Hilton currently does not offer any UK credit cards for earning points on everyday spend. Luckily, there are several programs that allows you to transfer points to Hilton. This means you can build your points using UK credit cards offered by these partner programs and transfer those earned points to your Hilton Honors account. You can earn Hilton Honors Points using UK credit cards from the following programs:
American Express Membership Rewards
One of the best UK credit card rewards programs for travel is the American Express Membership Rewards program. Points earned with these UK credit cards can be transferred to the Hilton Honors program at a 1:2 ratio. These means that every 1 Membership Rewards Point you transfer to your Hilton Honors account will give you 2 Hilton Honors Points. This opens up the ability to earn 2 or more Hilton Honors Points using AMEX UK credit cards. Listed below are a few of the most notable cards in their line-up.
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold Card
The American Express Preferred Rewards Gold Card earns 2 Membership Rewards Points per £1 spent on airfare and international purchases and 1 Membership Rewards Point per £1 spent on all other purchases. This comes out to being 4x Hilton Honors Points on airfare and international purchases and 2x on all other purchases which is a pretty solid rate if you're looking to rake up some easy Hilton Honors Points. In addition to points, the card offers a bonus 10,000 points after spending £15,000 within the 12 month period of card membership (equal to 20,000 Hilton Honors Points), complimentary lounge vists per year, Hertz Car rental benefits, and more.
The American Express Rewards Credit Card
If you're looking to just earn points without paying an annual fee, the American Express Rewards Credit Card is a great option. You'll earn 1 Membership Rewards Point per £1 spent on all purchases which comes out to 2x Hilton Honors Points.
The American Express Platinum Card
The American Express Platinum Card offers a very long list of elite travel benefits including extensive lounge access, complimentary elite status with several hotel programs including Hilton Honors Elite Gold Status, annual credits, car rental benefits, and much more. Along with the the list of benefit, the card will earn you 1 Membership Rewards Point per £1 spent on all purchases which earns you a solid 2x Hilton Honors Points.
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
Another great set of UK credit cards for earning Hilton Honors Points comes from the Virgin Atlantic Flying Club program. Virgin Points can be tarnsferred to Hilton Honors at a 2:3 ratio. This means that every 2 Virgin Points you transfer will give you 3 Hilton Honors Points. Virgin Atlantic has a total of two credit cards.
Virgin Atlantic Reward Credit Card
The Virgin Atlantic Reward Credit Card earns 1.5 Virgin Points per £1 spent on Virgin Atlantic purchases and 0.75 points per £1 on everything else. This comes out to being 2.25x and 1.125x Hilton Honors Points when spending across the card. It has no annual fee grants and it grants an annual reward after running £20,000 spend through the card based on your elite status within the Flying Club program.
Virgin Atlantic Reward Credit Card
The Virgin Atlantic Reward Plus Card will earn you slightly more points if you're looking to transfer them to Hilton. It earns 3 Virgin Points per £1 spent with Virgin Atlantic and 1.5 points per £1 on everything else. This gives you a higher earning of 4.5x and 2.25x Hilton Honors Points on your purchases which can be great if you frequently spend money with Virgin Atlantic. The Virgin Atlantic Reward Plus Card offers Boingo Wi-Fi and an annual reward after running £10,000 spend through the card based on your elite status within the Flying Club program.
There are two other programs that allow you to transfer directly to Hilton Honors and those programs are Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles and Amtrak Guest Rewards. Neither program has operations in the UK, so earning rewards with them will be a little difficult. That's not to say that you can't earn rewards through their partners and transfer them to your Hilton Honors account.
Transfer Points To Hilton Calculator
The Transfer Points To Hilton Calculator will calculate the transfer of points from partnering programs to your Hilton Honors account. Enter any amount of Hilton Honors Points to see how many points or miles you would need to transfer from the listed programs to equal the amount you entered.
Earning With UK Credit Cards
Want to know how many Hilton Honors Points you can earn with UK credit cards? You can use the credit card point calculators on this site to find out!
Listed below are all of the UK credit cards you can use to earn Hilton Honors Points. You can click on 'More Info' to learn more about the card and to calculate how many points you can earn. The earning rates listed in the table below are based on the transfer ratio when converting rewards to Hilton Honors Points.
If you're looking to earn Hilton Honors Points, you have a handful of UK credit cards you can use to bring in a steady streem of points. I recommend considering American Express Membership Rewards if you want to earn a good amount of points on everyday purchases. If you frequently fly Virgin Atlantic, then you may want to go with one of the Virgin Atlantic credit cards. Regardless of which option you choose, just be aware that both Membership Rewards Points and Virgin Atlantic Points can offer great value when redeemed towards travel. So make sure the transfer is worth it as you may be better off buying Hilton Honors Points instead.