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Birmingham, AL Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 72
Total Sleeping Rooms 9,066
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 757
Committable Meeting Rooms* 83
Convention Center Space 220,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 220,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 25,000 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $96
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $59
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $156
*Maximum for a single hotel

Birmingham, AL Airport Information

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM)

Distance: 5 miles
Approximate taxi fare: $16 USD

The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport sits less than five miles east of downtown Birmingham. The airport serves approximately three million passengers per year, as they travel on more than 100 daily flights to over 25 cities throughout the U.S. As Alabama's largest airport, Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport welcomes its passengers will full-service restaurants, gift shops, newsstands and an upper-level food court, as well as terminal-wide free Wi-Fi. Hourly, daily and economy parking is available.

Airline carriers serving Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport:

  • American Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Southwest Airlines
  • United
  • US Airways
  • Vacation Express

Birmingham, AL Ground Transportation

MAX (Metro Area Express, Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority)

The MAX bus system offers fixed route and demand response service throughout a 200-square-mile area, which includes Birmingham. Single-ride passes are $1.25, two-hour passes are $1.50 and all-day passes are $3.

Dart Circulator (Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority)

Birmingham's Dart Circulator is a fleet of vintage trolleys serving the downtown and Southside areas via three interchangeable routes. Fare is $0.50 per ride. The Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex lies along the Dart Circulator Blue Line.


The Birmingham Amtrak station at 1 19th Street North serves the Crescent route, which runs daily service between New Orleans and New York, with major stops in Birmingham, Atlanta, Greensboro, Washington DC, and Philadelphia.


The Birmingham Greyhound station is located downtown at 618 North 19th Street.

Rental Cars

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport houses rental car counters for Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless, and Thrifty in its Rental Car Facility in the parking deck.


Visitors getting to Birmingham via the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport should expect to pay about $15 in taxi fare from the airport to downtown.

Distance To...

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Montgomery, AL 92 mi 1 hr 21 min 2hr 39 min USD $693+
Atlanta, GA 147 mi 2 hr 11 min 50 min USD $497+
Nashville, TN 191 mi 2 hr 55 min 2 hr 47 min USD $593+
Memphis, TN 239 mi 3 hr 48 min 3 hr 15 min USD $674+
Mobile, AL 239 mi 3 hr 36 min 2 hr 49 min USD $506+
New Orleans, LA 343 mi 5+ hrs 3 hr 41 min USD $359+
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