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Low Season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High Season:
May
Most popular time to fly
5%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$353
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$269
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Chicago to Birmingham

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $269 or less.
The cheapest flight from Chicago to Birmingham was found 41 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 April, May and June. The cheapest month to fly is February.
Morning departure is around 11% more expensive 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 Chicago to Birmingham Flights

How long does a flight from Chicago to Birmingham take?
An average nonstop flight takes 1h 52m, covering a distance of 577 miles.
How many flights are there between Chicago and Birmingham?
There are 98 (nonstop) flights between Chicago and Birmingham per week, averaging 15 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Chicago to Birmingham?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($161), United ($263) and American Airlines ($273).
Do I need a passport to fly between Chicago and Birmingham?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Chicago and Birmingham?
United (6 times daily), Lufthansa (3 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 Chicago to Birmingham?
For Chicago to Birmingham, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Birmingham back to Chicago, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Sunday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
Chicago
$161
only
$161
$280
only
$280
Destination
Birmingham
$161
only
$161
Wed, Jan 31
ORD
BHM
11h 13m
Tue, Feb 6
BHM
ORD
7h 54m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Mar 20
ORD
BHM
2h 00m
Sat, Mar 24
BHM
ORD
2h 15m
Trip: 5 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 16 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
AUS
IAH
Mediocre 2.6

flights delayed overall

service. flights were delayed and they said there was nothing they could do

ORD
BHM
Good 6.0

The price

The size of the plane

ORD
BHM
Mediocre 2.0

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:(

IAH
PNS
Mediocre 2.0

delayed in piecemeal by 6 hrs before move to another gate. than mechanical delay and then cancelled. Arrived at hotel after midnight without food or drink. Substitute flight was next day noon - original offer was for late afternoon flight! That flight had poor service. Attendant dawdled so there were no drinks served.

ORD
BHM
Good 7.3

Very quick flight from ORD to BHM involving hardly any bad weather which got me home early.

The online entertainment had poor connectivity and did not work, forcing me to take a nap to kill time.

Sun, Feb 25
ORD
BHM
1h 52m
Mon, Mar 5
BHM
ORD
2h 17m
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
LGA
CLT
Excellent 10.0

We had two medical emergency on board so the flight attendant took care of them really well

They check in my hand carry my whole point of carrying is not to be bother with claing my luggage

MAD
PHL
Good 7.0

Flight was not full.

Luggage was very late and arrived at the wrong carousel.

DFW
BMI
Mediocre 3.6

I didn’t make this flight.

DFW
GEG
Excellent 8.0

Food could have been better. Plane was 1/2 full. WiFi was not giving all the movies. Only 6 or 7 to choose from.

SLC
CLT
Okay 4.0

Flight attendants

The flight got delayed from salt lake and we had to spend a day in Charlotte before another flight came

Thu, Feb 8
ORD
BHM
5h 52m
Sat, Feb 10
BHM
ORD
4h 33m
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 15315 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
ATL
MEX
Excellent 8.3

Tudo conforme esperado em um voo da Delta.

Nada a reclamar.

LIM
ATL
Excellent 8.0

The crew, food, plane, everything was excellent

CVG
SFO
Okay 5.6

Boarding was fine. And service was good.

TV controls didn’t work. So I couldn’t watch anything for the 4+ hour flight.

TLH
ATL
Mediocre 2.0

Ice in the morning in Atlanta and Delta cancels my 6pm flight to Atlanta leaving me no flight home that night.

PDX
JFK
Excellent 8.3

Food

Leg room

Wed, Feb 7
ORD
BHM
1h 58m
Tue, Feb 13
BHM
ORD
6h 09m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Jan 31
ORD
BHM
9h 25m
Thu, Feb 8
BHM
ORD
2h 24m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Jan 30
ORD
BHM
2h 01m
Tue, Feb 6
BHM
ORD
5h 29m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Feb 26
ORD
BHM
1h 56m
Sun, Mar 4
BHM
ORD
2h 17m
Trip: 7 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
DFW
SAT
Okay 5.6

The flight was so short we did not even get a snack, only an offer of a bottle of water; this was simply due to to short length of the flight. Basic economy had my wife and I 16 rows apart each in a middle seat. I was in the very last seat on the plane. Flight attendants were attentive and surprisingly very nice, legroom is non-existent (same as every flight in plain coach).

High cost to prebook seats was twice what Spirit or Frontier would charge

SNA
DFW
Mediocre 3.6

We were unfortunately stuck on the tarmac for 45 minutes. I ran to my connecting gate but they had already closed it. There wasn’t a service rep at the gate. I walked to another gate and there was a very helpful rep who rebooked me to a nearby city. It overall was disappointing and caused me to get home about 3 1/2 hours later.

SLC
CLT
Okay 4.0

Flight attendants

The flight got delayed from salt lake and we had to spend a day in Charlotte before another flight came

TPA
DFW
Good 6.3

Decent boarding group, same snacks, same flight attendants (who were very nice)

My only gripe is that paying for an assigned seat is only allowed 48 hours before takeoff and costs at least $30, twice what Spirit charges to allow you to select a seat during booking, so it is worse. No one watched us to ensure that we didn’t use the overhead bins (a stipulation of the fare) but we did comply anyway. We chose to take our chances and were assigned seats at the gate 16 rows apart and both in the middle seat.

DFW
GEG
Excellent 8.0

Food could have been better. Plane was 1/2 full. WiFi was not giving all the movies. Only 6 or 7 to choose from.

Tue, Feb 27
ORD
BHM
1h 55m
Sun, Mar 4
BHM
ORD
2h 06m
Trip: 6 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 16 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
ORD
BHM
Good 7.3

Very quick flight from ORD to BHM involving hardly any bad weather which got me home early.

The online entertainment had poor connectivity and did not work, forcing me to take a nap to kill time.

ORD
YUL
Mediocre 2.0

the comped hotel

Improper handling of situation. There was flight scheduled later, but CS agent kept jerking us around. By the time I reached the United counter, the next flight was full. My total flight time was 36 hours. I still can’t believe that the pilot was missing. Worse yet, the agent at the gate could have made things much easier instead of telling everyone that a pilot was on his way to the airport.

AUS
IAH
Mediocre 2.6

flights delayed overall

service. flights were delayed and they said there was nothing they could do

ORD
BHM
Mediocre 2.0

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:(

PVG
ORD
Okay 4.6

Entertainment, and leg space.

Full plane, long wait to use lavatory. Crew was good, but should have upped their game under the circumstances, especially with regards to keeping the lavatory clean. The noodles for breakfast turned out to be porridge, and went straight to the waste basket.

Sat, Feb 10
MDW
BHM
5h 11m
Sat, Feb 17
BHM
MDW
3h 51m
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 15315 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
CUN
ATL
Mediocre 3.6

The crew on board were helpful

Delta staff at airport were unprofessional. They had us spend over an hour traveling to a different TSA line because they closed the line we were in. The other line was a 10 minute drive away. Also our bags did not reach philadelphia when we landed at 3 am.

BNA
BOS
Mediocre 2.0

Delta staff taking care of rude/beligerant guests first vedore guests patiently/kindly waiting in line ... children watched that behavior and the jerks recieved special treatment. Flight staff ripped up guests boarding pass in face. Staff allowed ys to board plane and put our bags under plane and then crew timed out before take off. Never will use Delta again.

BOS
AUS
Good 6.0

Delayed so I was not home until middle of the night.

TLH
ATL
Mediocre 2.0

Ice in the morning in Atlanta and Delta cancels my 6pm flight to Atlanta leaving me no flight home that night.

LIM
ATL
Excellent 8.0

The crew, food, plane, everything was excellent

Thu, Feb 1
ORD
BHM
1h 59m
Tue, Feb 6
BHM
ORD
5h 29m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Feb 28
ORD
BHM
1h 58m
Sun, Mar 4
BHM
ORD
2h 06m
Trip: 5 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 16 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
ORD
BHM
Mediocre 2.0

:(

:(

ORD
BHM
Okay 4.0

That the seats weren't made of plastic like all of your other planes on my round trip.

The plane lost my $800 snowboard and sent it to denver instead of Birmingham the kiosk service person has one job it's not that hard to stick on "Birmingham" on the label. I think I deserve a refund for this flight.

AUS
IAH
Mediocre 2.6

flights delayed overall

service. flights were delayed and they said there was nothing they could do

DEN
FLL
Excellent 10.0

Phone charging outlet under my seat didn't work.

PVG
ORD
Okay 4.6

Entertainment, and leg space.

Full plane, long wait to use lavatory. Crew was good, but should have upped their game under the circumstances, especially with regards to keeping the lavatory clean. The noodles for breakfast turned out to be porridge, and went straight to the waste basket.

Thu, Mar 1
ORD
BHM
1h 56m
Sun, Mar 4
BHM
ORD
2h 17m
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
DFW
BMI
Mediocre 3.6

I didn’t make this flight.

TPA
DFW
Good 6.3

Decent boarding group, same snacks, same flight attendants (who were very nice)

My only gripe is that paying for an assigned seat is only allowed 48 hours before takeoff and costs at least $30, twice what Spirit charges to allow you to select a seat during booking, so it is worse. No one watched us to ensure that we didn’t use the overhead bins (a stipulation of the fare) but we did comply anyway. We chose to take our chances and were assigned seats at the gate 16 rows apart and both in the middle seat.

MAD
PHL
Good 7.0

Flight was not full.

Luggage was very late and arrived at the wrong carousel.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

great flight

SNA
DFW
Mediocre 3.6

We were unfortunately stuck on the tarmac for 45 minutes. I ran to my connecting gate but they had already closed it. There wasn’t a service rep at the gate. I walked to another gate and there was a very helpful rep who rebooked me to a nearby city. It overall was disappointing and caused me to get home about 3 1/2 hours later.

Mon, Feb 19
MDW
BHM
3h 35m
Tue, Feb 27
BHM
MDW
3h 39m
Trip: 9 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 15315 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
CUN
ATL
Excellent 9.6

The weather was bad in Atlanta. We were rerouted to Minneapolis and made a connection to Philadelphia. No problems.

BNA
BOS
Mediocre 2.0

Delta staff taking care of rude/beligerant guests first vedore guests patiently/kindly waiting in line ... children watched that behavior and the jerks recieved special treatment. Flight staff ripped up guests boarding pass in face. Staff allowed ys to board plane and put our bags under plane and then crew timed out before take off. Never will use Delta again.

LGA
FLL
Excellent 8.0

When the passenger in front reclines their seat it was in my face The legroom wasn’t terrible but I had a hard time even reading since it was so close

CMH
ATL
Okay 5.0

As poltronas estavam OK.

No voo MEX-GRU o Sistema de Entretenimento nao funcionou por quase 3hs. A refeicao foi muito fraca, tamto no jantar quanto no café da manhã. Onde ja se viu comer feijão preto com onelete no cafe da manhã??? Deveriam pensar no tipo de passageiro q estao atendendo.

PDX
JFK
Excellent 8.3

Food

Leg room

Fri, Feb 2
ORD
BHM
2h 01m
Tue, Feb 6
BHM
ORD
6h 50m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Mar 2
ORD
BHM
1h 56m
Thu, Mar 8
BHM
ORD
2h 17m
Trip: 7 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
ORD
PHL
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing - the flight from Chicago to Philadelphia was delayed by about 2 hours. Luckily, was able to get the flight switched to a Chicago - London direct flight.

The connecting flight from Philadelphia to Manchester would've been missed. So, American Airlines booked the same flight for 24 hours later. Luckily, they offered a different flight. Due to the flight changes, the prepaid ground transportation from Manchester to Leeds wasn't used. Transportation from London to Leeds had to be purchased at a much greater additional expense.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 10.0

great flight

DFW
PHL
Mediocre 3.0

They separated my bags, so I had to wait in Philadelphia for my bag to arrive on next flight 2 1/2 hours latter. Not happy after flying from Sydney.

DFW
BMI
Mediocre 3.6

I didn’t make this flight.

LGA
CLT
Excellent 10.0

We had two medical emergency on board so the flight attendant took care of them really well

They check in my hand carry my whole point of carrying is not to be bother with claing my luggage

Sat, Mar 3
ORD
BHM
1h 58m
Sun, Mar 4
BHM
ORD
2h 06m
Trip: 2 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 16 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
DEN
FLL
Excellent 10.0

Phone charging outlet under my seat didn't work.

IAD
AMS
Mediocre 2.0

I didn't go. It was $400 just to change my name on my ticket from my maiden name to my married name. I am so disappointed and will never use Kayak again!!!

ORD
BHM
Excellent 8.0

New crew

ORD
BHM
Good 6.0

The price

The size of the plane

ORD
BHM
Okay 4.0

That the seats weren't made of plastic like all of your other planes on my round trip.

The plane lost my $800 snowboard and sent it to denver instead of Birmingham the kiosk service person has one job it's not that hard to stick on "Birmingham" on the label. I think I deserve a refund for this flight.

Sun, Feb 4
ORD
BHM
1h 56m
Wed, Feb 7
BHM
ORD
11h 14m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Mar 4
ORD
BHM
1h 52m
Mon, Mar 12
BHM
ORD
2h 17m
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
DFW
BMI
Mediocre 3.6

I didn’t make this flight.

DFW
GEG
Excellent 8.0

Food could have been better. Plane was 1/2 full. WiFi was not giving all the movies. Only 6 or 7 to choose from.

SLC
CLT
Okay 4.0

Flight attendants

The flight got delayed from salt lake and we had to spend a day in Charlotte before another flight came

MAD
PHL
Mediocre 2.0

Missed it!

MAD
PHL
Good 7.0

Flight was not full.

Luggage was very late and arrived at the wrong carousel.

Fri, Feb 9
ORD
BHM
1h 58m
Sun, Feb 11
BHM
ORD
2h 10m
Trip: 3 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 16 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
ORD
BHM
Good 7.3

Very quick flight from ORD to BHM involving hardly any bad weather which got me home early.

The online entertainment had poor connectivity and did not work, forcing me to take a nap to kill time.

PVG
ORD
Okay 4.6

Entertainment, and leg space.

Full plane, long wait to use lavatory. Crew was good, but should have upped their game under the circumstances, especially with regards to keeping the lavatory clean. The noodles for breakfast turned out to be porridge, and went straight to the waste basket.

IAD
AMS
Mediocre 2.0

I didn't go. It was $400 just to change my name on my ticket from my maiden name to my married name. I am so disappointed and will never use Kayak again!!!

AUS
IAH
Mediocre 2.6

flights delayed overall

service. flights were delayed and they said there was nothing they could do

ORD
BHM
Excellent 8.0

New crew

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Chicago to Birmingham Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 2h 04m
Flights Arrive in Birmingham
Flights Depart from Chicago
Flight Price $161
Distance 577 miles
Airlines United, American Airlines, Delta
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