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Amtrak Auto Train Route Guide

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The Amtrak Auto Train will take you from Lorton, Virginia (near Washington D.C.) to Sanford, Florida (near Orlando). This is a great route for “snow birds” or those who don’t want to drive south (or north) on I-95 and save the wear and tear on their cars or motorcycles.

The Auto Train will take you directly from Lorton, Virginia to Sanford, Florida with no stops along the way. This is one of the longest passenger trains in the world.

Train Info

Observation Car No
Dining CarYes
Distance855 Miles
Time17 Hours

Ticket Options

On the Auto Train you can purchase tickets in these categories (Sample summer fares shown):

  • Coach ($230)
  • Superliner Roomette ($519)
  • Superliner Bedroom ($793)
  • Superliner Family Bedroom ($1,161)
  • Superliner Accessible Bedroom

Scenic Views

The Auto Train is a great route between Lorton, Virginia and Sanford, Florida. This train offers you the chance to bring your vehicle with you from the Northeast area of the US to the Sunshine State. You can skip the stress of driving I-95. You can bring your car, SUV, van, motorcycle or even a Jet Ski. Be sure to check the size requirements for the vehicle you plan to bring with you.

Major Stations

The Amtrak Auto Train is a non stop train so the only stations you will stop are the terminus stations in Lorton, Virginia and Sanford, Florida.

States Visited

The Amtrak Auto Train travels through several states but only stops at the terminus stations of Lorton, VA and Sanford, FL.

Station Reviews

The Auto Train has terminus stations of Lorton, Virginia on one end and Sanford, Florida on the other. Both stations serve as a waiting area with minimal services available. The Sanford station offer a large waiting area with a cafe and gift shop.

Lorton, Virginia Auto Train Station

The Lorton Station is located just 20 miles south of Washignton D.C. There are minimal services at this station.

Sanford Station

The Sanford Station will give you access to Orlando, Walt Disney World, Daytona Beach and Cape Canaveral. There are minimal services in this station but it does provide a nice place to wait for your train.

Trip Planning

The Auto train is only used from getting to Florida from the Northeast or vice versa. Since many passengers are bringing a car, they do not pair it up with other trains to make a longer vacation. Click here for tips on traveling on the Amtrak Auto Train.

Booking Tickets

Tickets for Amtrak can be booked at or by using their app on your phone. Reservations can also be made by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL.

Allie Marmion
Allie is married to Rob and has been traveling with him across the world for the last two years. She is an accomplished personal trainer, speaker and author.