Amtrak Palmetto Route Guide
The Amtrak Palmetto will take you from New York to Savannah, GA via the Northeast Corridor. This train is part of Amtrak’s Silver Service with the Silver Meteor and Silver Star. You’ll journey from the Northeast to the deep south.
The Palmetto will take you from New York City to Savannah, GA via Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Richmond, Florence SC and Charleston. You can also enjoy the journey from Savannah to New York City.
On the Palmetto you can purchase tickets in these categories (sample summer fares for 2 people shown):
- Coach ($228)
- Business ($430)
This route is a shorter version of the Silver Meteor which continues it’s journey to Miami, FL. This is a day train which gives you great views of the cities and the farmlands as you journey from the North into the South.
The major and notable stations on the Amtrak Palmetto are New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Richmond, Florence SC, Charleston and Savannah.
The Amtrak Palmetto travels into quite a few states as you start out in New York then travel to New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.
The Palmetto has terminus stations of New York City on one end and Savannah, GA via Silver Service on the other. New York’s Penn Station is a site to behold. You’ll want to arrive early to navigate this massive building and take some time to look around as you make your way to Moynihan Train Hall. A full range of services are offered at this station and there are many restaurants where you can eat. Savannah Passenger Station does not have as much to offer but it is a staffed station with luggage check.
Both stations offer free checked baggage, up to 2 bags per person of 50lbs.
Moynihan Train Hall – New York City
You will board your Amtrak train in Moynihan Trail Hall in New York. It’s a gorgeous hall with 92 ft high skylights and modern amenities. It is a world class station. You will find restaurants as well as convenience stores.
There are lots of options for hotels near this station. The closest option is the Fairfield Inn & Suites Penn Station.
Savannah Passenger Station
Savannah Passenger Station is a fine example of mid century modern architecture. The station is embellished with brightly colored murals with depictions of the rich city history. It is south and west of the Savannah River.
There are no recommended hotels within walking distance of this station, so pick one you like in town and plan to catch a cab to the station.
The Palmetto can be paired with several other trains for a longer vacation. From New York you can travel further north on the Vermonter or go west to Chicago on the Lake Shore Limited.
Tickets for Amtrak can be booked at Amtrak.com or by using their app on your phone. Reservations can also be made by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL.