The cheapest times to fly from BHM to RST are

  • July 23rd to October 14th (except the weeks of July 30th and October 1st)
  • October 22nd to November 18th (except the week of November 5th)
  • December 3rd to March 4th (except the weeks of December 10th and December 24th)

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 RST is early December. Prices can be as high as $733 for Sunday flights during early March, or as low as $276 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Rochester

Flying from Birmingham, AL (BHM) to Rochester, MN (RST) will usually cost between $279 to $509 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $316. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early March, with an average price of $451. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $134 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $338 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BHM to RST flight.

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

BHM to RST Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BHM to RST 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 $0.27, which is 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 out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $184 (38%) 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 $295. Return trip prices are from the RST 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 RST can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 23 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 RST while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: The Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) in Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA

  • 145 miles (233 km) away from RST
  • Usually 8.88% less expensive than RST
  • 1-layover flights available

See BHM to CID flights

Destination alternative #2: Dubuque Regional Airport (DBQ) in Dubuque, IA

  • 138 miles (222 km) away from RST
  • Usually 3.70% less expensive than RST
  • 1-layover flights available

See BHM to DBQ flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 778 miles or 1252 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BHM to RST flight is about 2 hour 23 minutes.

How many flights go between Birmingham, AL and Rochester, MN?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 53 available flights from BHM to RST.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeRST
Destination airport nameRochester International Airport
CityRochester, MN
Countrythe United States


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