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Birmingham Useful Information


Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport:
Birmingham’s airport code is BHM, and it is located 5 miles from downtown Birmingham. Rental cars are available at the airport as are shuttle services. Additional transportation options: Taxi: 15 minutes, $25.

Getting Around Birmingham:
The city offers a lot of sights and walking is a great way to see them, especially historic downtown. There are many sections of Birmingham and if you plan on going from section to another, being on foot may not be the best option. The bus or trolley systems may work for travelers who expect to only stay in the main city. However, a car is the best way to get around.

Visiting Birmingham:
Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau

Geography and Climate:
Birmingham lies in the rolling foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. It has a population of 212,000 and an area of 152 square miles. Summers in the Deep South are very hot and humid with temperatures ranging from 70 to 90 degrees. During winter, the city experiences surprisingly low temperatures for a subtropical climate; the temperature hovers between 30 and 55 degrees. Spring and fall are considered the best times to visit due to comfortable temperatures of 50 to 75 degrees. Birmingham is located in the Central time zone.

In Case of Emergency:
In the event of an emergency, “911” is the emergency telephone number. There are several hospitals located in Birmingham. The main hospital is:

University of Alabama Hospital at Birmingham
2000 Sixth Ave. S.

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