Airfare to Birmingham, England
Birmingham is Britain’s second largest city. It is filled with touristy places but it also offers a good base for exploring the near-by locations which give the feel of the “old Britain”, such as Shropshire, Warwick, and Stratford-Upon-Avon. Birmingham has the best shopping outside London and the nightlife is vibrant. There are plenty of museums and galleries to check out while you are here.
Birmingham is served by an important international airport which receives plenty of flights from Europe and the rest of the world. Finding cheap airfare into Birmingham is not hard but you should still consider booking your ticket in mid-week in order to avoid the business travelers (on Mondays) and most of the leisure travelers (over the weekend).
Consider flying into London and then choosing the bus or the train to get to Birmingham. Also, you could fly into Paris or Amsterdam and then choose a low-cost flight into Birmingham. Plenty of airlines serve the large hubs, which means there are more connections available and lower fares.
Avoid flying on the national carrier, British Airways, because you would want to avoid the monopolistic prices. Instead, choose a lesser-known or low-cost airline, such as Air Berlin, Bmibaby, Flybe or Ryanair, as all of them offer flights to Birmingham.
In general, the highest airfare is found during the peak travel seasons. If you want to save money, avoid flying during Christmas, New Year’s, Easter, July and August. Also, during events and festival the fares are higher. So, March or October could be good choices for a vacation here.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- fly on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
- choose to fly during the shoulder or low season
- consider flying into a large European hub, with many connections
- avoid flying on the national carrier in order to avoid the monopolistic fares