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

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Recommended option

Fly Raleigh/Durham to Birmingham  •  5 h 35 min

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

$164 - $855

Cheapest option

Megabus, bus  •  15 h 43 min

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

$59 - $92

5 alternative options

Bus to Fayetteville Municipal, fly to Birmingham  •  6 h

  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 12 min

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

$105 - $336

Bus  •  12 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Atlanta, Ga 1081
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Birmingham, Al 3861 / ...

$61 - $161

Train  •  14 h 59 min

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

$103 - $277

Drive  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Raleigh to Birmingham 556.9 miles

$50 - $80

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Raleigh to Birmingham is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 9 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Raleigh to Birmingham is to fly which costs $160 - $900 and takes 5 h 35 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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It takes approximately 5 h 35 min to get from Raleigh to Birmingham, including transfers.

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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 22 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 Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 59 min.

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

Delta, American Airlines and two other 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 22 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Birmingham via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Fayetteville Municipal to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Birmingham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Birmingham via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 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 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Atlanta via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Birmingham via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Birmingham via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Birmingham via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Raleigh Amtrak to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center Amtrak
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 Amtrak 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
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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 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Raleigh, Nc to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 to Atlanta GA
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Atlanta, GA - W Peachtree St @ Civic Center MARTA Station to Birmingham, AL
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Schedules at
us.megabus.com

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