There are 8 ways to get from Raleigh to Birmingham by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Raleigh/Durham to Birmingham  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Birmingham (BHM) RDU - BHM

$164 - $855

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Bus Megabus  •  14 h 10 min

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

$52 - $89

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Bus to Fayetteville Municipal, fly to Birmingham  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Fayetteville, Nc
  2. Fly from Fayetteville Municipal (FAY) to Birmingham (BHM) FAY - BHM

$231 - $1,150

Fly Raleigh/Durham to Atlanta, bus  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Atlanta (ATL) RDU - ATL
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Birmingham, Al

$105 - $336

Train to Charlotte, fly to Birmingham  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Charlotte Amtrak
  2. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Birmingham (BHM) CLT - BHM

$212 - $1,045

Bus Greyhound USA  •  12 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Atlanta, Ga 1081 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Birmingham, Al 1547 / ...

$61 - $161

Train  •  14 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Piedmont / ...
  2. Take the train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center to Birmingham Amtrak Crescent

$103 - $277

Drive  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Raleigh to Birmingham 556.9 miles

$50 - $80

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No, there is no direct bus from Raleigh station to Birmingham. However, there are services departing from GoRaleigh Station and arriving at Birmingham, Al via Raleigh, Nc and Atlanta, Ga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Raleigh to Birmingham. However, there are services departing from Raleigh Amtrak and arriving at Birmingham Amtrak via Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 59 min.

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The distance between Raleigh and Birmingham is 492 miles. The road distance is 556.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Birmingham without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 1 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 28 min to get from Raleigh to Birmingham, including transfers.

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Raleigh to Birmingham bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Raleigh, Nc station.

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Raleigh to Birmingham train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Raleigh Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Birmingham is to fly which takes 5 h 28 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 12 h 1 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 14 h 59 min.

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There is no direct flight from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Birmingham Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Raleigh to Birmingham.
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  • Distance: 492.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 28 min

What companies run services between Raleigh, NC, USA and Birmingham, AL, USA?

Delta, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines fly from Raleigh to Birmingham hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Raleigh to Birmingham via Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd, Raleigh, Nc, and Atlanta, Ga in around 12 h 1 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Fayetteville Municipal to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Charlotte to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Birmingham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Birmingham via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Fayetteville Municipal to Birmingham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Fayetteville Municipal to Birmingham via Charlotte, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
6 h 44 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Atlanta via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Charlotte to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Birmingham via Orlando
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Birmingham via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Birmingham via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
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 Raleigh Amtrak to Charlotte Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $90
Room
$190 - $260
Train from Raleigh Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center to Birmingham Amtrak
Ave. Duration
12 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Room
$330 - $460
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Raleigh, Nc to Fayetteville, Nc
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
Bus from Atlanta, Ga to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Raleigh, Nc to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Durham, NC to Atlanta GA
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Book at
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

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Birmingham is 1 h behind Raleigh. It is currently 10:16 PM in Raleigh and 9:16 PM in Birmingham.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Raleigh to Birmingham is 557 miles. It takes approximately 9 h 22 min to drive from Raleigh to Birmingham.

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Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Raleigh/Durham 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 Raleigh to Raleigh/Durham Airport is to line 100 bus which takes 25 min and costs .

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