All flights from North America to Birmingham
Welcome to Birmingham
Book your Condor flights to Birmingham from a range of North American airports and experience one of the UK's most up-and-coming cities. Initially an industrial boomtown, Birmingham has long been considered England's 'Second City' behind London. However, in recent years Birmingham has rivaled the capital for popularity by transforming itself into a vibrant cultural hub, full of excellent shopping, restaurants, museums, galleries and events.
Birmingham's revival as one of the UK's top vacation destinations was evidenced by the fact that it attracted nearly one million international visitors in 2013. Among the city's key attractions is its diverse and youthful population - 40% of which is under 25 and more than 25% of which is Asian - who give the city an energetic atmosphere. A trip to Birmingham has something for everyone, whether it's to shop, eat the most delicious Indian food outside of Mumbai or sample some of the UK's best nightlife.
Condor offers cheap flights to Birmingham from a range of North American airports, including Seattle, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Baltimore-Washington and Fort Lauderdale. Flights to Birmingham take upwards of seven hours, depending on which airport you depart from.
Once you've arrived, you can use trains, buses, taxis, or rental vehicles to reach Birmingham city center. The train is the most straightforward option, with express trains taking around 10 minutes. Consider traveling by bus if you arrive in the early hours of the morning; some bus routes run 24-hours. If you're unsure of where you're going, it may be a good idea to use a taxi, though these are more expensive than public transport.
Top Attractions in Birmingham
Birmingham has a selection of world-class museums, with one of the best being the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. This Birmingham institution, which first opened its doors in 1829, houses an excellent selection of Pre-Raphaelite works, as well as an extensive antiquities collection.
Some of the most highly-rated curry houses in the world are located just south of the city center, in an area known as the 'Balti Triangle'. There are more than 50 restaurants in this area to get your teeth into - don't miss it!
Spend an afternoon hunting for bargains in the 'Bull Ring' area of Birmingham - a district that has served as a commercial center since the Middle Ages. Today, the main attraction of the district is the Bullring Shopping Centre, which has some of the best shopping in the UK
A night out in Birmingham is essential for visitors looking to have a good time and interact with the friendly locals. Depending on your inclination, you can experience a pub quiz and quiet pint of beer at a classic English pub, or head out to Birmingham's lively Broad Street area and dance the night away at legendary super club Gatecrasher.
Step into the world of Downton Abbey with a trip to Aston Hall, a Jacobean manor house just a few miles north-east of the city center. This grand structure was built in 1618 and is open to the public. Attend the 'Aston Hall by Candlelight' event in winter and see the house lit beautifully by around 300 candles!