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There are 7 ways to get from Houston Airport (IAH) to Birmingham Airport (BHM) by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Houston  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Birmingham (BHM) IAH - BHM

$130 - $370

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  17 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, TX to New Orleans, LA Houston
  2. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Birmingham Amtrak Crescent

$78 - $215

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Bus to Houston Hobby Apt, fly  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Bush Iah Terminal C to Milam St @ Rusk St
  2. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to Birmingham (BHM) HOU - BHM

$235 - $1,207

Bus  •  19 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Longview, Tx 6440
  2. Take the bus from Longview, Tx to Birmingham, Al 1516 / ...

$79 - $200

Bus via Mobile, Al  •  20 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Mobile, Al 1596 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Mobile, Al to Birmingham, Al 9708 / ...

$83 - $210

Train  •  20 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Houston Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Sunset Limited
  2. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Birmingham Amtrak Crescent

$118 - $325

Drive  •  11 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Houston Airport (IAH) to Birmingham Airport (BHM) 685.4 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Houston Airport (IAH) to Birmingham Airport (BHM) is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 11 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Houston Airport (IAH) to Birmingham Airport (BHM) is to fly which costs $130 - $370 and takes 1 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Houston Airport (IAH) to Birmingham Airport (BHM). However, there are services departing from Bush Iah Terminal C and arriving at Birmingham Airport via Houston, Tx, Longview, Tx and Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 54 min.

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The distance between Houston Airport (IAH) and Birmingham Airport (BHM) is 565 miles. The road distance is 685.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Houston Airport (IAH) to Birmingham Airport (BHM) without a car is to bus and train which takes 17 h 39 min and costs $75 - $220.

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It takes approximately 1 h 42 min to fly from Houston (IAH) to Birmingham (BHM), including transfers and time at the airport.

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Houston Airport (IAH) to Birmingham Airport (BHM) bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Houston, Tx station.

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The best way to get from Houston Airport (IAH) to Birmingham Airport (BHM) is to fly which takes 1 h 42 min and costs $130 - $370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $75 - $200 and takes 19 h 54 min, you could also train, which costs $110 - $330 and takes 20 h 58 min.

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The quickest flight from Houston Airport to Birmingham Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 42 min.

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Houston Airport (IAH) to Birmingham Airport (BHM) bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Birmingham, Al station.

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Map of how to get from Houston Airport (IAH) to Birmingham Airport (BHM).
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  • Distance: 564.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 42 min

What companies run services between Houston Airport (IAH), USA and Birmingham Airport (BHM), USA?

United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from Houston Airport (IAH) to Birmingham Airport (BHM) hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Houston Airport (IAH) to Birmingham Airport (BHM) via Milam St @ Preston St, Houston, Tx, Longview, Tx, Birmingham, Al, and Central Station in around 19 h 54 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Birmingham via Dallas
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Houston to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $750
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Houston to Birmingham via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Birmingham via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
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 New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Birmingham Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 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
Train from Houston Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $370
Bus operators
Metropolitan Transit Harris County
Phone
+1 713-635-4000
Website
ridemetro.org
Bus from Bush Iah Terminal C to Milam St @ Rusk St
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
ridemetro.org
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 Houston, Tx to Longview, Tx
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $45
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Longview, Tx to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $85
Flexible
$100 - $130
Bus from Houston, Tx to Mobile, Al
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $80
Flexible
$95 - $130
Bus from Mobile, Al to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75

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Yes, the driving distance between Houston Airport (IAH) to Birmingham Airport (BHM) is 685 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 16 min to drive from Houston Airport (IAH) to Birmingham Airport (BHM).

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

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There are 107+ hotels available in Birmingham Airport (BHM). Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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