The cheapest times to fly from BHX to ORD are

  • May 7th to July 1st
  • October 22nd to December 9th
  • December 24th to March 18th (except the week of January 1st)

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 BHX to ORD is early November. Prices can be as high as $1124 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $413 for Monday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Birmingham (BHX) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $415 to $970 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $413. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1053. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $639 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $491 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BHX to ORD flight.

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

BHX to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BHX to ORD flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Birmingham. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ORD, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into BHX. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Chicago, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Birmingham. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $44 (6%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $538. Return trip prices are from the ORD to BHX 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 BHX to ORD can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 56 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking BHX to ORD

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 BHX to ORD — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Inverness (BHX > INV > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $470
  • Average savings: $21 (4.28%)

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Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from BHX to ORD? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 21 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Birmingham Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3862 miles or 6215 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from BHX to ORD?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BHX to ORD flight is about 7 hour 56 minutes.

How many flights go between Birmingham and Chicago, IL?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeBHX
Origination airport nameBirmingham Airport
Countrythe United Kingdom

Return Airport

Destination codeORD
Destination airport nameChicago O’Hare International Airport
CityChicago, IL
Countrythe United States


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