Delta SkyMiles To Dollars: Cash Value & Calculator

Mile Conversion Calculator
Delta SkyMiles are worth about 1.2 cents each on average which means that 10,000 miles would have a dollar value of roughly $120.
Last Updated 2022-09-24 By R.Flowers III

The Point Calculator values Delta SkyMiles at 1.2 cents each on average when used for award flights on Delta and other partner airlines. SkyMiles can also be redeemed for hotels, car rentals, cruises, and much more.

Convert Delta SkyMiles To Dollars

Use the Points Value Calculator to determine the cash value of Delta SkyMiles for flights, hotels, car rentals, gift cards, and more. This will give you an idea of how much your points are worth on average for all popular redemption options.

Enter any amount of Delta SkyMiles to calculate the dollar value.
Miles
Redemption Average Dollar Value
Award Flights (Research)
1.2 to 2+ cents
$0 - $0+
Award Flights (Average)
1.2 cents
$0
Pay with Miles
1.0 cent
$0
Car Rentals
0.84 cents each
$0
Delta Gift Cards
7,150 Miles for $50 | ~0.69 Cents
$0
Hotels
0.42 cents each
$0
Merchandise
0.5 to 0.6 cents each
$0 - $0
Cruises
0.4 to 0.55 cents each
$0 - $0
Other Gift Cards Amounts
0.39 to 0.42 cents each
$0 - $0

Delta Flights

Delta SkyMiles will have the best value when redeemed toward flights with Delta Airlines and their airline partners. This will give you an average of 1.2 cents per mile, through it is possible to get slightly higher value.

The table below lists the average value of Delta SkyMiles based on our average flight redemption of 1.2 cents per point.

Delta SkyMiles Value: Flights
Delta SkyMiles Average Value
1,000 SkyMiles $12
5,000 SkyMiles $60
10,000 SkyMiles $120
25,000 SkyMiles $300
50,000 SkyMiles $600
75,000 SkyMiles $900
100,000 SkyMiles $1,200
120,000 SkyMiles $1,440

Car Rentals

Redeeming Delta SkyMiles for car rentals through the Delta SkyMiles Marketplace will give your miles a value of about 0.8 cents. You'll be able to book car with all of the top car rental companies including Enterprise, Hertz, and Alamo.

Hotels

Redeeming Delta SkyMiles for hotels through the Delta SkyMiles Marketplace will give your miles a value of around 0.42 cents each. You'll be able to book hotels with Marriott, Wyndham, and other popular hotel chains.

Cruises

Using your Delta SkyMiles for cruise redemptions through the Delta SkyMiles Marketplace will give your miles a value of around 0.47 cents apiece. The value can be higher or lower depending on the cruise line you're booking with.

Gift Cards

SkyMiles can be redeemed for a large variety of gift cards for about 0.41 cents on average. Gift card categories include dining, entertainment, gas, retail, and travel.

Merchandise

Redeeming Delta SkyMiles for merchandise through the Delta SkyMiles Marketplace will give your points an average of 0.55 cents per mile, though it will vary based on what you're purchasing. There are a lot of products available ranging from suitcases and outdoor to kitchen appliances and Apple electronics.

Use Delta SkyMiles or Pay Cash?

Use this calculator to determine the cash value of a redemption based on the cost in cash and the cost in Delta SkyMiles. This is useful when trying to decide whether to use cash or SkyMiles to book a flight.

Cost of Redemption In Cash
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Cost of Redemption In Delta SkyMiles
Enter how much the flight or redemption would cost you in Delta SkyMiles along with any taxes, fees, or additional cash cost you would have to pay.
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Redemption Value
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How To Earn SkyMiles

If you're looking to increase your balance of Delta SkyMiles, you can do so quickly with intro bonuses and everyday spending across Delta credit cards and Membership Rewards credit cards.

Delta Credit Cards

If you fly Delta at least a few times per year, I highly recommend having at least one co-branded credit card for the benefits alone. Here are the credit cards you can use to earn Delta SkyMiles:

Credit Card Intro Bonus Annual Fee
Best For No Annual Fee
Earn 10,000 bonus miles after you spend $1,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 6 months. $0
Best For Free Checked Bags
Earn 65,000 Bonus Miles after you spend $2,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 6 months. Offer ends 11/9/2022. $0 introductory annual fee fee, then $99
Best Overall For Delta Travelers
Earn 80,000 Bonus Miles after you spend $4,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 6 months. $250
Best For Benefits & Medallion Status Chasers
Earn 95,000 Bonus Miles after you spend $6,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 6 months. $550
Best Business Card For Free Checked Bags
Limited Time Offer: Earn 70,000 Bonus Miles after spending $3,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months of Card Membership. Offer ends 11/9/22. $0 introductory annual fee fee, then $99
Best Overall For Delta Business Travelers
Limited Time Offer: Earn 85,000 Bonus Miles after spending $4,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months of Card Membership. Offer ends 11/9/22. $250
Best Business Card For Benefits & Medallion Status Chasers
Limited Time Offer: Earn 100,000 Bonus Miles after spending $6,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months of Card Membership. Offer ends 11/9/22. $550

Membership Rewards Credit Cards

If you want to earn a high amount of Delta SkyMiles on everyday spending and travel, the Membership Rewards program is the route to take. Membership Rewards points can be transferred directly to your Delta SkyMiles account at a 1,000 points for 1,000 SkyMiles ratio.

It is worth mentioning that both the personal and business Platinum cards offer complimentary lounge access to Delta SkyClubs when flying Delta. This can be a great alternative to Delta's personal and business Reserve credit cards.

Here are the best credit cards for earning Membership Rewards points:

Credit Card Intro Bonus Annual Fee
Best For Lounge Access & Luxury Travel
Earn 100,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $6,000 on purchases on the Card in your first 6 months of Card Membership. $695
Best For Restaurants & U.S. Supermarkets
Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $4,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months. $250
Best For Lounge Access & Luxury Business Travel
Earn 120,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $15,000 on eligible purchases with your Card within the first 3 months of Card Membership. $695
Best For Business Rewards
Earn 70,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $10,000 on eligible purchases with the Business Gold Card within the first 3 months of Card Membership. $295
Best For Small Business & Miscellaneous Purchases
Earn 15,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $3,000 in eligible purchases on the Card within your first 3 months of Card Membership. $0

FAQ

How much are Delta SkyMiles Worth?

The Point Calculator values Delta SkyMiles at an average of 1.2 cents each.

How do you calculate Delta Skymiles?

Delta SkyMiles are earned per $1 spent and are based on the base fare of the Delta flight, the fare class you're flying in, and your Delta Medallion status.

How many miles do you need for a free flight on Delta?

One way tickets can be as low as 10,000 miles during sales, but you will generally find that most flights start around 25,000 miles for round-trip.

How much is 60,000 Delta SkyMiles worth?

60,000 SkyMiles can be worth as little as $234 and as high as $1,200 or more depending on the redemption. On average, you should be able to get at least $720 in value for most flights.