Palmetto Route Atlas
New York City to Savannah,
Train Numbers 89 (southbound) and
Click on at any time to go to the "Route Overview Page" where you may again jump to any station along the route.
Each "station stop" includes a photo of the station, a local street map, local transportation options, and links to many more items of local interest. Between station stop pages there are detailed station to station maps and links to all of the counties that you pass through along the way. Just click on one or more of these links to discover more about the territory that you will travel through on this train.
Amtrak Route Description
The following Savannah section has been extracted from Amtrak's "Silver Service" Route Guide. (Savannah is the "Palmetto's" last southbound stop).
"Savannah, Georgia's oldest city, is often referred to in Stevenson's Treasure Island as a city of grace, beauty, style and charm. The colonial capital was founded by General James Oglethorpe, when he and 125 colonists arrived from England in 1733. River Street and the waterfront provide reminders of the city's link to the sea. It is here that the second largest St. Patrick's Day celebration in the U.S. takes place. Savannah is a connecting point for the resort area of Hilton Head, South Carolina."
The approximate rail travel distance between New York City and Savannah via the Palmetto is 830 miles and the rail travel time is just shy of 15 hours.