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Birmingham-Laurel Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Birmingham to Laurel. Traveling by train from Birmingham to Laurel usually takes around 3 hours and 58 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Crescent train can make the trip in 3 hours and 53 minutes.

Distance185 mi (298 km)
Fastest train3h 53m
Lowest price$26.64
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Crescent
Train lines1

Price trends for trains from Birmingham to Laurel

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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Which train should you take from Birmingham to Laurel?

Amtrak Crescent is the one and only train line which connects Birmingham, Alabama to Laurel, Mississippi. 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 Crescent13h 59m$43.96
  • 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 Laurel take about 3 hours and 59 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 Laurel 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 Laurel?

The distance between Birmingham and Laurel is approximately 185 miles, or 298 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 58 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 53 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 Laurel 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 Sunday 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 Laurel around 3 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Birmingham to Laurel?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Laurel 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 Laurel to Birmingham.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Birmingham?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Birmingham.

Where is the train station in Laurel?

Arrival stations

Laurel has one train station.

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