Amtrak Alerts Information and updates affecting travel
- Track Work Affects Carolinian, Palmetto and Silver Star Trains
- Effective July 21 - September 19, 2019
Wide, comfortable reserved Coach seating and Viewliner sleeping accommodations are available on both trains. Enjoy the sleeping car experience on the Silver Meteor (Trains 97 & 98), where traditional Dining car meals are included in the price of your ticket. Or pay less for these popular sleeping accommodations on the Silver Star (Trains 91 & 92), where food service is limited to meals purchased in the Café/Lounge car, which offers a selection of hot and cold sandwiches, snacks, beverages and other items.
The True South Lies Just Outside Your Palmetto Train Window
As you take the Palmetto from New York City to Savannah, GA, you'll be treated to a unique picture of the American South. Stop along the way to explore the charms of Richmond, VA, and tour the antebellum homes of Charleston, SC. In Savannah, you can wander the 22 squares that dot the city's historic downtown or stroll the beach of nearby Tybee Island. No matter what you decide to do and see, you'll want to return soon to experience more of the South's history and personality.
Business Class on the Palmetto
Enjoy an enhanced travel experience in Business Class on the Palmetto and you'll have access to exclusive amenities such as a fully refundable ticket if canceled prior to departure, 25% point bonus for Amtrak Guest Rewards members, seating in a dedicated car, leather seats with extra legroom with footrests and complimentary non-alcoholic beverages.
Features & Amenities
Take your small dog or cat along with you on the train. Before you go, learn more about the types of pets allowed, pet reservations and fares, approved pet carriers and additional details.
Charleston, South Carolina
Discover the city that consistently earns accolades for its warm Southern hospitality and hot dining scene. Stroll in the shadows of elegant city homes or visit sprawling antebellum plantations. Support centuries of artistic culture and traditions at City Market.
Listen for the echoes of the Civil War at Fort Sumter. Visit Sullivan’s Island for sand, shopping and shrimp and grits.
Step back in time amid stately mansions and magnificent magnolias. Ride a horse-drawn carriage along the cobblestone streets of the Historic District. Stop to sample the sights, sounds and tastes of City Market and the shops and galleries that have found new homes in old cotton warehouses on River Street.
Enjoy sandy beaches, forts, biking and kayaking on Tybee Island.
Soak up the sun on the Gulf Coast’s sugar white sand beaches. Kayak or sail on Tampa Bay. Search for dolphins and manatees. Play a round on world-class golf courses or play around at Busch Gardens. Grab your sunglasses and walking shoes for hours of amusement amid the museums, attractions and people watching on the Riverwalk.
From the Magic Kingdom to the global tastes of Epcot to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Orlando is a playground for young and old alike. Laugh with the dolphins at Sea World or safari among the giraffes in the Animal Kingdom.
For truly out-of-this-world exploration, hop in your car for an hour’s drive to Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center.
Color calls out from every corner of Miami, from the brilliant blues and greens of its ocean and bay waters to the pastel punch and bright neons of South Beach and its Art Deco District.
Explore the city’s diverse neighborhoods, from the architecture, fashion and art of the Design District to the bohemian flair of Coconut Grove and the zesty Cuban food and music of Little Havana.
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