Auto Train

  • Lorton, VA (Washington, DC)
  • Sanford, FL (Orlando)
17 hours 29 minutes Daily

The Auto Train transports you and your car (or van, motorcycle, SUV, small boat, jet-ski or other recreational vehicle) nonstop from the Washington, DC area to sunny Florida, just outside of Orlando. This is the best way to drive I-95 without even driving. And remember, you can pack your car as if it were your suitcase.

Save 900 Miles of Driving, Gasoline and Wear and Tear on Your Car

But bring it with you. Leave the worries of long-distance driving behind. Onboard the Auto Train, you'll enjoy a stress-free journey by rail, skipping the traffic congestion on I-95. Put your feet up. Read a book or enjoy free WiFi. Take in the scenery. While you and your family travel in comfort, your vehicle rides along in an enclosed auto carrier. Our auto carriers can even accommodate your SUV, van or motorcycle.

Boarding, Baggage & Vehicles

Looking for boarding times, procedures, vehicle rules and restrictions on Auto Train? Visit Auto Train Boarding and Vehicle Requirements

eTicketing Check-In Made Easy

Auto Train customers have the option to check in without physical tickets. Learn more about how Auto Train ticketless check-in enhances your travel experience.

Priority Vehicle Offloading

Speed up your journey with a time-saving upgrade option for Auto Train. Reserve Priority Vehicle Offloading and your vehicle will be one of the first offloaded from the train.

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

Features & Amenities

Amenities vary by train.

Dining Options

Meals on This Train

Northbound: Dinner, Breakfast
Southbound: Dinner, Breakfast

Begin a truly magical vacation to Florida’s Orlando-area attractions with a smooth, traffic-free ride aboard the Auto Train. After we load your bags and your vehicle, simply sit back and rest up for the adventures that await. You’ll save wear and tear on your ride—and wear and tear on our environment by reducing your carbon footprint.

“When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.” — Walt Disney