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The cheapest times to fly from PHL to BHM are

  • July 16th to November 18th (except the weeks of July 23rd, October 8th, and October 29th)
  • December 24th to February 25th

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 PHL to BHM is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $530 for Sunday flights during early April, or as low as $263 for Wednesday flights around mid to late September.

 

When to Fly to Birmingham

Flying from Philadelphia, PA (PHL) to Birmingham, AL (BHM) will usually cost between $264 to $366 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $264. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early April, with an average price of $349. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $85 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $289 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PHL to BHM flight.

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

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PHL to BHM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PHL to BHM flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Philadelphia. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.23, which is below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday 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 $47 (15%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $274. Return trip prices are from the BHM to PHL flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from PHL to BHM can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 22 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 PHL to BHM while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) in Atlanta, GA

  • 134 miles (216 km) away from BHM
  • Usually 21.45% less expensive than BHM
  • Nonstop flights available

See PHL to ATL flights

Destination alternative #2: Lovell Field Airport (CHA) in Chattanooga, TN

  • 135 miles (217 km) away from BHM
  • Usually 13.49% less expensive than BHM
  • Nonstop flights available

See PHL to CHA flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Fiji Airways, Frontier, Qantas, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 771 miles or 1241 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PHL to BHM flight is about 2 hour 22 minutes.

How many flights go between Philadelphia, PA and Birmingham, AL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 83 available flights from PHL to BHM.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codePHL
Origination airport namePhiladelphia International Airport
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Countrythe United States
Latitude39.9
Longitude-75.2

Return Airport

Destination codeBHM
Destination airport nameBirmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
CityBirmingham, AL
Countrythe United States
Latitude33.6
Longitude-86.8

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from PHL to BHM tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 28% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 25% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave BHM heading for PHL about 15 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Birmingham, AL is about 12 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • PSA: 15 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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