The cheapest times to fly from BHX to SDF are

  • April 23rd to May 20th
  • October 15th to December 9th
  • December 24th to April 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 SDF is mid January. Prices can be as high as $1744 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $669 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Louisville

Flying from Birmingham (BHX) to Louisville, KY (SDF) will usually cost between $747 to $1416 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $748. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1585. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $836 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $958 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BHX to SDF flight.

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

BHX to SDF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BHX to SDF flight is priced close to the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Birmingham. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, 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. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Louisville, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Birmingham. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $112 (9%) 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 $917. Return trip prices are from the SDF 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 SDF can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 6 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 BHX to SDF while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Indianapolis International Airport (IND) in Indianapolis, IN

  • 111 miles (179 km) away from SDF
  • Usually 26.25% less expensive than SDF
  • 1-layover flights available

See BHX to IND flights

Destination alternative #2: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) in Cincinnati, OH

  • 84 miles (135 km) away from SDF
  • Usually 25.21% less expensive than SDF
  • 1-layover flights available

See BHX to CVG flights

Destination alternative #3: James M Cox/Dayton International Airport (DAY) in Dayton, OH

  • 145 miles (233 km) away from SDF
  • Usually 15.66% less expensive than SDF
  • 2-layover flights available

See BHX to DAY flights

Destination alternative #4: Blue Grass Airport (LEX) in Lexington, KY

  • 62 miles (100 km) away from SDF
  • Usually 0.84% less expensive than SDF
  • 2-layover flights available

See BHX to LEX flights


Flight Hacking BHX to SDF

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 SDF — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (BHX > LGA > SDF)

  • Price for both tickets: $696
  • Average savings: $262 (27.35%)

See BHX to ORD flights

Hack #2: Chicago, IL (BHX > ORD > SDF)

  • Price for both tickets: $703
  • Average savings: $256 (26.67%)

See BHX to LGA flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (BHX > JFK > SDF)

  • Price for both tickets: $710
  • Average savings: $249 (25.94%)

See BHX to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Louisville International-Standiford Field Airport to Birmingham Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3958 miles or 6370 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BHX to SDF flight is about 8 hour 6 minutes.

How many flights go between Birmingham and Louisville, KY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 22 available flights from BHX to SDF.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BHX
Origination airport name Birmingham Airport
City Birmingham
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 52.5
Longitude -1.7

Return Airport

Destination code SDF
Destination airport name Louisville International-Standiford Field Airport
City Louisville, KY
Country the United States
Latitude 38.2
Longitude -85.7


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