The cheapest times to fly from BHM to AUH are

  • January 8th to May 6th (except the week of April 9th)
  • October 22nd to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from BHM to AUH is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $3443 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $983 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Abu Dhabi

Flying from Birmingham, AL (BHM) to Abu Dhabi (AUH) will usually cost between $983 to $1735 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $1038. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1957. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $919 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1270 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BHM to AUH flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the BHM to AUH route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

BHM to AUH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BHM to AUH flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Birmingham. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Abu Dhabi, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Birmingham. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $174 (12%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1182. Return trip prices are from the AUH to BHM flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from BHM to AUH can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 50 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from BHM to AUH while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Dubai International Airport (DXB) in Dubai

  • 72 miles (116 km) away from AUH
  • Usually 2.91% less expensive than AUH
  • 2-layover flights available

See BHM to DXB flights


Flight Hacking BHM to AUH

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from BHM to AUH — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (BHM > LGA > AUH)

  • Price for both tickets: $1074
  • Average savings: $196 (15.43%)

See BHM to LGA flights

Hack #2: Baltimore, MD (BHM > BWI > AUH)

  • Price for both tickets: $1097
  • Average savings: $173 (13.62%)

See BHM to BWI flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (BHM > JFK > AUH)

  • Price for both tickets: $1117
  • Average savings: $153 (12.05%)

See BHM to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from BHM to AUH? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American, British Airways, Delta, Etihad, Gulf Air, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Abu Dhabi International Airport to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7692 miles or 12379 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from BHM to AUH?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BHM to AUH flight is about 14 hour 50 minutes.

How many flights go between Birmingham, AL and Abu Dhabi?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from BHM to AUH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BHM
Origination airport name Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
City Birmingham, AL
Country the United States
Latitude 33.6
Longitude -86.8

Return Airport

Destination code AUH
Destination airport name Abu Dhabi International Airport
City Abu Dhabi
Country the United Arab Emirates
Latitude 24.4
Longitude 54.7


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