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Newark-Birmingham Train Schedule

Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Newark to Birmingham. Traveling by train from Newark to Birmingham usually takes around 23 hours and 16 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Crescent train can make the trip in 22 hours and 13 minutes.

Distance854 mi (1375 km)
Fastest train22h 13m
Lowest price$163.18
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Crescent
Train lines2

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

In the last month, C$163.18 was the average price of a train ticket from Newark, NJ to Birmingham, AL. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 22 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$224.07 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 Newark to Birmingham by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for September. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$166 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Newark to Birmingham in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$245 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

$335$268$201$134$673020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 22 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Birmingham from Newark will be about C$224.07 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Newark to Birmingham?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak11d 0h 18m$261.00
Amtrak Crescent123h 7m$234.42
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 1 Amtrak trains from Newark to Birmingham every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $163.

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  • 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 Newark to Birmingham take about 23 hours and 7 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from $163.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Newark and Birmingham is approximately 854 miles, or 1375 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 23 hours and 16 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 22 hours and 13 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 Newark to Birmingham are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Newark at 1:00pm and arrives in Birmingham around 22 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Newark 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 Newark. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Newark to Birmingham for $180.23.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Newark?

Departure stations

There are two stations in Newark where you can board the train to Birmingham.

Train stations in Newark:

  • Newark Intl Airport

Where is the train station in Birmingham?

Arrival stations

Birmingham has one train station.

Need a return trip from Birmingham to Newark?

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