United Miles To Dollars: Cash Value & Calculators

Rewards Value Calculators
Calculate the conversion of United Miles to the average dollar value when redeemed for flights, car rentals, gift cards, and more.
Last Updated 2022-04-02 By R.Flowers III

The Point Calculator values United Miles to be worth around 1.2 cents each on average when used for award flights with United and their airline partners. Miles earned with United can also be used for hotels, car rentals, gift cards, and more.

How To Earn United Miles

The easiest way to earn United miles is through intro bonuses and spending across United credit cards and Ultimate Rewards credit cards.

United Credit Cards

United offers a handful of credit cards that can earn you a good amount of points on everyday spending as well as a large sum of points through intro bonuses. In addition to points, these cards also offer a range of benefits including free checked bags, United Club passes, complimentary upgrades, in-flight discounts and much more.

Here are the credit cards you can use to earn United miles:

Credit Card Intro Bonus Annual Fee
Best For Occasional United Travelers
Earn 50,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open. $0 for the first year, then $95
Best For United Benefits
Earn 70,000 bonus miles after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open. $250
Best For United Club Access
Earn 80,000 bonus miles after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. $525
Best For No Annual Fee
Earn 20,000 bonus miles after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open. $0
Best For United Business Travelers
Earn up to 150,000 bonus miles. Earn 75,000 bonus miles after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open. Plus, earn an additional 75,000 miles after you spend $20,000 total on purchases made in the first 6 months your account is open. $99

Chase Ultimate Rewards

Chase Ultimate Rewards points can be transferred to United at a 1:1 ratio meaning that every 1,000 Chase points you transfer to United will give you 1,000 United Miles.

Chase offers three Ultimate Rewards credit cards that are fantastic for anyone looking to earn travel rewards that can be redeemed for higher than average value. On top of that, these credit cards offer a range of perks and superb travel insurance.

Here are the best credit cards for earning Chase Ultimate Rewards points:

Credit Card Intro Bonus Annual Fee
Best For High Value & Travel Benefits
Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $900 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. $550
Best For Flexible Travel Rewards
Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. $95
Best For Flexible Business Travel Rewards
Earn 100k bonus points after you spend $15,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $1,000 cash back or $1,250 toward travel when redeemed through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. $95

Convert United Miles To Dollars

Use the United Miles Value Calculator to determine the cash value of miles based on our average values for flights, gift cards, and more. This will give you an idea of how much your miles are worth.

Enter any amount of United Miles to calculate the dollar value.
Miles
Redemption Estimated Value
Award Flights (Research/Sweet Spots) $0+
Award Flights (Average) $0
Cruises $0
TSA PreCheck $0
United Club Membership $0
Car Rentals $0
Hotels $0
United Wi-Fi Subscription $0 - $0
Gift Cards $0

United Flights

United Miles will have the best value when redeemed towards flights with United and their airline partners. This will give you an average value of around 1.3 cents per mile.

If you're looking to get a little bit more than that out of your miles, United has lots of sweet spots. This includes flights on First and Business Class with United and their partners, usage of United's Excursionist Perk, and international flights from the US to Europe.

United Hotels

United Miles can be used to book hotels through the United Airlines portal. This will give you an average value of about 0.68 cents per mile. I recommend using hotel rewards points if you're looking to earn rewards towards free night stays.

United Car Rentals

United Miles can be redeemed for car rentals through United Airlines which will give your points around 0.75 cents per mile. This features popular companies such as Hertz, Dollar, and Thrifty.

Gift Cards

Redeeming United Miles for gift cards will give you an average value of 0.3 cents each. This is one of the lowest and worse redemption options for United.

Use United Miles or Pay Cash?

Use this calculator to determine if a particular United Airlines redemption is giving your United Miles high value. Enter the cost in cash and the cost in United Miles (plus taxes) to see the value of your redemption.

Cost of Redemption In Cash
Enter how much the flight or redemption would cost you if you paid cash.
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Cost of Redemption In United Miles
Enter how much the flight or redemption would cost you in United Miles along with any taxes, fees, or additional cash cost you would have to pay.
United Miles
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Redemption Value
This is how much your United Miles are worth based on the values entered above.
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FAQ

How much are United Miles worth?

The Point Calculator values United Miles at 1.3 cents each, but they can be worth significantly more with a little research.

What can you use United Miles for?

United Miles can be used for award flights with United and other airline partners. They can also be used for car rentals, hotels, lounge access, gift cards, and much more.