Travel Rewards Credit Cards

Reviews and opinions of the best travel rewards credit cards including airline credit cards and hotel rewards credit cards.

Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card

Editor’s Rating: | Credit Needed: Excellent | Average Approved Score: 697* | Lowest Approved Score: 629*

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  • Enjoy a one-time bonus of 20,000 miles once you spend $1,000 on purchases within the first 3 months, equal to $200 in travel
  • Earn unlimited 1.25 miles on every purchase, every day and pay no annual fee
  • Fly any airline, stay at any hotel, anytime
  • Enjoy a low intro APR on purchases until March 2016; 11.9%-21.9% variable APR after that
  • Travel when you want - no blackout dates
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • Miles don’t expire and there’s no limit to how many you can earn
Intro APR, Purchases Intro Term, Purchases Intro APR, Balance Transfers Intro Term, Balance Transfers Regular APR Annual Fee
0%until March 2016 N/AN/A 11.9% – 21.9%* Variable $0

Discover it® Miles

Editor’s Rating: | Credit Needed: Excellent

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  • No annual fee & unlimited 1.5x Miles on every dollar you spend on purchases*.
  • Exclusive Double Miles Offer: At the end of your first year - when other Miles cards charge an annual fee - Discover doubles all the Miles you've earned.
  • 100 Miles = $1 value. Redeem Miles in any amount toward travel purchases on your statement. Or get cash as a direct deposit to your bank account.
  • Discover pays you back for your in-flight Wi-Fi fees - up to $30 a year - with an automatic statement credit.
  • Free FICO® Credit Score on your monthly statements, on mobile app and online*.
  • 100% U.S. based service at your dedicated phone number - day and night.
  • Free overnight shipping of replacement cards to any U.S. street address at your request. And you're never responsible for unauthorized purchases on your Discover card.
  • *See rates, rewards, free FICO® Credit Score terms and other info by clicking "Apply Now." See complete Discover it® Miles details.
Intro APR, Purchases Intro Term, Purchases Intro APR, Balance Transfers Intro Term, Balance Transfers Regular APR Annual Fee
0%*12 Months 10.99%*12 Months 10.99% – 22.99%* Variable $0

U.S. Bank FlexPerks® Travel Rewards American Express® Card

Editor’s Rating: | Credit Needed: Excellent | Average Approved Score: N/A* | Lowest Approved Score: N/A*

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  • Earn 20,000 enrollment FlexPoints with a new FlexPerks Travel Rewards Card after you spend $3,500 in Net Purchases on your Card within the first four months of account opening.
  • 2X FlexPoints at restaurants and on fast food. Plus, use your Card at select membership warehouse clubs.
  • 2X FlexPoints on gas, grocery or airfare - whichever you spend most on each monthly billing cycle - and on most cell phone expenses.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • Travel Advisor Fee: $25
Intro APR, Purchases Intro Term, Purchases Intro APR, Balance Transfers Intro Term, Balance Transfers Regular APR Annual Fee
N/AN/A N/AN/A 13.99% - 23.99%* Variable $0 for the first year, then $49*

Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card

Editor’s Rating: | Credit Needed: Excellent | Average Approved Score: 708* | Lowest Approved Score: 618*

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Great For: Rewards redeemable for any travel expense.

  • Enjoy a one-time bonus of 40,000 miles once you spend $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months, equal to $400 in travel
  • Earn unlimited 2X miles on every purchase, every day
  • Fly any airline, stay at any hotel, anytime
  • Travel when you want-no blackout dates
  • Miles don't expire and there’s no limit to how many you can earn
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • No annual fee for the first year; $59 after that
Intro APR, Purchases Intro Term, Purchases Intro APR, Balance Transfers Intro Term, Balance Transfers Regular APR Annual Fee
N/AN/A N/AN/A 12.9% – 22.9%* Variable $0 intro for first year; $59 after that
* This information is provided through a relationship with CreditKarma.com. Credit Karma members have received approvals with these TransUnion New Account credit scores. Please note that because other factors may affect credit card approval, these approval metrics are only guidelines and approval is not guaranteed.