Birmingham to Atlanta Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $22
Fastest Way Bus — 2h 30min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 14 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, train, flight and by car
Distance 140 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak
$22 · 2h 30min · 14 lb of CO2
Birmingham to Atlanta
+4 more options
$45 · 3h 13min · 36 lb of CO2
$230 · 5h 0min · 450 lb of CO2

Birmingham to Atlanta Flights

There are 1 airports — BHM — that make sense to fly out of from Birmingham and 1 airports — ATL — to access Atlanta. The best deals are usually found by flying out of BHM.

$19 · 2h 39min · 31 lb of CO2
Birmingham to Atlanta

Drive from Birmingham to Atlanta

It's 140 miles between Birmingham to Atlanta. On a typical day, it might take between 2h 39min and 2h 47min from Birmingham to Atlanta under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 2h 55min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Atlanta by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $18.

What is the best way to travel from Birmingham to Atlanta?

The are 7 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Birmingham to Atlanta. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of Birmingham towards Atlanta, as it is the cheapest to Atlanta. It's common to find tickets for as low as $22. Greyhound operates from Birmingham to Atlanta, so you book your trip with them! Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Birmingham to Atlanta?

On your trip from Birmingham to Atlanta, it is best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train.

Is the train or the bus better from Birmingham to Atlanta GA?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Birmingham to Atlanta. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to Atlanta is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Birmingham/Atlanta buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Birmingham is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Birmingham AL and Atlanta during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Birmingham to Atlanta? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Atlanta traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to Atlanta is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Birmingham to Atlanta?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Birmingham to Atlanta is by bus. The bus costs $22 roughly and will take 2 hours 30 minutes.

How much does Amtrak cost from Birmingham to Atlanta?

Amtrak costs about $45 between Birmingham and Atlanta. In total, the train will take roughly 3 hours 13 minutes and there are no connections that you will have to make. We recommend catching the train at BHM Birmingham Amtrak, which is 1 miles from Birmingham. Further, once you arrive at ATL Atlanta Amtrak or you will still have 4 miles to Atlanta.

How long does it take from Birmingham to Atlanta by car?

The total distance between Birmingham and Atlanta is 140 miles and will take you about 2 hours 39 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $19.

Travel companies on this route

Greyhound Greyhound from Birmingham to Atlanta
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International Visitors215-856-7952
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