Singapore KrisFlyer Miles Calculator

If you're wondering how much Singapore KrisFlyer miles are worth, try our calculator.
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By Meghan Coyle 
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Edited by Meg Lee

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Nerdy takeaways
  • Singapore KrisFlyer miles are worth about 1.5 cents each when redeemed for economy award flights.

  • You might be able to get a slightly higher value if you book holiday flights with points.

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Nerdy takeaways
  • Singapore KrisFlyer miles are worth about 1.5 cents each when redeemed for economy award flights.

  • You might be able to get a slightly higher value if you book holiday flights with points.

MORE LIKE THISTravel

Just about anyone that earns any type of transferrable credit card points can get Singapore KrisFlyer miles. The airline is a transfer partner of Chase Ultimate Rewards®, AmEx Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou points and Capital One miles. But whether you should transfer to Singapore KrisFlyer or not depends on whether you're getting a high-value redemption.

How much are Singapore KrisFlyer miles worth?

Based on our analysis, the short answer is: 1.5 cents each.

This is a baseline value, drawn from real-world data on hundreds of economy routes, not a maximized value. In other words, you should aim for award redemptions that offer 1.5 cents or more in value from your Singapore KrisFlyer miles.

What does this value mean?

Our estimated value of 1.5 cents per Singapore KrisFlyer mile provides a lower-end value you can use to determine the relative value of your own redemptions. It is based on comparing main cabin fares using both cash and miles, across several dates and destinations.

In other words, this is the value you can expect to get from your Singapore KrisFlyer miles without seeking particularly high-value redemptions. This means you can get more value by looking for Singapore KrisFlyer sweet spots and using more advanced award techniques. It also means you can end up getting lower value than this if you’re not careful.

Singapore KrisFlyer miles calculator

How much are Singapore KrisFlyer miles worth in dollars? With the calculator below, you can determine the value of your Singapore KrisFlyer miles in dollars (using our value estimation).

When is the best time to use Singapore KrisFlyer miles?

Singapore KrisFlyer miles are actually slightly more valuable during the high-demand holiday travel season. We looked at redemption rates for awards booked 15 days before departure, 180 days before departure and award flights during peak winter holiday times.

For economy redemptions, the valuation was 1.2 cents each for close-in bookings 15 days before departure. Meanwhile, advanced purchase bookings offer 1.3 cents per mile. However, for holiday economy award flights, the valuation was much higher 2.1 cents per mile.

Earning Singapore KrisFlyer miles with credit cards

A number of major U.S. credit card issuers allow you to take the points you earn on spending and transfer them to partner airline and hotel programs. American Express, Capital One, Chase and Citi are among issuers that let you turn points into KrisFlyer miles. Among cards from those issuers:

Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit Card
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
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on Chase's website

Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card
Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card
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Citibank ThankYou Premier Credit Card
Citi Premier® Card
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American Express® Gold Card
American Express® Gold Card
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on American Express' website

Rates & Fees
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$95
$95
$95
$250
KrisFlyer transfer information

Transfers are on a 1:1 basis. So, for example, 1,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards® points become 1,000 Singapore KrisFlyer miles.

Other Chase cards allowing transfers include:

Transfers are on a 1:1 basis with a minimum of 1,000 miles. So 1,000 Capital One Miles become 1,000 Singapore KrisFlyer miles.

Other Capital One cards allowing transfers include:

Transfers are on a 1:1 basis with a minimum of 1,000 points, and transfers must be in increments of 1,000. So 1,000 Citi ThankYou points become 1,000 Singapore KrisFlyer miles.

Other Citi cards allowing transfers include:

Transfers are on a 3:2 basis with a minimum of 900 points transferred. So, for example, 1,500 American Express Membership Rewards points become 1,000 Singapore KrisFlyer miles. Terms apply.

Other American Express cards allowing transfers include:

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How flexible are Singapore KrisFlyer miles?

As a member of the Star Alliance, you can redeem Singapore KrisFlyer miles for award flights on alliance members like United, Air Canada or ANA.

  • Aegean Airlines.

  • Air Canada.

  • Air China.

  • Air India.

  • Air New Zealand.

  • All Nippon Airways (ANA).

  • Asiana Airlines.

  • Austrian Airlines.

  • Avianca.

  • Brussels Airlines.

  • Copa Airlines.

  • Croatia Airlines.

  • EgyptAir.

  • Ethiopian Airlines.

  • Eva Air.

  • Lot Polish Airlines.

  • Lufthansa.

  • Scandinavian Airlines.

  • Shenzhen Airlines.

  • South African Airways.

  • Swiss.

  • TAP Air Portugal.

  • Thai.

  • Turkish Airlines.

  • United Airlines.

How did we determine the Singapore KrisFlyer miles value?

We collected hundreds of data points comparing the cash value with award (Turkish KrisFlyer miles) value for the same routes and dates. That is, we compared the cost of a given ticket in either cash or miles, across many tickets.

This method differs from others in that it looks at actual redemptions rather than hypothetical, maximized redemptions. The advantage of this approach is that it provides a real-world indication of how much these Singapore KrisFlyer miles are worth, on average. That said, it doesn’t take into account the high-value redemptions that points enthusiasts seek.

Wondering what you can do with those Singapore KrisFlyer miles? Check out our point collector's guide to Singapore KrisFlyer, what to expect when you fly Singapore Airlines first class and learn which credit card is best for international award travel.

Featured photo courtesy of Singapore Airlines.

Frequently asked questions

According to NerdWallet’s analysis, 10,000 Singapore KrisFlyer miles are worth about $150.

According to NerdWallet’s analysis, 25,000 Singapore KrisFlyer miles are worth about $375.

According to NerdWallet’s analysis, 50,000 Singapore KrisFlyer miles are worth about $750.

According to NerdWallet’s analysis, 80,000 Singapore KrisFlyer miles are worth about $1,200.

According to NerdWallet’s analysis, 100,000 Singapore KrisFlyer miles are worth about $1,500.


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