Myrtle Beach is a popular vacation destination in South Carolina. If you are traveling there by train, the closest Amtrak station is Florence on the Silver Meteor and Palmetto routes. However, it is a 1.5 hour drive to reach Myrtle Beach once off the train, so you’ll need to plan ahead.
Things to Know
- Book your ticket on the Palmetto train and avoid the Silver Meteor route if possible as the arrival times in Florence are quite bad on the Silver Meteor (either very late at night or overnight).
- There are several rental car companies near the Amtrak station, including two Enterprise locations (they usually can pick you up, but call to confirm)
- There is also an inexpensive Greyhound bus that will take you from Florence to Myrtle Beach, but the bus leaves in the morning and Amtrak trains arrive in the evening, so you’ll have to stay overnight in Florence to make this connection.
- Two hotels are within a 15-minute walk of the Amtrak station (note that we might make a small commission for helping you find a transit-friendly hotel):