Amtrak’s Palmetto trains travel between New York City and Savannah through the states of New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. There are stops at major cities on the East Coast, with Washington D.C. and New York City two of the most popular destinations (source).

Because trains only travel during the day (and not overnight), there are only coach and business class seats. If you prefer private accommodations, the Silver Star and Silver Meteor trains stop at many of the same Amtrak stations and have roomettes and bedrooms.

Things to Know

  • WiFi is available.
  • You can purchase food in the café car, but we recommend bringing food on the train.
  • There’s a stop at BWI Airport — a shuttle takes passengers to and from the airport terminal.
  • Florence, South Carolina is the station closest to Myrtle Beach, but it’s 1.5-hour drive away from the station.
  • If Savannah or Charleston is your final destination, plan for a pickup from the station. Taxis, Uber and Lyft are available.


View current schedules via the Find Trains tool on the Amtrak homepage or visit the Amtrak schedule page to create a custom timetable.


  • Trains depart New York City and Savannah early in the morning.
  • It takes about 16 hours to travel the entire route on Amtrak (12 hours by car).
  • Trip time between Savannah and Charleston is about 1.5 hours (faster than driving).

Major Stops

  • New York City
  • Philadelphia
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Washington D.C.
  • Richmond, VA


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