Amtrak provides nearby rail passenger service from its ticket office downtown at the Regional Transit System’s Bethel transfer station, located on the corner of SE 1st Avenue & 1st Street. The office is open daily. Connecting Amtrak Thruway Bus service is also available. This service connects the Gainesville station with Amtrak’s Palatka rail station, meeting southbound trains serving Orlando, West Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, and Miami; and northbound trains to Savannah, Raleigh, Richmond, Washington, Philadelphia, and New York. Call 1-800-USA-RAIL for information and reservations.
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