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Silver Star


New York - Columbia - Tampa - Miami

The Silver Star service by Amtrak offers a picturesque journey between New York City and Miami, Florida. Experience the beauty of the East Coast as the train winds its way through historic cities, charming towns, and scenic landscapes.

Relax in comfortable seating or private sleeping accommodations and savor the amenities offered onboard, such as a dining car serving delectable meals and a lounge where you can socialize and take in the views. With the Silver Star service, Amtrak provides a memorable travel experience that combines the charm of train travel with the beauty of the East Coast.

32 hours

Trip Time

1,522 mi (2,449 km)

Trip Length



Route Highlights

New York City, New York: Embarking from New York City, passengers are immediately embraced by the grandeur of the skyline, featuring landmarks like the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty. The train’s path along the Hudson River offers glimpses of the Palisades cliffs and the stately West Point Military Academy. This blend of urban mastery and natural splendor lays the foundation for a mesmerizing journey ahead.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Leaving behind Philadelphia, the train harmonizes with the Delaware River, unveiling serene landscapes and Pennsylvania’s lush countryside. Passengers can savor the rich history through ancient bridges and charming towns scattered along the route. The interplay of urban heritage and rural beauty paints a multifaceted picture of the region.

Baltimore, Maryland: As the train reaches Baltimore, the urban harbor views and attractions like the National Aquarium are visible. Beyond the city limits, passengers are treated to glimpses of the northern reaches of Chesapeake Bay, America’s largest estuary system. The contrasting vibrancy of city life and calm waterways offers a fascinating snapshot of Maryland’s diverse ecosystems.

Washington, D.C.: Departing from the nation’s capital, the train traverses the historic Potomac River. Iconic landmarks such as Arlington National Cemetery and George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate can be seen. This part of the journey, blending political significance with natural allure, provides a reflective and visually stunning experience.

Alexandria, Virginia: Just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the Silver Star glides through historic Alexandria. Passengers can glimpse the waterfront, known for its historic old town, waterfront, boutiques, and vibrant dining scene. The combination of historic streetscapes and the Potomac’s serene flow adds another layer of interest to the journey.

Richmond, Virginia: As the train reaches Virginia’s capital, Richmond, travelers are privy to views of the James River and the city’s skyline. Known for its rich Civil War history, thriving arts scene, and unique architecture, Richmond stands as a symbol of Southern tradition and innovation.

Raleigh to Charlotte Corridor, North Carolina: Between Raleigh and Charlotte, the train traverses North Carolina’s Piedmont region. Rolling hills, verdant forests, and agricultural landscapes offer a tranquil setting. This stretch embodies the rural charm of the Carolinas, peppered with small towns and historic sites.

Columbia, South Carolina: As the train moves into South Carolina’s capital, Columbia, passengers can observe the Congaree River and the downtown area’s evolving skyline. The mix of educational institutions, historic landmarks, and modern development speaks to a dynamic and emerging Southern hub.

Charleston, South Carolina: Approaching Charleston, the train unveils the Lowcountry’s singular geography, encompassing marshlands, estuaries, and the grandeur of historic plantations. The city’s cobblestone streets and antebellum architecture resonate with Southern grace and heritage. The fusion of culture and nature crafts an enriching experience.

Savannah, Georgia: Beyond Savannah’s preserved historic district, passengers are graced with the stunning visuals of Georgia’s coastal plain. From live oaks festooned with Spanish moss to the scenic wetlands and wandering Savannah River, the landscape oozes Southern charm. Savannah’s unique history and gothic allure make it an unforgettable stop on this journey.

Florida’s Eastern Coastline: Entering the Sunshine State, the train’s window frames the Atlantic coastline’s beauty. Golden beaches, lively inlets, and the Intracoastal Waterway display Florida’s multifaceted marine environment. The tropical ambiance and verdant flora infuse the journey with a distinctive Floridian flavor.

Tampa, Florida: Before reaching the final destinations, the train makes its way towards Tampa, allowing glimpses of the Tampa Bay area. Known for its beautiful Gulf beaches, cultural attractions, and vibrant downtown, Tampa offers a mix of natural beauty and urban sophistication.

Tampa to West Palm Beach, Florida: This segment immerses passengers in Florida’s heartland, revealing citrus groves, grand lakes, and tropical scenery. As the Everglades’ unique wetland ecosystem becomes visible, passengers are drawn to its diverse wildlife and rare beauty. This blend of agricultural richness and natural wonders encapsulates an authentic Floridian essence.

Miami, Florida: The journey culminates in Miami, where passengers can feast their eyes on the iconic skyline, Biscayne Bay, and a melting pot of cultural influences. From its famous beaches to the lively neighborhoods like Little Havana, Miami represents the eclectic and spirited charm of South Florida.


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