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Charlotte-Birmingham Train Schedule
There is one daily train from Charlotte to Birmingham. Traveling by train from Charlotte to Birmingham usually takes around 10 hours and 43 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Crescent train can make the trip in 10 hours and 5 minutes.
|Distance||360 mi (579 km)|
|Fastest train||10h 5m|
|Trains per day||1|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak Crescent|
What is the price of a train ticket from Charlotte to Birmingham?
In the last month, C$87.68 was the average price of a train ticket from Charlotte, NC to Birmingham, AL. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 14 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$21.92 more than that for a same-day booking.
Monthly average prices
If you are trying to decide when to travel from Charlotte 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$90 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Charlotte to Birmingham in February, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$106 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 Charlotte to Birmingham?
Amtrak Crescent is the one and only train line which connects Charlotte, North Carolina 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.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Amtrak Crescent||1||10h 44m||$101.47|
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 Charlotte to Birmingham take about 10 hours and 44 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 Charlotte 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 Charlotte to Birmingham?
The distance between Charlotte and Birmingham is approximately 360 miles, or 579 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 10 hours and 43 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 10 hours and 5 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 Charlotte to Birmingham are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Friday 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 Charlotte at 2:00am and arrives in Birmingham around 10 hours later.
Is there a direct train from Charlotte 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.
Where is the train station in Charlotte?
There is one train station in Charlotte.
Where is the train station in Birmingham?
Birmingham has one train station.
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