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Birmingham-New Orleans Train Schedule

Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Birmingham to New Orleans. Traveling by train from Birmingham to New Orleans usually takes around 7 hours and 55 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Crescent train can make the trip in 7 hours and 24 minutes.

Distance313 mi (503 km)
Fastest train7h 24m
Lowest price$30.27
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Crescent
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Birmingham, AL to New Orleans, LA

(Based on 10 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Ana I

February 15, 2021 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Crescent

Pros: the tranquility with which the trip was made, Thank you Amtrak. Cons: availability to buy some food inside the train. Tips: I have no more suggestions, the trip was safe and pleasant in general, thanks Amtrak.

Pros: the tranquility with which the trip was made, Thank you Amtrak. Cons: availability to buy some food inside the train. Tips: I have no more suggestions, the trip was safe and pleasant in general, thanks Amtrak.

5.0

Latasha

June 19, 2020 - Visiting family

Amtrak Crescent

Pros: Good. Cons: Too cold. Tips: No.

Pros: Good. Cons: Too cold. Tips: No.

5.0

Candice

November 10, 2019 - Vacation

Amtrak Crescent

Pros: The good conversation with staff and passagers. Cons: The concession could be a little bit cheaper. Tips: Bring your own food.

Pros: The good conversation with staff and passagers. Cons: The concession could be a little bit cheaper. Tips: Bring your own food.

5.0

Teresa

September 30, 2019 - Vacation

Amtrak Crescent

Pros: I liked not having to drive on interstate. Completely stress free. Cons: I would like the beverages and snacks to be available all the time.

Pros: I liked not having to drive on interstate. Completely stress free. Cons: I would like the beverages and snacks to be available all the time.

4.0

William

September 21, 2019 - Vacation

Amtrak Crescent

Pros: Enjoyed relaxed atmosphere. Seats and leg space very comfy. Cons: Our car was FREEZING COLD the whole trip. Several passengers asked staff to adjust temperature, but we never saw a difference. I mean it was REALLY cold the whole trip! Tips: Bring a blanket...

Pros: Enjoyed relaxed atmosphere. Seats and leg space very comfy. Cons: Our car was FREEZING COLD the whole trip. Several passengers asked staff to adjust temperature, but we never saw a difference. I mean it was REALLY cold the whole trip! Tips: Bring a blanket or warm jacket.

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

In the last month, C$35.89 was the average price of a train ticket from Birmingham, AL to New Orleans, LA. 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 17 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$24.50 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$73$48$24JunJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Birmingham to New Orleans will vary between C$30 and C$67. Planning a train trip to New Orleans within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Birmingham over the next 7 days is C$40. 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

$61$48$36$24$12JASONDJFMAMJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Birmingham to New Orleans by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for October. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$33 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Birmingham to New Orleans in February, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$48 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

$91$73$54$36$183020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 17 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to New Orleans from Birmingham will be about C$24.50 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Birmingham to New Orleans?

Amtrak Crescent is the one and only train line which connects Birmingham, Alabama to New Orleans, Louisiana. 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 Crescent17h 56m$44.67
  • 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 New Orleans take about 7 hours and 56 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from $30.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Birmingham to New Orleans 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 New Orleans?

The distance between Birmingham and New Orleans is approximately 313 miles, or 503 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 55 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 24 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 New Orleans are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Wednesday 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 12:00pm and arrives in New Orleans around 7 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Birmingham to New Orleans?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to New Orleans 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 New Orleans to Birmingham. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Birmingham to New Orleans for $77.50.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Birmingham?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Birmingham.

Where is the train station in New Orleans?

Arrival stations

New Orleans has one train station.

Need a return trip from New Orleans to Birmingham?

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