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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from New Orleans to Birmingham?

Lowest Price$31.54
Fastest Train7h 15m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from New Orleans 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.

Can you take a train all the way from New Orleans to Birmingham?

Yes, there are some trains that travel the entire distance from New Orleans to Birmingham. However, in some cases you will have to take a bus for part of your journey in addition to taking the train.

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

In the last month, $31.54 was the average price of a train ticket from New Orleans, LA 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 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $30.28 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from New Orleans to Birmingham?

The distance between New Orleans and Birmingham is approximately 313 miles, or 503 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 16 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 15 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 New Orleans to Birmingham 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 Saturday 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 New Orleans at 6:00am and arrives in Birmingham around 7 hours later.

Is there a direct train from New Orleans 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 New Orleans. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from New Orleans to Birmingham for $70.66.

Which train should you take from New Orleans to Birmingham?

2 train services operate from New Orleans, Louisiana to Birmingham, Alabama. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak17h 30m$33.50
Amtrak Crescent17h 15m$35.32

Amtrak train tickets from New Orleans to Birmingham start from $32, and on average cost $34. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Birmingham. Amtrak in New Orleans leaves from Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave, And in Birmingham trains arrive at Intermodal Facility, From New Orleans to Birmingham train travel on Amtrak takes 7 hours and 30 minutes. If you are looking to get to Birmingham faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 15 minutes.

Amtrak Crescent train tickets from New Orleans to Birmingham start from $32, and on average cost $35. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Crescent schedules to Birmingham. Amtrak Crescent in New Orleans leaves from Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave, And in Birmingham trains arrive at Intermodal Facility, From New Orleans to Birmingham train travel on Amtrak Crescent takes 7 hours and 15 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Birmingham on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Crescent scheduled trip per day, which will cost $35 for a one-way weekend reservation from New Orleans.

Where is the train station in New Orleans?

There is one train station in New Orleans:

  • Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave

Where is the train station in Birmingham?

Birmingham has one train station:

  • Intermodal Facility

Price trends for trains from New Orleans to Birmingham

Average prices by travel date

$38$25$13SepSep

Monthly average prices

$63$50$38$25$13MAMJJASONDJF

Prices as travel date approaches

$63$50$38$25$133020100

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New Orleans, LA to Birmingham, AL

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.5

4.0

Chester

March 2, 2020 - Vacation

Amtrak Crescent

Clean the bus. Find a new sAfe location in Huntsville like Bham Clean the bus. Find a new sAfe location in Huntsville like Bham

4.0

Philippe

December 30, 2019 - Vacation

Amtrak Crescent

Pros: First time traveling by train and we went over water without difficulties. Cons: TV screens for each seats. Tips: Travel with someone who loves you. Pros: First time traveling by train and we went over water without difficulties. Cons: TV screens for each seats. Tips: Travel with someone who loves you.

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