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Cheap flights from Birmingham to Chicago (BHM - CHI)

The best prices from Birmingham to Chicago are usually found in August or June, booked 23 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Saturday and return on a Saturday

How to find the cheapest flight from Birmingham to Chicago

All the information you need to plan the best BHM to CHI flight in 2022: compare Birmingham to Chicago flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chicago.

BHM - CHI

Price

$176 - $329

CHI

Temperature

23 - 73.4 °F

CHI

Precipitation

1.7 - 4.9 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 8% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 42% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$176

From Birmingham to Chicago (CHI)

One-way from

$168

One-way flight from Birmingham to Chicago (CHI)

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

Users have found that flying from Birmingham, Alabama to Chicago on a Sunday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 30% by booking at least 23 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Birmingham, Alabama to Chicago within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $334.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Birmingham, Alabama to Chicago?

August can be a great time to fly to Chicago from Birmingham, Alabama with a flight ticket averaging about $304. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of August for as cheap as $166. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

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

It’s optimal to fly from Birmingham, Alabama to Chicago in the evening. By choosing this option you can save up to 7% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from Birmingham to Chicago in January, February 2022

The best prices found for BHM to CHI flights for January, February
Feb 7 - Feb 8
BHM

Birmingham

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

2 stops

14h 41m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BHM

Birmingham

1 stop

6h 11m
$197

American Airlines

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Deal found 1/20/22

Feb 5 - Feb 8
BHM

Birmingham

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 18m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BHM

Birmingham

Nonstop

2h 05m
$198

United Airlines

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Deal found 1/19/22

Feb 5 - Feb 10
BHM

Birmingham

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

6h 33m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BHM

Birmingham

Nonstop

1h 58m
$205

American Airlines

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Deal found 1/19/22

Birmingham to Chicago 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chicago from Birmingham found for this year
Feb 7 - Feb 8
BHM

Birmingham

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

2 stops

14h 41m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BHM

Birmingham

1 stop

6h 11m
$197

American Airlines

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Deal found 1/20/22

Feb 5 - Feb 8
BHM

Birmingham

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 18m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BHM

Birmingham

Nonstop

2h 05m
$198

United Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/19/22

Feb 5 - Feb 10
BHM

Birmingham

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

6h 33m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BHM

Birmingham

Nonstop

1h 58m
$205

American Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/19/22

Non-stop flights to Chicago from Birmingham

Save time with Birmingham to Chicago direct flight deals
Feb 5 - Feb 8
BHM

Birmingham

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 18m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BHM

Birmingham

Nonstop

2h 05m
$198

United Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/19/22

Feb 3 - Feb 6
BHM

Birmingham

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 18m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BHM

Birmingham

Nonstop

2h 05m
$208

United Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/19/22

Feb 4 - Feb 6
BHM

Birmingham

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 18m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BHM

Birmingham

Nonstop

2h 05m
$218

United Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/20/22

Last minute flights from Birmingham to Chicago

Late deals on return flights to Chicago from Birmingham, departing today and this week
Jan 30 - Feb 2
BHM

Birmingham

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 18m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BHM

Birmingham

Nonstop

2h 05m
$267

United Airlines

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Deal found 1/19/22

Jan 30 - Feb 2
BHM

Birmingham

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

5h 25m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BHM

Birmingham

Nonstop

1h 58m
$274

American Airlines

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Deal found 1/19/22

Jan 28 - Feb 3
BHM

Birmingham

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 18m
ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

BHM

Birmingham

Nonstop

2h 05m
$278

United Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/19/22

One-way flights to Chicago All airports from Birmingham

The cheapest one-way flights from Birmingham to Chicago
Mar 12
BHM

Birmingham

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Nonstop

2h 14m
$99

United Airlines

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Deal found 1/20/22

Mar 8
BHM

Birmingham

ORD

Chicago O'Hare Intl

1 stop

4h 38m
$107

American Airlines

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Deal found 1/20/22

Mar 15
BHM

Birmingham

MDW

Chicago Midway

1 stop

6h 36m
$108

Delta

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Deal found 1/20/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Birmingham to Chicago flights.

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

Birmingham (BHM), located 4.3 mi from the city center, is the airport you fly out of when you book flights from Birmingham to Chicago. 3 airlines have flights from Birmingham to Chicago on a regular basis. Booking flights from Birmingham to Chicago should not be difficult; the airport handles an average of 3 outbound flights to Chicago per day.

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

Some of our airline partners flying from Birmingham to Chicago have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. United Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like United Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Birmingham, Alabama to Chicago for under $200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on American Airlines for just $197, but on average you can expect to pay $216.

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

Cheapflights has at least 19 direct flights from Birmingham, Alabama to Chicago under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Birmingham, Alabama to Chicago is less than $286.

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

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

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

Flying on American Airlines is currently your cheapest option to Chicago, with prices starting at $197. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by United Airlines and Delta, with the lowest prices starting at $208 and $216, respectively. You may be able to fly from Birmingham, Alabama to Chicago for 35% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from Birmingham, Alabama to Chicago are United Airlines ($99), American Airlines ($107), and Delta ($108).

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Birmingham, Alabama to Chicago?

When booking a flight from Birmingham, Alabama to Chicago, you may want to consider flying on Major Airline, American Airlines or Delta as they are the most popular for this route.

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

On average you can expect to pay $184 for a flight from Birmingham, Alabama to Chicago. The cheapest flight overall is $78 while the most popular route, (Birmingham - Chicago O'Hare Intl) is currently priced at $215.

Can I fly to Chicago from Birmingham right now?

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Birmingham must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Chicago.

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

Can I fly back to Birmingham from Chicago?

Returning to Birmingham from Chicago

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Birmingham.

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

Alternative routes for Birmingham to Chicago

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

Top 3 airlines flying from Birmingham to Chicago

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Birmingham to Chicago choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Delta
Cheapest$122
Average$316
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety
American Airlines
Cheapest$133
Average$325
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time71%
COVID-19 safety
United Airlines
Cheapest$145
Average$357
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time69%
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from Birmingham to Chicago

See what time of day planes typically take off from Birmingham to Chicago
3%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
60%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
37%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
0%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM

Weekly flight availability from Birmingham to Chicago

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Birmingham to Chicago
Sunday4daily flights
Monday4daily flights
Tuesday4daily flights
Wednesday4daily flights
Thursday4daily flights
Friday4daily flights
Saturday2daily flights