IHG Transfer Partners

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IHG has more than 35 transfer partners. Get the full list and calculate the transfer of IHG Points to airline miles with each partner.


IHG Points can be transferred to over 35 different transfer partners. You can use the IHG Transfer Partner Calculator to calculate the transfer of points to these partners.

IHG Transfer Partners

IHG Points can be transferred to more than 35 partners. Those partners are:

  • Aeromexico
  • Air Canada
  • Air China
  • Air France-KLM (Flying Blue)
  • AIR MILES Canada
  • Air New Zealand
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Alitalia Air
  • All Nippon Airways (ANA)
  • American Airlines
  • Avianca
  • Cathay Pacific
  • China Eastern Airlines
  • China Southern Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • El Al Isreal
  • Emirates
  • Etihad
  • Gulf Air
  • Hainan Air
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Japan Airlines
  • Jet Air
  • JetBlue Airways
  • LATAM Pass
  • Lufthansa
  • Malaysia Air
  • Qantas Air
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines
  • South African Air
  • Tap Air Portugal
  • Thai Air
  • United Airlines
  • Virgin Atlantic Airways
  • Virgin Australia

The transfer rate varies depending on the partner, but the most common transfer rate is 10,000 IHG Points for 2,000 airline miles which can be simplified to 1 airline mile for every 5 IHG Points you transfer. base points, elite status points, and credit card points, you can earn up to a max of 30 IHG Points per $1 spent at IHG hotels. That's a total of 6 airline miles with most of IHG's transfer partners which can be well worth it for those who frequent IHG properties.

How To Transfer IHG Points

Unfortunately, IHG Points cannot be transferred to their partners online. You'll have to call the IHG Rewards Club Service center to transfer your points. Once the transfer has been initiated, it can take at least 2-3 weeks to be deposited into the receiving program. This is not the fastest process, so if you're trying to transfer IHG Points you'll want to make sure to note the time it takes.

Are Transferring IHG Points Worth It

This will all come down to how much you value IHG Points. If you don't plan on using the IHG Points to stay at IHG brand hotels, transferring your points can be worth it since they'll just be collecting dust.

If you do use IHG Points and redeem them for good value (as in around 0.6 cents per point), then transferring your points to airline partners will usually cause you to lose value. This is because 10 IHG Points has an average value of $0.60 cents whereas the 1 airline mile you'll receive when transferring will range from 1 cent to 3 cents in value depending on the redemption. With the exception of Marriott, transferring hotel rewards points to partners is usually not worth it, but that's not to say that it isn't a solid option if you really need to top off your account in another program.

IHG Transfer Partners Calculator

Use the IHG Transfer Partners Calculator to calculate the transfer of points to IHG's airline partners based on the transfer ratio. You can enter any amount of IHG Points to see how many airline miles you'll end up with after the transfer.

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Summary

The IHG Rewards Program provides an easy way for you to top off your favorite frequent flyer accounts. While this is a free and easy route to take, be sure to note that it can take weeks for the actual transfer to complete so you'll want to plan ahead.

Looking for ways to build your IHG Points? The best option will be via credit card spend on IHG credit cards and transfer partner credit cards. You can use the IHG Credit Card Calculators to calculate how many points you can earn based on spend and elite status or you can use the Best Credit Cards For IHG Points Calculator to get a list of the best cards for earning points based on your spend across up to 20 categories. I've also listed a few other options below that can help you build your points.

You expand your point transfer knowledge by reading up on transferring rewards points from other top hotel loyalty programs.

IHG Points Transfer FAQ

Can I transfer IHG Points to airlines?

Yes, you can transfer IHG Points to more than 35 different airline partners.

How much does it cost to transfer IHG points?

You can transfer IHG Points to IHG's airline and other travel partners for free. Transferring IHG Points between IHG members will cost you $5 for every 1,000 points transferred.

Can I transfer IHG Points to Ultimate Rewards?

No. You can only transfer from Ultimate Rewards to IHG, not the other way around.

How do you transfer IHG Points to airline and other partners?

You must call the IHG Rewards Club Service Center to transfer IHG Points to partners. It can take 2-3 weeks for the transfer to complete.


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