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Can I earn Avios from Hertz / Avis / Europcar / Sixt or other car rental companies?

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Can you earn Avios from Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Sixt or other car rental companies?

Rental cars offer an additional way of earning Avios. In this article we’ll look at which car rental companies allow you to earn Avios.

Can I earn Avios from Hertz / Avis / Europcar / Sixt?


British Airways has a significant partnership with rental car company Avis. This partnership includes more than just an Avios earning rate. If booking an Avis rental car with a British Airways Executive Club number, you will get a free additional driver

You will earn 3 Avios per £ spent with Avis, with minimum of 500 Avios per rental. If you rent four times or more in one year you get an additional 750 Avios bonus.  If you pay with a British Airways American Express card you will earn an additional 250 Avios.

In addition, if you are a British Airways Gold card holder, you are entitled to “Avis Priority Rental Service”, which allows you to pick your rental up from right outside the arrivals hall at Heathrow Terminal 5 instead of taking the shuttle bus.


You can collect 100 Avios per day when you rent a car with Budget.  Budget is a sister company to Avis and they share the same parent.


You can collect two Avios per €1 spent, with a minimum of 500 Avios per rental, with European rental group Maggiore.  Again, this is a business under the same ownership as Avis and Budget.

Other rental companies

Hertz, Sixt, Europcar and others have their own deals with airlines but not with British Airways, Iberia or any other Avios-earning airline.  Hertz, for example, lets you earn Virgin Atlantic Flying Club points and has an attractive rate of 1,000 miles per rental.

If you want to earn Avios points from a car rental, you are restricted to Avis and its sister companies.

(This article is part of our ‘BA Q&A’ series which explains how British Airways Executive Club works.  You can see all of our ‘BA Q&A’ articles here. )

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How to get 20,000 Avios from Amex Gold or 60,000 Avios from Amex Platinum (September 2021 offer)

The sign-up bonus on American Express Preferred Rewards Gold converts to 20,000 Avios and the card is free for the first year.

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American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

You don’t qualify for the Amex Gold bonus if you have a British Airways American Express card. You DO qualify for the bonus on The Platinum Card, which converts into 60,000 Avios.

60,000 points on The Platinum Card is a special offer which ends on 2nd November 2021. Find out more here:

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The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

If you have your own small business, the best way of earning Avios is via the Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa. It has a sign-up bonus which converts to 10,000 Avios:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

You should also look at the British Airways Accelerating Business card, because it currently has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

60,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

You can find out more about ALL UK credit cards which offer travel rewards in this article, updated monthly.

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