Buying British Airways Avios? Calculate The Cost First

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Avios will cost you between 2.7 and 5.3 cents each. You can buy as little as 1,000 Avios for $53 or as much as 200,000 Avios for $5,523.
Last Updated 2022-06-21 By R.Flowers III

If you're a few British Airways Avios short of a redemption, you can buy them directly from the Buy Avios portal starting at 1,000 Avios for $53, €36, or £31.

Cost To Buy

British Airways Avios can be purchased in US Dollars, Euros, or Pounds at various amounts. The more Avios you buy at once, the better the price.

British Airways Avios will cost you between 2.7 cents and 5.3 cents each. You can buy as little as 1,000 Avios for $53 and as many as 200,000 Avios for $5,523.

Avios can only be purchased in select increments:

  • 1,000-point increments from 1,000 Avios to 6,000 Avios
  • 2,000-point increments from 6,000 Avios to 10,000 Avios
  • 5,000-point increments from 10,000 Avios to 50,000 Avios
  • 10,000-point increments from 50,000 Avios to 100,000 Avios
  • 25,000-point increments from 100,000 Avios to 200,000 Avios

Example: Let's say you need to buy 73,000 Avios

You would need to buy 80,000 Avios because Avios can only be purchased in 10,000-point increments between 50,000 and 100,000 Avios.

You can also buy 70,000 Avios and then buy an additional 3,000 Avios is another transaction. This would come out cheaper than buying 80,000 Avios.

Do note that splitting the purchase amounts between two transactions is not always the cheapest, so be sure to do the math.

Buy Avios Calculator

Use the Buy Avios Calculator to calculate how much it will cost you to buy British Airways Avios in US Dollars (USD), Euros (EUR), or British Pounds (GBP).

Enter the currency that you plan on buying Avios in.
Enter how many Avios points you need. The calculator will output the cost.
Total Cost $0

How to buy British Airways Avios

  1. Head over to British Airways Buy Avios page.
  2. Log into your British Airways Executive account.
  3. Select how many British Airways Avios you would like to buy.
  4. Enter your payment info.
  5. Review the order and agree to the terms and conditions.
  6. Click 'Pay now'

Avios should post to your British Airways Executive account within a few minutes upon successful receipt of purchase. You'll receive a confirmation email once they do post to your account, so keep an eye out for that.