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

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Recommended option

Train  •  7 h 15 min

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

$55 - $160

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from New Orleans, La to Mobile, Al 1596 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Mobile, Al to Birmingham, Al 9708 / ...

$50 - $120

4 alternative options

Drive  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Drive from New Orleans to Birmingham 345 miles

$30 - $50

Fly New Orleans to Birmingham  •  5 h 24 min

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

$144 - $769

Drive to Gulfport/Biloxi, fly to Birmingham  •  4 h 54 min

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

$259 - $1,413

Fly New Orleans to Atlanta, bus  •  6 h 11 min

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

$104 - $460

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The cheapest way to get from New Orleans to Birmingham is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from New Orleans to Birmingham is to drive and fly which costs $250 - $1,500 and takes 4 h 54 min.

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The distance between New Orleans and Birmingham is 314 miles. The road distance is 345 miles.

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The train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak to Birmingham Amtrak takes 7 h 15 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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No, there is no direct bus from New Orleans to Birmingham. However, there are services departing from New Orleans, La and arriving at Birmingham, Al via Mobile, Al. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak and arriving at Birmingham Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 15 min.

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What companies run services between New Orleans, LA, USA and Birmingham, AL, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from New Orleans to Birmingham once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $160 and the journey takes 7 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New Orleans to Birmingham via Mobile, Al in around 8 h 45 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New Orleans to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Gulfport/Biloxi to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from New Orleans to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New Orleans to Birmingham via Tampa
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Birmingham via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Birmingham via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Birmingham via Orlando
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Birmingham via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from New Orleans to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New Orleans to Birmingham via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Gulfport/Biloxi to Birmingham via Houston
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New Orleans to Birmingham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Birmingham via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Gulfport/Biloxi to Birmingham via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Flights from Gulfport/Biloxi to Birmingham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from New Orleans to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 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 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
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 New Orleans, La to Mobile, Al
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $45
Bus from Mobile, Al to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
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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