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Savannah - North Charleston Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

2 trains operate daily from Savannah to North Charleston. The train trip from Savannah to North Charleston is usually about one hour and 37 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Palmetto train can get you there in as little as one hour and 33 minutes.

Distance84 mi (136 km)
Fastest train1h 33m
Lowest price$21.98
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Silver Service
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Savannah to North Charleston

(Based on 14 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Catherine

July 20, 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak Palmetto

Pros: Will definitely travel on this route again. Tips: Try it-you’ll like it!

5.0

Bobbie

February 21, 2023- Vacation

Amtrak Palmetto

It was reasonable and convenient. Very nice first experience riding the train.

5.0

Eric

October 17, 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Palmetto

The trip was very comfortable and the staff were very helpful.

5.0

Thomas

August 14, 2022- Couples trip

Amtrak Palmetto

Quick & easy

5.0

Christopher

October 6, 2021- Vacation

Amtrak Palmetto

Pros: Cheap, convenient, all around great experience! Tips: Take the train instead of flying, it takes less time, is more convenient, and is cheaper!

What is the price of a train ticket from Savannah to North Charleston?

The average price for a train ticket from Savannah to North Charleston is $30.91, This is one of the best deals we’ve seen for train fares recently. By booking your trip at least 15 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay $11.58 more.

Monthly average prices

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Mark your calendar for November if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Savannah to North Charleston. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $33. If you're planning a trip from Savannah to North Charleston during April, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $41 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Planning ahead pays off when it comes to booking your train trip from Savannah to North Charleston. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 15 days before departure, you can save around $11.58. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

Which train should you take from Savannah to North Charleston?

2 train services operate from Savannah to North Charleston. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Palmetto11h 33m$28.90
Amtrak Silver Service11h 40m$46.24
  • 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 from Savannah to North Charleston is comfortable and relaxing on the Palmetto, thanks to the train’s free WiFi, power outlets, and seating with extra legroom. You can pick from 1 daily departures along this route, with train ticket pricing at an average of on the Palmetto.

  • 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. One-way train tickets for the Silver Service from Savannah to North Charleston start from $34 and the average train journey lasts about 1 hours and 40 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Savannah and North Charleston is approximately 84 miles, or 136 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 37 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 33 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

Monday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Savannah to North Charleston. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Monday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Wednesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

The earliest train departs Savannah at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Trains leave the station in Savannah twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to North Charleston with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from North Charleston to Savannah.

City Information

Savannah

As the oldest city in the state of Georgia, Savannah still impressively preserves a charming vibe that so many cities have lost. For fans of U.S. history, the city is a must-not-miss, as it houses one of the oldest Black churches in the country, the First African Baptist Church. Fort Pulaski, famous for being a safe haven for enslaved African Americans, has now been converted into a national monument where visitors can learn more about the city’s heritage. Among the most unique destinations in Savannah is the 100-year-old Bonaventure Cemetery, which serves as the final resting place for many famous people.

Savannah's cuisine is just one of many reasons the city ranks in the best vacation destinations in Georgia. Savannah offers staple Southern fried dishes that will indulge your senses. The best place to try these indulgences is The Olde Pink House. If you are looking for some black-owned eateries, Sisters Real Southern Cooking and Geneva’s Famous Chicken & Cornbread Co. will suffice.

Visitors can reach Savannah by bus via service from several different bus carriers, most of which operate out of the bus terminal at 610 W Oglethorpe Ave. The local Amtrak station takes on the Palmetto, and the Silver Meteor and Silver Star trains. The principal airport in the city, the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, sits 8 miles northwest of the Savannah Historic District, and it also provides quick access to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

North Charleston

North Charleston, SC

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North Charleston, SC

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North Charleston is a promising travel destination with quirky landmarks and fun activities for all travelers. To explore the city’s rich history, the H.L. Hunley Museum offers everything you need. Featuring the first successful combat submarine in the world as well as other Civil War-era relics, the museum will keep you enthralled for a whole morning. Other notable museums include the Greater Charleston Naval Memorial as well as the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. For fans of cultural activities, don’t pass up the chance to enjoy an event at the North Charleston Coliseum, which is one of the largest venues in South Carolina. If you enjoy staying away from a crowd and exploring nature, a walk around Riverfront Park will be what you need.

Though North Charleston might not feature a lively food scene like Charleston does, the city’s staples will still satisfy hungry travelers. Nigel’s Good Food is a local favorite and a good place to start your food tour. Chill-N-Grill is a great spot to grab some fresh seafood.

The city’s transportation center is located on Gaynor Ave. Travelers can catch Southeastern Stages buses here. Travelers can also catch Amtrak trains passing through the city at this station. North Charleston is served by Amtrak’s Palmetto and Silver Meteor lines. The main airport is the Charleston International Airport.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Savannah?

Main departure station: 2611 Seaboard Coastline Dr

Savannah’s Amtrak Station was built in 1962 and reflected a mid-century modern architecture style. An endearing mosaic of a locomotive welcomes you at the front of the building. Amtrak’s Silver Service stops at this station, and Savannah is the final destination of the Amtrak Palmetto from New York City. The waiting room inside features restrooms, vending machines, and even murals depicting Savannah’s history. Though the station is a few miles outside of downtown Savannah, this means that there is plenty of available parking, both short-term and long-term.

All train stations in Savannah:

  • 2611 Seaboard Coastline Dr

Where is the train station in North Charleston?

Main arrival station: 4565 Gaynor Ave

The Amtrak Station in North Charleston is an intermodal transportation hub offering both intercity bus services and train services for travelers into and out of the Charleston area. The station opened in 2018 and offers modern amenities like charging ports along with vending machines and restrooms. Amtrak’s Palmetto service from Savannah to New York and Silver Meteor service from Miami to New York both stop in North Charleston. Southeastern Stages provides bus service from this station to destinations throughout the South.

Train stations in North Charleston:

  • 4565 Gaynor Ave

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