Credit Cards That Offer Priority Pass Memberships Compared – What Are The Differences?

Updated page for 2021, including the Capital One Venture X.

It’s becoming increasingly common for premium credit cards to offer priority pass lounge access. For those not familiar Priority Pass is a network of over 800 airport loungesReader Eric asked if we could create a post comparing the differences and we aim to please so here we are! Below is a list of credit cards that offer priority pass lounge access as a benefit, this is then followed by a comparison table.

Cards That Offer This Benefit

Comparison Table

 Free Access# Of GuestsAuthorized UsersMobile AppAnnual feeRestaurant Access
American Express PlatinumYes$27 per guestYes (normally $175 for three additional cardholders)YesVaries ($550 normally)No
Hilton Honors Ascend10 free visits, then $27 per visit32 per guest (can use the 10 free visits)NoYes$95.00No
Hilton Honors AspireYesTwo guests freeNo fee, but no access to Priority Pass loungesYes$450No
American Express Bonvoy BrilliantYes$27 per guestNoYes$450No
Business Hilton Honors10 free visits, then $27 per visit$32 per guest (can use the 10 free visits)NoYes$95No
Barclaycard Gold & BlackYesNo limitUnknown ($195 for black & $295 for gold)?$495, $995Yes
Chase Ritz-CarltonYesNo limit*Yes (no fee)Yes$450.00Yes
Chase Sapphire ReserveYesTwo guests freeYes ($75 per cardholder)Yes$550.00Yes
City National Bank Visa InfiniteYes$32 per guestYes, doesn’t have to be authorized^Yes$400Yes
Citi PrestigeYesTwo guests or immediate familyYes ($75 per cardholder)Yes$350-$450Yes
UBS Visa InfiniteNoNoneNo?$495Yes
U.S. bank Altitude ReserveFour free visits for primary cardholder, four free for guests then $27No limit*NoYes$400Yes
Capital One Venture XYesTwo guestsYesYes$395Yes

This table contains four columns:

  • Free access: This is whether the primary cardholder receives free access or not.
  • # Of Guests: This includes the number of free guests you’re allowed to bring into lounges. You can bring in additional guests for a cost of $27 per person if you want to exceed these limits. Note some lounges also have a restriction on the total amount of guests you can bring in (this is also relevant to the Chase Sapphire Reserve)
  • Authorized users: This indicates whether authorized user cardholders also receive this benefit or not. Unless otherwise noted if they do receive this benefit it’s the same as the primary cardholder.

*Some lounges have a restriction on the total amount of guests you can bring in, this limit still applies to cards that have no hard limits on the amount of guests that can be brought in.

^This card lets you choose one other person to receive this benefit, they don’t have to be an authorized user.

 

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Dheeraj
Dheeraj

Ritz Carlton is the best card for Priority Pass:

1. Unlimited guests
2. Free priority pass for your authorized users (which are free to add, with no limit on AUs)
3. Priority Pass restaurant access

Jack
Jack

According to the terms and conditions, Amex Plat includes 2 free guests.

Tyler
Tyler

Just came to add the same. I got my PP in the mail for my new Amex Platinum and it also lists 2 guests (3rd is $32 billed to your card).

vagniphor
vagniphor

What is restaurant access? Free pass to dine in a restaurant outside of the lounge?

Kyle808
Kyle808

Priority Pass has a select list of participating restaurants in which a member is eligible for up to $28 to $30 per guest for credits on food/drinks.

Ben
Ben

Verdict?

Jack
Jack

I guess I’ll have to wait for my Kroger Card to offer something premium…

Steven
Steven

Thanks!

Ryan del Mundo
Ryan del Mundo

Citi Prestige AU is now $75

Kyle808
Kyle808

Limited, but the United Nations Federal Credit Union’s “Elite Credit Card” also has priority pass lounge access. Comes with 5 free visits every 12 months for an annual fee of $50. May be worthwhile for those who don’t frequent PP lounges but want a low-fee to enter.

J
J

Thank you for this info, Kyle808. Although I have been involved with this thang for awhile, I have never heard of this card. I appreciate it!

Ryan
Ryan

Can we get a PenFed Pathfinder row? I signed up for PP, but idk anything about it lol. Never used it before, don’t travel often.

nick.gr.2019
nick.gr.2019

chase ritz carlton yyds