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Low Season:
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2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
November
Most popular time to fly
7%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$336
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$258
or less (round trip)

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $258 or less.
The cheapest flight from Birmingham to Chicago was found 84 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be October, November and December. The cheapest month to fly is February.
Morning departure is around 6% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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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 2h 07m, 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), Multiple Airlines ($263) and American Airlines ($263).
Do I need a passport to fly between Birmingham and Chicago?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Birmingham and Chicago?
United (7 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, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Chicago back to Birmingham, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Sunday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Birmingham
$263
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$263
Destination
Chicago
$263
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$263
$280
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$280
Mon, Jan 15
BHM
ORD
2h 10m
Thu, Jan 18
ORD
BHM
1h 59m
Trip: 4 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 14 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
FLL
ORD
Excellent 8.0

no aisle seat

EWR
BTV
Excellent 10.0

All the effort to make my need for wheelchair problem free

IAD
MUC
Good 6.3

Crew and food.

The old bait and switch. United is not and will never be Lufthansa. Cattle call seating.

BHM
ORD
Good 6.6

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.

MCO
EWR
Excellent 10.0

Excellent support from everyone as all were very helpful with assisting my need for wheel chair.

Sat, Jan 20
BHM
ORD
2h 07m
Sat, Jan 27
ORD
BHM
1h 56m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Jan 24
BHM
ORD
2h 17m
Sat, Jan 27
ORD
BHM
1h 56m
Trip: 4 days
10.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 10.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
CLE
JFK
Mediocre 3.3

Plane was dirty and crew inattentive.

CLT
SJU
Mediocre 3.3

Direct flight

Horrible customer service, excessive baggage fees, rude counter staff, no leg room, narrow seats

LAX
LHR
Excellent 9.2

Easy and efficient boarding for a busy flight. Efficient, attentive and intuitive cabin crew. Good in-flight entertainment and facilities.

The aircraft was extremely cold throughout the duration of the flight. Of all of the long haul airlines I've flown with, I find that American Airlines offers the least leg room.

LAX
AKL
Okay 5.6

Smooth operation, on time

Seat pitch on the plane unbelievably cramped. When seats are so close that if you drop something on the floor you have to be a contortionist to get it, you know it's a problem NEVER fly the 787-900 economy.

BNA
DFW
Good 7.3

Everything else

Wed, Jan 3
BHM
MDW
4h 37m
Sat, Jan 6
MDW
BHM
5h 11m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 14257 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
AMS
DTW
Mediocre 2.0

The most horrible experience. Pathetic to say the least. No water in the flight lavotries. Such a pathetic service from so called top airline.

DEN
ATL
Excellent 8.6

On two of the legs of the trip they notice I was a tall person with long legs and upgraded me to seats with more leg room!! I didn't even ask. Thank you.

On the way back there were open seats with extra leg room and I asked the gate attendant if it was possible to switch my seat to one with more room and they said they only could if I paid extra.

ZAG
CDG
Good 6.0

Old plane, bad food & old crew

ATL
DFW
Excellent 10.0

My entire flight experience was delightful. Was dry impressed with the staff both at Hartsfield-Jackson and DFW...and our flight crew was positively sublime.

JFK
MIA
Okay 5.3

Some of the flight attendants were rude and not very welcoming at all.

Tue, Jan 16
BHM
ORD
2h 07m
Thu, Jan 18
ORD
BHM
1h 58m
Trip: 3 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 14 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
LHR
SFO
Excellent 9.0

Fortunately as a passenger the economy flight area was very spacious due to low numbers of passengers. Which provided a comfortable seating space.

The entertainment could and been a little more variable in the film range provided. But generally overall I had a excellent flight. Food was good. Crew were very good and I would definitely consider flying United on my next visit out and recommend that my family did. Thank you United.

BHM
ORD
Good 6.6

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.

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 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
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

Mon, Jan 22
BHM
ORD
2h 15m
Sat, Jan 27
ORD
BHM
1h 56m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Feb 24
BHM
ORD
2h 17m
Sat, Mar 3
ORD
BHM
1h 56m
Trip: 8 days
10.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 10.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
JFK
CDG
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing. From the plane to the awful delay and poor service.

Lack of communication. Old plane, no comfort and 6 HOURS DELAYED. Truly disappointed by the airline

ORD
LAX
Excellent 9.5

Easy, smooth.

LAX
AKL
Okay 5.6

Smooth operation, on time

Seat pitch on the plane unbelievably cramped. When seats are so close that if you drop something on the floor you have to be a contortionist to get it, you know it's a problem NEVER fly the 787-900 economy.

DFW
SCL
Excellent 9.6

The food is very tasty, but AA has not changed the menu in at least one year.

LAX
LHR
Excellent 9.2

Easy and efficient boarding for a busy flight. Efficient, attentive and intuitive cabin crew. Good in-flight entertainment and facilities.

The aircraft was extremely cold throughout the duration of the flight. Of all of the long haul airlines I've flown with, I find that American Airlines offers the least leg room.

Sat, Feb 24
BHM
MDW
4h 50m
Sat, Mar 3
MDW
BHM
5h 13m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 14257 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
AMS
DTW
Mediocre 2.0

The most horrible experience. Pathetic to say the least. No water in the flight lavotries. Such a pathetic service from so called top airline.

DEN
ATL
Excellent 8.6

On two of the legs of the trip they notice I was a tall person with long legs and upgraded me to seats with more leg room!! I didn't even ask. Thank you.

On the way back there were open seats with extra leg room and I asked the gate attendant if it was possible to switch my seat to one with more room and they said they only could if I paid extra.

JFK
ATL
Excellent 8.3

We had the best flight attendant ever! Her name was Sharon on Eandeavor / Delta Cnx, and she made the experience the best flight I've experienced. Thanks Sharon for being awesome!

window seat in back didn't have window

BWI
JFK
Mediocre 3.6

There was a change in our flight. According to Delta you didn't confirm every leg of our flight and the plane was over booked.

ATL
ABE
Okay 4.0

Long wait for de-Icing. Got on and off the plane 3 times. First wait was 1 hour, but plane aborted takeoff. Second plane waited at gate with all aboard for 2-1/2 hours and never got slot and de-planed. Third plane waited 1-1/2 hours for de-Icing and finally we were headed home. Arrived 8.5 hours after schedule.

Sat, Jan 20
BHM
ORD
2h 10m
Sat, Jan 27
ORD
BHM
1h 59m
Trip: 8 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 14 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
EWR
BTV
Excellent 10.0

All the effort to make my need for wheelchair problem free

FLL
ORD
Excellent 8.0

no aisle seat

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.

BHM
ORD
Good 6.6

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.

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

Tue, Jan 23
BHM
ORD
2h 10m
Sat, Jan 27
ORD
BHM
1h 56m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Feb 26
BHM
ORD
2h 24m
Tue, Mar 6
ORD
BHM
2h 01m
Trip: 9 days
10.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 10.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
CLT
SJU
Mediocre 3.3

Direct flight

Horrible customer service, excessive baggage fees, rude counter staff, no leg room, narrow seats

CLE
JFK
Mediocre 3.3

Plane was dirty and crew inattentive.

SFO
DFW
Excellent 10.0

On time. Comfortable seat. Courteous crew. Easy transfer.

BHM
ORD
Excellent 10.0

The flight was a quick 39 minutes from Chicago, the staff was friendly. Good flight.

It's snowing!

LAX
AKL
Okay 5.6

Smooth operation, on time

Seat pitch on the plane unbelievably cramped. When seats are so close that if you drop something on the floor you have to be a contortionist to get it, you know it's a problem NEVER fly the 787-900 economy.

Mon, Feb 26
BHM
MDW
3h 41m
Tue, Mar 6
MDW
BHM
5h 29m
Trip: 9 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 14257 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
DEN
ATL
Excellent 8.6

On two of the legs of the trip they notice I was a tall person with long legs and upgraded me to seats with more leg room!! I didn't even ask. Thank you.

On the way back there were open seats with extra leg room and I asked the gate attendant if it was possible to switch my seat to one with more room and they said they only could if I paid extra.

SEA
LAX
Okay 5.3

Mu seat!

My baggage took for to long to arrive

ATL
ABE
Okay 4.0

Long wait for de-Icing. Got on and off the plane 3 times. First wait was 1 hour, but plane aborted takeoff. Second plane waited at gate with all aboard for 2-1/2 hours and never got slot and de-planed. Third plane waited 1-1/2 hours for de-Icing and finally we were headed home. Arrived 8.5 hours after schedule.

ATL
DFW
Excellent 10.0

My entire flight experience was delightful. Was dry impressed with the staff both at Hartsfield-Jackson and DFW...and our flight crew was positively sublime.

ZAG
CDG
Good 6.0

Old plane, bad food & old crew

Mon, Jan 22
BHM
ORD
2h 07m
Sat, Jan 27
ORD
BHM
1h 58m
Trip: 6 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 14 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
LHR
SFO
Excellent 9.0

Fortunately as a passenger the economy flight area was very spacious due to low numbers of passengers. Which provided a comfortable seating space.

The entertainment could and been a little more variable in the film range provided. But generally overall I had a excellent flight. Food was good. Crew were very good and I would definitely consider flying United on my next visit out and recommend that my family did. Thank you United.

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
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

IAD
MUC
Good 6.3

Crew and food.

The old bait and switch. United is not and will never be Lufthansa. Cattle call seating.

MCO
EWR
Excellent 10.0

Excellent support from everyone as all were very helpful with assisting my need for wheel chair.

Wed, Jan 24
BHM
ORD
2h 17m
Sat, Jan 27
ORD
BHM
1h 59m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Feb 27
BHM
ORD
2h 24m
Wed, Mar 7
ORD
BHM
2h 01m
Trip: 9 days
10.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 10.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
LAX
LHR
Excellent 9.2

Easy and efficient boarding for a busy flight. Efficient, attentive and intuitive cabin crew. Good in-flight entertainment and facilities.

The aircraft was extremely cold throughout the duration of the flight. Of all of the long haul airlines I've flown with, I find that American Airlines offers the least leg room.

CLE
JFK
Mediocre 3.3

Plane was dirty and crew inattentive.

BNA
DFW
Good 7.3

Everything else

LAX
AKL
Okay 5.6

Smooth operation, on time

Seat pitch on the plane unbelievably cramped. When seats are so close that if you drop something on the floor you have to be a contortionist to get it, you know it's a problem NEVER fly the 787-900 economy.

DFW
SCL
Excellent 9.6

The food is very tasty, but AA has not changed the menu in at least one year.

Tue, Feb 27
BHM
MDW
4h 03m
Wed, Mar 7
MDW
BHM
5h 49m
Trip: 9 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 14257 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
JFK
MIA
Okay 5.3

Some of the flight attendants were rude and not very welcoming at all.

JFK
ATL
Excellent 8.3

We had the best flight attendant ever! Her name was Sharon on Eandeavor / Delta Cnx, and she made the experience the best flight I've experienced. Thanks Sharon for being awesome!

window seat in back didn't have window

SEA
LAX
Okay 5.3

Mu seat!

My baggage took for to long to arrive

ATL
ABE
Okay 4.0

Long wait for de-Icing. Got on and off the plane 3 times. First wait was 1 hour, but plane aborted takeoff. Second plane waited at gate with all aboard for 2-1/2 hours and never got slot and de-planed. Third plane waited 1-1/2 hours for de-Icing and finally we were headed home. Arrived 8.5 hours after schedule.

LGA
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Flight was on time. Boarded quickly with no fuss.

Tue, Jan 23
BHM
ORD
2h 15m
Tue, Feb 6
ORD
BHM
2h 01m
Trip: 15 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 14 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
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 10.0

On time.

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.

IAD
MUC
Good 6.3

Crew and food.

The old bait and switch. United is not and will never be Lufthansa. Cattle call seating.

FLL
ORD
Excellent 8.0

no aisle seat

Thu, Jan 25
BHM
ORD
2h 07m
Sat, Jan 27
ORD
BHM
1h 56m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Feb 28
BHM
ORD
2h 24m
Thu, Mar 8
ORD
BHM
2h 01m
Trip: 9 days
10.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 10.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
BHM
ORD
Excellent 10.0

The flight was a quick 39 minutes from Chicago, the staff was friendly. Good flight.

It's snowing!

SFO
DFW
Excellent 10.0

On time. Comfortable seat. Courteous crew. Easy transfer.

JFK
MXP
Mediocre 2.6

Plane was old and dirty, seat pocket had junk in it. Seat was broken and couldn’t stay up. In flight movies were from few years back with a center tv and no head rest screen. Crew on overseas flights tend to be older in age and less tolerant..much better on continental on the same route.

CLE
JFK
Mediocre 3.3

Plane was dirty and crew inattentive.

BNA
DFW
Good 7.3

Everything else

Wed, Feb 28
BHM
MDW
3h 41m
Thu, Mar 8
MDW
BHM
5h 29m
Trip: 9 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 14257 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
BWI
JFK
Mediocre 3.6

There was a change in our flight. According to Delta you didn't confirm every leg of our flight and the plane was over booked.

JFK
MIA
Okay 5.3

Some of the flight attendants were rude and not very welcoming at all.

JFK
ATL
Excellent 8.3

We had the best flight attendant ever! Her name was Sharon on Eandeavor / Delta Cnx, and she made the experience the best flight I've experienced. Thanks Sharon for being awesome!

window seat in back didn't have window

GSO
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Plane nice and comfortable

ATL
ABE
Okay 4.0

Long wait for de-Icing. Got on and off the plane 3 times. First wait was 1 hour, but plane aborted takeoff. Second plane waited at gate with all aboard for 2-1/2 hours and never got slot and de-planed. Third plane waited 1-1/2 hours for de-Icing and finally we were headed home. Arrived 8.5 hours after schedule.

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