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CK Editors’ Tips††: A great travel credit card comes with great rewards, valuable perks and the opportunity to maximize your value overall.
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What to consider when choosing a travel credit card
Travel credit cards can come with high annual fees, but that upfront cost shouldn’t always scare you off. Consider how your spending matches up with a card’s bonus categories, how often you’ll use the card’s perks and how often you’re likely to redeem your points for travel. In many cases, getting a card with a higher annual fee can be the smarter financial decision.
How we picked the best travel credit cards
The best travel credit cards offer clear value for your spending, whether via rewards or perks. We looked at bonus rates, perks and the overall value of each rewards program to determine which cards offer the most features for the annual fee. Read more about our methodology for picking the best credit cards.
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Great for travel rewards on a budget††
Great for travel rewards on a budget††

Bank of America® Travel Rewards credit card

  • Rewards rate

    1.5x
    Points per dollar
  • Annual fee

    $0
  • Welcome bonus

    25,000
    Points
  • Editors' bonus estimate

    $250
Rewards rate

1.5x Points per dollar

Annual fee

$0

Welcome bonus

Earn 25,000 online bonus points after making at least $1,000 in purchases within the first 90 days of account opening

Editors' bonus estimate

$250

Great for Costco and cash back lovers††
Great for Costco and cash back lovers††

Costco Anywhere Visa® Card by Citi

  • Rewards rate

    1% - 4%
    Cash back
  • Annual fee

    $0
Rewards rate

1% - 4% Cash back

Annual fee

$0

Great for bonus rewards on routine spending††
Great for bonus rewards on routine spending††

Discover it® chrome

  • Rewards rate

    1% - 2%
    Cash back
  • Annual fee

    $0
Rewards rate

1% - 2% Cash back

Annual fee

$0

Great for Southwest perks††
Great for Southwest perks††

Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card

  • Rewards rate

    1x - 3x
    Points per dollar
  • Annual fee

    $149
  • Welcome bonus

    50,000
    Points
  • Editors' bonus estimate

    $675
Rewards rate

1x - 3x Points per dollar

Annual fee

$149

Welcome bonus

Earn 50,000 bonus points after spending $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months.

Editors' bonus estimate

$675

Citi Premier® Card

  • Rewards rate

    1x - 3x
    Points per dollar
  • Annual fee

    $95
  • Welcome bonus

    80,000
    Points
Rewards rate

1x - 3x Points per dollar

Annual fee

$95

Welcome bonus

For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening

Discover it® Miles

  • Rewards rate

    1.5x
    Miles per dollar
  • Annual fee

    $0
Rewards rate

1.5x Miles per dollar

Annual fee

$0

Great for a more comfortable Hyatt stay††
Great for a more comfortable Hyatt stay††

World Of Hyatt Credit Card

  • Rewards rate

    2x - 9x
    Points per dollar
  • Annual fee

    $95
  • Welcome bonus

    Up to 60,000
    Points
Rewards rate

2x - 9x Points per dollar

Annual fee

$95

Welcome bonus

Earn 30,000 Bonus Points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening. Plus, up to 30,000 More Bonus Points by earning 2 Bonus Points total per $1 spent in the first 6 months from account opening on purchases that normally earn 1 Bonus Point, on up to $15,000 spent.

United Quest℠ Card

  • Rewards rate

    1x - 3x
    Miles per dollar
  • Annual fee

    $250
  • Welcome bonus

    70,000
    Miles
Rewards rate

1x - 3x Miles per dollar

Annual fee

$250

Welcome bonus

Earn 70,000 bonus miles after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open.

Great for families who fly American Airlines††
Great for families who fly American Airlines††

American Airlines AAdvantage MileUp℠ Card

  • Rewards rate

    1x - 2x
    Miles per dollar
  • Annual fee

    $0
  • Welcome bonus

    10,000
    Miles
Rewards rate

1x - 2x Miles per dollar

Annual fee

$0

Welcome bonus

Earn 10,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles and receive a $50 statement credit after making $500 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening

United Gateway℠ Card

  • Rewards rate

    1x - 2x
    Miles per dollar
  • Annual fee

    $0
  • Welcome bonus

    20,000
    Miles
Rewards rate

1x - 2x Miles per dollar

Annual fee

$0

Welcome bonus

Earn 20,000 bonus miles after you spend $1,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open. Plus, 0% intro APR for 12 months from account opening on purchases. Learn more.

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