Most international students fly into the Birmingham International Airport.  The city of Birmingham is approximately 60 miles from the UA campus.  In general, transportation to and from the Airport is done by personal vehicle, bus, or shuttle.  CIS recommends that students or scholars seeking transportation from Birmingham first contact their respective student nationality organization, which can be found in the listing of organizations here: http://thesource.ua.edu/.

GREYHOUND BUS LINES – http://www.greyhound.com/ Tuscaloosa is served by the Greyhound bus line.  Fares vary depending on the date and time that you travel. Schedule and fares are subject to change without notice. For more information, call Greyhound at (205) 758-6651 or 1-800-231-2222 ext. 9 (www.greyhound.com).  Please note that you will need to make arrangements to get from the Birmingham Airport to the bus station as well as from the Tuscaloosa bus station to campus.

STATION ADDRESS PHONE
BIRMINGHAM GREYHOUND STATION 618 N 19th Street, Birmingham, AL 35203 (205) 252-7190
TUSCALOOSA GREYHOUND STATION 7022 HWY 82 East,  Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 (inside BP Country Mart) (205) 758-6651

 

AMTRAK TRAIN SERVICES – http://www.amtrak.com/ Information/Reservations (800-872-7245) Please note that you will need to make arrangements to get from the Birmingham Airport to the train station as well as from the Tuscaloosa train station to campus.

STATION ADDRESS PHONE
BIRMINGHAM AMTRAK STATION 1819 Morris Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35203 (205) 752-3200
TUSCALOOSA AMTRAK STATION 2105 Greensboro Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL 3540 (205) 758-3578

 

AIRPORT SHUTTLES

“Birmingham Door-to-Door” Shuttle Service: http://www.birminghamdoortodoor.com/ or call 888-349-1544 or 205-591-5550

ACR Express Shuttle: http://www.acrexpress.net/ or call 662-244-5773.

• Crown Limousine: http://crown-limo.com/airport-transportation.php

• Prestige Limousine: http://www.prestigelimotuscaloosa.com/airport-shuttle.html

Scuttle Shuttle: https://www.scuttleshuttle.com/ or call 205-471-7433.

UBER: https://www.uber.com/airports/bhm/

 

TAXI SERVICE TO/FROM AIRPORT
Although it is more expensive than the shuttle service, taxi service is also available from the Birmingham Airport to Tuscaloosa. The cost is approximately $100-120 (plus tip). Taxis are normally waiting outside the baggage claim area of the airport. You should ask the driver for the price and agree to the price before you get in the taxi.

TAXI COMPANY CONTACT
Alpha/Omega Taxi Service (205) 242-8936
Bianey Nuevo Consepto (205) 333-8404
Deluxe Taxi (205) 750-9025
Dixie Cab Service (205) 310-2819
Druid Cab Company (205) 345-5688
Everett’s Cab Company (205) 233-1777
On Time Transportation (205) 752-6603
Radio Cab Service (205) 758-2831
YellowCab of Tuscaloosa (205) 331-5016