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Savannah-North Charleston Train Schedule

Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Savannah to North Charleston. Traveling by train from Savannah to North Charleston usually takes around one hour and 35 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Palmetto train can make the trip in one hour and 33 minutes.

Distance84 mi (136 km)
Fastest train1h 33m
Lowest price$28.95
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Palmetto
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Savannah, GA to North Charleston, SC

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Mary

June 16, 2021 - Vacation

Amtrak Palmetto

It was right on time and the seats were very comfortable with plenty of leg room.

It was right on time and the seats were very comfortable with plenty of leg room.

4.0

Danny

May 2, 2020 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: I was able to get out of my very spacious seating area and walk back a few cars and order me something to eat. Cons: The menu could use some upgrades and at least lower the price by $1.00,. Tips: Take the train and then rent a vehicle when you reach your destinat...

Pros: I was able to get out of my very spacious seating area and walk back a few cars and order me something to eat. Cons: The menu could use some upgrades and at least lower the price by $1.00,. Tips: Take the train and then rent a vehicle when you reach your destination, this way you can relax and enjoy the trip.

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

In the last month, C$30.81 was the average price of a train ticket from Savannah, GA to North Charleston, SC. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 27 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$12.17 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$57$38$19JulAug

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Savannah to North Charleston will vary between C$29 and C$43. Planning a train trip to North Charleston within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Savannah over the next 7 days is C$29. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Savannah to North Charleston by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around C$30 whenever you decide to board the train to North Charleston.

Prices as travel date approaches

$63$50$38$25$133020100

Since the average price of train trips from Savannah to North Charleston remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Savannah to North Charleston?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Palmetto11h 33m$29.73
Amtrak Silver Service11h 38m$39.75
  • Amtrak Palmetto

    Amtrak Palmetto

    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.

  • Amtrak Silver Service

    Amtrak Silver Service

    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 $29 and the average train journey lasts about 1 hours and 38 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Savannah to North Charleston during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Savannah to North Charleston?

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 35 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Savannah to North Charleston are the most crowded on Friday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Savannah at 8:00am 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.

Is there a direct train from Savannah to North Charleston?

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. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Savannah to North Charleston for $50.35.

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 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 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?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Savannah.

Where is the train station in North Charleston?

Arrival stations

North Charleston has one train station.

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