Hilton Honors Points can be earned by transferring rewards from partner programs directly to your Hilton Honors account. Those partner programs are:
- American Express Membership Rewards
- Amtrak Guest Rewards
- Diners Club Rewards
- Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles
- Virgin Atlantic Virgin Points
This page covers how you can earn Hilton Honors Points transferring from these programs and provides the best options for maximizing your earnings using them.
Point Transfer Options
You can transfer rewards to your Hilton Honors account using several rewards programs. Details on each program are listed below.
American Express Membership Rewards
AMEX Membership Rewards Points can be transferred directly to Hilton Honors Points at a 1:2 ratio. This means that every 1,000 AMEX Points you transfer will give you 2,000 Hilton Honors Points. This is a great way to earn additional points across categories that Hilton's own credit cards may not cover such as general travel offered on the AMEX Green Card.
How To Transfer AMEX Points To Hilton Honors
You can transfer Membership Rewards Points to Hilton Honors with the following steps:
- Go to AMEX's website, enter you User ID and Password, and select Membership Rewards in the drop down. Log In.
- Select Transfer Points from the tabbed options and click View All.
- Find Hilton Honors and click Transfer Points (if you haven't linked your account, you'll need to do so. You will need your Hilton Honors Membership Number to do such).
- Enter how many points you would like to transfer from AMEX to Hilton.
- Verify your AMEX Card, accept the terms & conditions, and click Confirm & Transfer Points.
These steps apply to the U.S. Membership Rewards Program. Steps might slightly differ in other regions.
Amtrak Guest Rewards
Amtrak Guest Rewards Points can be transferred to Hilton Honors Points at a 1:2 ratio. This means that every 5,000 Amtrak Guest Rewards Points you transfer will earn you 10,000 Hilton Honors Points. If you dabble with Amtrak and need to top off your Hilton Honors account, this is a good way to do so but just remember that Amtrak Points are worth an easy 2 cent each. So make sure you're devaluing your points too much or at least be aware of the big difference in value.
How To Transfer Amtrak Points To Hilton Honors
Transferring Amtrak Guest Rewards to your Hilton Honors account can be done in a few easy steps:
- Head to Amtrak's Hotels, Cars, and Cruises page.
- Scroll down to Hotels and find Hilton Honors. Click Show More.
- Click Redeem
- Select how many Amtrak Points you want to transfer to Hilton.
- Enter your Hilton Honors membership number
- Confirm the transfer.
Do note that it can take 6-8 weeks to transfer.
Diners Club Rewards
Diners Club International U.S. members will be able to transfer Club Rewards Points directly into their Hilton Honors account. You'll receive 2,000 Hilton Honors Points for every 1,250 Club Rewards Points transferred. This exchange can be made on clubrewardsus.com.
Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles can be transferred to Hilton Honors Points at a 1:1.5 ratio. This gives you 15,000 Hilton Honors Points for every 10,000 HawaiianMiles you transfer. Hawaiian Miles are worth about 1.2 cents on average so this isn't too bad of a transfer option if you can squeeze good value out of your Hilton Honors Points.
How To Transfer HawaiianMiles To Hilton Honors
You can transfer HawaiianMiles to your Hilton Honors account by going to Hawaiian's Non-Flight Partners page, finding Hilton Honors, and clicking Redeem for Points. You can then submit a request via an online form to transfer your miles. You'll be prompted to log into your account before you start the request.
Virgin Atlantic Airways
Virgin Atlantic Virgin Points (previously known as Flying Club Miles) can be transferred to Hilton Honors Points at a ratio of 1:1.5. This gives you 15,000 Hilton Honors Points for every 10,000 Virgin Points you transfer. Similar to HawaiianMiles, this is not a terrible transfer option if you can get good value from your Hilton Honors Points.
How To Transfer Virgin Points To Hilton Honors
In order to transfer your Virgin Atlantic Virgin Points to Hilton Honors, you will need to contact the Flying Club Helpline. Once you call, you will need to supply your Hilton Honors account number. Do note that the name on your Flying Club membership account must match and that your transfer can take up to 30 days
You can get the full details on the Virgin Atlantic-Hilton partner page.
Transfer To Hilton Calculator
The Transfer To Hilton Calculator will calculate the transfer of points from partnering programs to your Hilton Honors account. Enter any amount of Hilton Honors Points to see how many points or miles you would need to transfer from the listed programs to equal the amount you entered.
Earning With Partner Credit Cards
For the handful of travel partners that allow you to transfer rewards to the Hilton Honors Program, you can use the credit cards of those programs to earn points with Hilton. This is done by running spend and earning sign up bonuses on partner credit cards to earn rewards and then transferring those rewards to your Hilton Honors account. This can help you build points really fast.
All of the credit cards in the table below earn rewards with a program that has the ability to be transfered to the the Hilton Honors program. The earning rates for transfer partner credit cards are based on the transfer ratio when converting rewards to Hilton Honors Points.
If you're looking to earn Hilton Honors Points, you have a few solid options that you can use to top off your account thanks to the great 1:2 and 2:3 transfer ratios. With that being said, the best way to earn Hilton Honors Points on everyday spend will still be by using Hilton's line up of great credit cards.