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About Florence

Florence is a hidden gem in the northeast of South Carolina. Though best known for its history as a significant railway hub, Florence is a modern city with activities and sights to fill a weekend getaway or a longer vacation.

Every November, Florence goes nuts during the SC Pecan Music and Food Festival, an event hosted downtown to celebrate the beloved pecan. If you're in town during the festival, check out the car show, live music, half marathon, and other associated events to get to know Florence locals and culture.

Florence is a year-round destination for outdoor recreation. Golf is a favorite among Florence residents, so upgrade from mini-golf and try the real thing. Traces Golf Club welcomes golfers of all skill levels, don't worry. Don't leave Florence without spending a day at Lynches River County Park, the starting point of the 66-mile South Carolina Revolutionary Rivers Trail. You can kayak or canoe throughout the county, following the swampy path that allowed American patriots to evade British troops in the American Revolution.

Florence Regional Airport operates limited flights to connect to Charlotte, but most paths to Florence involve some kind of ground travel. Amtrak's Palmetto and Silver Service trains stop in Florence, with connections to New York and Washington to the north and Orlando and Miami to the south. Greyhound and Southeastern Stages offer intercity bus service to Florence that connects the city to other destinations throughout the South.

What train companies travel to Florence, South Carolina?

Located in South Carolina, Florence is accessible by train from 20 other cities. You can choose from 42 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Florence on Wanderu. Amtrak Silver Service usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Florence are also available..

Train companies serving Florence

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak13916h 53m$244.36
Amtrak Silver Service309h 1m$186.38
Amtrak Palmetto209h 0m$154.37
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey.

  • The Silver Service is an Amtrak train line that runs from New York City to Miami, connecting the largest cities in the Mid-Atlantic region with key destinations in the South and many places across the Sunshine State. Two trains, the Silver Meteor and Silver Star, collectively comprise the Silver Service. The trains come equipped with a variety of sleeper cars that travelers taking an overnight train can choose from, as well as a variety of amenities like free WiFi, power outlets, and a café car.

  • The Palmetto is an Amtrak train service that runs a total of 829 miles from New York City to Savannah, GA, connecting 20 cities from the Northeast to the Southeast along the way. Traveling is comfortable on the Palmetto, thanks to the train’s free WiFi, power outlets, and seating with extra legroom.

Which train carrier has the best service to Florence?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Florence by train with Amtrak giving them a 5 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak had the most comfortable train service to Florence taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak offers. They rate Amtrak a 4.8 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Florence punctually, travelers suggest that Amtrak has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Florence, rating them a 4.8 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

$12.36 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Florence, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Florence. In the last month, trains from Fayetteville to Florence had the lowest average price at $22.67.

The main train station in Florence is 805 E Day St. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Florence.

The closest airport to Florence is Florence Regional Airport (FLO), it is located 2.3 miles from the city center of Florence.
Florence is the third most popular destination for train trips in South Carolina. It also ranks number 207 in United States. Florence ranks number 3 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Florence via train service. On average 34 direct daily train trips serve Florence.
The population of Florence is 38228. Florence ranks number 5 in terms of population in South Carolina and number 267 in all of United States.
Train tickets to Florence range from for a short trip to Florence, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Florence starts at , and a longer trip by train to Florence can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $12.
People who take the train to Florence are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a train last minute make taking a train to Florence easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.
The closest train station to the city center of Florence is 805 E Day St, located just 0.4 miles away. Select 805 E Day St as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Florence. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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