How to travel from Birmingham, AL to New Orleans, LA

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Travel Information from Birmingham, AL to New Orleans, LA

distanceDistance311 miles (502 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$27 - $185
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $27 (€23) • 7 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $185 (€160) • 4 h 34 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound, CommutAir or Amtrak

Travel 311 miles (502 km) by train, bus or flight from Birmingham, AL to New Orleans, LA. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Greyhound, CommutAir or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Birmingham, AL to New Orleans, LA.

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from Birmingham, AL to New Orleans, LA

How to get from Birmingham, AL to New Orleans, LA by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from Birmingham, AL to New Orleans, LA is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Amtrak
05:50PM7h45
Birmingham, AL
01:35AMNew Orleans, LA
$271One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Amtrak
05:50PM7h45
Birmingham, AL
01:35AMNew Orleans, LA
$271One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Amtrak
05:50PM7h45
Birmingham, AL
01:35AMNew Orleans, LA
$271One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Greyhound
04:45PM18h50
Birmingham, AL
11:35AMNew Orleans, LA
$1921One-way
0 transfers

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Find the best trip from Birmingham to New Orleans with Omio's travel partners Amtrak and Greyhound! You'll find the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.

Amtrak is the main travel company in the United States operating medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 US states as well as in 3 Canadian provinces. There are over 300 Amtrak travel running daily. With Amtrak you can travel by travel across the country and explore destinations near and far with routes such as the Northeast Regional connecting cities in the East Coast, the Coast Starlight connecting destinations up and down the West Coast, the Empire Builder connecting Chicago and Midwestern cities to the Northwest, and many more. Amtrak offers different class options suiting any budget, from Coach Class to Business Class, First Class, and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. There are several different ticket types including Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium for you to book for your next travel journey from Birmingham to New Orleans.

    FAQs: Travel from Birmingham, AL to New Orleans, LA

    FAQs: Travel to New Orleans, LA easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Birmingham, AL to New Orleans, LA.
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    You can get to New Orleans, LA from Birmingham, AL 3 different ways: train, bus or flight.

    The cheapest way to travel between Birmingham, AL and New Orleans, LA is a bus with an average price of $27 (€23).

    This is compared to other travel options from Birmingham, AL to New Orleans, LA:

    Taking a bus costs $158 (€136) less than taking a flight, which average ticket prices of $185 (€160).

    A bus is $5 (€4) less than a train with an average ticket price of $32 (€27) from Birmingham, AL to New Orleans, LA.

    The fastest way from Birmingham, AL to New Orleans, LA is by flight with an average journey time of 4 h 34 min.

    There are alternative travel options to New Orleans, LA that take longer:

    Bus takes on average 7 h 45 min.

    Getting to New Orleans, LA by train takes 7 h 59 min on average.

    The Birmingham, AL to New Orleans, LA distance is around 311 miles (502 km).

    The average frequency per day from Birmingham, AL to New Orleans, LA is:

    • Around 1 bus per day.
    • 1 train a day.

    However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to New Orleans, LA from Birmingham, AL as scheduled services by train, bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

    These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Birmingham, AL to New Orleans, LA:

      The following travel companies offer services from Birmingham, AL to New Orleans, LA:

      • Travel with Greyhound for buses to New Orleans, LA. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Greyhound Birmingham, AL to New Orleans, LA tickets on Omio for $68 (€58).
      • Amtrak can take you to New Orleans, LA by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Amtrak from Birmingham, AL to New Orleans, LA for $27 (€23).

      Yes, there are direct services available from Birmingham, AL to New Orleans, LA with the following travel companies:

      • Direct trains with Amtrak with 1 direct train per day.

      Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to New Orleans, LA as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Birmingham, AL and New Orleans, LA.

      Many of our customers traveling from Birmingham, AL to New Orleans, LA don't make New Orleans, LA their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after New Orleans, LA are Houston, TX, Baton Rouge, LA, Biloxi, MS, Chicago, IL or Los Angeles, CA, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from New Orleans, LA to any of these top destinations today!

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