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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Birmingham to Charlotte. Traveling by train from Birmingham to Charlotte usually takes around 10 hours and 34 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Crescent train can make the trip in 9 hours and 57 minutes.

Distance360 mi (579 km)
Fastest train9h 57m
Lowest price$87.68
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Crescent
Train lines1

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

In the last month, C$87.68 was the average price of a train ticket from Birmingham, AL to Charlotte, NC. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 12 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$21.92 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Birmingham to Charlotte 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$88 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Birmingham to Charlotte in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$113 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

$122$97$73$49$243020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 12 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Charlotte from Birmingham will be about C$21.92 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Birmingham to Charlotte?

Amtrak Crescent is the one and only train line which connects Birmingham, Alabama to Charlotte, North Carolina. 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 Crescent110h 34m$107.98
  • 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 Charlotte take about 10 hours and 34 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from $88.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Birmingham to Charlotte 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 Charlotte?

The distance between Birmingham and Charlotte is approximately 360 miles, or 579 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 10 hours and 34 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 9 hours and 57 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 Charlotte 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 Monday 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 Charlotte around 9 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Birmingham to Charlotte?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Charlotte 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 Charlotte to Birmingham. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Birmingham to Charlotte for $103.75.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Birmingham?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Birmingham.

Where is the train station in Charlotte?

Arrival stations

Charlotte has one train station.

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