Savannah is served by one Amtrak train station, providing several daily direct services along the eastern seaboard, with connections available to other destinations. Read more about taking the train to get to and from Savannah
The station is reasonably conveniently situated for vacation travel, located approximately 3-4 miles west of the city’s downtown Historic District (where most hotels and tourist attractions are). Its street address is 2611 Seaboard Coastline Drive, Savannah, GA 31401. See on map
See below for connecting transport options.
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Passenger rail services at Savannah’s train station are provided by Amtrak. More information about this station is available on Amtrak’s website.
There is a (wheelchair-accessible) ticket office where you can purchase tickets for immediate travel or collect pre-reserved tickets. Ticket office hours are the same as station hours, 4:15pm-1:30pm (following day), Monday-Sunday. Self-service ticketing and collection kiosks are not available at this station.
Checked baggage services, restrooms and an enclosed waiting area are provided, as are short-term parking and pay phones.
Savannah’s Amtrak station is located in an outlying district consisting primarily of warehousing and light industry. The station and waiting area are lit and usually attended by Amtrak staff at the times when trains are expected. Safety issues are rare, but as always, it is prudent to keep an eye on your luggage and other belongings whilst in and around the station.
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Some of Savannah’s train services arrive or depart late at night or very early in the morning, and nearby hotel or other accommodation would be useful when traveling on any such service.
Unfortunately, the station is located in an industrial district with no hotel facilities nearby: you will have to make your way the few miles into the Historic District for the nearest hotel accommodation, which should be no more than 10-15 minutes away by taxi in off-peak traffic. Cheaper motels are located to the north-west of Savannah and in the vicinity of the airport.
There are several options for transport from and to Savannah’s train station, of which a taxi or equivalent service will usually be the most convenient.
When traveling to the station to board an outbound train, please note that Amtrak recommend that you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the train’s scheduled departure time, and 45 minutes prior if you require ticketing or other boarding services.
A taxi from the station will in most cases be the best option for completing your journey. To most Historic District hotels and other locations, the fare should be around $12-$15, including tip. Expect to pay around $20 or so to Midtown hotels, and around $20-$25 to hotels or car rental services near the airport. The fare to Tybee Island will usually be around $50-$55.
Unreserved taxis will often meet incoming trains at the station, and you can usually expect to find several waiting when you arrive. You may prefer, however, to call in advance to have a driver meet you, particularly if the train arrives at a very early or late hour (pay phones are also available at the station, but there is no ATM machine).
There are not currently any rental car services operating out of, or in the immediate vicinity of, Savannah’s train station. Some rental companies, however, will drop off and pick up vehicles for you at the station, please inquire directly.
Savannah’s public transit system, Chatham Area Transit (CAT) has one route (Route 29) which serves the Amtrak station. In practice, however, this is not always a convenient way to get to and from the station.
Route 29 runs hourly, but only a few of its journeys include a stop at the train station. Monday through Saturday, the bus stops at the Amtrak station at 6:50am, 7:50am, 6:50pm, 7:50pm and 9:50pm. Sundays it makes only one (evening) stop at the station, and on holidays, one morning and one evening stop. See the latest schedule and route map here
The suitability of this bus service for getting between downtown and the station depends on which train you are riding on. See overview of train services to and from Savannah
No trains on the Silver Star route are met by the bus. Most inbound and outbound weekday or Saturday trains on the Silver Meteor and Palmetto routes do roughly match up with the times the Route 29 bus arrives at the station, provided the train is reasonably punctual. However, Amtrak services are frequently delayed (30-40% of trains on these routes). In all cases, it is best to have a back-up plan in place for getting to or from the station.
A standard one-way bus ticket, free transfer included, costs $1.50 (exact change is required). Connections to other services are available, see the Chatham Area Transit route map for more details. Ask for your transfer, if required, before paying your fare. More about riding the bus in Savannah
Walking downtown from the rail station (and vice versa) is possible but definitely not recommended; this option should be regarded as a last resort.
The walk is along grass verges, through a light industrial zone. It is more than three miles to the Visitors Center on the far west of the Historic District, and further still to most other downtown locations.