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There is one daily train from New London to Birmingham. Traveling by train from New London to Birmingham usually takes around 27 hours and 57 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.
|Distance||969 mi (1560 km)|
|Fastest train||27h 57m|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak|
Which train should you take from New London to Birmingham?
Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects New London to Birmingham. 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||1||1d 3h 57m||€211.08|
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 New London to Birmingham every day, as well as 0 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €211.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from New London 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.
Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.
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 New London to Birmingham?
The distance between New London and Birmingham is approximately 969 miles, or 1560 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 27 hours and 57 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?
Tuesday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from New London to Birmingham. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Tuesday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Tuesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
Most days, there is only one train which leaves New London at 09:00 and arrives in Birmingham around 27 hours later.
Is there a direct train from New London to Birmingham?
Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Birmingham to New London.
New London is a seaport in Connecticut, located at the mouth of the Thames River. Since the city's growth was fueled by shipping and whaling in the 19th century, landmarks in New London commemorate its maritime history, like the Custom House Maritime Museum. Fort Trumbull State Park and Museum reflects the military presence in New London throughout its history, from the earthwork fort in the Revolutionary War to the home of the first Coast Guard Academy in 1915.
After brushing up on your history, kick back with a day at Ocean Beach. Swim in the Long Island Sound, grab some ice cream, play mini-golf, or attend one of the many summertime events and concerts at the beach.
Most flights to the area arrive at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, which is over an hour from New London. Luckily, Amtrak train service is abundant, and many scheduled Northeast Regional and Acela trains stop in New London. Intercity buses connect New London to other Northeast cities, including New York, Providence, Atlantic City, and New Haven.
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Birmingham may not be the capital of Alabama, but it does hold the crown as both the cultural and entertainment capital of the Cotton State. The second-most populous city, Birmingham was founded during the Reconstruction Period, which followed the American Civil War.
Quietly going about its business as an industrial powerhouse, producing much of America's iron and steel, Birmingham didn't enter the world's consciousness until the Civil Rights Movement one hundred years later. It’s one of the 8 iconic cities on our Martin Luther King, Jr. road trip, as it’s the city where Dr. King wrote his famous “Letter From a Birmingham Jail.” When visiting, be sure to stop at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute to learn more about the city’s civil rights history.
Today known as America's 'Magic City,' new life has been blown into downtown Birmingham in recent years. Its streets have been cleaned up, allowing the city's historical gems such as the Alabama Theater to shine once more both by day and by night.
The Birmingham Museum of Art contains the most extensive collection of artworks in the southeastern United States. It's connected to the nightlife districts of Five Points South, Lakeview, and Uptown by a series of charming tree-lined public squares. Close by Five Points South also lies Red Mountain's Vulcan Park, home to the world's largest cast-iron statue. It was made for the St. Louis World Fair of 1904.
Birmingham is an important regional hub linking the Deep South, the Appalachian Mountains, and Piedmont. Travelers can easily reach other noteworthy destinations in the U.S., including Dallas, Phoenix, and Montgomery, thanks to the hundreds of bus and train routes to and from Birmingham.
Where is the train station in New London?
Main departure station: New London Union Station
There is one train station in New London.
All train stations in New London:
New London Union Station
Where is the train station in Birmingham?
Main arrival station: Intermodal Facility
Birmingham's Intermodal Facility is a modern station right in the heart of downtown. It is near the McWane Science Center and only a 10-minute walk to the University of Alabama. The Intermodal Facility is a hub for Amtrak trains, intercity buses, and MAX transit throughout Birmingham, so it's easy to transfer between travel modes all within the same station. Birmingham is a stop on Amtrak's Crescent Line, which runs from New York to New Orleans. The station has an onsite cafe, plus amenities like restrooms, seating, and vending machines.
Train stations in Birmingham:
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