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There are 7 ways to get from San Diego to Birmingham by plane, car, bus 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  •  7h 50m

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

$204 - $604

Cheapest option

Fly to Atlanta, bus  •  9h 15m

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

$155 - $756

5 alternative options

Fly to Huntsville, drive  •  8h 15m

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

$241 - $966

Bus  •  2 days 0h

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

$213 - $551

Bus, train  •  2 days 2h

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

$214 - $401

Train  •  2 days 9h

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

$328 - $984

Drive  •  32h 15m

  1. Drive from San Diego to Birmingham 2063.7 miles

$200 - $300

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The cheapest way to get from San Diego to Birmingham is to fly which costs $200 - $650 and takes 7h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from San Diego to Birmingham is to fly which costs $200 - $650 and takes 7h 50m.

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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 Los Angeles, Ca and Dallas, Tx. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 0h.

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

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The distance between San Diego and Birmingham is 1762 miles. The road distance is 2063.7 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Birmingham without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 0h and costs $210 - $550.

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It takes approximately 7h 50m to get from San Diego to Birmingham, including transfers.

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

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San Diego to Birmingham train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from San Diego Santa Fe Depot station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Birmingham is to fly which takes 7h 50m and costs $200 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $210 - $550 and takes 2 days 0h, you could also train, which costs $320 - $1,000 and takes 2 days 9h.

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Map of how to get from San Diego to Birmingham.
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  • Distance: 1761.7 miles
  • Duration: 7h 50m

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

American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from San Diego to Birmingham hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Diego to Birmingham via Los Angeles, Ca and Dallas, Tx in around 2 days 0h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Huntsville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Huntsville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 59m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
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
5h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Tampa
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta via Nashville
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Huntsville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from San Diego to Huntsville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
9h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Atlanta via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 56m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Birmingham via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 26m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from San Diego to Huntsville via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Huntsville via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Huntsville via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Huntsville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $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 New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Birmingham Intermodal Facility
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
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
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
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 to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
45h 40m
Frequency
3 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
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 Atlanta, Ga to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from San Diego, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Los Angeles, Ca to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
29h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$130 - $220
Flexible
$250 - $340
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Birmingham, Al
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
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
30h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx

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There is no direct flight from San Diego Airport to Birmingham Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 35m 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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Birmingham is 2h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 1:28 PM in San Diego and 3:28 PM in Birmingham.

San Diego to Birmingham train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Birmingham Intermodal Facility station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Birmingham is 2064 miles. It takes approximately 32h 15m to drive from San Diego to Birmingham.

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

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Book your San Diego to Birmingham train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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

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There are 107+ hotels available in Birmingham. Prices start at $64 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 9m and costs $2 - $3.

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