Travel Credit and Debit Cards

2016 Outstanding Value Travel Credit Card

Canstar’s Travel Credit and Debit Cards Star Ratings use a sophisticated and unique ratings methodology that compares both cost and features across both credit cards and deposit accounts with card access (debit cards), with a particular focus on the features and fees related to overseas travel.

2016 Award Winners

Travel Credit Card - Occasional Traveller

  • 19 winners

Travel Credit Card - Regular Traveller

  • 20 winners

Travel Debit Card - Overseas Traveller

  • 11 winners

Numbers crunched by Canstar Researchers

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5-star travel credit card winners
5-star travel debit card winners

Compare Travel Credit & Debit Cards

Compare 190 travel credit cards and 116 travel debit cards rated across 66 providers


Compare Travel Debit & Credit Cards

66 providers rated

  • 190 travel credit cards rated
  • 116 travel debit cards rated


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5 Options for Travel Money – Pros and Cons

Travel credit cards vs. travel debit cards vs. travel money cards vs. cash vs. travellers’ cheques

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How to use a travel credit card

Avoid overspending and unnecessary fees and charges with our travel guide.

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How to use a travel debit card

Find out how to use your debit card in ATMs, make purchases, and keep your money safe while travelling overseas.

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MasterCard vs. Visa for overseas travel

Our data reveals Visa credit cards provide better value for overseas travellers

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Complimentary Travel Insurance

What do you need to know about getting complimentary travel insurance on your credit card?

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3 Credit Cards with Complimentary Travel Insurance

We review 5 credit cards that offer complimentary travel insurance that is as good as the real thing.

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What is Dynamic Currency Conversion?

DCC can help or hinder when you’re online shopping or travelling overseas. Can it be avoided?

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ANZ Adventure Card

Find out what you need to know about the ANZ Adventure Card, which impressed our Research team in this year’s star ratings.

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About Star Ratings

Canstar’s Star Ratings are unique. We evaluate literally thousands of products from hundreds of financial institutions. Our expert researchers analyse every product by comparing price and features to determine what represents value.