Hotel Loyalty Programs

How to transfer Marriott Points to another account online?

Learn how to transfer Marriott Bonvoy points to another account online without any fee. Follow these simple steps to transfer points easily without the need for a phone call.

Marriott Bonvoy has been the darling loyalty program for Indian card holders because it was the only program that was worth transferring points to for a long time. Although the situation has changed with the advent of Accor and ITC, Marriott Bonvoy still remains one of the most sought-after programs for domestic and international hotel redemptions. While the Bonvoy program offers many benefits, one of its most useful features is the possibility of transferring points between accounts without any fee, which can be useful in many circumstances such as.

  • Combining points with family members or friends to book award stays
  • If one person has Marriott Platinum or Titanium status and the other only has Gold, it is better to book from the Platinum or Titanium account to enjoy free breakfast, late checkout, and other perks.
  • You can transfer your Marriott points to someone who needs a few more points for their vacation.
  • Or maybe you have a completely different reason for wanting to transfer your Marriott points.

Erstwhile, transferring Marriott points between accounts was easy albeit not very convenient. To move points from one account to another, you had to call Marriott and needed to verify other account details. Though the process did not incur any fee, it was still an extra step that required us to set aside time to make a phone call.

However, Marriott has recently updated its policy regarding points transfer and removed the restriction of calling to transfer points, and now allows its members to transfer points online.

How to transfer Marriott Points Online?

screenshot showing the marriott website page to transfer points
Points Transfer Page
  • Go to the landing page:
  • Login to your account
  • Enter the recipient’s first name, last name, and Marriott Bonvoy number, and re-confirm the Marriott Bonvoy number and the number of points you wish to transfer.
  • Once you verify that the details are correct, agree to the terms by checking the box and submit the transfer now.
  • A verification code will be sent to you via text message or email. Once you receive the code, enter it in the field and click “Verify”.
  • A confirmation will appear on the next page summarising to whom you sent points, their Bonvoy number, the number of points transferred, and your remaining balance.
screenshot showing the marriott points transfer confirmation
Points Transfer Confirmation

While the message says to wait up to 24 hours to complete the transfer however in our experience it happens instantly.

Policies Governing the Transfer of Marriott Bonvoy Points

  • Names must be entered exactly as they appear on their Marriott Bonvoy account.
  • Both Marriott Bonvoy accounts must be in good standing and have each been open for at least thirty (30) days with qualifying activity or ninety (90) days without Qualifying Activity. Qualifying activity can be – completed paid stays, completed Marriott Bonvoy points redemption stays, Marriott Bonvoy points earned through co-branded credit cards, purchasing Marriott Bonvoy points, or transferring your credit card points to your Marriott account.
  • The Minimum Transfer amount is 1,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points and transfers must be completed in 1,000 Point increments.
  • You can transfer up to 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points per calendar year to another account.
  • You can receive up to 500,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points per calendar year from other Marriott Accounts.
⚠️ Caution: Please note that transferring points from an inactive account may not be possible. In addition, if you transfer points to an account that is also inactive and not in good standing, the transferred points will be forfeited immediately

How to transfer Marriott Points over a Phone Call?

For some reason you don’t like or are facing issues with transfer online, you can transfer points via a call too. You can call 18002582529 and connect with an agent to transfer your points. They will usually ask for the full name, Marriott Bonvoy number, email id, and one of the recent stays of the account to which you are transferring the points, verify the account, and the points get transferred immediately.


Marriott Bonvoy’s new online transfer system is a welcome change that offers more convenience and flexibility to members, allowing them to transfer points easily without the need for a phone call. The process is simple, easy, and accessible anytime, anywhere. The ability to transfer points between accounts is a great feature of loyalty programs, and Marriott’s user-friendly online transfer system is a great example of how loyalty programs can make their services more accessible and convenient for members.

We hope that other programs, like Hyatt, which has a very lengthy process to transfer points, can implement something similar. Marriott’s user-friendly online transfer system is a great example of how loyalty programs can make their services more accessible and convenient for members.

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