Best Credit Cards For Travel Purchases
A list of the best credit cards for travel purchases based on spend. Enter spend, calculate the return from a database of 250+ cards. Compare results.
Cards that earn bonus rewards and cash on general travel purchases can be useful for those who don't want to deal with multiple subcategories of travel such as airfare, car rentals, and hotel spending. Even if you do have a card that covers a specific branch of travel, it makes a great catch-all for categories such as tolls, parking garages, rideshares, and more.
If you're looking for annual fee free cards, Bank of America's personal and business cash back credit cards offer a 25% to 75% bonus on points earned for those who have 25k to 100k to invest with them and their partners.
In terms of cards with fees, there's a few to pick from if you spend heavy in travel (a.k.a take consistent vacations). This includes classics such as the Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase Ink Business Preferred, and AMEX Green Card. All of these cards can help you build up points that you can transfer to airline and hotel partners to get the best value.
Best Cards By Category Calculator
The Best Credit Cards By Category Calculator below will find the best credit cards for the listed categories based on your spend and the filter options selected. This will output a list of up to 50 credit cards sorted by total return.
I recommend using the Rewards Calculator which allows you to compare results side by side other cards, factor in sign up bonuses, add authorized users, select elite status (hotel cards), and much more.