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There are 7 ways to get from Philadelphia to Birmingham by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Philadelphia  •  4h 57m

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Birmingham (BHM) PHL - BHM

$189 - $609

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Bus Pandora Bus  •  22h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia to New York
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Atlanta ,GA
  3. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Birmingham, Al

$103 - $153

5 alternative options

Train to Baltimore, fly  •  5h 44m

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Birmingham (BHM) BWI - BHM

$255 - $594

Train to Reagan Washington, fly  •  6h 36m

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Birmingham (BHM) DCA - BHM

$240 - $615

Bus La Cubana  •  18h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA to Atlanta, GA Atlanta route
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Birmingham, Al 1547 / ...

$191 - $222

Train  •  20h 55m

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Birmingham Intermodal Facility Crescent

$120 - $360

Drive  •  14h 52m

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Birmingham 878.2 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Birmingham is to drive which costs $85 - $130 and takes 14h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Birmingham is to fly which costs $180 - $650 and takes 4h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Birmingham. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia and arriving at Birmingham, Al via New York, NY, Pryor Rd @ University Ave and Atlanta, Ga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 34m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station station and arriving at Birmingham Intermodal Facility. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 20h 55m.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Birmingham is 786 miles. The road distance is 878.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Birmingham without a car is to bus which takes 18h 54m and costs $190 - $230.

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It takes approximately 4h 57m to get from Philadelphia to Birmingham, including transfers.

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Philadelphia to Birmingham bus services, operated by Focus, depart from Philadelphia station.

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Philadelphia to Birmingham train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Philadelphia 30th Street Station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Birmingham is to fly which takes 4h 57m and costs $180 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $190 - $230 and takes 18h 54m, you could also train, which costs $120 - $360 and takes 20h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Birmingham.
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  • Distance: 786.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 57m

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Birmingham, AL, USA?

American Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines fly from Philadelphia to Birmingham hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Birmingham via Girard Station - MFL, Girard Av & Front St, Allegheny Av & Emery St, Philadelphia, PA, Atlanta, GA, Doraville Station, Five Points Station, and Atlanta, Ga in around 18h 54m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Birmingham via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $650
Flights from Reagan Washington to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Birmingham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Birmingham via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Birmingham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Birmingham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Birmingham via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Birmingham Intermodal Facility
Ave. Duration
20h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $360
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Business Coach Seat
$260 - $360
Room
$500 - $700
Bus operators
La Cubana
Phone
+1 305-541-1700
Website
lacubanabus.com
Bus from Philadelphia, PA to Atlanta, GA
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$159
Schedules at
lacubanabus.com
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 Atlanta, Ga to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Focus
Phone
+1 215-625-2727
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from Philadelphia to New York
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20
Book at
gotobus.com
Pandora Bus
Website
pandorabus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Atlanta ,GA
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Schedules at
pandorabus.com
Book at
search.gotobus.com

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Birmingham Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 25m.

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

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Birmingham is 1h behind Philadelphia. It is currently 7:31 PM in Philadelphia and 6:31 PM in Birmingham.

Philadelphia to Birmingham train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Birmingham Intermodal Facility station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Birmingham is 878 miles. It takes approximately 14h 52m to drive from Philadelphia to Birmingham.

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

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There are 107+ hotels available in Birmingham. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Philadelphia Airport is to train which takes 22m and costs $7.

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