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There is one daily train from Greensboro to Birmingham. Traveling by train from Greensboro to Birmingham usually takes around 12 hours and 55 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Crescent train can make the trip in 12 hours and 28 minutes.
|Distance||435 mi (700 km)|
|Fastest train||12h 28m|
|Trains per day||1|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak Crescent|
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Which train should you take from Greensboro to Birmingham?
Amtrak Crescent is the one and only train line which connects Greensboro, 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||12h 55m||$140.89|
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 Greensboro to Birmingham take about 12 hours and 55 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from $107.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Greensboro 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 Greensboro to Birmingham?
The distance between Greensboro and Birmingham is approximately 435 miles, or 700 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 12 hours and 55 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 12 hours and 28 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 Greensboro 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 Thursday 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 Greensboro at 12:00am and arrives in Birmingham around 12 hours later.
Is there a direct train from Greensboro 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 Greensboro?
There is one train station in Greensboro.
Where is the train station in Birmingham?
Birmingham has one train station.
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