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Birmingham Airport (BHM) TSA Security Wait Time Information

Flying from Birmingham Airport? If yes, then you should arrive at the airport 2 hours before your departure time for security checks. The wait time of BHM airport is about 10 minutes, but during peak hours it may increase as well.

When you have information about wait times for security checkpoints, you can enjoy a cup of coffee at the airport during extra hours. Further, you can also do shopping or can attend your urgent meeting before heading to the departure gate.

CLEAR is at BHM!

Birmingham airport features CLEAR expedited security screening. Joining CLEAR will save you time and stress in BHM security lines. CLEAR counters are located in the Main Terminal.  

In partnership with iFly, CLEAR is offering a 2 month free promotion. **NEW**  You can add up to 3 other family members to the 2 month trial (siblings, parents, aunts/uncles, etc.). It only takes a minute to sign up! ***LIMITED TIME PROMOTION***

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Helpful Tips & Resources

iFly.com can help you get to, through, and between airports around the world. Here are some things you may need to know that can help you on your journey specific to BHM: 

  • Once you get through security, pull up the interactive terminal map to navigate to your gate, and see all the restaurant and shopping options along the way.
  • Remember that a great low-cost alternative to parking within the airport  facility is to use on off-airport parking lot.  They offer lower costs, a bit further away from the terminals. Reserve here.
  • If you have some time before your flight's departure, be sure to grab a bite, peruse the shops, or jump on the free wifi and get caught up on those emails.
  • Lose something while in the terminal area?  Find the contact info you need for lost & found here.
  • If your flight is arriving to the airport from another city and need a quick way to get to your destination, give a call to one of these taxi or limo service providers.


Before you head to the airport, be sure to check BHA Arrival Delays, BHA Departure Delays, or use iFLY's TPA Flight Tracker.

BHM Airport Security Checkpoints - Location and Hours

BHM is a fairly busy airport, but there are only four checkpoints for travelers. And the good news is most of the checkpoints allow the PreCheck option and are equipped with smart devices.

There is one central security entrance at BHM where all passengers pass through TSA to enter the concourse.

Arrive at least 2 to 3 hours before your scheduled airline departure. Remember to arrive early and, if necessary, allow yourself enough time to park your car at the airport.

TSA Wait Times BHM

Birmingham Airport wait times can vary greatly during busy days, holidays, and travel days as well. You can now check current wait times at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, but keep in mind that the TPA wait times you see right now may not be valid when you reach the airport!


BHM supports CLEAR to provide you an easy and convenient travel experience. With CLEAR, your eyes and fingertips can get you through security checkpoints faster at the airport. You do not need to wait in a queue to pass through security, as you have your own lane at the security checkpoint where you can utilize biometric authentication in no time.

It means, with CLEAR you do not need to wait for a TSA agent to inspect your traditional ID document at the airport. If along with CLEAR you are also enrolled in TSA PreCheck, then you will be taken directly to the PreCheck line. This is how CLEAR helps you save time at security checkpoints.

CLEAR lane and enrollment hours are from 4:30 am to 8:00 pm.

TSA PreCheck at BHM

TSA precheck lanes are available at security checkpoints at BHM airport. Frequent travelers and others who do not want to wait for long can sign up for TSA's Precheck program at Birmingham Airport.

If you're eligible and approved for the TSA PreCheck program, you will be given a known traveller number "KTN". Also, the participating airlines will print an indicator on your boarding pass to ease your security wait times.

About Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport Wait Times

Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport's security wait times are not too much. You can see digital displays for approximate wait times at security checkpoints and can plan your time accordingly. This makes security checks easy for travelers and reduces the wait time in lines.

BHM TSA wait times available on this site are approximate and can vary depending upon various factors.

Therefore the TSA always urges travelers to arrive at the airport in advance of scheduled flight departures. This helps you with BHM security wait times, digital display, and programs that assist you in travel planning. Do not forget to check wait times for the ticket counter with your airline.

Please note that each airline has a recommended arrival time, and you need to arrive at the airport accordingly. All airlines prefer that travellers should arrive at the check-in counter and the flight's departure gate on time.

The amount of the advance arrival time required varies depending on the airline you are using.

TSA Pre Check at BHM


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