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Birmingham to Chicago flight information

Flights arrive in Chicago
Flights depart from Birmingham
Flight price £362
Distance 3,857 miles
Airlines KLM, Virgin Atlantic, Delta, Austrian Airlines

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Low season:
November
Best time to beat the crowds
4%
expected price decrease
High season:
August
Most popular time to fly
17%
expected price increase
Average price:
£400
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
£363
or less (return)

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for £363 or less.
The cheapest flight from Birmingham to Chicago was found, on average, 36 days before departure.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be July, August and September. The cheapest month to fly is November.
Morning departure is around 34% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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How long does a flight from Birmingham to Chicago take?
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 10h 55m.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Birmingham to Chicago?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on KLM (£362), Virgin Atlantic (£374) and Delta (£380).
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Birmingham to Chicago?
For Birmingham to Chicago, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from Chicago back to Birmingham, the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Thursday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Birmingham to Chicago?
When flying out of Birmingham you will be using Birmingham, often referred to as Birmingham Airport. You will be landing at one of these airports: Chicago Midway or Chicago O'Hare Intl.
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Book cheap flights from Birmingham to Chicago (return)

Airports
Origin
Birmingham
£362
only
£362
Destination
Chicago
£362
only
£362
£380
only
£380
Tue, 3 Mar
BHX
Birmingham Airport (UK)
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
15h 59m
Sat, 7 Mar
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
BHX
Birmingham Airport (UK)
18h 20m
£362
Trip: 5 days
8.0Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 3,525 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.2
Food
7.5
YYZ
AMS
Good 6.6

Pros: Very friendly and responsive crew. Announcements from the Capitan and chief of flight attendants are very informative and comforting. Seat positions: very good leg room (even in economy)!

Cons: Newer airplane, as 747s are kind of outdated now, especially for long distance flights. But overall had good experience with KLM

MAD
AMS
Good 6.8

Pros: Staff were professional and polite.

Cons: Despite zone boarding, boarding and disembarkation were very slow. Passengers like me with flight connections were very anxious regarding missing these.

NBO
AMS
Good 6.6

Cons: Half the screens were not working - crew were made aware but nothing was done. Vegetarian choices were poor to non-existent ; I witnessed crew insist to a passenger that there were no vegetarian options! They finally cobbled something together for him but not a pleasant experience

SEA
LHR
Good 7.6

Pros: Great atmosphere, crew was excellent!

Cons: I’m 6’5”, so legroom can always be a complaint, but this wasn’t too bad. The plane appeared to be fairly old and didn’t have WiFi. Entertainment also was on an older screen which was navigated by using an old in-seat phone.

FLR
AMS
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Boarding at Florence is always chaotic but this isn't within the control of KLM or their crew.

Fri, 8 May
BHX
Birmingham Airport (UK)
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
10h 55m
Fri, 15 May
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
BHX
Birmingham Airport (UK)
11h 55m
£374
Trip: 8 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 1,528 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
LHR
MIA
Good 7.0

Pros: Not crowded. Crew was good.

Cons: Not taking a bus to board the plane.

BNE
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Pros: such a big difference in size of aircraft, very comfortable and great crew.

MAN
JFK
Okay 4.3

Cons: Seats were really old and outdated

TLV
LHR
Good 6.4

Pros: The seating in upper class is unconventional and uncomfortable.

Cons: Reconfigure seating in upper class. We will no longer be customers for that reason alone..

LGW
MCO
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The crew were all excellent

Cons: Dinner choice was poor. Starter was just a few salad leaves.

Fri, 8 May
BHX
Birmingham Airport (UK)
MDW
Chicago Midway Airport
18h 09m
Fri, 15 May
MDW
Chicago Midway Airport
BHX
Birmingham Airport (UK)
15h 58m
£380
Trip: 8 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 27,562 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.5
DAB
ATL
Excellent 9.2

Cons: The seat was squeaking all the time

HNL
KIX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Wonderful hospitality, excellent service!! Clean, well thought meal service.

Cons: Hoping that this will continue!!

BOS
RSW
Excellent 8.6

Cons: It’s time to update the snacks, bu thank you for serving more than just peanuts. I was very cold on the flight - unusual, but definitely very chilly.

LAX
SEA
Good 7.6

Pros: Good seats. Crew was not very hospitable. They went by with water and didn’t give us any. We upgraded for the complementary cocktails and my husband didn’t even get a chance to get one.

Cons: More attention especially for the upgraded seats that offer complementary things. We got better service in our economy seats on the way to LA. I wouldn’t pay extra to upgrade again.

BOS
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

Sun, 26 Jan
BHX
Birmingham Airport (UK)
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
30h 15m
Thu, 6 Feb
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
BHX
Birmingham Airport (UK)
13h 50m
£569
Trip: 12 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 4,711 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.5
SZG
FRA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great crew

SOF
VIE
Good 6.0

Pros: Crew was ok, food and drinks was enough for 1,30 hour flight.

Cons: I really expected more from Austrian airlines.

FRA
SZG
Excellent 9.5

Cons: 40 minutes waiting clearance for boarding and then for departure, for a flight 45 minutes in duration...

SKP
VIE
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Thank you

VIE
SOF
Okay 5.2

Cons: To arrive on time

Sat, 1 Feb
BHX
Birmingham Airport (UK)
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
14h 20m
Sat, 8 Feb
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
BHX
Birmingham Airport (UK)
20h 00m
£372
Trip: 8 days
8.0Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 3,525 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.2
Food
7.5
AMS
MIA
Okay 5.6

Cons: When a bought my ticket, I had asked in the office about WiFi. They told me that you have WiFi on the plane. I had checked this information on KLM.com and saw the same, that you have WiFi. This was the reason, why a chose KLM! Then I tried to connected on board but I couldn’t! WiFi was not available. Crew told me that they don’t know anything about it! I was disappointed and angry.

OTP
AMS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: 15 years ago I told myself not to fly Delta anymore. But these 2 flights Detroit to Amsterdam and back changed my mind. I enjoyed the flight very much and I'm looking forward to the next one.

AMS
JFK
Good 6.3

Pros: The socks offered in business were comfortable and nice looking. The red wine was good.

Cons: The food was just average and the seat not too comfortable

AMS
CPH
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Everything was OK

AMS
MEX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Confort and kindness

Cons: It was too cold

Tue, 14 Apr
BHX
Birmingham Airport (UK)
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
27h 07m
Tue, 12 May
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
BHX
Birmingham Airport (UK)
11h 55m
£387
Trip: 29 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 1,528 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
LHR
JFK
Okay 4.6

Pros: Crew was nice

Cons: Screens have poor color quality Seat too small Legroom cut into by electronics box Row 45 next to bathroom and no windows

JNB
LHR
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew were great! Neck cushions on chair aren’t adjustable and not comfortable.

LHR
PDX
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Great crew. Very kind and efficient.

Cons: American carriers seem to enjoy poor seat ergonomics.

LAX
BNE
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The crew was very good and there was enough leg room.

Cons: The dinner option was underwhelming.

CHC
BNE
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Amazing and helpful crew. Great seat.

Tue, 28 Apr
BHX
Birmingham Airport (UK)
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
14h 10m
Tue, 12 May
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
BHX
Birmingham Airport (UK)
18h 50m
£373
Trip: 15 days
8.0Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 3,525 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.2
Food
7.5
LAX
AMS
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: I paid for the preferred seat .and i found that people beside me didnt pay anything when i asked them ,

AMS
YYZ
Okay 5.3

Cons: All of the less than good, obvious!

NRT
AMS
Good 7.0

Pros: Crew good and seat OK but not exceptional for business class

Cons: Food was average - main course could have been better. Range of movies ok but not great

LIS
AMS
Good 6.4

Pros: The crew tried to be helpful but were equally frustrated with the ground crew.

Cons: Follow your own policies. Allow people to board (economy plus) with their hand luggage who have followed all the rules and chosen a seat in the front of the plane. My daughter and my KLM approved baggage were taken by the boarding crew while allowing other passengers to go with more than allowed

YYZ
AMS
Good 6.6

Pros: Very friendly and responsive crew. Announcements from the Capitan and chief of flight attendants are very informative and comforting. Seat positions: very good leg room (even in economy)!

Cons: Newer airplane, as 747s are kind of outdated now, especially for long distance flights. But overall had good experience with KLM

Sat, 16 May
BHX
Birmingham Airport (UK)
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
14h 10m
Sat, 23 May
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
BHX
Birmingham Airport (UK)
11h 55m
£388
Trip: 8 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 1,528 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
MAN
ATL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The food was good. The lane was comfortable

Cons: The flight was nearly full, and the 767 is a large aircraft. I think it would be preferable if Virgin Atlantic would board the plane by zones, similar to other airlines.

LHR
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Food

LAX
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: We are a little hard of hearing. It was hard to hear the attendant when giving directions over the intercom. The speech was garbled and directions spoken too fast. I am not referring to the safety speech. Recommend slowing down so that we have more time to process what was spoken.

LHR
SFO
Poor 0.0

Cons: There was a medical issue and Virgin Atlantic refused to accept the ticket code - for any price - toward a new ticket. I paid for a new ticket and took another airline.

TLV
LHR
Good 6.4

Pros: The seating in upper class is unconventional and uncomfortable.

Cons: Reconfigure seating in upper class. We will no longer be customers for that reason alone..

Tue, 28 Apr
BHX
Birmingham Airport (UK)
MDW
Chicago Midway Airport
26h 28m
Tue, 12 May
MDW
Chicago Midway Airport
BHX
Birmingham Airport (UK)
18h 35m
£389
Trip: 15 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 1,528 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
LHR
SEA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew on Virgin Atlantic was superb!

JNB
LHR
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew were great! Neck cushions on chair aren’t adjustable and not comfortable.

LHR
JFK
Okay 4.6

Pros: Crew was nice

Cons: Screens have poor color quality Seat too small Legroom cut into by electronics box Row 45 next to bathroom and no windows

BNE
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Pros: such a big difference in size of aircraft, very comfortable and great crew.

LHR
SEA
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Crew was great!

Cons: The scone and roll were blah and dry - and so much bread in one meal!!! My seat charger didn’t work :(

Thu, 18 Jun
BHX
Birmingham Airport (UK)
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
14h 10m
Thu, 2 Jul
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Airport
BHX
Birmingham Airport (UK)
14h 28m
£413
Trip: 15 days
8.0Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 3,525 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.2
Food
7.5
SEA
LHR
Good 7.6

Pros: Great atmosphere, crew was excellent!

Cons: I’m 6’5”, so legroom can always be a complaint, but this wasn’t too bad. The plane appeared to be fairly old and didn’t have WiFi. Entertainment also was on an older screen which was navigated by using an old in-seat phone.

AMS
GLA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Klm's consistantly high standards in everything they do.

Cons: Nothing

YYZ
AMS
Good 6.6

Pros: Very friendly and responsive crew. Announcements from the Capitan and chief of flight attendants are very informative and comforting. Seat positions: very good leg room (even in economy)!

Cons: Newer airplane, as 747s are kind of outdated now, especially for long distance flights. But overall had good experience with KLM

FLR
AMS
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Boarding at Florence is always chaotic but this isn't within the control of KLM or their crew.

NBO
AMS
Good 6.6

Cons: Half the screens were not working - crew were made aware but nothing was done. Vegetarian choices were poor to non-existent ; I witnessed crew insist to a passenger that there were no vegetarian options! They finally cobbled something together for him but not a pleasant experience

Tue, 14 Apr
BHX
Birmingham Airport (UK)
MDW
Chicago Midway Airport
26h 28m
Tue, 12 May
MDW
Chicago Midway Airport
BHX
Birmingham Airport (UK)
18h 35m
£408
Trip: 29 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 1,528 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
AKL
MEL
Okay 5.6

Pros: There was one stewardess that really made the trip feel less "restricted" in the way she would greet, talk, serve, and just being what I always experienced good international flight staff to be. I wish I was able to get her name so I can praise the airlines for hiring such a great staff like her.

DPS
BNE
Good 7.6

Pros: the crew was very polite and professional.

Cons: the aircraft is small and confined, only two toilets for the entire economy level passengers for a 6 hour flight. the online entertainment lacks variety and the food was okay.

EWR
LHR
Excellent 9.0

Pros: The seats reclined at a good pitch and were very comfortable. The crew were friendly and service was good.

Cons: I understand that on the night flight, they were trying to keep the lights up for dinner service, but it prevented my toddler from being able to sleep and thus made for a difficult rest of the journey.

LHR
SEA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew on Virgin Atlantic was superb!

LHR
JFK
Okay 4.6

Pros: Crew was nice

Cons: Screens have poor color quality Seat too small Legroom cut into by electronics box Row 45 next to bathroom and no windows

Sat, 16 May
BHX
Birmingham Airport (UK)
MDW
Chicago Midway Airport
36h 15m
Tue, 26 May
MDW
Chicago Midway Airport
BHX
Birmingham Airport (UK)
21h 10m
£417
Trip: 11 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 1,528 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
LHR
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Virgin Atlantic is the best airline I’ve ever flown on internationally. The service is wonderful, from check in to inflight service. Everything went as planned. The food and drinks on board are free and they are an abundance of snacks, much more than we dreamed. The flight attendants are excellent

Cons: No. Keep up the good work!

LAX
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: We are a little hard of hearing. It was hard to hear the attendant when giving directions over the intercom. The speech was garbled and directions spoken too fast. I am not referring to the safety speech. Recommend slowing down so that we have more time to process what was spoken.

LHR
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was amazing and effiecent. Had weather delays, bag got left, but got it the next day.

BNE
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Pros: such a big difference in size of aircraft, very comfortable and great crew.

DPS
BNE
Good 7.0

Cons: Squishy space and very late flight unfortunately

Thu, 18 Jun
BHX
Birmingham Airport (UK)
MDW
Chicago Midway Airport
22h 15m
Thu, 2 Jul
MDW
Chicago Midway Airport
BHX
Birmingham Airport (UK)
16h 05m
£429
Trip: 15 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 1,528 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
LHR
JFK
Good 6.0

Cons: Very cramped aisle seat and I kept being knocked by passing crewe including knocking over a cup of water.

MEL
HKG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything! From check-in all the way to the landing of the plane I was really satisfied! There were a couple crew members that really made the flight feel so at-home/friendly that one could not help but just smile and relax in the flight. Awesome job crew on Flight VA69!

Cons: I wish my partner and his family were with my parents and I on the flight to enjoy the experience we had as well.

BNE
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Pros: such a big difference in size of aircraft, very comfortable and great crew.

LAX
SYD
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Seat was comfortable, good movies, etc

LAX
MEL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Everything was easy

Cons: Business class seats are snug for big people compared to other airlines

Sun, 26 Jan
BHX
Birmingham Airport (UK)
MDW
Chicago Midway Airport
16h 05m
Thu, 6 Feb
MDW
Chicago Midway Airport
BHX
Birmingham Airport (UK)
15h 05m
£3554
Trip: 12 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 27,562 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.5
ATL
CLE
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Old plane with no video screens or room. Boo!

PVR
LAX
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: Movie selection are great

Cons: The earphone jack Was not working properly have to hold the earphone plug to the earphone jack the whole flight to watch movie

PHX
SEA
Good 7.2

Pros: Flight was good and crew were good. Nothing very outstanding but by no means a terrible flight.

Cons: The in flight screens weren't working well.

RDU
DTW
Good 6.6

Cons: Not enough leg room. Flights are costly enough and it just seems wrong to upcharge passengers for more legroom. Legroom should be standard outside of first /business class.

BOS
ATL
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Delayed boarding but made up for lost time in the air

Cons: Delayed boarding

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