The most active part of the year in regards to tourism is from May to September. This is when Birmingham is blessed with more sun and warmer weather. Cheap flights to Birmingham are more expensive during this time but it isn’t impossible to get a good deal, especially if you book your flight tickets early. October sees a couple of events too, making flights to Birmingham more expensive but giving you great festivals to attend. Make sure you bring a raincoat though as October can be unpredictable with the weather.
November through to February is cold and dark. The nights draw in a lot quicker and the temperatures plummet compared to the summer. Tourism is very low during the winter though so you can find the cheapest flights to Birmingham then, and a visit over Christmas can be great due to the German Market which normally takes place on the run up to the big day.
Flights from London to Birmingham: 2 hours 40 minutes
Flights from Aberdeen to Birmingham: 1 hour 30 minutes
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham: 1 hour 15 minutes
FlyBE and KLM are the major airlines that operate flights to Birmingham. Due to the lack of competitors you might find certain dates very expensive to fly on. However due to the short distance required you can also grab some absolute bargains if you shop around a little bit and compare the airlines with different dates.
You can get a free air-rail train to the train station from the airport, from there you can jump on one of hundreds of trains that go all around the country. Simply purchase your ticket from the station to the centre of Birmingham and wait for one of the many trains to turn up. Trains are probably the easiest way of you getting around and although they aren’t the cheapest method of transport they are certainly a lot cheaper than taxis. Buses are another option, you can either just wait until your flights to Birmingham land and then meander through to the bus stops or you can book online via National Express. If you book your bus early through the online service, you can find absolute bargains on ticket prices.