Hilton Honors Points Transfer
Use the Hilton Honors Program to top off your miles with Hilton's 40+ airline partners. Details on transferring Hilton Points to and from your account.
You can transfer Hilton Honors Points to over 40 different airline partners to top off your favorite frequent flyer programs. You can also earn Hilton Honors Points by transfer rewards earned in partnering programs directly to your Hilton Honors account.
This page will cover transferring Hilton Points to and from your Hilton Honors account as well as breakdown Hilton's transfer partners.
Hilton Transfer Partners
Hilton Honors Points can be transferred to over 40 airlines as well as the Amtrak Guest Rewards program. This is best used to top off your allows you to easily top off your frequent flyer or rail rewards accounts in the case that you're short a few rewards of a redemption.
For most partners, your Hilton Honors Points will transfer at a 10:1 or 10:1.5 ratio meaning you'll earn 1,000 or 1,500 miles for every 10,000 Hilton Honors Points you transfer. While this sounds like a terrible ratio compared to other hotel rewards programs, you have to keep in mind that you can earn a decent amount of Hilton Honors Points per USD $1 spent at Hilton Properties. So while it is not the best ratio, it's fairly easy to earn Hilton Honors Points if you frequent their properties.
Hilton Transfer Partners Calculator
The Hilton Transfer Partners Calculator will calculate the transfer of Hilton Honors Points to Hilton's airline partners and Amtrak. You can enter any amount of Hilton Honors Points to see how many airline miles or rail rewards that will equal when transferred to the partner program.
Hilton Skyteam Alliance Airline Partners
Hilton Honors Points transfers to 7 airline partners that are part of the Skyteam Alliance. Those airline partners are:
- 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 some of these airline programs.
Hilton Oneworld Alliance Airline Partners
Hilton Honors Points transfers to 8 airline partners that are part of the Oneworld Alliance. Those airline partners are:
- American Airlines
- British Airways (Avios)
- Cathay Pacific
- Japan Airlines
- Malaysia Air
- Qantas Air
- Qatar Air
You can easily earn miles with both British Airways and Cathay Pacific thanks to the RBC British Airways Visa Infinite Card and RBC Cathay Pacific Visa Platinum Card as well as the small handful of transfer partners these programs have.
Hilton Star Alliance Airline Partners
Hilton Honors Points transfers to more than 10 different airlines partners that are part of the Star Alliance. Those airline partners are:
- Air Canada
- Air New Zealand
- All Nippon Airways (ANA)
- Asiana Airlines
- Ethiopian Airlines
- Eva Air
- Scandinavian Air (SAS)
- Singapore Airlines
- South Africa Airways
- Turkish Airlines
- United Airlines
There's no shortage of ways you can earn miles with Air Canada thanks to the many Aeroplan credit cards they offer. The other airlines are significantly harder to earn miles for so using Hilton Honors Points to top off you account can be useful, but you'll want to make sure it's worth doing since you'll more than likely devalue your points doing so.
Hilton Honors points transfers to many other airlines that are not part of an alliance. Most noticeable are:
- Alaska Airlines
- Virgin Atlantic
How To Transfer Hilton Honors Points
Transferring Hilton Honors Points to airline miles and rail rewards programs is pretty easy to do. Before you're able to transfer Hilton Points, you'll need to add airlines or Amtrak to your list of preferred travel partners. You can do this under Hilton - My Preferences. You can enter as many partners as you want and I recommend doing so to save time in the future for when you need to make a quick transfer. Do note that you will need the membership number for each program you add so have those handy.
Once you've added at least one partner, you'll be able to transfer Hilton Honors Points. You can get started on transferring Hilton Honors Points following these steps:
- Head to Hilton's Points Exchange page.
- Select Use Points to get miles.
- Select a transfer partner from the list and the exchange rate. Hit Next.
- Review the request, agree to the terms, and confirm the transfer.
Depending on the program, you should see the transferred points reflected in your airline frequent flyer or Amtrak Guest Rewards account.
Transfer Points To Hilton Honors
Along with the ability to transfer your Hilton Honors Points to partners, you can also transfer rewards to your Hilton Honors account. Your options are very limited so you'll still be better off earning Hilton Honors Points by staying at Hilton hotels, spending with their partners, and buying points (only when nessessary).
Transfer Points To Hilton Calculator
The Transfer Points To Hilton Calculator will calculate the transfer of points to your Hilton Honors account. Enter any amount of Hilton Honors Points to see how many points/miles you would need to transfer from the partner programs to equal the amount you entered.
Membership Rewards Points
The American Express Membership Rewards program is the best option for earning Hilton Honors Points on everyday spend. AMEX Points can be transferred to Hilton Honors at a 1:1 ratio which gives you the ability to earn up to 5x Hilton Honors Points per $1 spending on Membership Rewards credit cards. You will not earn a bunch of points via this method, but it's a solid option if you need to top off your Hilton Honors account.
Amtrak Guest Rewards Points can be transferred to Hilton Honors Points at a 1:2 ratio. This means that every 5,000 Amtrak Guest Rewards Points you transfer will earn you 10,000 Hilton Honors Points. If you dabble with Amtrak and need to top off your Hilton Honors account, this is a good way to do so but just remember that Amtrak Points are worth an easy 2 cent each when redeemed for rail travel. Another big think to note is that you will need to have elite status with Amtrak in order to transfer points. So this method only applies if you frequently deal with Amtrak.
How To Transfer Amtrak Points To Hilton Honors
Transferring Amtrak Guest Rewards to your Hilton Honors account can be done in a few easy steps:
- Head to Amtrak's Hotels, Cars, and Cruises page.
- Scroll down to Hotels and find Hilton Honors. Click Show More.
- Click Redeem
- Select how many Amtrak Points you want to transfer to Hilton.
- Enter your Hilton Honors membership number
- Confirm the transfer.
Do note that it can take 6-8 weeks to transfer.
Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles can be transferred to Hilton Honors Points at a 1:1.5 ratio. This gives you 15,000 Hilton Honors Points for every 10,000 HawaiianMiles you transfer. Hawaiian Miles are worth about USD 1.2 cents on average so this isn't too bad of a transfer option if you can squeeze good value out of your Hilton Honors Points.
How To Transfer HawaiianMiles To Hilton Honors
You can transfer HawaiianMiles to your Hilton Honors account by going to Hawaiian's Non-Flight Partners page, finding Hilton Honors, and clicking Redeem for Points. You can then submit a request via an online form to transfer your miles. You'll be prompted to log into your account before you start the request.
Virgin Atlantic Airways
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Miles can be transferred to Hilton Honors Points at a ratio of 1:1.5. This gives you 15,000 Hilton Honors Points for every 10,000 Flying Club Miles you transfer. Similar to HawaiianMiles, this is not a terrible transfer option if you can get good value from your Hilton Honors Points.
How To Transfer Flying Club Miles To Hilton Honors
In order to transfer your Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Miles to Hilton Honors, you will need to contact the Flying Club Helpline. Once you call, you will need to supply your Hilton Honors account number. Do note that the name on your Flying Club membership account must match and that your transfer can take up to 30 days
You can get the full details on the Virgin Atlantic-Hilton partner page.
Earning With Partner Credit Cards
All of the credit cards in the table below earn rewards with a program that has the ability to be transfered to the the Hilton Honors program. The earning rates for transfer partner credit cards are based on the transfer ratio when converting rewards to Hilton Honors Points.
As mentioned several times, if you're looking to earn Hilton Honors Points on everyday spend then your best best will be the American Express Membership Rewards program.
The Hilton Honors Program is great for those who enjoy staying at Hilton Hotels. If you're able to build up lots of Hilton Honors Points, you'll have the ability to use those points for free nights or transfer them to over 40 different frequent flyer programs (and Amtrak). And if you need points you'll be able to transfer points directly to your account using rewards programs like AMEX Membership Rewards. You also have the option to buy Hilton Honors Points as well.