Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM)

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM)

5900 Messer Airport Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35212, United States

Alabama's largest airport serving the Greater Birmingham area and surrounding Southeastern cities. We offer more than 120 daily flights to over 25 cities throughout the United States.


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  • Jeff V.

    Eat before you go through security as food choices are limited after security check.

    Jeff Vreeland · January 10, 2010
  • Casey P.

    Only need to be here an hour before flight. Not a busy airport.

    Casey Pilgrim · September 21, 2010
  • Julie S.

    Free wi-fi!

    Julie Senter · January 22, 2010
  • Will M.

    Ur bags will take forever to come out.

    Will McKee · July 10, 2011
  • Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

    Please pardon the construction, BHM is building a better tomorrow for our passengers and visitors. For more info on the construction visit Read more

  • Jenny K.

    No McDonalds in an airport? Tis true.

    Jenny Korn · January 8, 2010
  • Meredith B.

    BHM got a starbucks, WOW!

    Meredith Brown Wills · August 5, 2011
  • A Very <3

    Best airport in the world to come home to, but bummer taking off from because each terminal is secured, and then no Starbucks or drinks?

    A Very <3 · September 13, 2011
  • April S.

    This is the worst airport ever!!! No coffee - super slow wifi & bar area is combined with pizza hut & yogurt stand... Try to avoid layovers here at all costs

    April Scott · December 23, 2010
  • Lorri L.

    New chick fil a in Concourse B!

    Lorri Lofton · March 14, 2013
  • Nikki W.

    Eat first. Sorry selection of eateries ...

    Nikki Woods · October 26, 2012
  • Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

    Birmingham tourism information can be found at the Information desk on the ground level near baggage claim. The Information desk can be reached at 599-0500.

  • Alex M.

    Visit the new starbucks!

    Alex McCall · June 11, 2011
  • Drew A.

    Watch out for hop-ons. You are gonna get some hop-ons.

    Drew Aspinwall · June 24, 2010
  • Miguel

    Mortal Combat for Sega Genesis is the best video game ever.

    Miguel · November 16, 2012
  • Don E.

    Food behind security check is terrible and overpriced. Eat outside of checkpoint

    Don Ellis · April 8, 2010
  • Adriana C.

    Delta Base ATL but home sweet home for 7 years as a F/A Crown room nice view anyone welcome <3

    Adriana Cruz · June 24, 2014
  • Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

    Most airlines recommend that passengers arrive at the airport 60 to 90 minutes prior to departure.

  • Jason F.

    The smallest airport I've been to so far, but the cool thing is they have free wifi throughout the whole airport. ✈

    Jason Fisher · April 21, 2012
  • Cori M.

    They are doing construction so all flights are going through one terminal right now so long security lines during peak times

    Cori Marshae · January 18, 2012
  • Drew S.

    The toilets are phenomenal. They don't smell like poop anymore.

    Drew Smith · September 15, 2011
  • Brett S.

    During construction on Concourse B, all flights are on Concourse C. This makes the TSA screening slow. Be here at least an hour early.

    Brett Stanley · September 8, 2011
  • Michael "Mayor" M.

    You can get here about an hour before flight. Easy in and out Airport

    Michael "Mayor" Maher · September 3, 2011
  • Sami A.

    Eat before coming through the gate. If you want anything standard like mcdonalds, you're out of luck.

    Sami A · February 19, 2011
  • Michael G.

    WiFi is very slow. I usually end up using my aircard.

    Michael Gass · July 20, 2010
  • Greg F.

    Concourse B has no food options, but it does have one tiny bar.

    Greg Folk · June 15, 2010
  • Heath T.

    They now have TSA Pre. Life changing.

    Heath Terry · October 20, 2013
  • Scot Raymond H.

    The airport has been renovated. Any tips prior to 2013 are no longer valid. That being said, local fare includes Jim and Nicks BBQ. If you have time, try their Pork plate for a taste of southern BBQ.

    Scot Raymond Hanley · September 8, 2013
  • Ernest S.

    Of all the airports I've ever had to make a rapid descent, emergency landing at, this is the best. And the $6 meal voucher that Delta gave us covered half of the meal at Chick-Fil-A. Sweet!

    Ernest Svenson · June 17, 2013
  • Tyler

    If your flying out at 6am on a Monday be here early because the line is crazy long, to get through security!

    Tyler · February 25, 2013
  • Crys M.

    Monday mornings are the only time I would suggest you get there an hour+ before your flight.

    Crys Martin · July 9, 2012
  • Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

    Want to have a smooth transition through the TSA checkpoint? Each time TSA searches a carry-on it slows down the line. Practicing 3-1-1 will ensure a faster and easier checkpoint experience.

  • Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

    Did you use #BHM to travel during Easter weekend? Did we exceed your expectations? #BHM values your opinion, visit

  • Valerie J.

    worst airport ever!!

    Valerie Jackson · March 9, 2012
  • Kristen C.

    Rental cars are now in the parking garage

    Kristen Ciancio · February 27, 2012
  • Duncan

    TSA = baggage handlers

    Duncan · July 15, 2011
  • Mark K.

    Safety officer should be fired. No emergency lighting functioning during blackout. Obviously senior staff here more interested in getting paid than doing their job - shame on you all!

    Mark K · April 27, 2011
  • John H.

    Starbucks coming to Gate C terminal very soon! Bout time!

    John Hill · February 23, 2011
  • Colin

    The free WiFi is confusingly named "Port Authority LAN" but otherwise works perfectly.

    Colin · December 29, 2010
  • Kathryn S.

    Beautiful greenery art work on the concourse. It soothes my soul in a natural way.

    Kathryn Soler · November 28, 2014
  • K.j. Y.

    Decent place, friendly staff

    K.j. Young · October 29, 2014
  • Greg S.

    Most of these tips are outdated with the new concourse. Plenty to eat inside. Enjoy the free wifi and plentiful outlets.

    Greg Salinas · June 4, 2014
  • Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

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  • Eboni W.

    The renovations are beautiful! Birmingham is really stepping it up. Make sure to stop by Jim N Nicks if you have time to eat! The catfish is the best!

    Eboni Washington · July 9, 2013
  • Darryl H.

    The new concourse is very nice. It's a great improvement on the tired old BHM airport

    Darryl Harris · April 17, 2013
  • Carrie B.

    If you're still craving BBQ there's a Jim'n'Nicks at the can even have pulled pork for breakfast!

    Carrie Booth · April 17, 2013
  • Julie R.

    The new section of the airport is really great. So modern!!

    Julie R. · April 15, 2013
  • Curtis F.

    Try the new Good People bar in the airport. Excellent locally brewed beer.

    Curtis Faulk · April 13, 2013
  • Susanna P.

    The new terminal is half way finished & looks promising! Jim n Nicks BBQ is excellent!

    Susanna Payton · April 3, 2013
  • Robyn F.

    The new terminal is beautiful!

    Robyn Farmer · March 26, 2013

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