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Birmingham–Shuttlesworth International Airport


Birmingham–Shuttlesworth International Airport (IATA code: BHM) is an airport airport close to Birmingham, Alabama (USA), which serves its metropolitan area, including nearby Tuscaloosa. Airlines that fly to/from BHM provide domestic services to destinations across America.

BHM is owned by the City of Birmingham and is the the largest and busiest airport in the state of Alabama.



The airport is in Jefferson County, five miles northeast of downtown Birmingham.



Facilities Include:


WiFi: Free to use and available throughout the terminal.

ATMs: ATMs are available throughout the terminal.

Eating: Food concessions are available throughout the airport. There are a number of eateries and vending machines./p>

Nursing Rooms: Available

Duty Free Shopping: Duty Free is not available at the airport. There are a number of shopping opportunities, and the chance to pick up gifts, souvenirs, and travel essentials. 

Pet Relief: Lower Level, exit through door 4L

Interfaith Prayer Room: Available on the Upper Level, close to Gate C1.

Children's zones: There are three Kid Zones in the airport, on the 2nd Level near Gates: AA2, B2 and C5.

Mobile Charging: Charging stations available throughout the concourses.

TSA PreCheck security checkpoints: Available


Lounges Include:

There are no private lounges currently available



The airport has two runways. The primary runway is 12,007 feet (3,660 m) long and the secondary runway is 7,099 feet (2,164 m) long.



Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport has a single primary terminal building, with three concourses (A, B and C) and 19 departure gates. The concourses are newly completed (having opened in 2014) and provide clean, bright, and modern facilities. The Landside terminal entrance has ticketing and check-in facilities on the upper level, as well as a business center and large function room. Baggage claim and airport offices are on the lower level. Most eateries and shopping opportunities are Airside, near to the departure gates.

Concourse A: Concourse A has 8 gates, A1-A8. It is used by Delta Air Lines and Frontier Airlines.

Concourse B: Concourse B consists of 5 gates, B1-B5. It is used by American Airlines.

Concourse C: Concourse C consists of 6 gates, C1-C6. It is used by Southwest and United.

Airlines that fly to Birmingham–Shuttlesworth International Airport



Airline Destinations
American Airlines Seasonal: Dallas/Fort Worth
American Eagle Charlotte, Chicago–O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami, Philadelphia, Washington–National
Delta Air Lines Atlanta
Delta Connection Detroit, New York–LaGuardia
Frontier Airlines Denver, Orlando
Southwest Airlines Baltimore, Chicago–Midway, Dallas–Love, Houston–Hobby, Las Vegas, Orlando, Tampa Seasonal: Fort Lauderdale (starts noviembre 3, 2019)
United Express Chicago–O'Hare, Denver, Houston–Intercontinental

Top Destinations



Rank Destination Passengers Airlines
1 Atlanta Hartsfield–Jackson International (ATL) 389,710 Delta
2 Charlotte Douglas International (CLT) 113,040 American AIrlines
3 Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW) 98,390 American Airlines
4 Chicago O'Hare International (ORD) 82,860 American, United
5 Orlando International (MCO) 81,650 Delta, Frontier, Southwest

How to get to Birmingham–Shuttlesworth International Airport


Car Rental

The airport has an onsite car rental facility, on the ground level of the parking deck. Car rental agencies include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless, Thrifty.


Metered taxis are available from outside the ground floor terminal building 24 hours a day, just outside the baggage claim area.  

Private Shuttle

There are a number of companies that provide authorised private shuttle services. You can find out more on the Birmingham International Airport webpage.