How do I get a cash advance from my American Express card?

We make getting a cash advance from your American Express card as convenient as possible. There's a few ways you can do it:

Transfer to a U.S. Bank checking or savings account

If you have a checking or savings account with us, you can transfer money from your American Express card in a few ways:

  • Call the number on the back of your card, or our general customer service number at 800-285-8585. Any of our representatives can help. We accept relay calls.  
  • Log into online banking and select Transfers. Choose Get a cash advance and follow the steps given.
  • Or, log into the mobile app and select Pay bills & transfer. Choose Transfer and follow the steps given. 

Write a check to yourself

If you've received convenience checks linked to your American Express card, you can write one to yourself. Take it to your bank and deposit or cash it, just as you would for a check someone wrote to you. 

Get cash at an ATM with the American Express logo

Use American Express's ATM locator to find the nearest one to you. Simply type into the address bar on your browser. If you have location services turned on, the site automatically finds the nearest ones to you. From there, you can take a cash advance using your PIN.