IHG Points Transfer

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Details on IHG Point Transfer. List of airline transfer partners and details on each. Calculate the transfer of points and from IHG. Compare partners.


IHG Points can be transferred to more than 35 airline partners including Virgin Atlantic, Air France-KLM, and Lufthansa. You can also transfer points to your IHG account using Virgin Atlantic.

IHG Transfer Partners

IHG Rewards Points can be transferred to over 35 airline partners. While the transfer rate does vary for some partners, the most common transfer rate is 10,000 IHG Points for 2,000 airline miles which can be simplified to 1 airline mile for every 5 IHG Points you transfer.

IHG Transfer Partners Calculator

The IHG Transfer Partners Calculator will calculate the transfer of IHG Points to their 35+ airline partners based on the transfer ratio. You can enter any amount of IHG Points to see how many airline miles you'll end up with after the transfer.

IHG SkyTeam Alliance Airline Partners

IHG Points can be transferred seven different airline partners that fall under the SkyTeam Alliance. Those airlines are:

  • Aeromexico
  • Air France
  • Alitalia Air
  • China Eastern
  • Delta Airlines
  • KLM
  • Saudia

Transferring to these partners allows you to easily top off your account and fly with your favorite SkyTeam partners.

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The SkyTeam Alliance

IHG Oneworld Alliance Airline Partners

IHG Points can be transferred to six airline partners that fall under the oneworld Alliance. Those airlines are:

  • American Airlines
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Japan Airlines
  • LATAM
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Qantas

A good handful of the major oneworld Alliance partners are covered, but do note that none of the Avios Point-earning airlines are partners. This includes British Airways and Iberia.

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The oneworld Alliance.

IHG Star Alliance Airline Partners

IHG Points can transferred to 12 airline partners that are part of the Star Alliance. Those airlines are:

  • Air Canada
  • Air China
  • Air New Zealand
  • All Nippon Airways (ANA)
  • Asiana Airlines
  • Avianca
  • Lufthansa
  • Singapore Airlines
  • South African Airways
  • Tap Air Portugal
  • Thai Air
  • United Airlines

Pretty much all of the major airlines are taken care of here and the few that aren't listed can be booked using other Star Alliance partners.

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The Star Alliance.

How To Transfer IHG Points

IHG Points can be transferred to airline miles by calling the IHG Rewards Club Service Center. Points cannot be transferred online. Transferring your points to IHG's airline partners can take at least 2-3 weeks to be deposited, so do note that this is not a fast process.

Transfer Points To IHG

Short on IHG Points? If you don't have the IHG Rewards Credit Card or IHG Rewards Premium Credit Card, it will be hard to build up a consistent stream of points. Your only real choice is transferring Virigin Atlantic Flying Club Miles, but that will typically not be the best idea since Virgin Atlantic Points are worth more than IHG Points by a significant amount.

Transfer Points To IHG Calculator

The Transfer Points To IHG Calculator will calculate the transfer of points from partnering programs to your IHG Rewards Club account. Enter any amount of IHG Points to see how many points or miles you would need to transfer from the partner programs to equal the amount you entered.

Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Miles can be transferred to IHG at a 1:1 ratio. Again, this isn't the best option, but if you don't have a reason to use Virigin Atlantic Miles then this is a route you can take to add IHG Points to your account.

Earning With Partner Credit Cards

The table below lists all partner credit cards that you can use to earn IHG Points. The earning rates listed for each partner credit cards is based on the transfer ratio. You can use the Best Credit Cards For IHG Points tool to get a list of the best cards based on your spend across different categories if you want to know which of the cards below will earn you the most points and best return.

Transfer Partner Credit Cards

You can click on a credit card below to learn more and calculate total value based on spend, card benefits, and fees.
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Summary

If you're really looking to build your IHG Points, I highly recommend picking up the IHG Rewards Credit Card or IHG Rewards Premium Credit Card since you'll earn a great return of IHG Points on everyday spend. You can also use AMEX's handful of Membership Rewards Credit Cards by transferring points to Virgin Atlantic at a 1:1 ratio and then transferring those points to IHG at a 1:1 ratio.

IHG Points Transfer FAQ

Can I transfer IHG Points to airlines?

Yes, you can transfer IHG Points to more than 35 different airline partners.

How much does it cost to transfer IHG points?

You can transfer IHG Points to IHG's airline and other travel partners for free. Transferring IHG Points between IHG members will cost you $5 for every 1,000 points transferred.

Can I transfer IHG Points to Ultimate Rewards?

No. You can only transfer from Ultimate Rewards to IHG, not the other way around.

Can I earn IHG Points using Hertz?

Yes, Hertz is a direct transfer partner of IHG. Every 600 Hertz Points you transfer will give you 1,000 IHG Points.

How do you transfer IHG Points to airline and other partners?

You must call the IHG Rewards Club Service Center to transfer IHG Points to partners. It can take 2-3 weeks for the transfer to complete.


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