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There are 2 daily trains from Tampa to Savannah. Traveling by train from Tampa to Savannah usually takes around 8 hours and 23 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Silver Service train can make the trip in 8 hours and 4 minutes.
|Distance||297 mi (478 km)|
|Fastest train||8h 4m|
|Trains per day||1|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak Silver Service|
What is the price of a train ticket from Tampa to Savannah?
In the last month, $64.16 was the average price of a train ticket from Tampa to Savannah. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $37.53 more than that for a same-day booking.
Average prices by travel date
Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Tampa to Savannah will vary between $55 and $98. Planning a train trip to Savannah within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Tampa over the next 7 days is $65. 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
If you are trying to decide when to travel from Tampa to Savannah by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for May. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $61 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Tampa to Savannah in July, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $77 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.
Prices as travel date approaches
If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Savannah from Tampa will be about $37.53 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.
Which train should you take from Tampa to Savannah?
2 train services operate from Tampa to Savannah. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.
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. On average, there are 1 Amtrak trains from Tampa to Savannah every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $69.
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 Tampa to Savannah start from $55 and the average train journey lasts about 8 hours and 4 minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Tampa to Savannah 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.
Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.
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.
Can you take a train all the way from Tampa to Savannah?
How long is the train journey from Tampa to Savannah?
The distance between Tampa and Savannah is approximately 297 miles, or 478 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 23 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 4 minutes.
Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.
When are trains the most crowded?
Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Tampa to Savannah. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Saturday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Friday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs Tampa at 11:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. 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 Tampa to Savannah?
Trains leave the station in Tampa twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to Savannah faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Savannah to Tampa.
Sitting at the heart of the Gulf Coast, Tampa offers a perfect blend of cultural attractions and relaxing indulgences. Infused with a colorful mix of Cuban and Spanish cultural elements, the city of Tampa houses some of the most impressive historic buildings in the state, including the Henry B. Plant Museum, which boasts a permanent exhibition of Victorian-era artifacts. Animal lovers can also rejoice, as the city’s many aquariums and zoos will certainly melt your heart. Head down to the Tampa Electric’s Manatee Viewing Center for some heart-melting cuteness. And for animal lovers with a penchant for streaming docu-series, the Big Cat Rescue (yes, THAT one!) will be a great choice.
Most of the finest restaurants in town are concentrated around the Riverwalk area, which offers unrivaled views of the waterfront. Oystercatchers is reputed as one of the best establishments in town, so you should not miss out on it. Tampa’s cuisine features a very clear Cuban influence, and the best spot to try out these unique fusion dishes is at Ybor City.
The principal train station in the city is the Tampa Union Station, which is also a historic building. It is currently served by Amtrak. At the station, travelers can also take an Amtrak Thruway motorcoach to get to Orlando, Lakeland, Bradenton, etc. The main airport is Tampa International Airport, which is located just six miles west of downtown Tampa.
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.
Where is the train station in Tampa?
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Main departure station: Union Station - 601 N Nebraska Ave
Opened in 1912, the Tampa Union Station is a historic train station that currently serves the Amtrak Silver Star train line, which runs from Miami to New York. The beautiful red brick station house features large windows and soaring ceilings. Located in the Channel District of Tampa, Union Station is close to several rental car agencies and has on-site and nearby parking available. Amtrak Thruway bus service stops at Union Station, and Greyhound bus service runs through a bus terminal only .5 miles away on Polk St.
All train stations in Tampa:
Union Station - 601 N Nebraska Ave
Travel Plaza - 6050 Plaza Dr.
5600 Fruitville Rd
St. Petersburg, Florida
Pilot Travel Center
900 Kings Hwy
Where is the train station in Savannah?
Main arrival 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
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