How to Book Travel and Save Money at Costco

How to Book Travel and Save Money at Costco

How can you use your Costco membership to book trips?

Head over to and check out what deals they have available. They have vacation packages, hotels, rental cars, and cruises. You can also book flights when bundled with hotel stays (no standalone flight booking is available). You can think of the Costco travel website as your personal travel agent because they use the power of numbers (their over 120 million members) to negotiate discounts.

The person booking the travel has to have a Costco membership, but the rest of the travelers do not. Also, if you are an Executive Costco member, you don’t have to use your Costco credit card to pay for travel purchases.


How do you book a rental car through Costco?

One of the best ways to save some money and comparison-shop at the same time is to book your rental car through Costco. You enter your travel dates and where you will be picking up/dropping off the car, and Costco will show you what is available from Alamo, Avis, Budget, and Enterprise. The system will note helpful details, like if the rental car pickup is in the airport terminal or if a shuttle is required (very important when traveling with kids).

Select the size of vehicle you want and fill in the driver details. Costco reserves your rental car without any charge. You can cancel at any time, and no payment is needed until you pick up your vehicle.

The best thing about this system is that you can make a reservation and then continue to check back as your trip approaches to see if the prices have dropped. If that happens, you simply cancel your first reservation and book at the new, lower price.