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Trip Birmingham Chicago

Plan your trip by train, bus, carpooling, plane from Birmingham to Chicago

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How to get from Birmingham to Chicago?

We are suggesting 18 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Birmingham Chicago. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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All modes of transport Birmingham Chicago

For your trip from Birmingham (England, United Kingdom) to Chicago (Illinois, United States) with a distance of 3852 mi you will be able to take 4 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
No flight allows you to fly directly to Chicago from Birmingham but it is possible to make this trip only by plane with the flight routes Birmingham-Edinburgh and Edinburgh-Chicago.
Leave Birmingham and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Birmingham International BHX airport, 6.8 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Edinburgh (Edinburgh airport, IATA code: EDI) operated by FlyBE. From Edinburgh, take another plane with United Airlines that will carry you to O'Hare International airport (Chicago, United States).
It is not possible to travel directly by train from Birmingham to Chicago without changing trains. You can take the train Birmingham-Manchester and travel by plane to get to your final destination.
Trains of Arriva Trains Wales to Manchester leave from Birmingham New Street railway station in Birmingham. Arrival in Manchester will take place at Manchester Piccadilly station (0.3 mi from the city centre).
Even though it is not possible to make the trip Birmingham Chicago only by bus, there are other means of transport (plane) that will complete the journey Birmingham-Edinburgh.
You will board a coach of MegaBus in Birmingham. The bus will drop you off at Edinburgh bus station (11.2 mi from Edinburgh, United Kingdom). Please make sure to show up on time at Birmingham bus station (0.5 mi from Birmingham) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Edinburgh.
Blablacar is the main carpooling platform in Europe where drivers having the route Birmingham-Edinburgh will be able to share a ride with you that you will combine with a trip by plane in order to cover the entire trip.

Which carriers to travel between Birmingham and Chicago?

Airlines
Ryanair carries out a flight from Birmingham International BHX airport situated 6.8 mi away from the city centre of Birmingham to Dublin (arrival at Dublin DUB airport)
Aer Lingus flies on the routes from Birmingham International BHX airport (located 6.8 mi from Birmingham, United Kingdom) to Dublin (serving Dublin DUB airport) and from Dublin DUB airport situated 5.8 mi away from the city centre of Dublin to Chicago (arrival at O'Hare International ORD airport)
American Airlines schedules the flight from Manchester International MAN airport (located 9.3 mi from Manchester, United Kingdom) to Chicago (serving O'Hare International ORD airport)
United Airlines ensures the flight route from Edinburgh EDI airport situated 7.5 mi away from the city centre of Edinburgh to Chicago (arrival at O'Hare International ORD airport)
British Airways carries out a flight from Heathrow LHR airport (located 14.3 mi from London, United Kingdom) to Chicago (serving O'Hare International ORD airport)
FlyBE flies on the route from Birmingham International BHX airport situated 6.8 mi away from the city centre of Birmingham to Edinburgh (arrival at Edinburgh EDI airport)
Railway companies
Arriva Trains Wales provides a rail connection Birmingham-Manchester with the train from Birmingham New Street railway station (0.4 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Manchester Piccadilly at arrival (0.3 mi from centre)
Chiltern Railways transports passengers on a rail line from Birmingham to London with the train which leaves Birmingham Snow Hill station to arrive at London Marylebone railway station (England United Kingdom)
Virgin Trains operates the train journey Birmingham-Edinburgh with the train from Birmingham New Street railway station (0.4 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Edinburgh Waverley at arrival (0.1 mi from centre)
CrossCountry provides a rail connection from Birmingham to Edinburgh with the train which leaves Birmingham New Street station to arrive at Edinburgh Waverley railway station (Scotland United Kingdom)
London Midland transports passengers on a rail line Birmingham-London with the train from Birmingham New Street railway station (0.4 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of London Euston at arrival (2 mi from centre)
Bus companies
The bus company National Express operates the intercity service from the bus station of Birmingham in Birmingham and to the one of Manchester (England United Kingdom)
MegaBus is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Birmingham (serving Birmingham bus station at 0.5 mi from centre) and the city of Edinburgh where the coach will drop you off at Edinburgh station situated at about 11.2 mi from Edinburgh city centre.
Carpooling
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Birmingham-Edinburgh (246.1 mi)

Stop cities from Birmingham or cities to visit near Chicago

When travelling from Chicago to Birmingham by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Edinburgh, Manchester located at 71 mi from Birmingham, London 102 mi away from Birmingham (United Kingdom) Dublin (Ireland). If you have some time on your way to Chicago or back to Birmingham, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
 
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