American Express has several credit cards with no foreign transaction fees, including Amex Platinum, Amex Gold, and cards with rewards for Hilton, Marriott and Delta. The Amex cards without international fees have annual fees ranging from $0 to $500+. They also offer valuable travel benefits, such as free checked bags and luxury airport lounge access.
The best American Express credit card with no foreign transaction fee is the Hilton Honors American Express card because it’s the only general-consumer offer without an annual fee. The Hilton Amex Card also has a nice signup bonus, giving 80,000 points once you spend $1,000 within the first three months. The ongoing rewards are pretty good too. Cardholders earn 7 points per dollar spent with hotels and resorts in the Hilton Honors collection as well as 5 points per dollar spent at restaurants, supermarkets, and gas stations. They’ll also earn 3 points per dollar spent on all other purchases.
American Express Cards with No Foreign Transaction Fees:
- The Platinum Card ($550 annual fee)
- Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card ($95 annual fee)
- Hilton Honors American Express Credit Card ($0 annual fee)
- The Gold Card ($250 annual fee)
- Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express card- ($450 annual fee)
- Delta Reserve Credit Card- ($550 annual fee)
- Gold Delta SkyMiles ($0 1st yr, $99 after annual fee)
- Platinum Delta SkyMiles ($250 annual fee)
While American Express no-foreign transaction fee credit cards make it cheaper to travel with your Amex card, they’re not accepted everywhere. You should be able to find businesses that accept American Express in places like Canada and Mexico. However, it’ll be harder in smaller countries, especially those that don’t typically do business with the U.S.
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