that you can't earn through other U.S. programs such as Philippine Airlines and AirAsia Big.

Hilton vs Marriott Transfer Partners

Hilton Honors and Marriott Bonvoy shares more than 25 different airline partners. There are 13 programs in which Hilton transfers to that Marriott does not. While Marriott is the better program for transferring points due to the 3:1 ratio and bonus points per 60,000 points transferred, Hilton can still be useful to top off your frequent flyer account.

Hilton vs Hyatt Transfer Partners

Hilton and Hyatt shares 20+ airline partners, but there is still 20 partners that Hilton transfers to that Hyatt does not. Hyatt does have the more favorable transfer ratio, but it's easy to earn large amounts of Hilton Honors points. When it comes to hotel spend with each brand, both programs are around the same in terms of transferring points to partners.

Hilton vs AMEX Transfer Partners

American Express Membership Rewards is the only major (U.S.) bank that transfers directly to Hilton Honors. Points can be transferred to Hilton at a 1:2 ratio meaning 1 point will give you 2 Hilton Honors Points. Membership Rewards Points are worth an easy 1 cents each when redeemed directly with AMEX, through transferring them can get you significantly more value. If you don't find transferring Membership Reward Points to airlines to be worth it, transferring them to Hilton could be an option. Hilton Honors Points average around 0.6 cents meaning there's some value to be had if you enjoy staying at Hilton Hotels.

Hilton transfers to almost 30 airline programs that the American Express Membership Rewards Program does not. Though this will generally not be of great value, it allows you to top off airline programs that you would not normally be able to reach. This could be an option if you're a few miles shy and the cost of earning more miles outweights the loss in value of the transfer.

Transfer Points To Hilton Honors

Build your Hilton Honors Points using other reward programs such as American Express Membership Rewards Points and Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles. You can enter any amount of Hilton Honors Points below to see the equivalent amount of rewards points/miles required in other programs when transfered to Hilton.

Membership Rewards Points

American Express Membership Rewards Points can be transferred directly to Hilton Honors Points at a 1:2 ratio. This allows you to effectively build Hilton Honors Points using AMEX's line up of 10 point earning cards. While the Hilton Honors Credit Cards can earn you more than enough points across several categories, you can earn more with a few select cards. Thanks to the 1:2 transfer ratio, the AMEX Gold Card can earn you the equivalent of 8x Hilton Honors points on both restaurant and grocery purchases while premium cards like the AMEX Platinum can earn you 10x on airfare. You can even earn 4x Hilton Honors Points on the first 50,000 in purchases with the Blue Business Plus Card after you transfer them! You can use the AMEX Membership Rewards Points Calculator to calculate the value of these points and see the other 20 airline and hotel partners they can be transferred to.

Do note that the transfer ratio of Membership Rewards Points to Hilton Honors Points may be different for other regions. You can check Hilton's Point Exchange Chart to check the transfer ratio for your region.

Diners Club International

Diners Club International U.S. members will be able to transfer Club Rewards Points directly into their Hilton Honors account. Receive 2,000 Hilton Honors Points for every 1,250 Club Rewards Points. This exchange can be made online or on clubrewardsus.com. The exchange rate will vary by region so be sure to check dinersclub.com.

Amtrak

Amtrak Guest Rewards members can transfer points to Hilton at a ratio of 5,000 Amtrak Guest Rewards Points for 10,000 Hilton Honors Points. You can calculate how much Amtrak's points are worth using the Amtrak Guest Rewards Calculator. You can also check out the Amtrak Mastercard to calculate how many points you can earn!

Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines partners with Hilton so that you can earn your free nights faster. You can transfer 10,000 HawaiianMiles for 15,000 Hilton Honors Points. This can be done through Hawaiian Airlines. Calculate the value of Hawaiian Airlines Miles and be sure to check out the Hawaiian Mastercard and Hawaiian Business Mastercard to see how many Hawaiian Miles you can earn. Both cards also feature a companion pass to Hawaii as part of the sign-up bonus.

Virgin Atlantic Airways

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Miles can be transferred to Hilton Honors Points at a ratio of 10,000 Flying Club Miles for 15,000 Hilton Honors Points. Build your miles flying Virgin Atlantic or using the Virgin Atlantic Mastercard and slide them to Hilton Honors to be on your way to a free stay faster.

Earning With Partner Credit Cards

All of the credit cards listed in the table below allow you to earn rewards and transfer them directly to your Hilton Honors Account. This gives you alternative ways to earn rewards through spend and sign up bonuses. The earning rates listed are based on the transfer ratio when converting rewards to Hilton Honors Points. Remember you can use the Search By Currency function to find lists of cards that earn rewards with specific programs!

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Earning with non-Hilton credit cards will usually not yield the best route. If you're really looking to earn Hilton Honors Points, I recommend using one of Hilton's four credit cards or spending with Hilton's travel partners.


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Page Last Updated: 2019-11-09
Written By: Robert Flowers III

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