There are 7 ways to get from Philadelphia to Birmingham by plane, train, bus 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 Philadelphia  •  4 h 23 min

  1. PHL - BHM

$190 - $610

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  21 h 47 min

  1. via Philadelphia
  2. 3861 / ...

$98 - $147

5 alternative options

Train to Baltimore, fly  •  5 h 6 min

  1. BWI - BHM

$255 - $594

Train to Reagan Washington, fly  •  5 h 54 min

  1. DCA - BHM

$240 - $615

Train  •  20 h 55 min

  1. Crescent

$120 - $360

Bus via Baltimore Downtown, Md  •  25 h 9 min

$106 - $267

Drive  •  14 h 52 min

  1. 878.2 miles

$85 - $130

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

American Airlines, Frontier Airlines and three other airlines fly from Philadelphia to Birmingham hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Philadelphia to Birmingham twice daily. Tickets cost $120 - $360 and the journey takes 20 h 55 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Birmingham via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $650
Flights from Baltimore to Birmingham via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $650
Flights from Reagan Washington to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $650
Flights from Reagan Washington to Birmingham via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Birmingham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Birmingham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Birmingham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Birmingham via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from Baltimore to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Birmingham via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $750
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Birmingham Amtrak
Ave. Duration
20 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice 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
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
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
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Baltimore Downtown, Md
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
19 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$130 - $180

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Philadelphia and Birmingham is 1258 km. The road distance is 1405 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Birmingham is to fly which takes 4 h 23 min and costs $190 - $650.

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

No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Birmingham. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at Birmingham, Al via Baltimore Downtown, Md and Atlanta, Ga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 9 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 23 min to get from Philadelphia to Birmingham, including transfers.