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Auto Train Priority Vehicle Offloading

Upgrade to Make Your Vehicle One of the First 25 to Exit the Train

Being on the road faster gets you to your destination sooner. Speed up your journey with a time-saving upgrade option for the Auto Train. Passengers who reserve Priority Vehicle Offloading ensure their vehicle is one of the first 25 offloaded from the train.

Reserve this upgrade for only $50 by calling 1-877-SKIP-I-95 or visiting any staffed Amtrak Ticket Office and request the addition of "Priority Vehicle Offloading" to your travel reservation. Only 25 Priority Vehicle Offloading upgrades are available per train so book your Auto Train trip and call for this upgrade.

Key Details
  • Priority Vehicle Offloading is available for cars, vans, SUVs and trailers but not for motorcycles.
  • The charge for Priority Vehicle Offloading ($50) is in addition to the accommodation charge for the vehicle.
  • The priority vehicle must be checked in by 2:30 pm. If this cutoff time is missed, the $50 charge will not be refunded.
  • Priority Vehicle Offloading must be reserved for each vehicle. For example, if you have a vehicle and a trailer or your traveling party has two vehicles and Priority Vehicle Offloading is desired, you will be charged for two offloading upgrades.
  • Priority Vehicle Offloading may only be reserved by a station or contact center agent. If your Auto Train reservation wass made on Amtrak.com, you may go to a ticket office or call 1-877-SKIP-I-95 to have the upgrade added to your reservation.