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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Birmingham to Philadelphia?

Lowest Price$131.00
Fastest Train20h 44m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

In the last month, $131.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Birmingham, AL to Philadelphia, PA. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Birmingham to Philadelphia?

The distance between Birmingham and Philadelphia is approximately 782 miles, or 1258 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 20 hours and 58 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 20 hours and 44 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 Philadelphia 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 Thursday 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 Philadelphia around 20 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Birmingham to Philadelphia?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to Birmingham. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Birmingham to Philadelphia for $176.00.

Which train should you take from Birmingham to Philadelphia?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak221h 51m$164.00
Amtrak Crescent120h 44m$139.80

Amtrak train tickets from Birmingham to Philadelphia start from $164, and on average cost $164. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to Philadelphia. Amtrak in Birmingham leaves from Intermodal Facility, And in Philadelphia trains arrive at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, From Birmingham to Philadelphia train travel on Amtrak takes 21 hours and 51 minutes. If you are looking to get to Philadelphia faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 20 hours and 44 minutes.

Amtrak Crescent train tickets from Birmingham to Philadelphia start from $131, and on average cost $140. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Crescent schedules to Philadelphia. Amtrak Crescent in Birmingham leaves from Intermodal Facility, And in Philadelphia trains arrive at 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, From Birmingham to Philadelphia train travel on Amtrak Crescent takes 20 hours and 44 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Philadelphia on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Crescent scheduled trip per day, which will cost $144 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 Philadelphia?

Philadelphia has one train station:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

Price trends for trains from Birmingham to Philadelphia

Average prices by travel date

$135$90$45AugSep

Monthly average prices

$175$140$105$70$35MAMJJASONDJF

Prices as travel date approaches

$200$160$120$80$403020100

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