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Birmingham-Washington DC Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Birmingham to Washington DC?

Lowest Price£94.94
Fastest Train18h 29m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Birmingham to Washington right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Can you take a train all the way from Birmingham to Washington DC?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Birmingham to Washington DC. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

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

In the last month, £94.94 was the average price of a train ticket from Birmingham, AL to Washington, DC. 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 12 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £47.72 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Birmingham to Washington DC?

The distance between Birmingham and Washington DC is approximately 659 miles, or 1060 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 18 hours and 37 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 18 hours and 29 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 Birmingham to Washington DC 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 Tuesday 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 Birmingham at 14:00 and arrives in Washington DC around 18 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Birmingham to Washington DC?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Washington DC 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 Washington DC to Birmingham. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Birmingham to Washington DC for £51.00.

Which train should you take from Birmingham to Washington DC?

2 train services operate from Birmingham, Alabama to Washington, District of Columbia. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak118h 53m£96.89
Amtrak Crescent118h 29m£102.64

Where is the train station in Birmingham?

There is one train station in Birmingham:

  • Intermodal Facility

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

Washington DC has one train station:

  • Union Station

Price trends for trains from Birmingham to Washington DC

Average prices by travel date

£106£71£35SepSep

Monthly average prices

£137£110£82£55£27FMAMJJASONDJ

Prices as travel date approaches

£157£126£94£63£313020100

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