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Tuscaloosa-Birmingham Train Schedule

Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Tuscaloosa to Birmingham. Traveling by train from Tuscaloosa to Birmingham usually takes around one hour and 58 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Crescent train can make the trip in one hour and 31 minutes.

Distance49 mi (79 km)
Fastest train1h 31m
Lowest price$11.22
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Crescent
Train lines1

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

In the last month, C$11.22 was the average price of a train ticket from Tuscaloosa, AL to Birmingham, AL. 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 11 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$12.47 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 Tuscaloosa to Birmingham 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$12 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Tuscaloosa to Birmingham in May, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$21 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.

Which train should you take from Tuscaloosa to Birmingham?

Amtrak Crescent is the one and only train line which connects Tuscaloosa, Alabama to Birmingham, Alabama. 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 Crescent11h 58m$19.46
  • 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 Tuscaloosa to Birmingham take about 1 hours and 58 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from $11.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Tuscaloosa and Birmingham is approximately 49 miles, or 79 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 58 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 31 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Tuscaloosa to Birmingham are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Tuscaloosa at 12:00pm and arrives in Birmingham about an hour later.

Is there a direct train from Tuscaloosa to Birmingham?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Birmingham 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 Birmingham to Tuscaloosa. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Tuscaloosa to Birmingham for $19.95.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Tuscaloosa?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Tuscaloosa.

Where is the train station in Birmingham?

Arrival stations

Birmingham has one train station.

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