IHG Points To Airline Miles: Conversion Calculator

Rewards Transfer Calculators
Check out IHG's list of transfer partners and use our calculator to convert IHG points to airline miles with IHG's travel partners.
Last Updated 2022-09-28 By R.Flowers III

IHG Points can be transferred to over 30 airline frequent flyer partners mostly at a 5:1 ratio. This means that 5,000 IHG Points can be converted to 1,000 airline miles.

List of IHG transfer partners

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Calculate IHG point transfers

Use the Point Conversion Calculator to calculate the conversion of IHG points to airline miles with IHG's transfer partners.

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How to transfer IHG points

IHG Points can be transferred to any of their 35 airline partners by calling the IHG Rewards Service center. IHG Points cannot be transferred to partners online.

Once the transfer has been initiated by the service center, it can take at least 2-3 weeks to be deposited into the receiving frequent flyer program.

This isn't the fastest process, so if you're trying to transfer IHG Points to an airline partner, you'll want to make sure to do it way in advance.

How to earn IHG points

If you're looking for a fast way to earn lots of IHG Points, the best option is going to be IHG Rewards credit cards and Ultimate Rewards credit cards.

IHG credit cards

On top of earning up to 10 IHG Points per $1 spent at IHG brand hotels, IHG credit cards offer great sign up bonuses that can earn you enough points for multiple free nights at top resorts worldwide. They also offer fantastic benefits such as a free annual night, complimentary elite status, and access to the IHG 4th Night Free benefit.

If you frequent IHG hotels or you're looking for some easy points to transfer to your favorite frequent flyer program, I recommend picking up an IHG Rewards Credit Card.

Here are the three credit cards that IHG offers:

Credit Card Intro Bonus Annual Fee
Best For IHG Points & Benefits
Earn 140,000 bonus points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. $99
Best For No Annual Fee
Earn 80,000 bonus points after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. $0
Best For IHG Business Travelers
Earn 140,000 bonus points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. $99

Ultimate Rewards credit cards

Chase Ultimate Rewards Points can be transferred to IHG at a 1:1 ratio. This means that 1,000 Chase Points can be converted to 1,000 IHG Points.

Chase offers three Ultimate Rewards credit cards that feature high intro bonuses and earn points across popular categories such as dining and travel.

Ultimate Rewards Points can be worth as much as 2 cents each on average, so you'll want to note this as transferring points to IHG will more than likely devalue them. Still, Ultimate Rewards Points can be great if you need to top off your IHG Rewards account.

Here are the best credit cards for earning 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

IHG Points Transfer FAQ

Can I transfer IHG Points to airlines?

Yes, you can transfer IHG Points to over 30 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 Service Center to transfer IHG Points to partners. It can take 2-3 weeks for the transfer to complete.