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

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

Fly from Houston Hobby Apt  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to Birmingham (BHM) HOU - BHM

$243 - $1,003

Cheapest option

Bus  •  15 h 40 min

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

$77 - $196

4 alternative options

Fly from Houston  •  4 h 25 min

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

$133 - $375

Bus, train  •  14 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Baton Rouge, La
  2. Take the bus from Baton Rouge, La to New Orleans, La
  3. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak to Birmingham Amtrak

$100 - $268

Train  •  17 h 45 min

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

$115 - $317

Drive  •  11 h

  1. Drive from Houston to Birmingham 670.7 miles

$65 - $95

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Houston to Birmingham is to drive which costs $65 - $95 and takes 11 h.

More details

The quickest way to get from Houston to Birmingham is to fly which costs $240 - $1,000 and takes 3 h 59 min.

More details

The distance between Houston and Birmingham is 570 miles. The road distance is 670.7 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 3 h 59 min to get from Houston to Birmingham, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Houston to Birmingham. However, there are services departing from Houston, Tx and arriving at Birmingham, Al via Shreveport, La. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 40 min.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Houston to Birmingham. However, there are services departing from Houston Amtrak and arriving at Birmingham Amtrak via New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 45 min.

More details

Map of how to get from Houston to Birmingham.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 569.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 59 min

What companies run services between Houston, TX, USA and Birmingham, AL, USA?

Southwest Airlines flies from Houston to Birmingham 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Houston to Birmingham via Shreveport, La in around 15 h 40 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Birmingham via Dallas
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Houston to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Houston to Birmingham via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak 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 Amtrak
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
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 Houston, Tx to Baton Rouge, La
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Bus from Baton Rouge, La to New Orleans, La
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Bus from Houston, Tx to Shreveport, La
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $80
Bus from Shreveport, La to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $120

Want to know more about travelling around United States

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.