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Journey Information

Atlanta to Birmingham bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$17.00
Shortest Duration2h 30m
Trips per day4
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Atlanta to Birmingham 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 bus 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, bus 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.

How much is a bus ticket from Atlanta to Birmingham?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $23.00 was the low point for bus fares from Atlanta to Birmingham. Buses from Birmingham to Atlanta are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $23.00 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 13 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $17.42 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 5 hours and 24 minutes to cover the 140 miles (225 kilometers) from Atlanta, GA to Birmingham, AL. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 30 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Atlanta?

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Atlanta to Birmingham, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Atlanta to Birmingham every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Atlanta to Birmingham; ticket prices start at $22.00.

What bus companies travel from Atlanta to Birmingham?

There is one bus company that operates from Atlanta to Birmingham. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound45h 24m$28.82

Where does the bus leave from in Atlanta?

Most buses depart from the main station in Atlanta, Georgia:

  • Bus Terminal - 232 Forsyth St
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Where does the bus arrive in Birmingham?

All buses from Atlanta arrive at one main station in Birmingham, Alabama:

  • Bus Terminal - 618 N 19th St

Price trends for buses from Atlanta to Birmingham

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15OctNov

Monthly average prices

$25$20$15$10$5NDJFMAMJJASO

Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Atlanta, GA to Birmingham, AL
4.5
Based on 2 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
2.0
Condition
4.0
Sam
4.0
September 21, 2019Business
Pros
Bus was roomy, air conditioned, smooth ride, no stops, friendly service, I like the electrical outlets
Cons
Wi-fi was very slow. Having to buy a whole extra ticket just to bring one additional suitcase is RIDICULOUS

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