Amtrak’s Silver Meteor route travels between New York City and Miami in about 28 hours, stopping at many vacation destinations and cities including Philadelphia, Baltimore, DC, Savannah, Jacksonville and Orlando. The train was first established in 1939, so even if not the most scenic, it is historic, and there are some great vintage photos and travel posters online.

Things to Know

  • One Silver Meteor runs in each direction daily
  • There is WiFi and new flexible dining option for sleeper car passengers
  • If you’re looking for a cheaper trip option, the Silver Star route stops at many of the same stations and does not serve meals (only a cafe on board)
  • If you’re heading to Disney World, you can exit the train at either the Orlando or Kissimmee Station — both are about 35-minute car ride away. Get off at the first station you encounter to speed up your journey (or if you want to avoid interstate driving and potential Orlando traffic, Kissimmee Station is the better option, especially if you are staying near Animal Kingdom)

Schedule

Visit the Amtrak timetable for the Silver Meteor train (listed under Silver Service). You can also view current schedules via Google Maps or when booking your tickets.

Highlights:

  • Trains depart New York City at 3:15 p.m.
  • Trains depart Miami just after 8 a.m. and reach Orlando in about 5 hours if there are not any delays
  • Overnight, the Silver Meteor train travels through the Carolinas

Reviews

Top tips and takeaways from rider reviews:

  • Good food
  • Get a roomette or bedroom if you’re traveling overnight or a long distance
  • Trains can have the typical Amtrak delays, but overall comfortable enough and better service and train condition than some of the western Amtrak routes

Stations

Attractions

  • Manhattan
  • Empire State Building
  • Madison Square Garden
  • Rutgers University
  • Rutgers Geology Museum
  • Zimmerli Art Museum
  • Delaware History Museum
  • Delaware Children’s Museum
  • The Delaware Contemporary Art Gallery
  • Wilmington Rowing Center
  • U.S. Capitol Building
  • Washington D.C. museums
  • Old Town Alexandria
  • Edgar Allen Poe Museum
  • Virginia State Capitol
  • James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library
  • Airborne & Special Operations Museum
  • Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex
  • Fascinate-U Children’s Museum
  • Savannah Historic District (requires vehicle)
  • Downtown Winter Park
  • The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
  • Rollins College
  • Lakeland Escape Room
  • Explorations V Children’s Museum

Video Tour

 

More Information

Amtrak to Florida
Amtrak Schedules
Using Google Maps for Amtrak Directions

 

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