Best Credit Cards in India for free Airport Lounge Access 2020

by MyMoney Mantra FinTech (Financial Technology)

Airline travel has become so frequent with the airlines competing with every next airline in offering the world-class air fares to travellers. Apart from the flexibility extended by air travel, prolonged waiting time, delayed flights are few discomforts usually faced by regular travelers. Just like a railway station provides passenger waiting rooms, airports, airlines and other third party companies offer lounges where travelers can comfortably sit, relax and work on laptops.  This facility is not extended to everyone but restricted only to credit card members to enjoy the lounge service while others charge exorbitantly.

One of the exclusive ways to enjoy the airport lounge access is by getting a credit card with complimentary lounge access. Amongst a variety of credit cards that offer lounge access at selected airports in India and abroad, take a look at the 5 best credit cards for airport lounge enjoyed by the privilege customers.

Best Credit Cards for Airport Lounge

SBI Credit Cards-ELITE

SBI Credit Cards-ELITE is one of the preferred credit cards that extend a wide variety of travel benefits, movie tickets, shopping, and dining.

Annual & Renewal Fee:  Rs. 4,999 plus taxes

Perks and Privileges

  • Avail Rs. 6,000 free movie tickets per year.
  • Get bonus reward points upto Rs. 50,000 that costs Rs. 12,500 per year.
  • Get 10,000 bonus reward points on your annual expenditure worth Rs. 3 lakhs and Rs. 4 lakhs.
  • Avail 5X reward points on making expenditures on dining, departmental stores, grocery and 2 reward points on expenditures each Rs. 100 on all segments except fuel.
  • Avail complimentary membership of priority pass program that costs $99, under which you can obtain 6 visits to complimentary airport lounge each calendar year, outside India across 1000 airport lounges across the globe.
  • Avail 2 complimentary entries to domestic airport lounges once in every quarter in India.
  • Avail Club Vistara Silver complimentary membership that offers you 1 complimentary lounge access voucher, 9 Club Vistara Points on making expenditures worth Rs. 100 on Vistara flights plus 1 upgrade voucher.
  • Avail Trident Privilege Red Tier complimentary membership that offers you 1,000 welcome points on registration, 1,500 bonus reward points on your first stay and supplementary Rs. 1,000 hotel credit on extended night stay.
  • The card extends the lowest Foreign Currency Mark-up Charge on foreign usage of 1.99%.
  • Avail 2 reward points on making expenditures worth Rs. 100 on foreign transactions.
  • Obtain a waiver in 1% fuel surcharge on making expenditures between Rs. 500 to Rs. 4,000 at any petrol outlets in India.

HSBC Credit Card Premier Mastercard

Joining & Annual Fee: Card is offered subject to HSBC Premier Relationship

HSBC Premier MasterCard offers ‘LoungeKey’ benefits to the primary cardholder at specified domestic and international terminals in India. These include:

Domestic terminals in cities – Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai

International terminals in cities -Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune

  • 850 airport lounges access overseas
  • 2 complimentary lounge access in a year
  • Only 1 entry is allowed per cardholder
  • A maximum of 6 complimentary lounge access per quarter is allowed
  • For availing this card, the applicant should qualify the following eligibility:
  • Maintain a total relationship balance of Rs. 40 lakh once in every quarter; Or
  • Engage in mortgage relationship with Rs. 11,500,000 disbursal or more with HSBC India. Or
  • Maintain a corporate salary account with a net monthly salary credit of Rs. 3 lakh or more under the HSBC Corporate Employee Programme(CEP) in India.


American Express Platinum Travel Credit Card

American Express Platinum Travel Credit Card is a card for regular traveller which offers a wide array of features and benefits including:

Joining Fee: Rs. 3,500 +applicable taxes

Renewal Fee: Rs. 5,000+ applicable taxes

  • Avail welcome gifts of 5,000 milestone bonus membership reward points that can be easily converted into travel vouchers worth Rs. 4,000.
  • Obtain 1 membership reward points on expenditures worth Rs. 50 except for utilities, fuel, insurance and cash transactions.
  • Obtain travel vouchers worth over Rs. 7,700 on making expenditures worth Rs. 1.90 lakhs in a year and obtain additional travel vouchers worth over Rs. 11,800 on expenditures worth Rs. 4 lakhs in a year.
  • Avail 4 complimentary airport lounge visits every year(1 visit per quarter) throughout India.
  • Avail a Taj Experiences E-Gift Card worth Rs. 10,000 by the Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris.


Jet Privilege HDFC Bank Platinum Credit Card

Jet Privilege HDFC Bank Platinum Credit Card is a co-branded credit card for regular travellers that offer a wide array of benefits such as:

First Year & Renewal Fee: Rs. 1,000+GST

  • Obtain upto 3,000 Bonus InterMiles i.e. 1,500 on first credit card swipe within 90 days of setting up card and 1,500 on total retail expenditures worth Rs. 50,000 and above, within the first 90 days.
  • Avail welcome gift of Rs. 500 discounted voucher on booking return flights on
  • 1,500 InterMiles on the first card swipe within 90 days of the card renewal date.
  • On renewal, avail a discount voucher worth Rs. 250 on return flight booking on
  • Avail 4 InterMiles every time on retail expenditures worth Rs. 150.
  • Avail 8 InterMiles every time on expenditures worth Rs. 150 on every flight ticket booking at
  • Obtain a 5% concession on economy tickets booking of Ethiad Airways at
  • Avail 2.5X InterMiles for Ethiad Airways tickets booking at
  • Obtain 2 complimentary lounge visits once in every quarter on your travel under the VISA Lounge program or MasterCard Lounge Program.
  • Experience lowest revolving credit on your card at a 1.99% interest rate per month.

InterMiles ICICI Bank Sapphiro Credit Card

The InterMiles ICICI Bank Sapphiro Credit Card is best appropriate for regular travellers and offers an extensive array of benefits such as:

Joining & Annual fee: Rs. 5,000/-

  • Avail 10,000 welcome bonus InterMiles along with Rs. 750 complimentary off on joining.
  • Avail 5,000 renewal bonus InterMiles along with Rs. 500 complimentary off on every renewal.
  • Get upto 100 InterMiles on making expenditures worth Rs. 100 on the card.
  • Avail Dragon Pass Membership for accessing complimentary airport lounge.
  • Avail complimentary movie tickets, golf rounds, dining discounts and much more.
  • Avail 1% exemption in fuel surcharge on making transactions at specified fuel outlets.

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