American Express® Travel Rewards Credit Cards


Considering a travel Credit Card? Find out more about how you can enjoy the benefits, convenience and security of a Credit Card, with exciting travel rewards – like air miles and rewards points – along the way.

What is a Travel Rewards Credit Card?

Travel rewards cards allow you to earn points as you spend, which can be used for travel treats – from flights and hotel stays, to luxury car hire. This type of card is ideal for those who love to see the world. And they’re accepted globally, too.


With American Express® Credit Cards for travel, you’ll collect Membership Rewards® points or Avios as you spend, to use for future flights, hotel stays and transport. The card also unlocks other travel benefits, like airport lounge access, free checked bags, travel insurance and priority boarding for a comfortable and relaxing journey.


Whether you're planning a business trip, a weekend away or a long-haul holiday of a lifetime, travel rewards can help you get there.

How do our Travel Rewards Cards work?

American Express® Travel Rewards Cards work much like a normal Credit Card, with added benefits:


  1. Use your Card for everyday purchases – Whether you’re at the supermarket or booking a hotel, use your Travel Credit Card as you would a standard credit card.

  2. Earn rewards points – Get points every time you spend. What you earn will depend on your Card type. If your Card earns Membership Rewards points, you can transfer these to one of our partner loyalty programmes and spend them there.

  3. Redeem travel treats – From booking hotels and car hire for an epic road trip, to other exciting experiences.

Why choose an American Express® Travel Card?

Lots of travel rewards cards will earn you points. But why choose American Express? As well as earning you Membership Rewards® points and Avios, here’s how our Card perks could upgrade your travel experience:


Airline and Hotel choice


With up to 12 airline transfer partners and three hotel partners to choose from, you can transfer your Membership Rewards® Points directly to your preferred airline or hotel, opening up a whole world of travel.


Travelling with your Points is a breeze


With 100 years of travel expertise, our travel network – American Express® Travel Online – provides exceptional service and support from the moment you book.


Airport Lounge Access


The American Express® Preferred Rewards Gold Credit Card (Representative 88.8% APR variable) lets you escape the airport crowds with four complimentary lounge visits per year.


After something more comprehensive? The Platinum Card® (Representative 704.6% APR variable) offers unlimited complimentary access to over 1,400 lounges worldwide, for you and a guest, including Priority Pass™ lounges.


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Travel Protection


Some of our Travel Rewards Cards offer Travel Accident and Travel Inconvenience insurance, keeping you covered for international or domestic travel when you book and pay for your trip with the eligible Card. Subject to enrolment, find out more here.


Dining Experiences


Curated by a team of global dining experts, Taste from American Express® Experiences is a list of recommended local favourites. It also offers Cardmembers something special on the house – like discounts, a complimentary bottle of wine, or an appetiser.


Global Support


No matter where you are in the world, we'll be here when you need us, 24/7, via the American Express® app.

Compare our Travel Reward Credit Cards

As a new Cardmember, Earn 40,000 Membership Rewards® points​ when you spend £6,000 in your first three months of Cardmembership. 18+, subject to status. Terms apply. 7
Representative 704.6% APR variable
  • Refined travel — unique access to airport lounges, handpicked hotels and complimentary offers
  • Worldwide travel insurance for you and your immediate family
  • Platinum Concierge can take care of travel and lifestyle plans









As a new Cardmember, earn 20,000 Membership Rewards® points when you spend £3,000 in your first three months of Cardmembership. 18+, subject to status. Terms apply. 10

Representative 88.8% APR variable 
  • Get Membership Rewards points for every pound you spend and redeem with a range of shopping, travel and lifestyle partners.
  • Unlike other loyalty programmes, Membership Rewards points never expire. Get shopping, travel and entertainment rewards or even offset any purchase made on your Card.







As a new Cardmember, collect 25,000 bonus Avios
.when you spend £3,000 in your first three months of Cardmembership. Terms Apply1
Representative 139.9% APR variable
  • Get a Companion Voucher when you spend £10,000 each membership year on the Card, which you can use to either take a companion with you in the same flight and cabin or, if travelling solo, a 50% discount on the Avios price you pay for your flight. Vouchers are redeemable when you book a British Airways, Iberia or Aer Lingus Reward Flight in any cabin. British Airways American Express Premium Plus Cardmembers will have access to additional Reward flight seats within Club World (business) when booking with a Companion Voucher, subject to availability. Taxes, fees and carrier charges apply per person2. *From 1 November you will need to spend £15,000 within each membership year to earn a Companion Voucher. For example, if your next anniversary date is 1 Feb 2025 you would need to either spend £10,000 by 31 October 2024 or spend £15,000 by 31 January 2025 to earn your Companion Voucher for this membership year.
  • Automatic enrolment to the British Airways Executive Club
  • Travel and shopping protection3



Frequently Asked Questions


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Choose between a variety of Cards that offer you Avios points or Membership Rewards points for purchases made on your Card.




To save time, use the following checklist to see if you meet our standard eligibility criteria:


I am aged 18 or over 

I have no history of bad debt

I have a permanent UK home address 

I have a current UK bank or building society account

Some Cards may have additional specific eligibility criteria, and you will be asked to provide employment, income and bank account information in order to submit your application.


Once you have found the Card that best suits you, read the important information, then click the 'Apply now' button on the page to begin the application process. At this point, you can choose optional additional benefits and also decide how you'd like your name to appear on your Card.

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