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Birmingham to Chicago Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 2h 03m
Flights Arrive in Chicago
Flights Depart from Birmingham
Flight Price $247
Distance 576 miles
Airlines United Airlines, Delta, American Airlines

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Low Season:
November
Best time to beat the crowds
1%
expected price decrease
High Season:
January
Most popular time to fly
7%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$297
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$159
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Birmingham to Chicago

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Top Tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $159 or less.
The cheapest flight from Birmingham to Chicago was found 82 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 6% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Birmingham to Chicago Flights

How long does a flight from Birmingham to Chicago take?
An average nonstop flight takes 2h 08m, covering a distance of 576 miles.
How many flights are there between Birmingham and Chicago?
There are 176 (nonstop) flights between Birmingham and Chicago per week, averaging 24 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Birmingham to Chicago?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on United Airlines ($247), Delta ($286) and American Airlines ($288).
Do I need a passport to fly between Birmingham and Chicago?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Birmingham and Chicago?
United Airlines (9 times daily), Southwest (5 times daily), Lufthansa (4 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Birmingham to Chicago?
For Birmingham to Chicago, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Chicago back to Birmingham, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Sunday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Birmingham to Chicago?
When flying out of Birmingham you will be using Birmingham, often referred to as Birmingham Airport. You will be landing at one of these airports: Chicago Midway or Chicago O'Hare International.

Book cheap flights from Birmingham to Chicago (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Birmingham
$247
only
$247
Destination
Chicago
$247
only
$247
$286
only
$286
Sat, Feb 9
BHM
Birmingham
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
2h 13m
Tue, Feb 12
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
BHM
Birmingham
1h 58m
Trip: 4 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 15 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
TPA
IAD
Good 6.0

Pros: Very helpful, took time to assist me with using computer to print boarding passes. Security check was quick.

Cons: No entertainment

BDL
DEN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was phenomenal!!!! So attentive and professional. Great customer service

IAD
MUC
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The arrival gate was extemely close to the departing gate. I did not have to walk the usually long and exhausting distance from one terminal to another. Thank goodness.

Cons: Broarding was well organized by groups andmoved quickly. The choice of dinner was not an option. By the time the stewardess reached me, only pasta was left. But having italian gelato for dessert was an acceptable compensation. Breakfast ,however, was ho..hummm without any redeeming compensation. choice of beverages was refreshing.

BHM
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: My flight was delayed by 3 hours which caused me to miss my connecting flight...needless to say I had to stay at the airport for 16 hours for another flight on another airlines

BHM
ORD
Good 6.6

Pros: From Salt Lake to Houston, there was a really rude flight attendant, a man. Other than that, my entire flight experience was good. They didn't have Dr. Pepper.

Wed, Jan 9
BHM
Birmingham
MDW
Chicago Midway
6h 28m
Thu, Jan 10
MDW
Chicago Midway
BHM
Birmingham
4h 40m
Trip: 2 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 21,950 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
BOS
PHL
Excellent 8.6

Pros: We left early

ATL
PHX
Excellent 9.3

Cons: Got a stiff neck cause the seat would not go back. Makes it difficult to see the entertainment with my progressive lenses

ATL
CLE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I’m always pleased with our delta flights to and from Atlanta. Our flight was on time, the comfort plus seats are comfy enough, and the flights are quick and easy.

Cons: Everything was great on our flight.

FCO
ATL
Good 7.0

Pros: THe crew was super

Cons: Confort no good very tight seats Movies hard to understand Announcements hard to hear

ATL
MCI
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Nice people

Cons: Waiting at gate in KC

Sat, Mar 16
BHM
Birmingham
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
2h 23m
Mon, Mar 18
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
BHM
Birmingham
1h 58m
Trip: 3 days
10.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 10.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
PHX
EUG
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Nice, efficient crew. Wheel chair & motor cart waiting for me as requested. Good flight.

Cons: Cabin oppressively hot during boarding, stayed a bit too warm. Never found the power outlets that the plane profile in magazine claimed were on the aircraft.

ICT
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Poor they lost my luggage. They did not allowed me to take my suitcas whit me because the plan was too small. I never travel again whit amercan airlines

PHL
AMS
Excellent 8.8

Pros: Because the flight wasn't full we passengers in the main cabin had the chance to spread out a bit more, which was great on such a long flight. Also the flight attendant let me have my scotch for free! Hooray!

Cons: Without power at each seat it's difficult to take advantage of the otherwise free entertainment that is only accessible through the app or on a laptop. There was a DC power outlet at my seat (not all of the seats in the main cabin even have that) but guess what--it required a cigarette-lighter-style adapter to plug in. I certainly don't travel around with one of those! And most of the other seats in the main cabin had no access to power at all. My battery wouldn't possibly last through a 7-hour-plus flight without supplementary power. Oh well, fortunately there are still books and magazines. Just like old times. Be more like United or any other international airline, American!

DFW
BOS
Good 6.5

Cons: Since we were in one of the last groups to board, there was no room for our carry on and had to be checked. Yet there are people in the previous classes who have two carry on bags and both are checked. There needs to be a penalty for this.

JFK
DCA
Good 7.5

Pros: It was quick.

Cons: Flying these days is no better than taking a local bus.

Wed, Jan 23
BHM
Birmingham
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
2h 10m
Thu, Jan 24
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
BHM
Birmingham
1h 49m
Trip: 2 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 15 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
IAD
MUC
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The arrival gate was extemely close to the departing gate. I did not have to walk the usually long and exhausting distance from one terminal to another. Thank goodness.

Cons: Broarding was well organized by groups andmoved quickly. The choice of dinner was not an option. By the time the stewardess reached me, only pasta was left. But having italian gelato for dessert was an acceptable compensation. Breakfast ,however, was ho..hummm without any redeeming compensation. choice of beverages was refreshing.

BHM
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: My flight was delayed by 3 hours which caused me to miss my connecting flight...needless to say I had to stay at the airport for 16 hours for another flight on another airlines

BHM
ORD
Good 7.6

Cons: The cabin was very hot

BDL
DEN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was phenomenal!!!! So attentive and professional. Great customer service

BRU
IAD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The flight was fine, despite the distance.

Sat, Feb 9
BHM
Birmingham
MDW
Chicago Midway
4h 11m
Mon, Feb 11
MDW
Chicago Midway
BHM
Birmingham
4h 40m
Trip: 3 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 21,950 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
BOS
PHL
Excellent 8.6

Pros: We left early

MKE
LGA
Good 7.3

Pros: Boarding was easy, plane clean, snacks good.

Cons: Small plane but that’s not really fixable

BDL
ATL
Excellent 9.3

Pros: New plane with great entertainment arrived 30 mins early

LAX
HNL
Good 6.0

Pros: One of the flight attendants was nice.

Cons: 5+ hours and just some bagged snacks. Had to wait forever for soda. Screen was difficult to work - touch wasn’t working. Much smaller program selection than flights 6 days ago from RSW to LAX via ATL.

FCO
ATL
Good 7.0

Pros: THe crew was super

Cons: Confort no good very tight seats Movies hard to understand Announcements hard to hear

Sat, Mar 16
BHM
Birmingham
MDW
Chicago Midway
4h 40m
Mon, Mar 18
MDW
Chicago Midway
BHM
Birmingham
3h 22m
Trip: 3 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 21,950 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
BOS
PHL
Excellent 8.6

Pros: We left early

RDU
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: I missed my flight due to Tsa

ATL
CLE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I’m always pleased with our delta flights to and from Atlanta. Our flight was on time, the comfort plus seats are comfy enough, and the flights are quick and easy.

Cons: Everything was great on our flight.

SEA
GEG
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: The pplane was two hours late to depart due to technical issues.

ATL
MCI
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Nice people

Cons: Waiting at gate in KC

Fri, May 10
BHM
Birmingham
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
2h 08m
Sun, May 12
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
BHM
Birmingham
1h 51m
Trip: 3 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 15 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
TPA
IAD
Good 6.0

Pros: Very helpful, took time to assist me with using computer to print boarding passes. Security check was quick.

Cons: No entertainment

BHM
ORD
Good 7.6

Cons: The cabin was very hot

BRU
IAD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The flight was fine, despite the distance.

BHM
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: On time.

IAD
MUC
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The arrival gate was extemely close to the departing gate. I did not have to walk the usually long and exhausting distance from one terminal to another. Thank goodness.

Cons: Broarding was well organized by groups andmoved quickly. The choice of dinner was not an option. By the time the stewardess reached me, only pasta was left. But having italian gelato for dessert was an acceptable compensation. Breakfast ,however, was ho..hummm without any redeeming compensation. choice of beverages was refreshing.

Thu, Apr 18
BHM
Birmingham
MDW
Chicago Midway
6h 31m
Mon, Apr 22
MDW
Chicago Midway
BHM
Birmingham
4h 45m
Trip: 5 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 21,950 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
LAX
HNL
Good 6.0

Pros: One of the flight attendants was nice.

Cons: 5+ hours and just some bagged snacks. Had to wait forever for soda. Screen was difficult to work - touch wasn’t working. Much smaller program selection than flights 6 days ago from RSW to LAX via ATL.

ATL
MCI
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Nice people

Cons: Waiting at gate in KC

ATL
PHX
Excellent 9.3

Cons: Got a stiff neck cause the seat would not go back. Makes it difficult to see the entertainment with my progressive lenses

ANC
SEA
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Everything was fine. Delta did a great job.

Cons: The kid screaming in my ear for 3 hours

MKE
LGA
Good 7.3

Pros: Boarding was easy, plane clean, snacks good.

Cons: Small plane but that’s not really fixable

Fri, Jan 18
BHM
Birmingham
MDW
Chicago Midway
6h 33m
Mon, Jan 21
MDW
Chicago Midway
BHM
Birmingham
3h 35m
Trip: 4 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 21,950 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
DTW
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything went smoothly. Baggage was at carousel before we were, a first.

Cons: Everything was fine.

BDL
ATL
Excellent 9.3

Pros: New plane with great entertainment arrived 30 mins early

BOS
PHL
Excellent 8.6

Pros: We left early

LAX
HNL
Good 6.0

Pros: One of the flight attendants was nice.

Cons: 5+ hours and just some bagged snacks. Had to wait forever for soda. Screen was difficult to work - touch wasn’t working. Much smaller program selection than flights 6 days ago from RSW to LAX via ATL.

SEA
GEG
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: The pplane was two hours late to depart due to technical issues.

Thu, Feb 14
BHM
Birmingham
MDW
Chicago Midway
4h 35m
Sun, Feb 17
MDW
Chicago Midway
BHM
Birmingham
6h 09m
Trip: 4 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 21,950 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
ANC
SEA
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Everything was fine. Delta did a great job.

Cons: The kid screaming in my ear for 3 hours

BOS
PHL
Excellent 8.6

Pros: We left early

MKE
LGA
Good 7.3

Pros: Boarding was easy, plane clean, snacks good.

Cons: Small plane but that’s not really fixable

LAX
HNL
Good 6.0

Pros: One of the flight attendants was nice.

Cons: 5+ hours and just some bagged snacks. Had to wait forever for soda. Screen was difficult to work - touch wasn’t working. Much smaller program selection than flights 6 days ago from RSW to LAX via ATL.

RDU
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: I missed my flight due to Tsa

Fri, May 10
BHM
Birmingham
MDW
Chicago Midway
3h 54m
Sun, May 12
MDW
Chicago Midway
BHM
Birmingham
3h 34m
Trip: 3 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 21,950 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
ANC
SEA
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Everything was fine. Delta did a great job.

Cons: The kid screaming in my ear for 3 hours

BDL
ATL
Excellent 9.3

Pros: New plane with great entertainment arrived 30 mins early

LAX
HNL
Good 6.0

Pros: One of the flight attendants was nice.

Cons: 5+ hours and just some bagged snacks. Had to wait forever for soda. Screen was difficult to work - touch wasn’t working. Much smaller program selection than flights 6 days ago from RSW to LAX via ATL.

ATL
CLE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I’m always pleased with our delta flights to and from Atlanta. Our flight was on time, the comfort plus seats are comfy enough, and the flights are quick and easy.

Cons: Everything was great on our flight.

BOS
PHL
Excellent 8.6

Pros: We left early

Sun, Dec 23
BHM
Birmingham
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
4h 21m
Sat, Jan 12
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
BHM
Birmingham
5h 12m
Trip: 21 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 21,950 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
LAX
HNL
Good 6.0

Pros: One of the flight attendants was nice.

Cons: 5+ hours and just some bagged snacks. Had to wait forever for soda. Screen was difficult to work - touch wasn’t working. Much smaller program selection than flights 6 days ago from RSW to LAX via ATL.

BOS
PHL
Excellent 8.6

Pros: We left early

ATL
MCI
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Nice people

Cons: Waiting at gate in KC

ATL
CLE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I’m always pleased with our delta flights to and from Atlanta. Our flight was on time, the comfort plus seats are comfy enough, and the flights are quick and easy.

Cons: Everything was great on our flight.

BDL
ATL
Excellent 9.3

Pros: New plane with great entertainment arrived 30 mins early

Sun, Dec 23
BHM
Birmingham
MDW
Chicago Midway
5h 47m
Sat, Jan 12
MDW
Chicago Midway
BHM
Birmingham
3h 52m
Trip: 21 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 21,950 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
BOS
PHL
Excellent 8.6

Pros: We left early

ATL
MCI
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Nice people

Cons: Waiting at gate in KC

ATL
CLE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I’m always pleased with our delta flights to and from Atlanta. Our flight was on time, the comfort plus seats are comfy enough, and the flights are quick and easy.

Cons: Everything was great on our flight.

FCO
ATL
Good 7.0

Pros: THe crew was super

Cons: Confort no good very tight seats Movies hard to understand Announcements hard to hear

ATL
PHX
Excellent 9.3

Cons: Got a stiff neck cause the seat would not go back. Makes it difficult to see the entertainment with my progressive lenses

Fri, Jan 18
BHM
Birmingham
MDW
Chicago Midway
4h 13m
Mon, Jan 21
MDW
Chicago Midway
BHM
Birmingham
4h 40m
Trip: 4 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 21,950 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
DTW
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything went smoothly. Baggage was at carousel before we were, a first.

Cons: Everything was fine.

ATL
PHX
Excellent 9.3

Cons: Got a stiff neck cause the seat would not go back. Makes it difficult to see the entertainment with my progressive lenses

BDL
ATL
Excellent 9.3

Pros: New plane with great entertainment arrived 30 mins early

LAX
HNL
Good 6.0

Pros: One of the flight attendants was nice.

Cons: 5+ hours and just some bagged snacks. Had to wait forever for soda. Screen was difficult to work - touch wasn’t working. Much smaller program selection than flights 6 days ago from RSW to LAX via ATL.

ATL
CLE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I’m always pleased with our delta flights to and from Atlanta. Our flight was on time, the comfort plus seats are comfy enough, and the flights are quick and easy.

Cons: Everything was great on our flight.

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