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How much are train tickets from Birmingham, AL to Richmond, VA?

Lowest Price$131.00
Fastest Train17h 51m
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Birmingham-Richmond Train Schedule

Price trends for trains from Birmingham to Richmond

Average prices by travel date

$150$100$50AugAug

Monthly average prices

$175$140$105$70$35SONDJFMAMJJA

Prices as travel date approaches

$175$140$105$70$353020100

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Birmingham to Richmond right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Can you take a train all the way from Birmingham to Richmond?

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

In the last month, $136.68 was the average price of a train ticket from Birmingham, AL to Richmond, VA. 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 17 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $36.72 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Birmingham to Richmond?

The distance between Birmingham and Richmond is approximately 595 miles, or 958 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 21 hours and 57 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 17 hours and 51 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 Richmond are the most crowded on Saturday. 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?

The earliest train departs Birmingham at 2:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 2:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Birmingham to Richmond?

Trains leave the station in Birmingham twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Richmond to Birmingham. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Birmingham to Richmond for $149.80.

Which train should you take from Birmingham to Richmond?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Birmingham, Alabama to Richmond, Virginia. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak221h 58m$138.72

Where is the train station in Birmingham?

There is one train station in Birmingham:

  • Intermodal Facility

Where is the train station in Richmond?

Richmond receives travelers from Birmingham at its two active train stations:

  • 7519 Staples Mill Rd
  • 1500 E Main St

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