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|Destination Airport IATA Code||BHX|
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The city of Chicago is primarily served by two international airports. Travelers looking for low-fare flights from Chicago can use Orbitz.com to find flights from both O'Hare and Midway. O'Hare International Airport is located approximately 17 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. Midway International Airport is located on the city's southwest side, approximately eight miles from Chicago's Loop. O'Hare serves as a hub for American Airlines and United Airlines, and Midway is a hub for Southwest Airlines.
Daily, hourly, and valet parking are available at O'Hare. Rates vary from $2.00 to $10.00 per hour. An economy parking lot is also available at a rate of $2.00 per hour. Similar parking options and rates apply at Midway.
There are numerous transportation options for getting to and from both O'Hare and Midway. O'Hare can be accessed via regional trains, buses, and local mass transit lines. The CTA Blue Line offers a fast and convenient transportation option to and from this airport. Midway is served by the CTA Orange Line. Car rental services are available at both airports, and travelers can quickly book car rental services at either airport using Orbitz.com.
Both O'Hare and Midway offer a variety of restaurant options for travelers. Restaurants located in both airports include Starbuck's Coffee, Chicago Style Hot Dogs, McDonald's, Auntie Anne's, Chili's, Cinnabon, and Dunkin Donuts, making it easy for visitors to grab a quick breakfast, snack, or meal. By using Orbitz.com, travelers can quickly and easily find low-fare flights from Chicago.
At Orbitz.com, you can book flights to Birmingham on numerous airlines, including Aer Lingus, Austrian Airlines, Emirates and the budget airlines easyJet and Flybe. The Birmingham Airport is located about six miles out of the city, off of Junction 6 of the M42.
There are multiple public transportation options from the Birmingham Airport into the city. With the free Air Link train, you can connect to the Birmingham International Station; from there, you can catch trains into the city for about five dollars. The station also offers rail connections to cities around the country. Multiple bus companies, including city buses, Megabus and National Express, operate out of the airport. Fares vary from two dollars and up, depending on your final location. Metered taxis are readily available, and the drive into the city takes approximately 15 minutes. If you prefer to drive, you can use Orbitz.com to book rental cars from companies, including Avis, Budget and Enterprise.
Birmingham has a moderate climate, and temperatures rarely reach extremes. From May through October, temperatures generally stay between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The rest of the year is cool, but temperatures rarely drop below 30 degrees Fahrenheit.
Birmingham has grown from a gritty, industrial city into a hub of culture. The Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery has a range of exhibits from famous artists, and the Barber Institute of Fine Arts displays various paintings by old masters. The city also has a wide range of shopping outlets, from high-end boutiques to budget chain stores. After you book flights to Birmingham, you can use the travel planner tools on Orbitz.com to find deals on activities in the city and around northern England.
You'll need to break up the journey from Chicago to Birmingham because there are no direct services on this route. Lufthansa, United Airlines and Virgin Atlantic offer the best alternative — a flight with only one stopover.
The fastest flight time from Chicago to Birmingham is 8 hours and 20 minutes, which gives you plenty of time to enjoy a beverage or get engrossed in a book.
We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Birmingham have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.
In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Birmingham without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.
Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2019 shows that Tuesday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Monday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.
We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a fresh start to the new year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly isn't the height of summer, as most people assume, but the festive month of December.
To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2019 saved over 50% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!
*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.
^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.