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Nearest Distances

Airport Codes:
Distances from BHM to:
Birmingham 4 miles
Huntsville 75 miles
Atlanta 138 miles
Nashville 170 miles
Memphis 211 miles

Nearest Major Airports:
4 miles: Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport  (BHM)
77 miles: Huntsville International Airport  (HSV)
137 miles: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport  (ATL)
180 miles: Nashville International Airport  (BNA)
211 miles: Memphis International Airport  (MEM)

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Birmingham Airport Guide

Birmingham has had a colourful history, not least during the human rights era of the sixties and seventies. Much of the history of that time is commemorated in several of the city’s museums including the Men’s Hall of Fame and the Civil Rights Institute which is next to the Kelly Ingram Memorial park.
Another slice of Birmingham’s history is served up in the Arlington Antebellum House. In existence long before the city, it has been pivotal in many of the historic events surrounding the city and you can find out about many of the less conspicuous events there from the knowledgeable staff.

Birmingham Airport Directions

Four miles out from the centre of Birmingham is its airport. Northeast of the city, following route 59 will take you into the centre.

Birmingham Airport Parking

There are over 5,000 parking spaces at Birmingham Airport, many of which are in a multi-storey facility next to the airport. As well as these, there is cheaper parking in a remote parking lot from which there’s a shuttle bus to the terminal. Try the cell phone parking where you can wait until called by the traveller before making a quick pick up outside the terminal.

Birmingham Airport Flight Information

Birmingham Airport is quite big but still has no flights from overseas. If you want to get into the city from Europe, you’ll need to fly to a major east coast airport such as Atlanta or New York and continue your journey with a connecting flight from there.   

Hotels Near Birmingham Airport

Hotel accommodation in Birmingham is great value for money. We found that the standard of America’s Best Inn and Suites was exceptional for the $28 a night charge. Also good value is the Embassy Suites which offer four star accommodation for around $60 a night.

Birmingham Time Zone

Birmingham is five hours behind Greenwich Mean Time and located in the Eastern Time Zone (GMT-5)

Birmingham Info

The name of the city of Birmingham was chosen more as an advertising ploy to get workers to join the factories that were encouraged to set up there to mimic the success of the UK city. Formed from the merger of three towns and originally called Elyton, it prospered using cheap labour that had no union backing. Until the 1980s it was a major producer of iron and steel but was hit hard when cheaper steel could be produced abroad. Since those days it has reinvented itself as a technology and medical centre of excellence and regained some of its former status.

Birmingham Trivia:
  • Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama with a population of over 200,000
  • Like its UK namesake, the city’s fortunes were built on industry, notably iron and steel production
  • The city was founded in 1871 and three towns were eventually merged under the name of Birmingham
  • Birmingham had four of the world’s first skyscrapers at the turn of the 20th century
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