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Flights to Birmingham

How to find cheap flights to Birmingham

Find the cheapest flights from the UK to Birmingham today. The average price of a flight to Birmingham will vary depending on when you book your flight – prices do tend to rise around the weekends of Aston Villa home games.

If your flight time is flexible, make sure to use the 'cheapest month' tool on Skyscanner – this shows the cheapest possible month to fly during. You can then narrow it down to the cheapest date to fly on too. 

When to book to get a cheap flight to Birmingham

The best time to book a flight is 7 weeks in advance. Use the Skyscanner best time to book tool to figure out when to fly – we bet you didn't know that October is actually the cheapest time to travel in the UK?!

Setting up a Price Alert is a great idea if you'd like to watch the price of a flight to make sure you're getting the best deal on flights when you book.

Airports with direct flights from the UK to Birmingham

You can fly directly into Birmingham from Newcastle, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Castletown, Newquay, Inverness, Jersey, Glasgow, and Belfast.

You can also fly to Birmingham indirectly from London and Manchester, but you might find that the train is a cheaper and easier way to get to your destination.

Airlines that fly to Birmingham from the UK

Flybe operates most of the regional flights from the United Kingdom to Birmingham – you can see all the airlines that fly to Birmingham here.

Airports in Birmingham

Birmingham International is located 6 miles away from the city centre, and it's one of the biggest airports in the United Kingdom.

East Midlands also services Birmingham and the Midlands, but it's 40 miles away from the city centre. If you need to get to Lougborough, it may be an easier option than Birmingham.

The best way to get to Birmingham city centre from Birmingham airport

Birmingham Airport has it's own train station, and Birmingham New Street is just 6 minutes away. From Birmingham New Street, you can walk into Birmingham's city centre or catch a train to the surrounding suburbs (Sutton Coldfield, Solihull, Erdington, Aston and many more). You can also easily hire a car at Birmingham Airport.

When to go to Birmingham

December is one of the best time's to visit Birmingham, as they have the Christmas Markets on. At this time, the city is fueled by gluhwein, fruity beer and bratwurst – so everyone's happy! For avoiding the cold snap, you should visit in summer. Birmingham experiences roasting summers, occasionally hitting 30°with very little rain.

Take a look at the hotels in Birmingham to see where to stay during your trip.

What the weather’s like in Birmingham

As with any UK city, you might experience all 4 seasons in one day. That said, this is one of the driest locations in the UK, so you will be able to avoid the rain. The hottest temperatures at in July, whereas the coldest are in January.

City guide: what to see and do

There's plenty to do in Birmingham city centre for culture vultures. The Symphony Hall is often host to award winning orchestras and musicians, and there's usually a play on at the Birmingham Hippodrome. The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is perfect for getting in a little peace and quiet, and Birmingham's 'Back to Basics' Exhibition will take you back in time to when the miners ran the town.

If you're on a girls’ weekend, it happens to be an incredible location for shopping as the Birmingham Bullring houses more than 150 stores, including Selfridges. Take a trip to Broad Street at night to unleash your inner party animal, and check out the Jewellery Quarter for amazing food and drinks.

It also doesn't matter what age you are – everyone enjoys a trip to Cadbury World, and you can't exit the gift shop without a bag of broken chocolate!

Here are our favourite things to do in Birmingham – haven't you heard of the British Venice before?

Further information

Sports fan? Make sure you check out the top 10 places to eat and drink for sports fans in Brum.

Here for the cricket? If you're staying in Edgbaston, these restaurants are well worth checking out.

Find the best hotel deals in Birmingham.

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