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Cheap Flights from Birmingham to Miami
Flights to Miami from Birmingham are your chance to trade in Middle England for the sun-drenched Magic City of the American South. Not just a gateway to the Sunshine State and all the roaring rollercoasters, shimmering beaches and croc-spotted Everglades that go with that, this buzzing town is brimming with top draws of its own. They go from happening Miami Beach to the Chan Chan bars of Little Havana, interspersed with handsome Spanish casas, neon-lit clubs and chart-topping art museums along the way.
Miami flights aren't likely to go direct in 2017. Instead, you can choose from one of the daily indirect departures with airlines like Turkish, SAS, KLM, Delta, Swiss and Air France. They all make just one pitstop and take anything between 13 hours and 33 hours before dropping you down on the Floridian shores.
Stats show that the cost of hops between Birmingham and Miami tends to stay relatively steady until around two days before take-off. That means there's scope for bagging some bargain last minute flights here, so long as you don't leave things too late. You could also stack up your spending money by opting to catch the more wallet-friendly departures that tend to come with the months of February, May and November – typically in between the major holidaying dates when Miami's hotels fill with domestic travelers from the US.
Miami is the perfect intro to the beach life of Florida. Hop across Biscayne Bay to enter the hedonistic compression chamber that is Miami Beach and South Beach. Awash with elegant art deco clubs and hotels, it's one of the most iconic places in the whole Magic City. The cotton-white sands are – of course – the main magnet but there are also the shopping strips of Washington Avenue, the hacienda-style malls of Espanola Way and prestigious galleries like the Bass Museum of Art for that hit of culture.
Birmingham Airport is one of the best-connected hubs for transatlantic travel in the middle of the UK. It serves nearly 12 million passengers each year, many of whom come in off the nearby motorway links via the M6, M42, M1 and M40. Others will arrive by train, alighting at Birmingham International Station from carriages that have come from cities all over England. As you might expect, the departure halls have plenty of duty-free shopping and eating spots to choose from.