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About 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 various places across the Sunshine State.

Two trains, the Silver Meteor and Silver Star, collectively comprise the Silver Service. Both trains run the length of the coast from New York to Miami and vice versa. On average, the Silver Service carries more than 700,000 passengers per year, making it one of the most popular long-distance train routes in the U.S.

Spanning over 1,300 miles, it will take up to 28 hours to ride the entire train route from end to end. That’s why, trains on the Silver Service line come equipped with a variety of sleeper cars that travelers taking an overnight train can choose from.

Silver Meteor and Silver Star train tickets are available from as little as $4.50 for shorter trips and cost as much as $1,608.00 for longer trips and last-minute bookings. Amtrak has been an official Wanderu partner since 2015, which means you can safely book your Silver Service train trip in advance on Wanderu and score cheap train tickets without any additional booking fees.

Contact Amtrak Silver Service

Phone number: US: 1 (800) 872-7245

Amtrak Silver Service Amenities

Air conditioningAir conditioning
Extra legroomExtra legroom
Loyalty rewardsLoyalty rewards
Power outletPower outlet


Amtrak Silver Service train coverage

Daily Trips1,083

What travelers are saying about Amtrak Silver Service

Here’s what Wanderu users who have booked trips with Amtrak Silver Service had to say about their travel experience.

Traveling During COVID-19

“They took COVID safety precautions seriously.”
based on 433 reviews

Onboard Experience

“The WiFi actually worked for the entire trip”
based on 566 reviews
“I’ll travel with them again just for the staff!”
based on 641 reviews
“Really cheap tickets and really good service.”
based on 700 reviews
“The train got there on time.”
based on 514 reviews
“Seats were really comfy and spacious”
based on 693 reviews
“The train was almost suspiciously clean”
based on 660 reviews

Amtrak Silver Service reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Amtrak Silver Service

(Based on 827 reviews)

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Amtrak Silver Service passenger reviews



November 20, 2022- Visiting family

Orlando to Tampa

Pros: N/A. Cons: Service schedules. Tips: N/A.

Pros: N/A. Cons: Service schedules. Tips: N/A.



November 12, 2022- Vacation

Tampa to Orlando

Pros: I liked the comfort of the train, and not having to drive between Tampa and Orlando. Cons: The timing. We missed a show because the train was late. Tips: Sit back and relax.

Pros: I liked the comfort of the train, and not having to drive between Tampa and Orlando. Cons: The timing. We missed a show because the train was late. Tips: Sit back and relax.



November 12, 2022- Visiting family

Tampa to West Palm Beach

Pros: Safe travel. Cons: Cleaning.

Pros: Safe travel. Cons: Cleaning.



October 22, 2022- Vacation

Tampa to Miami

There are no assigned seating it is first come first serve so if you are traveling in a pair you will most likely have to ask someone if they wouldn’t mind moving.

There are no assigned seating it is first come first serve so if you are traveling in a pair you will most likely have to ask someone if they wouldn’t mind moving.



September 26, 2022- Visiting family

Fort Lauderdale to Tampa

Pros: The train wasn’t comfortable and the trip delayed for more than one hour. Cons: The track can be improved for a comfortable trip. Seat assigning process can be automated. Tips: Be considered for others when talking over the phone.

Pros: The train wasn’t comfortable and the trip delayed for more than one hour. Cons: The track can be improved for a comfortable trip. Seat assigning process can be automated. Tips: Be considered for others when talking over the phone.

Amtrak Silver Service Routes & Network

Amtrak Silver Service’s train network features 1403 train routes that connect 43 cities serving 44 stations. On average, Amtrak Silver Service performs about 1083 train trips every day. The top cities to which Amtrak Silver Service offers the highest number of daily train service include Tampa and West Palm Beach.

Top Cities Served by Amtrak Silver Service

CityRouteEarliest trainLatest train
Tampa135:58 am3:45 am
Orlando175:58 am4:55 am
Miami166:27 am4:55 am
Washington315:57 am4:32 am
West Palm Beach115:58 am4:55 am
New York195:57 am4:32 am
Jacksonville136:27 am4:55 am
Winter Park165:58 am4:55 am
Fort Lauderdale146:27 am4:55 am

Most popular Amtrak Silver Service routes

The train from Tampa to West Palm Beach is Amtrak Silver Service’s most popular route. Trips from Washington to Raleigh and Kissimmee to Tampa are also highly popular.

Top Amtrak Silver Service routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Tampa to West Palm Beach13h 48m$27
Washington to Raleigh15h 53m$60
Kissimmee to Tampa11h 44m$11
Miami to Orlando26h 20m$39
Tampa to Fort Lauderdale14h 48m$35
West Palm Beach to Orlando24h 47m$28
New York to Washington23h 32m$115
Tampa to Miami15h 26m$38
Orlando to Tampa12h 8m$11

Amtrak Silver Service Cancellation Policy

All Amtrak Silver Service tickets can be cancelled for a full refund within the first 24 hours after purchase. If more than 24 hours have passed, the cancellation policy and change fee structure for Amtrak bookings depend on the type of fare you purchased:

Saver Fare tickets: A 25% fee applies for any changes. If you cancel the trip, you will receive an eVoucher worth 75% of the original ticket price.

Value Fare tickets: No change fees and fully refundable up to 15 or more days before departure. If cancelled less than 14 days before departure, a 25% cancellation fee applies.

Flexible, Business and Premium Fare tickets: No change fees and fully refundable if cancelled or changed before departure.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable after the train has departed, so be sure to make your updates as soon as possible if your travel plans change.

If your Amtrak Silver Service ticket is eligible for change or cancellation, you can do that by calling Amtrak’s customer service phone number at 1 (800) 872-7245. To cancel or change your booking online, simply go to and click on the “Modify Trip” tab in the upper right corner.

Wanderu also offers an affordable trip protection option by Allianz Global Assistance that you can purchase when booking your tickets. In addition to 24-hour assistance during your trip and coverage for lost or damaged baggage, trip protection can help you get your money back in case you need to cancel or change your trip. You can file a claim to have any Amtrak change or cancellation fees reimbursed if you cannot travel due to covered reasons such as illness, extreme weather, or required work shifts.

Amtrak Silver Service Train Guide & FAQs

What is the difference between Amtrak Silver Meteor and Amtrak Silver Star?

The Silver Meteor and Silver Star are the two trains that comprise the Amtrak Silver Service. Both trains travel between New York and Miami but take slightly different routes. The Silver Meteor’s route is 1,389 miles long while the Silver Star has a longer route at 1,522 miles.

The main difference between the two trains is that they stop at different cities in North Carolina and South Carolina. The Amtrak Silver Meteor stays along the coast, stopping in Fayetteville, NC, Florence, SC, and Charleston, SC while the Amtrak Silver Star passes through Raleigh, NC and Columbia, SC. The Silver Star also makes an additional stop in Tampa, Florida.

Do Amtrak Silver Service trains have WiFi?

Yes, Amtrak Silver Service offers WiFi on their trains. Although most trips with Amtrak Silver Service will have WiFi as advertised, some trains might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Amtrak Silver Service WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.

Are there power outlets or USB plugs on the train?

Yes, there are power outlets onboard Amtrak Silver Service trains. You can generally find one or two sockets per row of seats, so be a good traveller and check if your seat neighbor might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power outlets, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a USB power adapter that typically comes with most phones and tablets.

Since Amtrak Silver Service might sometimes use replacement train vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power points. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

What is Amtrak Silver Service's schedule?

On a typical day, Amtrak Silver Service has 1083 scheduled train trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

Can you pick up will call tickets at the station?

No, Amtrak Silver Service does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station.

Do you need an ID to get on the train?

Yes, Amtrak Silver Service requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the train. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, such as a college ID, won’t work.

What are Amtrak Silver Service’s COVID-19 policies?

Visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide to view the most up-to-date information about Amtrak Silver Service’s cleaning protocols and adjusted ticket change policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Are there bathrooms on Amtrak Silver Service trains?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Amtrak Silver Service trains. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

Are meals or beverages available?

Amtrak Silver Service provides snacks to satisfy your hunger during your travels. Be sure to pack a credit card and some cash in case you get hungry.

Do you have to print your Amtrak Silver Service ticket?

Amtrak Silver Service does not require a printed ticket to board the train. Instead, an eTicket is sent to you by email when you make your reservation. You can use your smartphone to show this eTicket to the ticketing agent as you board.

Does Amtrak Silver Service offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

Amtrak Silver Service goes the extra distance to deliver premium features to its customers.

Do you find yourself squished in a regular seat or just love having extra room to sprawl out? Well you’re in luck as Amtrak Silver Service offers extra legroom seating. Since there is no standard of what extra legroom is, the extra space you get may vary between train lines, but getting extra is always good.

Cheap Amtrak Silver Service tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 1,083 Amtrak Silver Service trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Amtrak Silver Service tickets start at just $4.50. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.

How do I get the best deal on Amtrak Silver Service tickets?

Wanderu is the best place to score cheap Amtrak Silver Service tickets. Wanderu offers the lowest available fares every day and charges no extra booking fees. Plus, you can compare Amtrak Silver Service prices with trips offered by other train companies to be sure you’re getting the best deal on your tickets!

Pro travelers know that booking your ticket well in advance is key to finding the lowest price. Ticket prices normally go up the closer you get to the travel date, so don’t miss out on a good deal when you see one. If you can be flexible with your travel date, you can also get cheap tickets by traveling on weekdays instead of weekends.

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