Cheap Flights To Birmingham (BHM)

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Cheap Flights to Birmingham from $112 One Way, $234 Round Trip

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Birmingham BHM Flight Information

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Number of Airlines Serving
American Airlines, Delta, United
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Earliest Departing Flight
AA 4373 9:27AM CDT
Latest Departing Flight
AA 5561 Oct 3 9:11PM CDT

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Traveling to Birmingham

Birmingham is a city located in the central part of Alabama. It is home to the University of Alabama, the Southern Museum of Flight and the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Museum. can help locate low-fare flights to Birmingham, as well as discounts on travel packages and accommodations.

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

Individuals traveling to Birmingham by plane will arrive at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. It is located approximately 5 miles southeast of downtown, on Airport Highway, and it is one of the busiest airports in Alabama. There are several options for transportation from the Birmingham Airport. Rental car agencies can be found in Section 1C of the main parking deck and include Alamo, Enterprise and Hertz. Taxis are located near the baggage claim areas. They offer metered rides to anywhere in the city, and it takes 10 to 15 minutes to reach downtown. Shuttles and limos are available by reservation only, and many hotels offer transportation to and from the airport for their guests.

Planning Your Trip

Birmingham has plenty of things for travelers to do and see. The McWane Science Center is an interactive museum, which is perfect for families with children. It has an IMAX dome theater with daily 3-D movies and a food court with a variety of snacks and cafeteria menu items. The Birmingham Zoo is located 2 miles from downtown Birmingham. Visitors can watch the animals being fed, ride the park train and learn about the animals in their natural habitat. Alabama experiences hot, humid summers with average daily highs of around 91 degrees Fahrenheit. Travelers should wear cool clothing and drink plenty of water. June to August is the peak tourist season, so it can be harder to locate deals on accommodations for these months. Winters are mild, with overnight lows of around 34 degrees Fahrenheit, so make sure to bring a coat if you're traveling to Birmingham then. Keep in mind, though, that it is often best to dress in layers for the warmer afternoon temperatures. Spring and fall offers cooler temperatures, with daytime highs in the upper 50s. The area draws in a large college football crowd in the fall, so expect higher prices.

Enjoying Birmingham

Birmingham is a southern city with plenty of charm, cultural events and outdoor activities. From the museums to sporting events, travelers have a wide variety of activities from which to choose. Use Orbitz to locate deals on travel packages, accommodations, car rentals and flights to Birmingham.

Birmingham When to Go

Regardless of when you travel to Birmingham, it’s likely to be warm (OK, make that hot) and a bit muggy. It’s a very walkable town, with streets arranged in a grid, allowing you to hit highlights (like the monuments of the Civil Rights District or the historic art deco architecture of the Five Points South neighborhood) by foot. In late August, the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival features independent films from all over the country, screening the flicks in historic theaters like the recently renovated Alabama Theatre, a 2,200-seat venue built by Paramount Pictures in 1927.

Winters are mild but sleepy, with little tourist traffic. Spring temperatures can rise into the 80s, but rarely reach the 90s. Use the milder temperatures as an excuse to hike nearby Oak Mountain State Park’s 50 miles of scenic, hilly trails.

Fall could be the best time to visit, thanks to balmier temperatures and an abundance of small, culture-driven festivals. In September, the Birmingham Art Walk floods downtown with thousands of pieces of original art, while the Taste of Fourth Avenue Jazz Festival celebrates the city’s place in the jazz canon. The Southern Women’s Show has been a tradition in Birmingham for almost 30 years, combining fashion shows, shopping, cooking classes, and celebrity guests with Southern accents in a three-day extravaganza in October. Also in October is Break’n Bread, a food and wine festival that gathers the city’s best chefs for tastings and workshops in gorgeous Railroad Park.

Fall is also college football season, so you’ll likely notice an unbridled enthusiasm for the University of Alabama. To get the full effect, visit the final resting place of the patron father of SEC football, Paul “Bear” Bryant, in Elmwood Cemetery. Crimson stripes lead to his grave.

Frequently asked questions

Am I currently able to fly to Birmingham?
Our Covid-19 Travel Advisor has the updates you need about current travel advice, quarantine policies and other essential information for your flight to Birmingham.
If I am not able to travel because of COVID-19, can I change or cancel?
Most airlines will make an allowance for cancellations or changes due to COVID-19. To know for sure, read your preferred carrier’s terms and conditions prior to booking. You can also visit our Customer Service Portal for more information.
Which airlines fly to Birmingham?
Reserving a flight to Birmingham is easy — simply pick from 20 airlines that jet into Birmingham Intl. Airport (BHM). When you’ve organized your travel itinerary and packed your bags, these reputable domestic carriers will be ready to welcome you on board:

  • American Airlines - 242 flights to Birmingham per month
  • United Airlines - 153 flights to Birmingham per month
  • Delta - 150 flights to Birmingham per month

What is the best airport to fly to in Birmingham?
Birmingham Intl. Airport (BHM) is the city’s main airport, so your only tough decision will be the aisle seat or the window seat. Downtown Birmingham is around 4 miles away and where many travelers kick off their adventure.
How much is a flight to Birmingham?
Fares for return flights dropped as low as $234 this past week to Birmingham, and increased to a peak of $295. A few lucky travelers flying out of Charlotte (CLT) managed to land one-way tickets from just $112.
How to book the cheapest flight to Birmingham?
With Orbitz, you’ll find some of the most impressive flight deals around from a wide range of airlines. But if you want to boost your chances of snapping up cheap flights to Birmingham, here are some pointers to bear in mind:

  • Taking off from or arriving at nearby airports can sometimes be cheaper. Enter your preferred departure and arrival points. Next, click on the ‘Nearby airports’ function below to explore your options.
  • If your travel plans aren’t set in concrete, click on the ‘Show flexible dates’ link to see the flight deals for a selection of departure dates. You may find an amazing fare.
  • You can also hit the ‘Show options’ link to filter results for your preferred airline, seating class, and nonstop and refundable flights. Under ‘Sort & Filter’ to the left, you can even pick the time of day you want to fly.
  • The early bird gets the most impressive deals, so book as soon as you’ve worked out your travel dates. The most affordable fares sell fast and prices normally rise as the departure date nears.
  • Save more on your vacation by bundling your hotel, flights and car rental into a package. Your wallet will thank you for it.
  • Flying during peak season means expensive airfares. Try to avoid traveling over popular dates, such as Thanksgiving, New Year’s Eve and Easter.

How long is a flight to Birmingham?
You might have time to read one or more chapters of a book, or you might plow through the entire thing! How long a flight is depends on where you’re jetting in from, but these top routes to Birmingham will give you a clearer idea:

  • Atlanta, GA (ATL-Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Intl.) to Birmingham Intl. Airport (BHM) - 56 minutes
  • Dallas, TX (DFW-Dallas-Fort Worth Intl.) to Birmingham Intl. Airport (BHM) - 1 hour and 36 minutes
  • Houston, TX (IAH-George Bush Intercontinental) to Birmingham Intl. Airport (BHM) - 1 hour and 52 minutes

What is the best time to book a flight to Birmingham?
Generally speaking, January is the best month to book your airfare. This is closely followed by February and August. Bear this in mind while you search for a cheap flight to Birmingham.
What day of the week is the cheapest to book a flight to Birmingham?
If you’re after low-cost fares to Birmingham, the best days to make a booking are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. With Orbitz (and a bit of good timing!), a fabulous flight deal will be all yours.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to Birmingham?
You can score cheap flights to Birmingham by taking off on a Monday, according to Orbitz data from 2020. Tuesday is the next cheapest day, while Saturday has the most costly ticket prices. Whether you prefer to save money or fly out on any day that’s convenient, you’ll always find a good deal with Orbitz.
What is the cheapest month to fly to Birmingham?
Based on Orbitz data, you should fly out in August. This is generally an excellent month to land cheap flights to Birmingham. Be aware that the most expensive time to depart is during the month of June.
Which airlines allow free cancellation?
When searching for flights on Orbitz, select “Filter by flexible change policies.” This filter will show you all the airlines offering free cancellation and no change fees. That means you can breathe easy knowing that if things unexpectedly change, your reservation can too.
What do I need for the flight to Birmingham?
Flying doesn’t have to be a drag. In fact it can be fun with a bit of pre-planning! Make your trip a stress-free one with these helpful tips:

  • Your travel documents are the most important items you’ll need to take on your flight. To avoid any hassles when checking in, make sure that the personal info on your ticket matches your government-issued ID.
  • To keep you occupied on your short trip to Birmingham, download some new tunes or restock the audiobook library on your tablet. Food can also be a good distraction while in the air, so maybe even bring some snacks.
  • Even if you’re traveling when it’s 100 degrees outside, take a cardigan or sweater on board with you. Airplane cabins can get downright chilly.

How many direct flights are there to Birmingham?
Carriers such as American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines offer 114 direct services to Birmingham every month. With loads of options at your fingertips, booking your ideal nonstop flight will be a cinch.
How do I get cheap first-class/business deals to Birmingham?
There are ways of booking first or business-class tickets to Birmingham that won’t burn a hole through your wallet. Pick up a seat at the front of the plane for less with these handy hints:

  • Flexibility isn’t confined to yoga. Have some room to move around your travel dates so you can snap up cheaper airfares when they crop up.
  • A lot of low-cost carriers these days offer comfortable business or premium-class seating without the hefty fees.
  • Make the most of your airline’s loyalty program and use points to upgrade your seat. Alternatively, you can try bidding for an upgrade in online auctions.

How to get into Birmingham from the airport?
To get to Birmingham from Birmingham Intl. Airport (BHM), you may prefer to drive. Step off the plane and make your way to one of the many car rental companies, such as Dollar, Thrifty Car Rental or Enterprise. When you’ve picked up a Birmingham Intl. Airport (BHM) car rental and are ready to kick off your Birmingham city vacation, head 4 miles southwest. Alternatively, you could use a taxi or public transportation to travel downtown, then rent a car from there. Birmingham car rentals has a wide range of fancy wheels at unbeatable deals.
What is the best time to go to Birmingham?
If you’d like to soak up the culture of Birmingham in peak season, are the top months to visit. June 20 marks the first day of summertime in the Northern Hemisphere and is a wonderful time to travel if you delight in being outside. At this time of the year, average daily temperatures range from 70undefined to 90undefined.

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