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Birmingham - Baltimore Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 2 daily train trips available from Birmingham to Baltimore. Traveling by train from Birmingham to Baltimore usually takes 21 hours and 5 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Crescent train can make the trip in 20 hours and 13 minutes.

Distance692 mi (1114 km)
Fastest train20h 13m
Lowest price$170.00
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Crescent
Train lines2

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Birmingham to Baltimore was $175.25. Tickets for this route are somewhat expensive, given the distance between Birmingham and Baltimore. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Baltimore if you book your train tickets at least 29 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $114.19.

Monthly avg. prices

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You can find the lowest prices on this route during September. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Birmingham to Baltimore, with the average price at just $147. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in December, when the average price goes up to $234. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Which train should you take from Birmingham to Baltimore?

2 train services operate from Birmingham to Baltimore. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak122h 15m$249.78
Amtrak Crescent120h 23m$265.51
  • 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 Birmingham to Baltimore every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $178.

  • The Crescent is Amtrak’s passenger train service that runs from New York to New Orleans by way of Atlanta. As an overnight service, the Crescent offers a variety of amenities and accommodation options. There’s also a café car where you can enjoy freshly prepared meals and a variety of soft and alcoholic beverages. Like all Amtrak trains, the Crescent offers free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom. Train trips from Birmingham to Baltimore take about 20 hours and 23 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from $170.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Birmingham and Baltimore is approximately 692 miles, or 1114 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 21 hours and 5 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 20 hours and 13 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.

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

The earliest train departs Birmingham at 5:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Trains leave the station in Birmingham twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Baltimore with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Baltimore to Birmingham.

City Information

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.

Baltimore

Baltimore is a seaport in Maryland best known for its crab cakes and baseball legend, Babe Ruth. As there is plenty to see in Charm City, you'll be singing "Good Morning, Baltimore'' as soon as you experience all of the sights and activities this quirky town has to offer.

Some of Baltimore's most impressive attractions are centered in and around Inner Harbor. This scenic waterfront is filled with historic ships, dating as far back as the Civil War in the case of the USS Constellation. Alongside shops and restaurants, Inner Harbor also hosts the National Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center, and several entertainment venues where you can catch live music. Enjoy a bird's-eye view of the harbor from atop Federal Hill Park, or if you prefer the view that inspired "The Star Spangled Banner," head out to Fort McHenry, known for its role in the War of 1812.

Baltimore is one of the stops on Wanderu's recommended East Coast wine tour, but don't worry about racking up a hefty tab; luckily, Baltimore is also one of the cheapest drinking cities in the U.S., with the cheapest bottle of beer going for just $1.42. Enjoy your wine or beer along the Avenue in Hampden, a neighborhood known for its hipster bars, restaurants, and boutiques.

Ready to plan your Baltimore adventure? Numerous bus and train options make Baltimore affordably accessible by ground transportation, and Baltimore-Washington International Airport not only offers hundreds of daily flights, it also is one of the best airports for food in the U.S.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Birmingham?

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Main departure 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.

All train stations in Birmingham:

  • Intermodal Facility

Where is the train station in Baltimore?

Main arrival station: Amtrak - MARC Station (BWI)

Baltimore receives travelers from Birmingham at its two active train stations.

All train stations in Baltimore:

  • Amtrak - MARC Station (BWI)

  • Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St

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