There are 11 ways to get from Washington to Alabama by plane, train, bus or car

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 Reagan Washington to Huntsville  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Huntsville (HSV) DCA - HSV

$173 - $693

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  18 h 31 min

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

$80 - $106

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Fly Reagan Washington to Birmingham  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Birmingham (BHM) DCA - BHM

$145 - $365

Train to Baltimore, fly to Birmingham  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Birmingham (BHM) BWI - BHM

$228 - $522

Fly Washington Dulles to Huntsville  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Huntsville (HSV) IAD - HSV

$179 - $650

Fly Reagan Washington to Montgomery  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Montgomery (MGM) DCA - MGM

$177 - $857

Fly Reagan Washington to Pensacola, bus  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Pensacola (PNS) DCA - PNS
  2. Take the bus from Pensacola, Fl to Mobile, Al

$212 - $395

Fly Reagan Washington to Atlanta  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Atlanta (ATL) DCA - ATL

$108 - $378

Bus Greyhound USA  •  17 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Atlanta, Ga
  3. Take the bus from Atlanta, Ga to Birmingham, Al

$92 - $227

Train  •  18 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Birmingham Amtrak Crescent

$110 - $320

Drive  •  12 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Birmingham 747.5 miles

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Alabama is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 12 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Alabama is to fly which costs $170 - $700 and takes 3 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Alabama. However, there are services departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at Birmingham, Al via Richmond, Va and Atlanta, Ga. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Washington Union Station station and arriving at Birmingham Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 18 h 20 min.

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The distance between Washington and Alabama is 675 miles. The road distance is 747.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Alabama without a car is to bus which takes 17 h 38 min and costs $90 - $230.

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It takes approximately 3 h 28 min to get from Washington to Alabama, including transfers.

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Washington to Alabama bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Washington, Dc station.

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Washington to Alabama train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Alabama is to fly which takes 3 h 28 min and costs $170 - $700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $90 - $230 and takes 17 h 38 min, you could also train, which costs $110 - $320 and takes 18 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Huntsville Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 59 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Washington to Alabama.
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  • Distance: 674.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 28 min

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Alabama, USA?

American Airlines and Delta fly from Washington to Huntsville every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Birmingham via Richmond, Va and Atlanta, Ga in around 17 h 38 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Huntsville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $650
Flights from Baltimore to Birmingham via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $650
Flights from Washington Dulles to Huntsville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to Montgomery via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Pensacola via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Reagan Washington to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Huntsville
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Huntsville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Birmingham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Birmingham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $600
Flights from Washington Dulles to Huntsville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Montgomery
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Montgomery via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Pensacola
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Pensacola via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Birmingham via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Pensacola via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $650
Flights from Reagan Washington to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Huntsville
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Pensacola via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Birmingham Amtrak
Ave. Duration
18 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Room
$440 - $650
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Pensacola, Fl to Mobile, Al
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $26
Bus from Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Richmond, Va to Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
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
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Washington to Atlanta GA
Ave. Duration
14 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $80
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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