You can transfer Marriott Bonvoy points to 43 different airline points programs, including several unique programs that have no other transfer partners.
Marriott points transfer at a 3 Marriott points to 1 Airline point. You should also try to transfer points in 60,000 Marriott point increments because you receive 5,000 extra airline points for every 60,000 Marriott points you transfer.
If you follow this strategy, 60,000 Marriott will turn into 25,000 airline points.
There are a few exceptions:
- United Airlines transfers with a 10% bonus, so 60,000 Marriott points = 27,500 miles.
- JetBlue TrueBlue transfers at 6 to 1 ratio, so 60,000 Marriott points = 12,500 points.
- Air New Zeland Airpoints transfer at a 200 to 1 ratio, so 60,000 Marriott points = 325 Airpoints. (A one-way business class flight from Los Angeles to Tokyo on ANA or United would cost 1,300 Airpoints, or 240,000 Marriott points)
How Long Does it Take to Transfer Marriott Bonvoy Points to Airlines?
The times below may vary. Marriott is the least reliable of the five transferable points programs when it comes to points transfers, so there may be some delay.
|Marriott Bonvoy Points Transfer Partners|
|Marriott points transfer at a rate of 3 Marriott points to 1 airline mile with a transfer bonus of 5,000 airline miles when you transfer 60,000 Marriott points.|
|Airline Points Program||Transfer Time|
|Aegean Airlines||3 days|
|Aer Lingus||3 days|
|Air Canada Aeroplan||4 days|
|Air China||5 days|
|Air France/KLM Flying Blue||3 days|
|Air New Zealand [200 to 1 Ratio]||24 hours|
|Alaska Airlines||4 days|
|American Airlines||48 hours|
|Asiana Airlines||4 days|
|Avianca Lifemiles||24 to 48 hours|
|British Airways||3 days|
|Cathay Pacific Asia Miles||5 days|
|China Eastern Airlines||Unknown|
|China Southern Airlines||7 days|
|Copa Airlines||3 days|
|Delta SkyMiles||24 hours|
|Frontier Airlines||6 weeks|
|Hainan Airlines||24 hours|
|Hawaiian Airlines||24 hours|
|Japan Airlines||48 hours|
|jetBlue [6 to 1 Ratio]||24 hours|
|Korean Air||48 hours|
|LATAM Airlines||48 hours|
|Lufthansa Miles & More||3 days|
|Qatar Airways||3 days|
|Saudi Arabian Airlines||5 days|
|Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer||48 hours|
|South African Airways||3 days|
|Southwest Airlines||24 hours|
|TAP Air Portugal||48 hours|
|Thai Airways||4 days|
|Turkish Airlines||3 days|
|United [3 to 1.1 Ratio]||7 days|
|Virgin Atlantic||24 to 48 hours|
|Virgin Australia||24 to 48 hours|
Best Airlines to Transfer Marriott Bonvoy Points
Marriott has several unique transfer partners that American Express, Citi, or Chase points cannot transfer to.
The unique transfer partners that are worth considering are:
Other points programs that we like that are also transferrable from other points currencies are:
- Air Canada Aeroplan
- Avianca LifeMiles
- Turkish Airlines
- United Airlines
- Virgin Atlantic
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Marriott offer transfer bonuses?
Marriott occasionally offers transfer bonuses. In 2019, there were only two transfer bonuses to Aeroplan for a 35% bonus and British Airways for a 30% bonus.
Before the Marriott and SPG Merger (2017 and 2018), transfer bonuses were more plentiful at 7-9 per year.
Do Marriott Bonvoy points expire?
Yes after 24 months of account inactivity.
Can you reverse a points transfer?
No. All transfers are final.
Can you transfer points to another account?
Marriott allows you to transfer up to 100,000 points each calendar year to another Marriott Bonvoy member. The other account must be in good standing and must have been open for at least 60 days.
Each Bonvoy member can receive up to 500,000 points through transfers each calendar year. Points must also be transferred in increments of 1,000 points.
You can call Marriott Guest services at 801-468-4000 to complete a transfer.