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Birmingham to Chicago Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 2h 01m
Flights Arrive in Chicago
Flights Depart from Birmingham
Flight Price $263
Distance 577 miles
Airlines United, American Airlines, Delta

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Average Price:
$287
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$262
or less (round trip)

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FAQs for Booking Birmingham to Chicago Flights

How long does a flight from Birmingham to Chicago take?
An average nonstop flight takes 1h 59m, covering a distance of 577 miles.
How many flights are there between Birmingham and Chicago?
There are 147 (nonstop) flights between Birmingham and Chicago per week, averaging 22 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 ($263), American Airlines ($263) and Delta ($280).
Do I need a passport to fly between Birmingham and Chicago?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Birmingham and Chicago?
United (11 times daily), Southwest (4 times daily), American Airlines (2 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, Monday 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 Saturday being the most expensive.

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Airports
Origin
Birmingham
$263
only
$263
Destination
Chicago
$263
only
$263
$280
only
$280
Mon, Oct 8
BHM
Birmingham
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
2h 08m
Wed, Oct 10
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
BHM
Birmingham
1h 54m
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
BHM
ORD
Good 7.6

The cabin was very hot

BHM
ORD
Okay 5.3

Friendly staff

Plane was way too small. I'm a large man and had a large man beside me. He wasn't a "concerned for others comfort" passenger, and took up all the space. I was squished. Also I didn't like that there was no complimentary snacks, only purchasable ones

BHM
ORD
Excellent 9.0

Boarding was a little challenging. Had issues with a bad check-in kiosk, but the staff handled well and got on my flight. Small plane,but a short flight.

ATL
ORD
Okay 4.3

It got us to London. My bags were quickly available.

The seats were SO. UNCOMFORTABLE. I didn't sleep at all and have a headache because of them. Absolutely atrocious. The food was meh. One of the flight attendants was so rude I dreaded every time she headed over. I'll be flying with Delta in the future.

BHM
ORD
Excellent 8.0

I am slow walking due to health issues. Coming from Kansas City to Chicago was a problem. My daughter who was with me is physically handicapped. There was no transportation to assist us to get from one terminal to another one when we arrived. Thank goodness we had a two and one-half hour overlay. Going home was a different story. Two wonderful gentleman met us as we disembarked and speedily got us to our flight. We only had 30 minutes and they made sure we were there. Issac and the other man are to be commended!

The fact that no one was there to assist us with transportation.

Thu, Dec 6
BHM
Birmingham
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
2h 11m
Mon, Dec 10
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
BHM
Birmingham
1h 49m
Trip: 5 days
10.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 10.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
SAT
ORD
Good 6.0

Nothing good to say about AA

AA screwed up reservations by rescheduling flights by 3 hours earlier (done not once but two times) causing 6 hour layover. This plus an additional 2:38 delay on next flight made the journey horrible. Will never book an AA/BA flight again for intrnational travel.

ORD
LHR
Okay 4.6

What to like with AA?

Delayed by 2:38 hours at Chicago due to aircaft repair. Total layover 8:38 hours.

DFW
MSP
Mediocre 2.6

Nothing

Condescending staff, lackadaisical crew, pitiful excuses of why we were delayed.

ORD
LHR
Excellent 8.3

Crew, food and boarding.

Limited entertainment selection. Tight setting with minimal leg room.

EWR
ORD
Okay 4.0

I like that I made it home alive.

Everything about Departing and arriving was a Poor experience. I might not be using this particular airline again. 4 Airlines now on my list of do not use.

Wed, Oct 3
BHM
Birmingham
MDW
Chicago Midway
6h 29m
Thu, Oct 4
MDW
Chicago Midway
BHM
Birmingham
3h 24m
Trip: 2 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 20,314 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.6
Food
7.4
SJD
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Crews were nice

CLT
LGA
Mediocre 3.3

We were deplained twice from two different plains going to LGA. We are now booked on a third plain going to JFK. Hope we can get home. I have a surgical appointment tomorrow.

We bought First Class tickets. But we were downgraded How do you think we should feel ? We have been in Charlotte since 9:30 AM It is now 6:45 PM Should we use the train to go home?

SEA
MSP
Okay 4.6

Hostess were professional and warm

Seats was too tight, no leg room and no room for stretching

SLC
AMS
Excellent 9.6

You guys did an all around great job and my flight experience was the best I’ve ever had. The quality of the service was exceptional.

AMS
DTW
Excellent 8.0

Didn’t like the fact that online check in didn’t work on the Delta app.di

Tue, Nov 27
BHM
Birmingham
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
1h 59m
Sat, Dec 1
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
BHM
Birmingham
2h 04m
Trip: 5 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
SEA
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

?

Delayed. Charged for my bag even tho i have the United explorer Visa. Skipped me with pretzels and when I asked for some, it was as if i was asking fir something extraordinary!

BHM
ORD
Okay 5.3

Friendly staff

Plane was way too small. I'm a large man and had a large man beside me. He wasn't a "concerned for others comfort" passenger, and took up all the space. I was squished. Also I didn't like that there was no complimentary snacks, only purchasable ones

CHO
IAD
Good 7.6

Crew flight attendant was nice the whole trip. Other places they aren't always so warm or nice when you leave. Flight was pretty.

Nobody was checking tickets for checked bags we deboarded.

BHM
ORD
Good 7.6

The cabin was very hot

BHM
ORD
Excellent 9.0

Boarding was a little challenging. Had issues with a bad check-in kiosk, but the staff handled well and got on my flight. Small plane,but a short flight.

Tue, Nov 27
BHM
Birmingham
MDW
Chicago Midway
3h 51m
Sat, Dec 1
MDW
Chicago Midway
BHM
Birmingham
4h 35m
Trip: 5 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 20,314 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.6
Food
7.4
DEN
JFK
Good 7.6

The flight attendants were all helpful and pleasant. The seats were comfortable. We were provided with plenty of liquids.

The landing was pretty tough and we took off almost a half hour late.

CLT
LGA
Mediocre 3.3

We were deplained twice from two different plains going to LGA. We are now booked on a third plain going to JFK. Hope we can get home. I have a surgical appointment tomorrow.

We bought First Class tickets. But we were downgraded How do you think we should feel ? We have been in Charlotte since 9:30 AM It is now 6:45 PM Should we use the train to go home?

MSP
EWR
Okay 4.3

Seats more comfortable, plan wasn’t too full

No charging port for cellphone.

AMS
DTW
Excellent 8.0

Didn’t like the fact that online check in didn’t work on the Delta app.di

LAX
OGG
Okay 4.3

Why use old planes for such a long flight? Toilet overflowed, poor quality tv, and only peanuts?

Wed, Jan 9
BHM
Birmingham
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
2h 10m
Thu, Jan 17
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
BHM
Birmingham
1h 58m
Trip: 9 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
IAH
EWR
Mediocre 2.0

Lounge

Delayed flight which kept pushing back for more then 5 hours. Got booked on the next flight got middle seat. Flight attendant was rude and short with people. Not very personable. Plane was so hot everyone was sweating.

BHM
ORD
Excellent 8.0

I am slow walking due to health issues. Coming from Kansas City to Chicago was a problem. My daughter who was with me is physically handicapped. There was no transportation to assist us to get from one terminal to another one when we arrived. Thank goodness we had a two and one-half hour overlay. Going home was a different story. Two wonderful gentleman met us as we disembarked and speedily got us to our flight. We only had 30 minutes and they made sure we were there. Issac and the other man are to be commended!

The fact that no one was there to assist us with transportation.

BHM
ORD
Good 7.6

The cabin was very hot

BHM
ORD
Okay 5.3

Friendly staff

Plane was way too small. I'm a large man and had a large man beside me. He wasn't a "concerned for others comfort" passenger, and took up all the space. I was squished. Also I didn't like that there was no complimentary snacks, only purchasable ones

CHO
IAD
Good 7.6

Crew flight attendant was nice the whole trip. Other places they aren't always so warm or nice when you leave. Flight was pretty.

Nobody was checking tickets for checked bags we deboarded.

Thu, Dec 6
BHM
Birmingham
MDW
Chicago Midway
5h 22m
Mon, Dec 10
MDW
Chicago Midway
BHM
Birmingham
3h 31m
Trip: 5 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 20,314 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.6
Food
7.4
JFK
LAS
Excellent 8.0

The wait

The screen didn’t change in time

DEN
JFK
Good 7.6

The flight attendants were all helpful and pleasant. The seats were comfortable. We were provided with plenty of liquids.

The landing was pretty tough and we took off almost a half hour late.

SEA
MSP
Okay 4.6

Hostess were professional and warm

Seats was too tight, no leg room and no room for stretching

CLT
LGA
Mediocre 3.3

We were deplained twice from two different plains going to LGA. We are now booked on a third plain going to JFK. Hope we can get home. I have a surgical appointment tomorrow.

We bought First Class tickets. But we were downgraded How do you think we should feel ? We have been in Charlotte since 9:30 AM It is now 6:45 PM Should we use the train to go home?

SJD
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Crews were nice

Thu, Jan 3
BHM
Birmingham
MDW
Chicago Midway
4h 06m
Sun, Jan 6
MDW
Chicago Midway
BHM
Birmingham
5h 16m
Trip: 4 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 20,314 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.6
Food
7.4
JFK
MXP
Good 7.6

There were actual meals served on the flight. They were pretty good. Free movies available.

There was one cranky flight attendant. The seats don’t recline quite enough to be able to sleep.

CLT
LGA
Mediocre 3.3

We were deplained twice from two different plains going to LGA. We are now booked on a third plain going to JFK. Hope we can get home. I have a surgical appointment tomorrow.

We bought First Class tickets. But we were downgraded How do you think we should feel ? We have been in Charlotte since 9:30 AM It is now 6:45 PM Should we use the train to go home?

SLC
AMS
Excellent 9.6

You guys did an all around great job and my flight experience was the best I’ve ever had. The quality of the service was exceptional.

DEN
JFK
Good 7.6

The flight attendants were all helpful and pleasant. The seats were comfortable. We were provided with plenty of liquids.

The landing was pretty tough and we took off almost a half hour late.

MSP
EWR
Okay 4.3

Seats more comfortable, plan wasn’t too full

No charging port for cellphone.

Thu, Feb 14
BHM
Birmingham
MDW
Chicago Midway
5h 34m
Sun, Feb 17
MDW
Chicago Midway
BHM
Birmingham
4h 30m
Trip: 4 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 20,314 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.6
Food
7.4
JFK
LAS
Excellent 8.0

The wait

The screen didn’t change in time

DEN
JFK
Good 7.6

The flight attendants were all helpful and pleasant. The seats were comfortable. We were provided with plenty of liquids.

The landing was pretty tough and we took off almost a half hour late.

SEA
MSP
Okay 4.6

Hostess were professional and warm

Seats was too tight, no leg room and no room for stretching

SJD
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Crews were nice

DTW
CLT
Excellent 8.0

Didn’t get our beverage and snack till we were almost ready to land at Charlotte

Sat, Mar 16
BHM
Birmingham
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
5h 00m
Fri, Mar 22
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
BHM
Birmingham
4h 50m
Trip: 7 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 20,314 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.6
Food
7.4
JFK
MXP
Good 7.6

There were actual meals served on the flight. They were pretty good. Free movies available.

There was one cranky flight attendant. The seats don’t recline quite enough to be able to sleep.

MSP
EWR
Okay 4.3

Seats more comfortable, plan wasn’t too full

No charging port for cellphone.

AMS
DTW
Excellent 8.0

Didn’t like the fact that online check in didn’t work on the Delta app.di

CLT
LGA
Mediocre 3.3

We were deplained twice from two different plains going to LGA. We are now booked on a third plain going to JFK. Hope we can get home. I have a surgical appointment tomorrow.

We bought First Class tickets. But we were downgraded How do you think we should feel ? We have been in Charlotte since 9:30 AM It is now 6:45 PM Should we use the train to go home?

SJD
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Crews were nice

Thu, Oct 25
BHM
Birmingham
MDW
Chicago Midway
4h 15m
Mon, Oct 29
MDW
Chicago Midway
BHM
Birmingham
4h 29m
Trip: 5 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 20,314 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.6
Food
7.4
JFK
MXP
Good 7.6

There were actual meals served on the flight. They were pretty good. Free movies available.

There was one cranky flight attendant. The seats don’t recline quite enough to be able to sleep.

SJD
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Crews were nice

SLC
AMS
Excellent 9.6

You guys did an all around great job and my flight experience was the best I’ve ever had. The quality of the service was exceptional.

CLT
LGA
Mediocre 3.3

We were deplained twice from two different plains going to LGA. We are now booked on a third plain going to JFK. Hope we can get home. I have a surgical appointment tomorrow.

We bought First Class tickets. But we were downgraded How do you think we should feel ? We have been in Charlotte since 9:30 AM It is now 6:45 PM Should we use the train to go home?

DTW
CLT
Excellent 8.0

Didn’t get our beverage and snack till we were almost ready to land at Charlotte

Wed, Sep 26
BHM
Birmingham
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
2h 08m
Fri, Sep 28
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
BHM
Birmingham
1h 55m
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
ZRH
IAD
Excellent 9.6

Very nice FLY and fantastic weather. No turbulence THAT all. UNITED CAPITAN AND CREW, nice. Thanks to GOD a nice fly in ALL aspects.

To be honest, everything was OK.

BHM
ORD
Excellent 9.0

Boarding was a little challenging. Had issues with a bad check-in kiosk, but the staff handled well and got on my flight. Small plane,but a short flight.

IAH
EWR
Mediocre 2.0

Lounge

Delayed flight which kept pushing back for more then 5 hours. Got booked on the next flight got middle seat. Flight attendant was rude and short with people. Not very personable. Plane was so hot everyone was sweating.

BHM
ORD
Okay 5.3

Friendly staff

Plane was way too small. I'm a large man and had a large man beside me. He wasn't a "concerned for others comfort" passenger, and took up all the space. I was squished. Also I didn't like that there was no complimentary snacks, only purchasable ones

BHM
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

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

Fri, Oct 5
BHM
Birmingham
MDW
Chicago Midway
5h 45m
Sun, Oct 7
MDW
Chicago Midway
BHM
Birmingham
4h 56m
Trip: 3 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 20,314 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.6
Food
7.4
DTW
CLT
Excellent 8.0

Didn’t get our beverage and snack till we were almost ready to land at Charlotte

ATL
LAX
Good 6.3

Seatback tv.

Stewardess berated a man for leaving his backpack on the floor in front of him rather than politely addressing the issue. She told him you know better than that and don’t ever do that again. It was totally uncalled for.

DEN
JFK
Good 7.6

The flight attendants were all helpful and pleasant. The seats were comfortable. We were provided with plenty of liquids.

The landing was pretty tough and we took off almost a half hour late.

SJD
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Crews were nice

JFK
LAS
Excellent 8.0

The wait

The screen didn’t change in time

Wed, Sep 26
BHM
Birmingham
MDW
Chicago Midway
5h 45m
Sun, Sep 30
MDW
Chicago Midway
BHM
Birmingham
5h 10m
Trip: 5 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 20,314 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.6
Food
7.4
ATL
LAX
Good 6.3

Seatback tv.

Stewardess berated a man for leaving his backpack on the floor in front of him rather than politely addressing the issue. She told him you know better than that and don’t ever do that again. It was totally uncalled for.

SEA
MSP
Okay 4.6

Hostess were professional and warm

Seats was too tight, no leg room and no room for stretching

MSP
EWR
Okay 4.3

Seats more comfortable, plan wasn’t too full

No charging port for cellphone.

JFK
MXP
Good 7.6

There were actual meals served on the flight. They were pretty good. Free movies available.

There was one cranky flight attendant. The seats don’t recline quite enough to be able to sleep.

DTW
CLT
Excellent 8.0

Didn’t get our beverage and snack till we were almost ready to land at Charlotte

Fri, Sep 21
BHM
Birmingham
MDW
Chicago Midway
4h 00m
Sun, Sep 23
MDW
Chicago Midway
BHM
Birmingham
3h 50m
Trip: 3 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 20,314 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.6
Food
7.4
JFK
LAS
Excellent 8.0

The wait

The screen didn’t change in time

DEN
JFK
Good 7.6

The flight attendants were all helpful and pleasant. The seats were comfortable. We were provided with plenty of liquids.

The landing was pretty tough and we took off almost a half hour late.

LAX
OGG
Okay 4.3

Why use old planes for such a long flight? Toilet overflowed, poor quality tv, and only peanuts?

SLC
AMS
Excellent 9.6

You guys did an all around great job and my flight experience was the best I’ve ever had. The quality of the service was exceptional.

AMS
DTW
Excellent 8.0

Didn’t like the fact that online check in didn’t work on the Delta app.di

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