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There are 6 ways to get from Birmingham to New Orleans by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Crescent

$55 - $160

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Bus  •  9 h

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham, Al to Mobile, Al 9707 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Mobile, Al to New Orleans, La 1563 / ...

$49 - $117

4 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Birmingham to New Orleans 345.2 miles

$30 - $50

Fly Birmingham to New Orleans  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHM) to New Orleans (MSY) BHM - MSY

$202 - $1,118

Fly Birmingham to Gulfport/Biloxi, drive  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHM) to Gulfport/Biloxi (GPT) BHM - GPT
  2. Drive from Gulfport/Biloxi to New Orleans

$218 - $1,112

Bus to Atlanta, fly to New Orleans  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham, Al to Atlanta, Ga
  2. Fly from Atlanta (ATL) to New Orleans (MSY) ATL - MSY

$104 - $456

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The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to New Orleans is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham to New Orleans is to fly which costs $200 - $1,200 and takes 5 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Birmingham to New Orleans. However, there are services departing from Birmingham, Al and arriving at New Orleans, La via Mobile, Al. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Birmingham Amtrak and arriving at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 24 min.

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The distance between Birmingham and New Orleans is 314 miles. The road distance is 345.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to New Orleans without a car is to train which takes 7 h 24 min and costs $55 - $160.

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The train from Birmingham Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal takes 7 h 24 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Birmingham to New Orleans bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Birmingham, Al station.

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Birmingham to New Orleans train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Birmingham Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to New Orleans is to train which takes 7 h 24 min and costs $55 - $160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $120 and takes 9 h, you could also fly, which costs $200 - $1,200 and takes 5 h 34 min.

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Map of how to get from Birmingham to New Orleans.
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  • Distance: 314.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 24 min

What companies run services between Birmingham, AL, USA and New Orleans, LA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Birmingham to New Orleans once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $160 and the journey takes 7 h 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Birmingham to New Orleans via Mobile, Al in around 9 h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Birmingham to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Birmingham to Gulfport/Biloxi via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Birmingham to Gulfport/Biloxi via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Atlanta to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Birmingham to New Orleans via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Birmingham to New Orleans via Tampa
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Birmingham to New Orleans via Orlando
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Atlanta to New Orleans via Nashville
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Birmingham to New Orleans via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Birmingham to New Orleans via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Birmingham to Gulfport/Biloxi via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Birmingham to Gulfport/Biloxi via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Birmingham to New Orleans via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Birmingham to Gulfport/Biloxi via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Atlanta to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Birmingham Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $360
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Birmingham, Al to Mobile, Al
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Bus from Mobile, Al to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $45
Bus from Birmingham, Al to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50

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More Questions & Answers

There is no direct flight from Birmingham Airport to New Orleans Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Birmingham to New Orleans bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at New Orleans, La station.

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Birmingham to New Orleans train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Birmingham to New Orleans is 345 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 45 min to drive from Birmingham to New Orleans.

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United Airlines, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Delta offer flights from Birmingham Airport to New Orleans Airport.

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Book your Birmingham to New Orleans bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 670+ hotels available in New Orleans. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Birmingham Airport is to line 20 bus which takes 20 min and costs $2.

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