The cheapest times to fly from BHM to MCO are

  • January 1st to February 4th
  • July 16th to December 16th (except the weeks of November 19th and November 26th)

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 MCO is early September. Prices can be as high as $732 for Sunday flights during early March, or as low as $172 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Orlando

Flying from Birmingham, AL (BHM) to Orlando, FL (MCO) will usually cost between $187 to $391 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $210. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early March, with an average price of $512. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $302 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $262 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BHM to MCO flight.

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

BHM to MCO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BHM to MCO flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Birmingham. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.34, which is in the normal range for a flight.


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 Orlando, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Birmingham. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $79 (26%) 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 $229. Return trip prices are from the MCO 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 MCO can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 51 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from BHM to MCO while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) in Gainesville, FL

  • 105 miles (169 km) away from MCO
  • Usually 9.16% less expensive than MCO
  • 1-layover flights available

See BHM to GNV flights

Destination alternative #2: Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB) in Daytona Beach, FL

  • 54 miles (87 km) away from MCO
  • Usually 6.49% less expensive than MCO
  • 1-layover flights available

See BHM to DAB flights

Destination alternative #3: Melbourne International Airport (MLB) in Melbourne, FL

  • 46 miles (74 km) away from MCO
  • Usually 5.15% less expensive than MCO
  • 1-layover flights available

See BHM to MLB flights

Destination alternative #4: Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) in Sarasota/Bradenton, FL

  • 104 miles (167 km) away from MCO
  • Usually 4.58% less expensive than MCO
  • 1-layover flights available

See BHM to SRQ flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 479 miles or 771 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BHM to MCO flight is about 1 hour 51 minutes.

How many flights go between Birmingham, AL and Orlando, FL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 72 available flights from BHM to MCO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeBHM
Origination airport nameBirmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
CityBirmingham, AL
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeMCO
Destination airport nameOrlando International Airport
CityOrlando, FL
Countrythe United States


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from BHM to MCO tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 20% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 16% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MCO heading for BHM about 6 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Orlando, FL is about 3 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Southwest: 7 minutes late
  • Frontier: 3 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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