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

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Fly from Philadelphia  •  4 h 32 min

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

$189 - $609

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  25 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Newark, Nj
  2. Take the bus from Newark, Nj to Atlanta, Ga
  3. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Birmingham, Al

$120 - $293

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Train to Baltimore, fly  •  5 h 6 min

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

$255 - $594

Train to Reagan Washington, fly  •  6 h 1 min

  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  •  19 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA to Atlanta, GA Atlanta route
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, GA - W Peachtree St @ Civic Center MARTA Station to Birmingham, AL

$186 - $198

Train  •  20 h 55 min

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

$120 - $360

Drive  •  14 h 52 min

  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 14 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Birmingham is to fly which costs $180 - $650 and takes 4 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Birmingham. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at Birmingham, Al via Newark, Nj and Atlanta, Ga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 43 min.

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

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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 19 h 3 min and costs $180 - $200.

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It takes approximately 4 h 32 min to get from Philadelphia to Birmingham, including transfers.

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Philadelphia to Birmingham bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Philadelphia, Pa 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 4 h 32 min and costs $180 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $180 - $200 and takes 19 h 3 min, you could also train, which costs $120 - $360 and takes 20 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Birmingham.
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  • Distance: 786.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 32 min

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

American Airlines, Delta and two other 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, Civic Center Station, and Atlanta, GA - W Peachtree St @ Civic Center MARTA Station in around 19 h 3 min.

Airlines
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 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Birmingham via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Birmingham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Birmingham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Birmingham via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $650
Flights from Reagan Washington to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Birmingham via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $900
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
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
1 h 43 min
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Birmingham Amtrak
Ave. Duration
20 h 55 min
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
13 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$159
Schedules at
lacubanabus.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Atlanta, GA - W Peachtree St @ Civic Center MARTA Station to Birmingham, AL
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Book at
megabus.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 Philadelphia, Pa to Newark, Nj
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
Bus from Newark, Nj to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
20 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $210
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $140
Flexible
$160 - $210
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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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Birmingham Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 23 min.

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

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Birmingham is 1 h behind Philadelphia. It is currently 11:53 AM in Philadelphia and 10:53 AM in Birmingham.

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

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

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

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Book your Philadelphia to Birmingham bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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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 Philadelphia to Philadelphia Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $7.

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