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Birmingham-Atlanta Train Schedule

Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Birmingham to Atlanta. Traveling by train from Birmingham to Atlanta usually takes around 4 hours and 35 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Crescent train can make the trip in 4 hours and 11 minutes.

Distance140 mi (225 km)
Fastest train4h 11m
Lowest price$27.43
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Crescent
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Birmingham, AL to Atlanta, GA

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Betty A

June 26, 2020 - Vacation

Amtrak Crescent

Pros: Very pleasant adventure to Birmingham. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Very nice experience.

Pros: Very pleasant adventure to Birmingham. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Very nice experience.

What is the price of a train ticket from Birmingham to Atlanta?

In the last month, C$29.71 was the average price of a train ticket from Birmingham, AL to Atlanta, GA. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$25.15 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$56$37$19JunJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Birmingham to Atlanta will vary between C$27 and C$55. Planning a train trip to Atlanta within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Birmingham over the next 7 days is C$27. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

$62$50$37$25$12JASONDJFMAMJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Birmingham to Atlanta by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for September. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$29 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Birmingham to Atlanta in February, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$45 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$62$50$37$25$123020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Atlanta from Birmingham will be about C$25.15 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Birmingham to Atlanta?

Amtrak Crescent is the one and only train line which connects Birmingham, Alabama to Atlanta, Georgia. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Crescent14h 36m$36.35
  • Amtrak Crescent

    Amtrak Crescent

    The Crescent is Amtrak’s passenger train service that runs from New York to New Orleans by way of Atlanta. As an overnight service, the Crescent offers a variety of amenities and accommodation options. There’s also a café car where you can enjoy freshly prepared meals and a variety of soft and alcoholic beverages. Like all Amtrak trains, the Crescent offers free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom. Train trips from Birmingham to Atlanta take about 4 hours and 36 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from $27.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Birmingham to Atlanta during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Birmingham to Atlanta?

The distance between Birmingham and Atlanta is approximately 140 miles, or 225 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 35 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 11 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Birmingham to Atlanta are the most crowded on Wednesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Saturday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Birmingham at 2:00pm and arrives in Atlanta around 4 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Birmingham to Atlanta?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Atlanta with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Atlanta to Birmingham. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Birmingham to Atlanta for $31.17.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Birmingham?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Birmingham.

Where is the train station in Atlanta?

Arrival stations

Atlanta has one train station.

Need a return trip from Atlanta to Birmingham?

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