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

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Train  •  7 h 15 min

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

$55 - $160

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Bus  •  9 h

  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  •  6 h 4 min

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

$143 - $769

Drive to Gulfport/Biloxi, fly to Birmingham  •  5 h 47 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  •  7 h 4 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 which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 42 min.

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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 9 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal 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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The distance between New Orleans and Birmingham is 314 miles. The road distance is 345 miles.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to Birmingham without a car is to train which takes 7 h 15 min and costs $55 - $160.

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

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New Orleans to Birmingham bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from New Orleans, La station.

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New Orleans to Birmingham train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal station.

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The best way to get from New Orleans to Birmingham is to train which takes 7 h 15 min and costs $55 - $160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $120 and takes 9 h, you could also fly, which costs $140 - $800 and takes 6 h 4 min.

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Map of how to get from New Orleans to Birmingham.
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  • Distance: 314.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 15 min

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 9 h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New Orleans to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Gulfport/Biloxi to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from New Orleans to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New Orleans to Birmingham via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Birmingham via Orlando
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Birmingham via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Birmingham via Tampa
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from New Orleans to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New Orleans to Birmingham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from New Orleans to Birmingham via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Gulfport/Biloxi to Birmingham via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Flights from Gulfport/Biloxi to Birmingham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from New Orleans to Birmingham via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Gulfport/Biloxi to Birmingham via Houston
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,600
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from New Orleans to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
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
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.

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 2 hours
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50

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There is no direct flight from New Orleans Airport to Birmingham Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between New Orleans to Birmingham is 345 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 42 min to drive from New Orleans to Birmingham.

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United Airlines, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Delta offer flights from New Orleans 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 New Orleans to New Orleans Airport is to Bus which takes 38 min and costs $1 - $17.

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