There are 8 ways to get from Boston to Birmingham by plane, train, car or bus

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

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Fly Boston to Birmingham  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Birmingham (BHM) BOS - BHM

$234 - $572

Cheapest option

Bus Akai Bus  •  23 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA to New York Boston
  2. Take the bus from New York to Birmingham

$109 - $173

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Train to Providence, fly to Birmingham  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Providence Amtrak
  2. Fly from Providence (PVD) to Birmingham (BHM) PVD - BHM

$265 - $1,112

Fly Boston to Huntsville, drive  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Huntsville (HSV) BOS - HSV
  2. Drive from Huntsville to Birmingham

$181 - $883

Fly Boston to Atlanta, line 44 bus  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Atlanta (ATL) BOS - ATL
  2. Take the line 44 bus from Montclair Rd & Hoadley Dr to 20th St S & 4th Ave S

$114 - $292

Train  •  27 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to New York Penn Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Birmingham Amtrak Crescent

$259 - $730

Bus Greyhound USA  •  27 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA to Newark Penn Station
  2. Take the bus from Newark, Nj to Atlanta, Ga
  3. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Birmingham, Al

$123 - $297

Drive  •  19 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Birmingham 1183 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Birmingham is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 19 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Birmingham is to fly which costs $230 - $600 and takes 6 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston to Birmingham. However, there are services departing from Boston, MA and arriving at Birmingham, Al via Newark, Nj and Atlanta, Ga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Boston station to Birmingham. However, there are services departing from Boston South Station and arriving at Birmingham Amtrak via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h 15 min.

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The distance between Boston and Birmingham is 1056 miles. The road distance is 1183 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Birmingham without a car is to bus which takes 23 h 43 min and costs $100 - $180.

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It takes approximately 6 h 35 min to get from Boston to Birmingham, including transfers.

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Boston to Birmingham bus services, operated by Boltbus, depart from Boston, MA station.

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Boston to Birmingham train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Boston South Station.

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The best way to get from Boston to Birmingham is to fly which takes 6 h 35 min and costs $230 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $180 and takes 23 h 43 min, you could also train, which costs $250 - $750 and takes 27 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Birmingham.
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  • Distance: 1056.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 35 min

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Birmingham, AL, USA?

Southwest Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from Boston to Birmingham hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Boston to Birmingham via New York, New York, and Birmingham in around 23 h 43 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Birmingham via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Birmingham via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,200
Flights from Providence to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Providence to Birmingham via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to Huntsville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Boston to Huntsville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Boston to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $480
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Birmingham via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Flights from Boston to Birmingham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Flights from Boston to Birmingham via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Flights from Providence to Birmingham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Providence to Birmingham via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Providence to Birmingham via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Boston to Huntsville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Boston to Huntsville via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Boston to Huntsville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Boston to Huntsville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Birmingham via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Boston to Birmingham via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Providence to Birmingham via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Providence to Birmingham via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Providence to Birmingham via Orlando
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $420
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Birmingham via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Providence to Birmingham via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to Huntsville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Boston to Huntsville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Boston to Huntsville via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $340
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Boston to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Boston South Station to Providence Amtrak
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Train from Boston South Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Birmingham Amtrak
Ave. Duration
22 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Flexi Coach Seat
$240 - $350
Business Coach Seat
$280 - $390
Room
$500 - $750
Bus operators
BJCTA MAX
Phone
+1 205 521 0101
Website
bjcta.org
Bus from Montclair Rd & Hoadley Dr to 20th St S & 4th Ave S
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
bjcta.org
Lucky Star Bus
Phone
(888) 881-0887 / (617) 269-5468
Email
info@luckystarbus.com
Website
luckystarbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA to New York
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
luckystarbus.com
Akai Bus
Website
akaiticket.com
Bus from New York to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Schedules at
akaibus.net
Book at
gotobus.com
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA to Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Website
boltbus.com
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 Newark, Nj to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
20 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $140
Flexible
$160 - $210
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Birmingham, Al
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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There is no direct flight from Boston Airport to Birmingham Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Boston to Birmingham bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Birmingham, Al station.

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Birmingham is 1 h behind Boston. It is currently 2:41 AM in Boston and 1:41 AM in Birmingham.

Boston to Birmingham train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Birmingham Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Birmingham is 1183 miles. It takes approximately 19 h 55 min to drive from Boston to Birmingham.

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

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There are 108+ hotels available in Birmingham. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs $1 - $20.

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