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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  7 h 24 min

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

$55 - $160

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 12 min

  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 22 min

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

$202 - $1,118

Bus to Atlanta, fly to New Orleans  •  5 h 45 min

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

$104 - $456

Fly Birmingham to Gulfport/Biloxi, drive  •  5 h 49 min

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

$218 - $1,112

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

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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 8 h 12 min.

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

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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 8 h 12 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Birmingham to New Orleans via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Atlanta to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Birmingham to Gulfport/Biloxi via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Birmingham to New Orleans via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Birmingham to New Orleans via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Birmingham to New Orleans via Orlando
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Atlanta to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Birmingham to New Orleans via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Birmingham to New Orleans via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Birmingham to Gulfport/Biloxi via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Birmingham to Gulfport/Biloxi via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 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 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Birmingham to Gulfport/Biloxi via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Atlanta to New Orleans
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
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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 Amtrak
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
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
Hourly
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 30 minutes
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50

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