Priority Pass Credit Cards

Want free Priority Pass membership and lounge access? Here's what you can get with a credit card.

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Priority Pass gives you access to over 1,300 airport lounges around the world. Membership prices start from US$99 but there are some credit cards in Australia that offer you free Priority Pass lounge access.

This is usually through complimentary Priority Pass membership, lounge passes or both. So, let's take a look at your options.

Compare credit cards with Priority Pass invitations

Name Product Bonus points Rewards program Rewards points per $ spent Purchase rate Annual fee
St.George Amplify Signature
200,000
Amplify Rewards
1.5
19.74% p.a.
$279
Up to 200,000 bonus points (100k first year & 100k second year) - worth $900 in gift cards - when you spend $12,000/yr for the first 2 years.
Westpac Altitude Black
150,000
Westpac Altitude Rewards
1.25
20.49% p.a.
$250
Earn 150,000 bonus Altitude Points when you spend $4,000 within the first 90 days. Plus, save with 0% interest on balance transfers.
American Express Platinum Card
200,000
Membership Rewards Ascent Premium
2.25
N/A
$1,450
Offer Extended: 150,000 bonus points when you spend $3,000 in the first 3 months. Additional 50,000 points in the 2nd year.
Citi Premier Card
130,000
Citi Rewards Program
1
21.49% p.a.
$150 annual fee for the first year ($300 p.a. thereafter)
Enjoy 130,000 bonus points (worth $450 in eGift cards) when you spend $4,000 within the first 90 days. Plus, a first-year annual fee discount.
Bank of Melbourne Amplify Signature
200,000
Amplify Rewards
1.5
19.74% p.a.
$279
Up to 200,000 bonus points (100k in the 1st year & 100k in the 2nd year) - worth $900 in gift cards - when you spend $12k/year for the first 2 years.
BankSA Amplify Signature
200,000
Amplify Rewards
1.5
19.74% p.a.
$279
Up to 200,000 bonus points (100k first year & 100k second year) - worth $900 in gift cards - when you spend $12,000/yr for the first 2 years.
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How does Priority Pass work?

Priority pass gives you access to over 1,300 airport lounges in over 600 cities worldwide. Depending on your credit card, it may come with complimentary membership to Priority Pass or a set number (usually two) of Priority Pass invitations to use each year. You may need to register your card on the Priority Pass website before taking advantage of the lounge passes.

This can help you save on the usual annual fees and visit fees you would usually fork out to visit the lounge. We've included the annual fees and details below, which were listed on the Priority Pass website in May 2021.

Standard

  • Annual fee: US $99
  • Member fee: US $32
  • Guest fee: US $32

Standard Plus

  • Annual fee: US $299
  • Member fee: 10 free visits and then US $32
  • Guest fee: US $32

Prestige

  • Annual fee: US $429
  • Member fee: All free member visits
  • Guest fee: US $32

Where are Priority Pass lounges located?

lounge with white chairs

There are Priority Pass lounges at airports all around the world – including airports in London, Los Angeles, Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong.

In Australia, there are Priority Pass locations at Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Adelaide airports. The Priority Pass website has a search tool you can use to find lounges for your travel plans.

What perks can I expect from a Priority Pass lounge?

cozy lounge

There are 1,300+ Priority Pass lounges in over 500 cities around the world and the perks vary depending on where you’re visiting. However, you can usually expect the following benefits when you visit one of the participating lounges:

Worldwide access

Whether you’re travelling around Australia or overseas, you can find Priority Pass lounges all over the world. You can use the “find a lounge” tool on the Priority Pass website to locate one based on the city or airport you’re visiting.

Tranquility and comfort

Unlike the busy and stressful public waiting areas of an airport, Priority Pass lounges offer travellers a quiet and peaceful alternative. There are usually plenty of seats, meaning you can relax in comfort before your next flight. Some lounges also offer shower facilities, in case you want to freshen up before your flight.

Complimentary meals and beverages

Plane food isn’t always appetising, so you can fill up on complimentary meals and snacks before your next flight. You may find that the meals on offer also reflect the local culture and flavours of your location! Whether you want barista-made coffee or a nice glass of wine, you can usually enjoy a variety of beverages in the lounge as well.

Wi-Fi and business facilities

If you want to get some work done before you jump on the plane, you can often take advantage of high-speed Wi-Fi and charging stations. Depending on the lounge, it may also have designated meeting rooms that you can take advantage of if you’re travelling with a colleague.

Restaurant and bar discounts

As well as lounge access, Priority Pass members can often take advantage of exclusive discounts and deals at partnered restaurants and bars at the airport. You can also use the find a lounge tool on the Priority Pass website to find which offers you can take advantage of depending on the airport you're visiting.

If you want a discounted annual Priority Pass membership, check out our Priority Pass discount codes for more savings.

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    DavidOctober 16, 2019

    We are flying to London in June 2020 and would like to use our mastercard points to purchase a priority pass. Can this be done?

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      JhezOctober 17, 2019Staff

      Hi David,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Priority pass cannot be purchased using points, unfortunately. You can purchase a Priority Pass membership directly or receive Priority Pass Select membership as a benefit on a travel rewards credit card. You can see the list of the credit cards with Priority Pass above.

      Before applying, please ensure that you meet all the eligibility criteria and read through the details of the needed requirements as well as the relevant Product Disclosure Statements/Terms and Conditions when comparing your options before making a decision on whether it is right for you.

      Regards,
      Jhezelyn

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    johnFebruary 4, 2019

    My wife and I will be departing from Los Angeles airport, flying Qantas on the 30th March 2019. We would like to visit an airport lounge prior to departure. How can we obtain tickets now and how much will they cost?

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      JhezFebruary 6, 2019Staff

      Hello John,

      Thank you for your comment.

      The cost for International Business Class lounges is $69. The passes are sold only online, and will not be available at the lounge itself on the day of travel.

      Regards,
      Jhezelyn

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    SteveNovember 1, 2017

    Which frequent flyer credit cards offer free supplementary cards to spouse etc

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      ArnoldNovember 1, 2017

      Hi Steve,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      Some Qantas credit cards let you request a supplementary card for a partner or family member, which means they can use the card to make purchases and earn rewards. Just make sure you factor this into your repayments and check whether or not there is a fee for getting additional cards.

      You can check our list of frequent flyer credit cards to compare your options. On the page, is a comparison table you can use to see which card suits you. Once you have chosen a particular card, you may then click on the “Go to site” button and you will be redirected to the bank’s website where you can proceed with your application or get in touch with their representatives for further assistance.

      Before applying, please ensure that you meet all the eligibility criteria and read through the details of the needed requirements as well as the relevant Product Disclosure Statements/Terms and Conditions when comparing your options before making a decision on whether it is right for you. You can also contact the provider if you have specific questions.

      Hope this information helps

      Cheers,
      Arnold

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