Silver Meteor schedule
Silver Meteor schedule

The Amtrak Silver Meteor schedule and more info

The Amtrak Silver Meteor is a daily train service that travels along the East Coast, starting from New York City and ending in Miami, Florida. The journey typically lasts around twenty-eight hours, covers 1389 miles, and makes 31 stops.

The Silver Meteor arriving into the (North) Charleston, SC Amtrak Station
The Silver Meteor arriving at the (North) Charleston, SC Amtrak Station

The train offers coach and sleeping accommodations, a cafe, and an Amtrak traditional dining car.

The Meteor passes through New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

The Silver Star makes many of the same stops on the ends but does travel more inland.

You’re in the right place if you’re new to Amtrak and planning to take this train. Here, you can find information about accommodations, schedules, food, and more, with links if you need to dive deeper. As an experienced train traveler, I’ve taken this train multiple times in coach and sleeping accommodations. I can provide helpful insights to make your journey as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

The Silver Meteor and Star can take you to the National Post Office & other Smithsonian Museums, Disney World Resort, Universal Studios, LEGOLAND, and more!

Silver Meteor Schedule Change

Effective Saturday and Sunday, April 20 – 21 and June 1 – 2, 2024
Due to infrastructure work being performed by CSX, the Silver Meteor schedules will be impacted, as outlined below. The schedules listed on have been updated to reflect this change.

Train 97 will depart New York four hours later, at 7:15 p.m., operating on a later schedule through Miami, arriving at 10:59 p.m. the following day.
Train 98 will hold an additional 60 minutes at Fredericksburg, departing at 6:49 am and departing later from Washington, DC, at 9:50 am.

The Amtral Silver Metoer’s on-time performance and host railroads

Regardless of how you like to travel, and when it comes to rail travel, sometimes it is not Amtrak’s fault.

The Silver Meteor route uses tracks owned, maintained, and dispatched by freight railroads, known as “host” railroads. The number one cause of delay to Amtrak customers is “freight train interference,” caused by freight railroads not complying with Federal law requiring Amtrak trains to revive preference over freight.

  • The Silver Meteor average station on-time station performance.
    • From February 2023 to 2024, the average on-time performance was 56.4%, with an average delay of 71 minutes.
    • For February 2024, the average on-time performance was 53.9%, with an average delay of 60 minutes.

Here are the top two reasons that the Silver Meteor gets delayed by host railroads of 15 miles and more.

  • CSX
    • Freight train interference and slow order delay
  • FL DOT
    • Commuter train interference and slow order delays
  • FR
    • Slow order delays and commuter train interference.

The information in this section comes from the February 2024 Amtrak Host Railroad Report.

Amtrak Silver Meteor Accommodations

The Silver Meteor offers a few different accommodations to reserve for your next trip.

Amtrak Train
An Amtrak conductor helping a passenger off of the train. Photo Courtesy of Amtrak

Coach Seating

  • Coach seating features:
    • Comfortable reclining seats with ample legroom
    • A fold-down tray
    • Individual reading lights
    • 120v grounded (three-prong) electric outlets.
    • There are two restrooms in each car.
    • NO middle seat!
    • Luggage storage above your seat and at the end of one car.
    • Access to the cafe and dining car reservations are limited.

These seats lean back far to help you sleep; if you are traveling overnight, you must bring a pillow and blanket.

An extension cord will help make it easier to charge your devices.

Silver Meteor Coach Car Layout

Amfleet II Coach car
Amtrak’s single-level Amfleet II coach car.

Sleeper Car (Rooms)

A room might be ideal if you want more privacy and lie down at night.

All rooms include:

Amtrak Viewliner Roomette
Amtrak Viewliner Roomette
  • Fresh linens and towels
  • Complimentary meals
  • Lounge access in New York, Philidelphia. and Washington, DC
  • Dedicated car attendant
  • All windows have privacy curtains that also block out most of the light.
  • Access to a shower
  • A place to hang clothing
    • Amtrak supplies hangers
  • Pillows
  • Water
  • Table between chairs
  • Seat for the day that turned into beds at night.

Room types

  • Roomettes
    • The smallest of the Amtrak rooms.
    • It’s comfortable for one but cozy for two.
  • Bedrooms
    • Give you twice the space of a roomette.
    • There is an in-room restroom and shower. In the diagram below, the rooms are A and B.
  • Accessible room
    • Accommodations for passengers with mobility issues.
    • These rooms have a bathroom and shower.

Amtrak Silver Meteor Sleeper Car Layout

The Silver Meteor uses two similar sleeper cars; the one below is the older model. The newer one is similar but has a restroom on the end and no longer has toilets in the roomettes.

Amtrak Viewliner 1 Sleeper
A look at the layout of an Amtrak Viewliner Sleeper car

Add-ons for your Amtrak Silver Meteor trip

There are a few things you can add to your trip.


Amtrak allows you to bring standard, full-size bicycles (up to 50 lbs, 70 inches x 41 inches x 8.5 inches). Amtrak stores bikes in designated bike racks/areas inside the baggage car. Check out Amtrak’s bike policy for more information.


Amtrak helping passenger
Amtrak conductor assists a passenger in getting to the right car. Photo Courtesy of Amtrak

Amtrak allows dogs and cats up to 20 pounds (combined weight of pet and carrier) for trips under seven hours. There is paperwork needed for that, and for more information, check out Amtrak’s pet policy.

If you have a service or comfort animal, please check Amtrak’s service animal policy for booking instructions and regulations.

Bringing Your Luggage

Each passenger may carry on:

  • One personal item, 25 lbs. (12 kg) and 14 x 11 x 7 inches, and 
  • Two carry-on pieces of luggage, 50 lbs. (23 kg) and 28 x 22 x 14 inches each
  • If you transfer to the Pacific Surfliner at some point along your journey, the baggage size for that train is up to 28 x 22 x 11 inches each. 

Charges apply for additional and oversized luggage; check out Amtrak’s carry-on bag policy for more information.

Between some stops, you can check two bags for free; your originating station and destination must offer check bag service to check bags. Click the station links below to see if they provide checked baggage service.


Amtrak offers Wi-Fi free of charge that supports general web browsing activities. Due to limited
bandwidth onboard the trains, our Wi-Fi does not support high-bandwidth actions such as streaming music,
streaming videos or downloading large files.

Food offerings on the Amtrak Silver Meteor

Food from an Amtrak Cafe Car
Amtrak cafe attendants use cardboard trays to make transporting your food more accessible.

There are two food service cars on this train.


The Silver Meteor cafe offers:

  • The Silver Meteor cafe offers:
    • Various hot and cold meals
    • Snacks
    • Hot, cold, and adult beverages
  • Available for all passengers from early morning until late at night.
    • The car is closed overnight and during the attendant’s breaks.
    • It is also closed during the Washington DC stop.
  • You can find the cafe car between the coach and the dining cars.

Dining car

Chicken dinner
Chicken entree
  • Sleeper passengers on the Silver Meteor can enjoy traditional dining.
  • The meal service offers onboard chef-prepared meal
  • You can find the dining car between the sleepers and coaches.
  • The dining car is available to coach passengers for a set price
    • Reservations are limited.
    • For prices, click the blue button below.
  • If needed, passengers can have attendants bring meals to their rooms.
  • Meals include all non-alcoholic beverages and extras.
    • Your first adult beverage with dinner is on Amtrak!
    • If you want an adult drink, you can buy one for your meal or bring it to your room.

Sleeper car meals received on this train

TrainFirst and last city per dayDay of travelMeals offered
#97 SouthboundNew York, NY – Rocky Mount, NC1st dayDinner
Fayetteville, NC – Miami, FL2nd dayBreakfast, lunch, & dinner*
#98 NorthboundMiami, FL – Florence, NC (Myrtle Beach)1st dayBreakfast, lunch, & dinner
Fayetteville, NC – New York, NY2nd dayBreakfast
*This meal may be abbreviated

The Amtrak Silver Meteor Schedule

Amtrak can change these times anytime, and I do my best to keep them updated.

Train 97
Communities ServedTrain 98
Train 98
Read DownDaily TrainMilesRead up
Mon – Sat
Read Up
3:15pNew York, NY
Moynihan Train Hall (NYP)
3:38pNewark, NJ – Penn Station (NWK)1011:00a11:02a 
4:18pTrenton, NJ (TRE)5810:23a10:25a
4:48p | 4:54pPhiladelphia, PA
William H. Gray III 30th St. Station (PHL)
5:24pWilmington, DE (WIL)1169:27a9:29a
6:13pBaltimore, MD – Penn Station (BAL)1858:34a8:36a
6:51p | 7:24pWashington, DC – Union Station (WAS)2257:25a | 7:53a7:25a | 7:50a
7:45pAlexandria, VA (ALX)2336:54a6:54a
8:35pFredericksburg, VA (FBG)2805:49a5:46a
9:39p | 9:49pRichmond, VA
Staples Mill Road Station (RVR)
3344:42a | 4:52a4:42a | 4:52a
10:23pPetersburg, VA (PTB)3623:53a4:53a
11:55pRocky Mount, NC (RMT)4602:29a3:29a
1:17a | 1:27aFayetteville, NC (FAY)55012:47a | 12:57a12:47a | 12:57a
3:10a | 3:18aFlorence, SC (FLO)63311:22p | 11:32p11:22p | 11:32p
3:56aKingstree, SC (KTR)67210:28p10:28p
4:48a | 4:56aCharleston, SC (CHS)7289:25p | 9:34p9:25p | 9:34p
5:48aYemassee, SC (YEM)7828:34p8:34p
6:43a | 6:49aSavannah, GA (SAV)8297:37p | 7:45p7:37p | 7:45p
7:47aJesup, GA (JSP)8816:356:35
9:24a | 9:49aJacksonville, FL (JAX)9774:51p | 5:11p4:51p | 5:11p
10:55aPalatka, FL (PAK)10353:30p 3:30p
11:53aDeLand, FL (DLD)10872:40p 2:40p
12:41pWinter Park, FL (WPK)11191:53p1:53p
1:04p | 1:19pOrlando, FL (ORL)11241:22p | 1:36p1:22p | 1:36p
1:41pKissimmee, FL (KIS)
(Can be used for Disney World)
1:41pWinter Haven, FL (WTH)
3:14pSebring, FL (SBG)122111:23a11:23a
D 5:10pWest Palm Beach, FL (WPB)13249:47a9:47a
D 5:33pDelray Beach, FL (DLB)
D 5:47pDeerfield Beach, FL (DFB)
(Boca Raton)
D 6:06pFort Lauderdale, FL (FTL)
(Port Everglades)
D 6:21pHollywood, FL (HOL)
(Miami International Airport)
13758:34a 8:34a
6:59pMiami, FL (MIA)13898:10a8:10a
Last StopStationsMilesRead Up
Sun – Fri
Read up
This schedule is a guide; check with Amtrak for current times. ‘

R = Receive passengers only; this means you can board the train, but you cannot buy a ticket on this train to this station.

D = Depart only; you can buy a ticket to this station but not from this station. The train may leave early from this stop.

Printable Amtrak Silver Meteor Schedule

If you want a printable Silver Meteor schedule, print the one below or from On the Amtrak website, you can create custom schedules that include other Amtrak transportation or just the section of the route you need! Learn how to print Amtrak schedules here!

Amtrak Silver Meteor route guide

Over a decade ago, Amtrak created a route guide that takes about many stops and communities the Silver Meteor passes through. I was able to find and save them, so you can have them if you want them, and you can print or download them.

Thank you for coming to this page and my site; I have spent several nights on the Silver Meteor and hope you have a great trip. Consider supporting the site if you like this page and benefit from its free content.

Safe travels and happy planning!


Kevin Monteith

Kev Monteith has been traveling on Amtrak since 2012. With over a decade of experience, he has been on over 800 trains, covering over 200k miles of rail. Kev enjoys helping others achieve their travel dreams by providing support and information. Outside of travel, Kev enjoys making music as an organist and outings with family.

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Marsha

    Hi, I hope you could answer a question for me about the Silver Meteor. We will be getting on the train at 6:35PM in Jesup, Ga heading to NYC. Do you know if we will be served dinner? Thanks for any help you might provide.

    1. Kev

      In cases like this, your car attendant will often make a dinner reservation for you (if you have a room). Amtrak serves dinner until 9 p.m. for people who board the train before 8:30 p.m. This train has traditional dining but has yet to open to coach passengers.

      If you are in coach, you can go to the cafe car anytime after you board; they are open late.

  2. Bonnie

    Does the Amtrak travel from Fayetteville, NC to Wallingford, CT?
    If not, what are the closest cities for departure and arrival?

    1. Kevin Monteith

      You can take Amtrak between those stops, but you’ll save time if you travel to New Haven instead. You would take the Silver Meteor to New York and then transfer to a regional train to New Haven.

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