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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Birmingham to Washington DC?

Lowest Price$121.00
Fastest Train18h 29m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Birmingham to Washington 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.

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, $121.00 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 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $38.00 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 32 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 Saturday 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 2:00pm 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 $176.00.

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$136.15
Amtrak Crescent118h 29m$125.74

Amtrak train tickets from Birmingham to Washington DC start from $121, and on average cost $136. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Washington. Amtrak in Birmingham leaves from Intermodal Facility, And in Washington trains arrive at Union Station, From Birmingham to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak takes 18 hours and 53 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 18 hours and 29 minutes.

Amtrak Crescent train tickets from Birmingham to Washington DC start from $121, and on average cost $126. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Crescent schedules to Washington. Amtrak Crescent in Birmingham leaves from Intermodal Facility, And in Washington trains arrive at Union Station, From Birmingham to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Crescent takes 18 hours and 29 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Washington on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Crescent scheduled trip per day, which will cost $129 for a one-way weekend reservation from Birmingham.

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

$135$90$45SepSep

Monthly average prices

$175$140$105$70$35MAMJJASONDJF

Prices as travel date approaches

$200$160$120$80$403020100

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