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Birmingham-New York Train Schedule
There are 2 daily trains from Birmingham to New York. Traveling by train from Birmingham to New York usually takes around 27 hours and 23 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Crescent train can make the trip in 22 hours and 22 minutes.
|Distance||861 mi (1386 km)|
|Fastest train||22h 22m|
|Trains per day||1|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak|
What is the price of a train ticket from Birmingham to New York?
In the last month, C$191.43 was the average price of a train ticket from Birmingham, AL to New York, NY. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 25 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$117.82 more than that for a same-day booking.
Average prices by travel date
Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Birmingham to New York will vary between C$163 and C$289. Planning a train trip to New York within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Birmingham over the next 7 days is C$197. 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
If you are trying to decide when to travel from Birmingham to New York by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for August. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$167 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Birmingham to New York in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$216 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
If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 25 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to New York from Birmingham will be about C$117.82 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.
Which train should you take from Birmingham to New York?
2 train services operate from Birmingham, Alabama to New York, New York. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 2 Amtrak trains from Birmingham to New York every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $163.
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 York take about 23 hours and 41 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from $163.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Birmingham to New York 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 York?
The distance between Birmingham and New York is approximately 861 miles, or 1386 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 27 hours and 23 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 22 hours and 22 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 York are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs Birmingham at 2:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.
Is there a direct train from Birmingham to New York?
Trains leave the station in Birmingham twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to New York faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.
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NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.
Where is the train station in Birmingham?
There is one train station in Birmingham.
Where is the train station in New York?
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