There are 6 ways to get from San Diego to Birmingham by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Birmingham  •  7h 40m

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

$202 - $602

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Fly to Atlanta, bus  •  9h 30m

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Atlanta (ATL) SAN - ATL
  2. Take the bus from Atlanta Airport to Sheraton Convention Center-Birmingham

Bus  •  37h 27m

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

$213 - $314

Bus, train via Longview  •  2 days 4h

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to Yuma
  2. Take the train from Yuma Amtrak to Longview Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Longview, Tx to Birmingham, Al

$251 - $354

Bus, train  •  2 days 5h

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to Yuma
  2. Take the train from Yuma Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
  3. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Birmingham Intermodal Facility

$251 - $364

Drive  •  31h 50m

  1. Drive from San Diego to Birmingham 2007.4 miles

$190 - $290

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Birmingham is to drive which costs $190 - $290 and takes 31h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Birmingham is to fly which costs $200 - $600 and takes 7h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Birmingham. However, there are services departing from San Diego and arriving at Birmingham, Al via Van Horn and Dallas, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37h 27m.

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The distance between San Diego and Birmingham is 1762 miles. The road distance is 2007.4 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Birmingham without a car is to bus which takes 37h 27m and costs $210 - $320.

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It takes approximately 7h 40m to get from San Diego to Birmingham, including transfers.

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San Diego to Birmingham bus services, operated by Greyhound Mexico, depart from San Diego station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Birmingham is to fly which takes 7h 40m and costs $200 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $210 - $320 and takes 37h 27m.

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There is no direct flight from San Diego Airport to Birmingham Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 20m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Birmingham.
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  • Distance: 1761.7 miles
  • Duration: 7h 40m

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

Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from San Diego to Birmingham hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Birmingham via Van Horn and Dallas, Tx in around 37h 27m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta via Dallas
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Yuma Amtrak to Longview Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
37h 28m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$150 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$150 - $210
Premium
$420 - $600
Flexi Coach Seat
$310 - $460
Business Seat
$330 - $480
Train from Yuma Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
41h 53m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$160 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Premium
$440 - $650
Flexi Coach Seat
$330 - $490
Business Seat
$360 - $550
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Birmingham Intermodal Facility
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Premium
$230 - $320
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Seat
$90 - $130
Bus operators
Groome Transportation
Phone
+1 (205) 719-0469
Email
birminghamoffice@groometrans.com
Website
groometransportation.com
Bus from Atlanta Airport to Sheraton Convention Center-Birmingham
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
groometransportation.com
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to Van Horn
Ave. Duration
11h 57m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to Yuma
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
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 Van Horn to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $80
Flexible
$85 - $130
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $100
Flexible
$110 - $160
Bus from Longview, Tx to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
10h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $80
Flexible
$85 - $130

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Birmingham is 2h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 12:30 PM in San Diego and 2:30 PM in Birmingham.

Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Birmingham is 2007 miles. It takes approximately 31h 50m to drive from San Diego to Birmingham.

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Southwest Airlines, Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from San Diego Airport to Birmingham Airport.

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There are 118+ hotels available in Birmingham. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Diego to San Diego Airport is to line 992 bus which takes 14 min and costs $2 - $3.

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