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Silver Meteor


New York - Charleston - Miami

The Silver Meteor service by Amtrak offers a memorable journey between New York City and Miami, Florida. Experience the scenic beauty of the East Coast as the train travels through historic cities, charming coastal towns, and scenic landscapes.

Relax in comfortable seating or private sleeping accommodations and indulge in amenities like a dining car serving delicious meals and a lounge where you can socialize and take in the views. With the Silver Meteor service, Amtrak provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience along the iconic East Coast route.

28 hours

Trip Time

1,389 mi (2,235 km)

Trip Length



Route Highlights

New York City, New York: The journey starts with a majestic view of the New York skyline, including the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty. As the train leaves the city and follows the scenic Hudson River, passengers are treated to picturesque views of the Palisades cliffs and the historic West Point Military Academy. The juxtaposition of urban landscapes and natural beauty sets the stage for the adventure ahead.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Upon leaving Philadelphia, the train runs parallel to the Delaware River, showcasing serene vistas and lush Pennsylvania countryside. The blend of historical landmarks in the city and natural landscapes along the river presents a multifaceted view of the region. Ancient bridges and charming small towns dot the route as the train heads towards Baltimore.

Baltimore, Maryland: In Baltimore, passengers enjoy urban harbor views and a taste of maritime tradition with attractions like the National Aquarium. The journey also provides glimpses into the northern reaches of the Chesapeake Bay, highlighting America's largest estuary system. The contrasting urban energy and tranquil waterways provide a unique perspective on Maryland's diverse environment.

Washington, D.C.: Departing the political heart of the nation, the train moves south, showcasing the historic Potomac River with views of landmarks like Arlington National Cemetery. Passengers can reflect on the nation's history as they enjoy scenic vistas, including George Washington's Mount Vernon estate. The combination of political symbolism and natural landscapes adds depth to the journey.

Richmond to Raleigh Corridor: This segment offers a relaxing view of the lush landscapes of Virginia and North Carolina. Rolling farmlands, dense forests, and glimpses of the Roanoke River provide a tranquil backdrop. Historic towns and traditional Southern architecture along the way add charm to this rural stretch.

Charleston, South Carolina: Traveling to Charleston, the train traverses the Lowcountry's unique geography, with its marshlands, estuaries, and historic plantations. The city's cobblestone streets and antebellum architecture stand as testimony to Southern elegance. The combination of cultural heritage and natural beauty provides a rich experience for passengers.

Savannah, Georgia: Beyond Savannah's well-preserved historic district, the train's route offers spectacular views of Georgia's coastal plain. Live oaks draped in Spanish moss, scenic wetlands, and the meandering Savannah River create a picturesque landscape. The city's rich history and Southern Gothic charm make it a memorable stop.

Florida's Eastern Coastline: Entering Florida, passengers are treated to sweeping views of the Atlantic coastline, with golden beaches, inlets, and the Intracoastal Waterway. Barrier islands and coastal ecosystems showcase Florida's diverse marine environment. The tropical climate and vibrant flora add a unique flavor to the journey.

Orlando to West Palm Beach, Florida: This segment showcases Florida's heartland, with glimpses of citrus groves, expansive lakes, and tropical landscapes. As the train approaches the Everglades, passengers can catch sight of this unique wetland ecosystem, known for its diverse wildlife. The blend of agricultural heritage and natural wonders presents an authentic Floridian experience.

Miami, Florida: The journey culminates in the bustling city of Miami. Passengers enjoy views of Biscayne Bay, barrier islands, and Miami's vibrant skyline. From the colorful streets of Little Havana to the art-deco architecture of South Beach, Miami's multicultural energy provides a fitting conclusion to a journey that has spanned history, culture, and incredible scenic beauty.


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