COVID-19 Travel Guide
Learn more ›

Compare train tickets from Birmingham to Charlotte

Birmingham-Charlotte Train Schedule

Lowest PricesWe work directly with hundreds of bus & train carriers to find the best available fares.
No Wanderu FeesWe never add any extra fees. We just make it easy to book your bus & train tickets.
Best Travel OptionsWe help you find & compare the best buses and trains in one place.

Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Birmingham to Charlotte?

Lowest Price$72.00
Fastest Train9h 57m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Birmingham to Charlotte 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 Charlotte?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Birmingham to Charlotte. 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 Charlotte?

In the last month, $72.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Birmingham, AL to Charlotte, NC. 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 $18.00 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Birmingham to Charlotte?

The distance between Birmingham and Charlotte is approximately 360 miles, or 579 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 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?

Trains from Birmingham to Charlotte are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Charlotte around 9 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Birmingham to Charlotte?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Charlotte 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 Charlotte to Birmingham. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Birmingham to Charlotte for $48.00.

Which train should you take from Birmingham to Charlotte?

2 train services operate from Birmingham, Alabama to Charlotte, North Carolina. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak110h 21m$90.00
Amtrak Crescent19h 57m$73.57

Amtrak train tickets from Birmingham to Charlotte start from $90, and on average cost $90. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Charlotte. Amtrak in Birmingham leaves from Intermodal Facility, And in Charlotte trains arrive at 1914 N Tryon St, From Birmingham to Charlotte train travel on Amtrak takes 10 hours and 21 minutes. If you are looking to get to Charlotte faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 9 hours and 57 minutes.

Amtrak Crescent train tickets from Birmingham to Charlotte start from $72, and on average cost $74. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Crescent schedules to Charlotte. Amtrak Crescent in Birmingham leaves from Intermodal Facility, And in Charlotte trains arrive at 1914 N Tryon St, From Birmingham to Charlotte train travel on Amtrak Crescent takes 9 hours and 57 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Charlotte on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Crescent scheduled trip per day, which will cost $75 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 Charlotte?

Charlotte has one train station:

  • 1914 N Tryon St

Price trends for trains from Birmingham to Charlotte

Average prices by travel date


Monthly average prices


Prices as travel date approaches


Book buses and trains on the go with the Wanderu app.

Download our app and snag the best travel deals across North America & Europe.Learn more

Available on iOS & Android