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Cheap flights to Birmingham, England

Birmingham overview

When is the best time to book a flight to Birmingham?

Peak season:

The most active part of the year in regards to tourism is from May to September. This is when Birmingham is blessed with more sun and warmer weather. Cheap flights to Birmingham are more expensive during this time but it isn’t impossible to get a good deal, especially if you book your flight tickets early. October sees a couple of events too, making flights to Birmingham more expensive but giving you great festivals to attend. Make sure you bring a raincoat though as October can be unpredictable with the weather.

Off Season:

November through to February is cold and dark. The nights draw in a lot quicker and the temperatures plummet compared to the summer. Tourism is very low during the winter though so you can find the cheapest flights to Birmingham then, and a visit over Christmas can be great due to the German Market which normally takes place on the run up to the big day.

When is the best time to book a flight to Birmingham?

To make the most out of your visit to Birmingham either opt to book your flight tickets in the Summer time to enjoy the weather, in October for the festivals or on the run up to Christmas for the markets and shopping options. Either way make sure you book your flights to Birmingham a month or so in advance to avoid overpaying and try not to wait until last minute hoping to find a bargain as these are becoming harder to find. Although the winter is cold you can find the cheapest flights to Birmingham so booking your flight tickets in advance will help you secure deals and bargains. You’ll also find good prices on accommodation too if you visit from November onwards. If you can be flexible then cheap flights to Birmingham will never be much of an issue as there are an array of cheap flight tickets available throughout the year.

How long is the flight to Birmingham?

Flights from London to Birmingham: 2 hours 40 minutes

Flights from Aberdeen to Birmingham: 1 hour 30 minutes

Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham: 1 hour 15 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to Birmingham?

FlyBE and KLM are the major airlines that operate flights to Birmingham. Due to the lack of competitors you might find certain dates very expensive to fly on. However due to the short distance required you can also grab some absolute bargains if you shop around a little bit and compare the airlines with different dates.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

You can get a free air-rail train to the train station from the airport, from there you can jump on one of hundreds of trains that go all around the country. Simply purchase your ticket from the station to the centre of Birmingham and wait for one of the many trains to turn up. Trains are probably the easiest way of you getting around and although they aren’t the cheapest method of transport they are certainly a lot cheaper than taxis. Buses are another option, you can either just wait until your flights to Birmingham land and then meander through to the bus stops or you can book online via National Express. If you book your bus early through the online service, you can find absolute bargains on ticket prices.

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Birmingham insider information

Birmingham Airport is a very bustling place to fly into, although not overly big it does see a lot of customers. To help your transition be smooth, take a look at this airport guide.

Birmingham makes the list of having one of the oldest curry houses in England. Make sure to pay a visit to the Taj Mahal restaurant whilst you are here for a little taste of India.

Some statues are great to view, some are just a little strange. If big heads are your thing then take a look at this post. Birmingham makes the list with its own big head statue.

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How much do things cost in Birmingham?

Apartments
1 bedroom apartment in city centre $913
3 bedroom apartment in city centre $1604
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre $636
3 bedroom apartment outside of centre $1074
Transport
One-way ticket (local transport) $3.30
Taxi - fixed fee $4.74
1 km taxi journey $2.91
Petrol (1 litre) $1.59
Markets
Large bottle of water $1.46
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes $13
Bottle of wine $8.59
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre) $1.96
How much does the restaurants cost in Birmingham?
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre) $1.83
Cappuccino $3.28
Cheap meal $16
3 course meal for 2 $55