Pack Your Car and Take the Auto Train

Experience the Auto Train between Washington, DC and Orlando, FL

                                                                                                                                            The best way to drive I-95? Don't. Load your stuff in your car, load your car on the Auto Train and let the train take the strain. Say goodbye to the congestion and stress of the interstate, unwind, relax and actually enjoy your journey.

A New Auto Train Experience

This year, we're introducing several changes and enhancements to the Auto Train customer experience. Here are some of the new things you can expect:

For sleeping car customers: an enhanced experience

  • More availability of every type of sleeping car accommodation: Roomette, Bedroom, Family Bedroom and Accessible Bedroom
  • Upgraded bedding, towels, linens and other pleasantries added to every room
  • Introduction of a new sleeping car menu for dinner and breakfast
  • The addition of complimentary red or white wine to the dinner service
  • Complimentary meals offered exclusively for sleeping car customers

For Coach customers: a new dining experience and low fares

  • The debut of the Cross-Country Café for Coach customers offering an expanded café menu, fresh offerings for sale and a festive environment during the trip
  • A complimentary continental breakfast prior to arrival
  • One-way fares for Coach remain low — starting at $89 + the cost of your vehicle
  • Expanded Share Fares now includes Auto Train on select departures, offering discounted travel up to 45% for small groups

For all customers: food trucks will be on-site in Lorton and Sanford for all departing customers to provide a wider variety of options

Boarding & Vehicle Requirements

Did you know that the Auto Train can carry cars, SUVs, motorcycles and other types of vehicles? Start your trip planning here and get the details on what you can take with you and when you need to check in at the station.

Ticketless Check-In

Auto Train customers have the option to check in without physical tickets. Our Auto Train eTicketing allows you to check in, board and travel with only your reservation confirmation document  and government-issued ID.

Sleeping Accommodations

Whether you stretch out in a Coach seat or reserve a private room onboard, you can relax and leave the driving to us. The Auto Train is equipped with two-level Superliner cars and five room types to meet your needs. Take a closer look and make the most out of your trip.

Meals and Dining

Sleeping car customers receive a complimentary dinner onboard with a wide menu selection and a complimentary wine pour. Coach customers are offered meals, snacks and beverages for sale in the exclusive Cross Country Café. All customers enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast prior to arrival.

Free WiFi

Don't forget to pack your devices and stay connected when you travel on the Auto Train with free basic WiFi service courtesy of Amtrak WiFi. Stay productive, or simply sit back and have some fun while en route to your destination.

Kids Ride Half Off

With this everyday deal, children ages 2 - 12 can get a 50% discount on the lowest available adult rail fare. And infants under two ride free. With this kids deal, a trip on the Auto Train means more fun and less stress on your wallet.

The Auto Train Route

Leave the worries of long-distance driving behind and enjoy a stress-free journey by rail. Learn everything about Auto Train, from schedules, amenities, to dining and café menus.

Neighborhood Guides

With city-to-city service, Amtrak puts you right in the heart of the action. Check out these printable guides for a wealth of entertainment right outside the station doors.