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

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Fly to Birmingham  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Birmingham (BHM) CLT - BHM

$173 - $954

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Bus Megabus  •  10 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Charlotte, NC to Atlanta GA
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, GA - W Peachtree St @ Civic Center MARTA Station to Birmingham, AL

$42 - $67

4 alternative options

Fly to Huntsville, drive  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Huntsville (HSV) CLT - HSV
  2. Drive from Huntsville to Birmingham

$150 - $465

Bus Greyhound USA  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Charlotte, Nc to Atlanta, Ga 1041 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Birmingham, Al 3861 / ...

$48 - $117

Train  •  10 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Charlotte Amtrak to Birmingham Amtrak Crescent

$65 - $180

Drive  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Charlotte to Birmingham 392.7 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Charlotte to Birmingham is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 6 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Charlotte to Birmingham is to fly which costs $170 - $1,000 and takes 3 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Charlotte to Birmingham. However, there are services departing from Charlotte, Nc and arriving at Birmingham, Al via Atlanta, Ga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 4 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Charlotte Amtrak and arriving at Birmingham Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 5 min.

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The distance between Charlotte and Birmingham is 362 miles. The road distance is 392.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Charlotte to Birmingham without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 4 min and costs $45 - $120.

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It takes approximately 3 h 28 min to get from Charlotte to Birmingham, including transfers.

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Charlotte to Birmingham bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Charlotte, Nc station.

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

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The best way to get from Charlotte to Birmingham is to fly which takes 3 h 28 min and costs $170 - $1,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $120 and takes 7 h 4 min, you could also train, which costs $65 - $180 and takes 10 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Charlotte to Birmingham.
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  • Distance: 361.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 28 min

What companies run services between Charlotte, NC, USA and Birmingham, AL, USA?

American Airlines and Delta fly from Charlotte to Birmingham every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Charlotte to Birmingham via Atlanta, Ga in around 7 h 4 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charlotte to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Charlotte to Huntsville
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $470
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Charlotte to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Charlotte to Huntsville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $470
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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Charlotte Amtrak to Birmingham Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$290 - $400
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Charlotte, Nc to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
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
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Charlotte, NC to Atlanta GA
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Atlanta, GA - W Peachtree St @ Civic Center MARTA Station to Birmingham, AL
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
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megabus.com

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The quickest flight from Charlotte Airport to Birmingham Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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

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Birmingham is 1 h behind Charlotte. It is currently 7:39 AM in Charlotte and 6:39 AM in Birmingham.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Charlotte to Birmingham is 393 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 38 min to drive from Charlotte to Birmingham.

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American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Charlotte Airport to Birmingham Airport.

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Book your Charlotte to Birmingham bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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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 Charlotte to Charlotte Airport is to line 5 bus which takes 25 min and costs $1 - $2.

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