The cheapest times to fly from SCE to BHX are

  • January 8th to April 1st (except the week of March 5th)
  • April 16th to May 27th
  • October 1st to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

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 SCE to BHX is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $1932 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $979 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Birmingham

Flying from State College, PA (SCE) to Birmingham (BHX) will usually cost between $983 to $1596 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $1027. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1607. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $580 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1221 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SCE to BHX flight.

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

SCE to BHX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SCE to BHX flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from State College. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.22, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 $216 (16%) 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 $1150. Return trip prices are from the BHX to SCE 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 SCE to BHX can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 19 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 SCE to BHX while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: London Heathrow Airport (LHR) in London

  • 87 miles (140 km) away from BHX
  • Usually 27.68% less expensive than BHX
  • 1-layover flights available

See SCE to LHR flights

Destination alternative #2: London City Airport (LCY) in London

  • 101 miles (163 km) away from BHX
  • Usually 9.62% less expensive than BHX
  • 2-layover flights available

See SCE to LCY flights


Flight Hacking SCE to BHX

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 SCE to BHX — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Boston, MA (SCE > BOS > BHX)

  • Price for both tickets: $875
  • Average savings: $347 (28.38%)

See SCE to BOS flights

Hack #2: Indianapolis, IN (SCE > IND > BHX)

  • Price for both tickets: $897
  • Average savings: $325 (26.58%)

See SCE to IND flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (SCE > LGA > BHX)

  • Price for both tickets: $968
  • Average savings: $253 (20.72%)

See SCE to LGA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Baltic, Air France, American, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Kenya Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Birmingham Airport to University Park Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3523 miles or 5670 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SCE to BHX flight is about 7 hour 19 minutes.

How many flights go between State College, PA and Birmingham?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 10 available flights from SCE to BHX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SCE
Origination airport name University Park Airport
City State College, PA
Country the United States
Latitude 40.9
Longitude -77.8

Return Airport

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


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