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Bus Trip Information: Atlanta to Birmingham

There are 6 intercity buses per day from Atlanta to Birmingham. Traveling by bus from Atlanta to Birmingham usually takes around 2 hours and 59 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance140 mi (225 km)
Shortest duration2h 30m
Cheapest price$23.00
Trips per day6
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Atlanta to Birmingham

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Wendelyn

April 16, 2021- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: The driver was courteous, very professional and a good driver. Cons: The waiting area could have been a bit cleaner.

Pros: The driver was courteous, very professional and a good driver. Cons: The waiting area could have been a bit cleaner.

4.0

Sam

September 21, 2019- Business

Megabus

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.

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.

How much is a bus ticket from Atlanta to Birmingham?

$28.43 is the average price of a bus ticket from Atlanta to Birmingham. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Atlanta to Birmingham is expected to range from $28 to $35. If you are looking to travel to Birmingham within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $28. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $28 and can be found on May 24, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Atlanta to Birmingham by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $26 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 15 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $12.94 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Atlanta to Birmingham?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Atlanta to Birmingham. Greyhound connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound62h 59m$30.82
  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 6 bus trips from Atlanta to Birmingham every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 59 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Birmingham usually start from $23.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Atlanta to Birmingham during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus 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, bus 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 bus 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 bus.

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 bus ride from Atlanta to Birmingham?

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 59 minutes to cover the 140 miles from Atlanta to Birmingham. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 30 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

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

Buses departing from Atlanta to Birmingham tend to have the most passengers on Tuesday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Tuesday. If you are trying to snag a cheap bus tickets or just want an emptier bus you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Monday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Atlanta?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. 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 6 scheduled buses that travel from Atlanta to Birmingham every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Atlanta to Birmingham without transferring.

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

City Information

Atlanta

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Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and the largest city in the Peach State. Located in the heart of America’s South, Atlanta is one of the foremost economic and cultural hubs in the region and the United States in general. As such, it's among the best vacation destinations in Georgia.

The city has played a major role in the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. As a result, across Atlanta you can find various museums and points of interest dedicated to the lives and works of various key figures in those events, including the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and the Atlanta History Center. Unsurprisingly, Atlanta is an important stop on our MLK Jr. itinerary.

Atlanta is also a key hub for the U.S. entertainment industry, and it offers some of the best nightlife experiences in the country. Here, you will find some of the finest craft beer in America and enjoy some of the best and most authentic southern food.

Atlanta is easily accessible by both bus and train from various parts of the country, and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s location on the city’s outskirts makes it easy to travel to Atlanta from all over the world.

Birmingham

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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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Atlanta?

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Main departure station: Atlanta Bus Station - 232 Forsyth St

Built in 1996, the Atlanta Bus Station at 232 Forsyth Street SW is located close to downtown and is one of the most popular bus stations in the city. Served by Greyhound, Southeastern Stages and Jefferson Lines, this busy intercity bus terminal provides hundreds of connections to major cities. The Atlanta Bus Station offers convenient connections within Atlanta via the adjacent MARTA train station and multiple public bus stops within one block of the station. There are also several hotels and motels in the vicinity, for when you’re ready to relax after a successful day of traveling.

All bus stations in Atlanta:

  • Atlanta Bus Station - 232 Forsyth St

Where does the bus arrive in Birmingham?

Main arrival station: Express Carriers

All buses from Atlanta arrive at one main station in Birmingham.

All bus stations in Birmingham:

  • Express Carriers

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