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

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 to Birmingham  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Birmingham (BHM) SAN - BHM

$204 - $604

Cheapest option

Fly to Atlanta, bus  •  8 h 38 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Atlanta (ATL) SAN - ATL
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Birmingham, Al

$155 - $756

6 alternative options

Fly to Montgomery, bus  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Montgomery (MGM) SAN - MGM
  2. Take the bus from Montgomery, Al to Birmingham, Al

$270 - $1,004

Fly to Huntsville, drive  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Huntsville (HSV) SAN - HSV
  2. Drive from Huntsville to Birmingham

$241 - $966

Bus  •  45 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca
  2. Take the bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Dallas, Tx
  3. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Birmingham, Al

$202 - $528

Bus, Megabus  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to San Antonio
  2. Take the bus from San Antonio to DFW-Grand Prairie, Texas
  3. Take the Megabus from Grand Prairie to Birmingham

$199 - $289

Train  •  2 days 9 h

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak
  3. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak to Birmingham Amtrak

$328 - $984

Drive  •  32 h 15 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Birmingham 2063.7 miles

$200 - $300

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Birmingham, AL, USA?

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and three other airlines fly from San Diego to Birmingham hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Birmingham via San Bernardino, Ca and Dallas, Tx in around 45 h 50 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Montgomery via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Montgomery via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Montgomery via Phoenix, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Montgomery via Los Angeles, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Huntsville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Huntsville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Huntsville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Huntsville via Phoenix, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Montgomery via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Montgomery via Minneapolis, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Montgomery via Los Angeles, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Huntsville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Huntsville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Houston
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Denver
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Huntsville via Houston
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Huntsville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Huntsville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak
Ave. Duration
45 h 40 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$240 - $360
Flexi Coach Seat
$440 - $650
Business Coach Seat
$500 - $750
Room
$900 - $1,300
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak to Birmingham Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $360
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Montgomery, Al to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
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 San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
27 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $320
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$120 - $210
Flexible
$240 - $320
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$130 - $170
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to San Antonio
Ave. Duration
30 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from San Antonio to DFW-Grand Prairie, Texas
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Grand Prairie to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Schedules at
us.megabus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between San Diego and Birmingham is 2819 km. The road distance is 3302 km.

The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Birmingham is to bus and Megabus which costs $190 - $290 and takes 2 days 5 h.

The quickest way to get from San Diego to Birmingham is to fly which takes 7 h 27 min and costs $200 - $650.

No, there is no direct train from San Diego to Birmingham. However, there are services departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak and arriving at Birmingham Amtrak via Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak and New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 9 h.

No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Birmingham. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Birmingham, Al via San Bernardino, Ca and Dallas, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 45 h 50 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 27 min to get from San Diego to Birmingham, including transfers.