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Fares from $79 One Way, $154 Round Trip from Birmingham to Chicago

Prices starting at $154 for return flights and $79 for one-way flights to Chicago were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Flights from Birmingham to Chicago - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from Birmingham to Chicago?

United Airlines and American Airlines offer nonstop flights from Birmingham, AL Airport (BHM-Birmingham Intl.) to Chicago, IL Airport (ORD-O'Hare Intl.), which means you won't need to stress about swapping planes or being hopelessly bored during a layover.

What is the shortest flight from Birmingham to Chicago?

It can take as little as 2 hours and 13 minutes to travel from Birmingham, AL Airport (BHM-Birmingham Intl.) to Chicago, IL Airport (ORD-O'Hare Intl.). Kick back and enjoy the service, because you'll be landing in the blink of an eye.

What airlines fly from Birmingham to Chicago most frequently?

There are a few airlines offering the most frequent flights from Birmingham, AL Airport (BHM-Birmingham Intl.) to Chicago, IL Airport (ORD-O'Hare Intl.), including United Airlines (UA). A top pick for many travelers, it operates 49 flights on this route every month. Alternatively, secure your favorite aisle (or window) seat with American Airlines (AA). You'll have 23 monthly flights between Birmingham and Chicago to choose from with this company.

Route Information for Flights from Birmingham to Chicago

Origin Airport IATA CodeBHM
Destination Airport IATA CodeCHI
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Flights Review

Sep 26, 2019

No entertainment what so ever! Very small plane. I made reservations way in advance, and still got the last 4 seats! We are all adults.

Aug 11, 2019

The flights were well orchestrated

May 30, 2019

Unclear why two airlines for this trip. Prefer Delta. Thanks.

Jun 10, 2018

Bags did not arrive with our flight!

Apr 8, 2018

Flight departed on time and arrived early

Feb 14, 2018

The entire American airline staff was super accommodating Towards my disability as I on a scooter and crutches. First in line to board, upgraded seat and gave the whole plane extra snacks!

Fly from Birmingham to Chicago

If you're ready to escape the steamy heat of the south and explore a vibrant city brimming with culture and activities, fly from Birmingham to Chicago, just over two hours away. Whether you want to explore the shops on Navy Pier or spend the afternoon at a major league baseball game, your trip begins when you take a car or taxi to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM).


During your stay, you can explore the Museum of Science and Industry and enjoy its interactive displays. The Field Museum of Natural History is home to a vast collection of prehistoric fossils, Egyptian artifacts and multiple exhibits. Visitors can experience stunning views of the waterfront and skyline on Lakefront Trail, a paved pathway along the shores of Lake Michigan.

Hints and tips

Established in 1830 as a major port, Chicago has developed into the most significant metropolitan area in the Midwest. Average temperatures in the winter are near 25 degrees, and summer norms hover around 75 degrees. Taste of Chicago, Lollapalooza and the Chicago Jazz Festival are just a few of the events that are held in the city each year. When you land at O'Hare International Airport (ORD), you can take the blue line subway into the city or grab a rental car, shuttle, taxi or bus to your destination.