Trains from Atlanta to Tuscaloosa

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Atlanta - Tuscaloosa Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Atlanta to Tuscaloosa. Traveling by train from Atlanta to Tuscaloosa usually takes around 5 hours and 50 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance187 mi (301 km)
Fastest train5h 50m
Lowest price$35.98
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Crescent
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Atlanta to Tuscaloosa

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Kristopher

November 18, 2021- Visiting friends

Amtrak Crescent

Pros: The trip was relaxing and the views were nice. Cons: The train could stand to be a bit cleaner, and we arrived late. Tips: I’d recommend this method of travel only if time is not a concern because it is not particularly fast.

Pros: The trip was relaxing and the views were nice. Cons: The train could stand to be a bit cleaner, and we arrived late. Tips: I’d recommend this method of travel only if time is not a concern because it is not particularly fast.

5.0

Joan

August 23, 2019- Solo travel

Amtrak Crescent

Pros: Comfortable seats. Cons: More variety of food items. Tips: Bring a blanket.

Pros: Comfortable seats. Cons: More variety of food items. Tips: Bring a blanket.

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

In the last month, $35.98 was the average price of a train ticket from Atlanta to Tuscaloosa. 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 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $35.98 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 Atlanta to Tuscaloosa by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for March. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$49 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Atlanta to Tuscaloosa in July, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$63 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

$96$77$58$39$193020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 10 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Tuscaloosa from Atlanta will be about C$35.98 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Atlanta to Tuscaloosa?

Amtrak Crescent is the one and only train line which connects Atlanta to Tuscaloosa. 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 Crescent15h 50m$58.87
  • 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 Atlanta to Tuscaloosa take about 5 hours and 50 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from $36.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Atlanta and Tuscaloosa is approximately 187 miles, or 301 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 50 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 departing from Atlanta to Tuscaloosa tend to have the most passengers on Wednesday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Wednesday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Sunday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Atlanta at 9:00am and arrives in Tuscaloosa around 5 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Atlanta to Tuscaloosa?

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

City Information

Atlanta

Atlanta, GA - ATL-0

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Atlanta, GA - ATL-1

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Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and the largest city in the Peach State. Located in the heart of America’s South, Atlanta is one of the foremost economic and cultural hubs in the region and the United States in general. As such, it's among the best vacation destinations in Georgia.

The city has played a major role in the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. As a result, across Atlanta you can find various museums and points of interest dedicated to the lives and works of various key figures in those events, including the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and the Atlanta History Center. Unsurprisingly, Atlanta is an important stop on our MLK Jr. itinerary.

Atlanta is also a key hub for the U.S. entertainment industry, and it offers some of the best nightlife experiences in the country. Here, you will find some of the finest craft beer in America and enjoy some of the best and most authentic southern food.

Atlanta is easily accessible by both bus and train from various parts of the country, and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s location on the city’s outskirts makes it easy to travel to Atlanta from all over the world.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Atlanta?

Peachtree Station - 1688 Peachtree St NW - ATLAMT-0

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Main departure station: Peachtree Station - 1688 Peachtree St NW

Located at 1688 Peachtree Street NW in Atlanta’s Brookwood Hills neighborhood, the historic two-track Peachtree Train Station opened in 1918 in the style of an Italian Renaissance pavilion. The station, which is now on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, features classic pilasters and columns. More than 70,000 passengers travel on Amtrak’s Crescent train services from Peachtree Station to major destinations including New Orleans, New York, and Washington D.C. Within the station building are two waiting rooms, restrooms, vending machines, and a ticket sales office. The station has accessible entrances and limited paid parking.

All train stations in Atlanta:

  • Peachtree Station - 1688 Peachtree St NW

Where is the train station in Tuscaloosa?

Main arrival station: 2105 Greensboro Ave

Tuscaloosa has one train station.

Train stations in Tuscaloosa:

  • 2105 Greensboro Ave

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