Cheap flights from Chicago to Birmingham (CHI - BHM)

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The best prices from Chicago to Birmingham are usually found in August or July, booked 49 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Wednesday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Chicago (CHI) to Birmingham (BHM)

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to BHM flight in 2021: compare Chicago to Birmingham flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Birmingham.
CHI - BHM
Price
$166 - $339
BHM
Temperature
44.6 - 80.6 °F
BHM
Precipitation
3.4 - 5.2 inches

Popular in

February

High demand for flights, 14% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 43% potential price drop

Average price

$329

Average for round-trip flights in October 2021

Round-trip from

$166

From Chicago (CHI) to Birmingham

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago to Birmingham, Alabama?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in February. For low rates, August can be a great choice for travel to Birmingham, Alabama. Flights to Birmingham, Alabama from Chicago in August are about $291 on average during August, but can be found for as low as $151.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Chicago to Birmingham, Alabama?

Flying to your destination on a Saturday can be more expensive, but this shouldn’t discourage you from finding affordable options to get to Birmingham, Alabama. Check prices with Cheapflights to find a great deal for your trip.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Chicago to Birmingham, Alabama?

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 47 days in advance to save up to 34% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 47 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Chicago to Birmingham, Alabama 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $320, or $426 for flights within the next 24 hours.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to Birmingham, Alabama (CHI - BHM)?

It’s optimal to fly from Chicago to Birmingham, Alabama at noon. By choosing this option you can save up to 51% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the evening.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Birmingham in October, November 2021

The best prices found for CHI to BHM flights for October, November
2 Nov - 9 Nov
$199pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
BHM
Birmingham
BHM
Birmingham
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
2 Nov - 10 Nov
$207pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
BHM
Birmingham
BHM
Birmingham
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
8 Nov - 11 Nov
$208pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
BHM
Birmingham
BHM
Birmingham
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Birmingham 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Birmingham from Chicago found for this year
20 Dec - 25 Jan
$199pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
BHM
Birmingham
BHM
Birmingham
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
2 Nov - 10 Nov
$207pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
BHM
Birmingham
BHM
Birmingham
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
8 Nov - 11 Nov
$208pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
BHM
Birmingham
BHM
Birmingham
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Non-stop flights to Birmingham from Chicago

Save time with Chicago to Birmingham direct flight deals
20 Dec - 25 Jan
$199pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
BHM
Birmingham
BHM
Birmingham
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
7 Nov - 11 Nov
$209pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
American Airlines
Non-Stop
BHM
Birmingham
BHM
Birmingham
American Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
3 Dec - 5 Dec
$219pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
BHM
Birmingham
BHM
Birmingham
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Birmingham

Late deals on round-trip flights to Birmingham from Chicago, departing today and this week
30 Oct - 6 Nov
$231pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
BHM
Birmingham
BHM
Birmingham
United Airlines
Non-Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
30 Oct - 6 Nov
$238pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BHM
Birmingham
BHM
Birmingham
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
29 Oct - 31 Oct
$253pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
BHM
Birmingham
BHM
Birmingham
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Birmingham from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Birmingham
1:10 am - 5:26 am
American Airlines
1 Stop
4h 16m
ORD - BHM
American Airlines
12:31 pm - 6:44 pm
Delta
1 Stop
6h 13m
MDW - BHM
Delta
$187
Delta

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Chicago</span> to <span class="emphasized">Birmingham</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Birmingham

What airport do you fly into for flights to Birmingham from Chicago?

Located just 4.3 mi from the city center, Birmingham is the airport most travelers will use when flying to Birmingham from Chicago. Booking flights from Chicago to Birmingham (BHM) should be relatively easy as there are 5 daily inbound flights from Chicago from 3 different airlines.

Which airlines flying from Chicago to Birmingham have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta flying from Chicago to Birmingham have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Chicago to Birmingham, Alabama for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Birmingham, Alabama for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Major Airline for just $181, but on average you can expect to pay $211.

Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to Birmingham, Alabama for under $200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Chicago to Birmingham, Alabama under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Birmingham, Alabama is less than $283.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Birmingham, Alabama for under $300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Birmingham, Alabama within the next 7 days for less than $300.

What days are nonstop flights available from Chicago to Birmingham, Alabama?

You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Friday.

How many flights depart from Chicago to Birmingham, Alabama on average per day?

Travelers can expect 2 flights from Chicago to Birmingham, Alabama on average per day.
Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Chicago to Birmingham, Alabama?

A quick flight from Chicago to Birmingham, Alabama can take about 2h 01m. Major Airline provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $181. The distance from Chicago to Birmingham, Alabama is about 588 mi. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Chicago to Birmingham, Alabama round-trip?

Currently priced at $181, Major Airline will fly you from Chicago to Birmingham, Alabama and back. In addition to Major Airline, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from United Airlines and American Airlines - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $199 and $207, respectively. Major Airline is 37% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Chicago to Birmingham, Alabama one-way?

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $100 on United Airlines. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include American Airlines from $107 and Delta from $109 one-way.

What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to Birmingham, Alabama?

The cheapest flight price from Chicago to Birmingham, Alabama is $130. On average you can expect to pay $338. The most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Birmingham), can usually be booked for $199.

What are the most reliable airlines from Chicago to Birmingham, Alabama?

Consider Piedmont Airlines (100%), SkyWest Airlines (86%) or Republic Airways (78%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from Chicago to Birmingham, Alabama.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Birmingham, AL

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Birmingham from Chicago?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Birmingham within the United States

Most visitors from Chicago need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Birmingham.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Birmingham.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering Birmingham.

Do I need a test to fly back to Chicago from Birmingham?

Returning to Chicago from Birmingham

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Birmingham must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Chicago.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Birmingham are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

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Alternative routes for Chicago to Birmingham

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Birmingham

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chicago to Birmingham.
Flight duration from Chicago to BHM
2h 11m
Average temperature for October in Birmingham
77.0 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Birmingham
3.2 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Birmingham

Top 3 airlines flying from Chicago to Birmingham

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to Birmingham choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
American Airlines
$137 $331 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$154 $354 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$176 $442 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Birmingham

See what time of day planes typically take off from Chicago towards Birmingham.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 56% of CHI to BHM departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 28% of CHI to BHM departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 10% of CHI to BHM departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 6% of CHI to BHM departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Chicago to Birmingham
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Chicago to Birmingham.
Sunday
4 daily flights
Monday
8 daily flights
Tuesday
5 daily flights
Wednesday
7 daily flights
Thursday
8 daily flights
Friday
6 daily flights
Saturday
2 daily flights
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