One of the best ways to earn Southwest Points is by using Southwest's transfer partners. These transfer partner programs allow you to transfer your earned rewards directly into your Southwest Rapid Rewards account. This gives you the ability to earn lots of additional Southwest Points easily and faster.
Transfer To Southwest
Several partner rewards programs transfer directly into the Southwest's Rapid Rewards Program. This gives you the chance to earn Southwest Points at a faster rate than Southwest's own credit cards across several bonus categories.
Transfer To Southwest Calculator
Listed in the table below are the partners that transfer directly to the Southwest Rapid Rewards Program. Enter any amount of Southwest Points in the calculator below to see how many rewards you need in the partnering program to equal the amount you specified. You can click on any of the programs to learn more about earning, redeeming, and transferring rewards with their loyalty program.
Best Western Rewards
Best Western Points can be transferred to Southwest at a 5:1 transfer ratio. Best Western members earn base points at a rate of 10 points per $1 spent, which is equal to earning 2 Southwest Points per $1 spent at Best Western properties. You can also up the amount of points with Best Western Elite Status and by using Best Western Credit Cards.
Best Western To Southwest
You can transfer your Best Western Points to Southwest Rapid Rewards Points by:
- Logging into your Best Western account.
- Click on My Account > Redeem Rewards.
- Click on Airline Rewards - View Now.
- Find Southwest in the list and add the quantity you want to transfer
- Click Add To Cart and then click Checkout.
- Review the summary and click Submit.
Chase Ultimate Rewards
The Chase Ultimate Rewards Program is going to be the primary choice for earning Southwest Points outside of Southwest credit cards. Ultimate Rewards is the only major bank program that transfers to Southwest and it's a great 1-to-1 rate meaning you will earn 1 Southwest Rapid Rewards Point for every 1 Ultimate Rewards Point you transfer. This gives you three Ultimate Rewards point earning cards to work which really comes down to the luxury Chase Sapphire Reserve and Ink Business Preferred being the best options thanks to them both earning 3 points per $1 spent across travel and several other categories.
Choice Privileges Points can be transferred to Southwest at a 10:3 ratio which means that every 1,000 Choice Points you transfer you'll end up with 300 Southwest Points. Basic Choice Privileges members earn 10 Choice Points per $1 spent at Choice brand hotels, which equals 3 Southwest Points when transferred. You can add to the amount of points with Choice Privileges Elite Status and by using the Barclays Choice Privileges Credit Card.
Choice Privileges To Southwest
In order to transfer Choice Points to your Southwest account, you'll need to link your Southwest account through the Choice Rewards Exchange page. Once you do so, you'll be able to exchange points freely between programs by selecting Southwest and entering how many Choice Points you want to transfer.
World of Hyatt
Hyatt Points can be transferred to Southwest at a 25:12 ratio. This means that every 1,000 Hyatt Points you transfer, you'll receive 480 Southwest Points. World of Hyatt members earn 5 Hyatt Base Points per $1 spent which will give you around 2.4 Southwest Points per $1 spent at Hyatt brand hotels. You can earn more point at Hyatt by earning Hyatt Elite Status and using the Chase Hyatt Credit Card.
Hyatt offers a 5,000 bonus miles for every 50,000 Hyatt Points you transfer to a partner. This can earn you even more Southwest Points.
Hyatt Points To Southwest
You can transfer your Hyatt Points to Southwest using the following steps:
- Log into your World of Hyatt account.
- Click on your name in the upper right and click on Rewards.
- Scroll to the bottom and click Turn Points into Miles.
- Click Convert Existing Points To Miles.
- Select Southwest from the list of airlines and enter your Rapid Rewards Number.
- Enter how many Hyatt Points you want to convert.
- Click Convert.
Marriott Bonvoy Points can be transferred to Southwest at a 3:1 ratio. This means that every 3,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points you transfer will give you 1,000 Southwest Points. Marriott Bonvoy Members earn points at a base rate of 10 points per $1 spent which means you'll be earning, at minimum, the equivalent of 3.3 Southwest Points per $1 spent at Marriott brand hotels. When you combine Marriott Titanium status (or higher) with any Marriott Credit Card, you will earn a total of 23.5 points per $1 spent at Marriott which is equal to 7.83 miles when transferred making Marriott one of the best for frequent travelers able to obtain such status.
Marriott offers a bonus 15,000 Bonvoy Points for every 60,000 points transferred. This comes out to being a bonus 5,000 Southwest Points.
Marriott Points To Southwest
You can transfer your Marriott Bonvoy Points to Southwest using the following steps:
- Go to Marriott's Points To Miles page.
- Sign into your Marriott Bonvoy account if you haven't already.
- Click on Transfer Points.
- Select the Southwest as the Frequent Flyer Program and enter your Rapid Rewards number.
- Enter how many points you want to transfer.
- Click Continue.
- Review the transaction and confirm the transfer.
Radisson Rewards Points can be transferred to Southwest at a 10:1 ratio. This means that every 10,000 Radisson Rewards Points you transfer will give you 1,000 Southwest Points. Radisson Rewards members earn base points at a rate of 20 points per $1 spent at Radisson brand hotels which comes out to being 2 Southwest Points when transferred.
Radisson Points To Southwest
You can transfer your Radisson Rewards Points to Southwest using the following steps:
- Go to Radisson's Airline Miles page.
- Click Redeem Now and sign into your Radisson Rewards account.
- Select Southwest Airlines from the list of programs.
- Select the number of Radisson Points you want to transfer.
- Enter your Southwest Rapid Rewards number.
- Click Redeem Now.
Earning With Partner Credit Cards
The best thing about being able to transfer points to Southwest is the fact that you can use transfer partner credit cards to earn Southwest Points.
The list of cards below consist of credit cards that earn Southwest Points directly and credit cards that earn points with partners that you can transfer to your Southwest account. Earning rates for transfer partner credit cards listed in the table reflect the transfer ratios.
You can use the Best Credit Cards For Southwest Points Calculator to find out which cards in the above list earns you the most points and gives you the best return based on your monthly/yearly spend.