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. And now, our auto carriers offer even greater capacity to better accommodate your SUV or van.

Check-In, Baggage, Boarding  & Vehicle Requirements, Priority Vehicle Offloading

  • 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.
  • Boarding, Baggage & Vehicle: Looking for boarding times, procedures, vehicle rules and restrictions on Auto Train? Visit Auto Train Boarding and Vehicle Requirements
  • 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.

Choose Your Accommodations

Sit back and relax in your roomy coach seat or reserve a private Bedroom or Roomette.

  • Bedrooms: Our Bedrooms feature comfortable seating by day, with a private restroom and shower. In the evening, an attendant will convert the seats into sleeping berths.
  • Roomettes: Our Roomettes are designed for one or two people, with a restroom and shower facilities nearby.
  • Special Accommodations: We also offer special accommodations for families with small children and for customers with special needs.
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

Features & Amenities

  • Route Highlights

    Arrive in D.C.’s magnificent Union Station and set off to discover the city by foot, bike or Metro. Tour the monuments and museums of the National Mall, including the new National Museum of African American History and Culture.
    Enjoy the organic beauty of the National Botanic Gardens or bike the towpaths of the old C&O Canal or miles of trails along the Potomac River. Marvel at the magnificent architecture of the Library of Congress, the Supreme Court and of course, the U.S. Capitol.
  • Route Highlights

    Orlando, Florida

    From the Magic Kingdom to the global tastes of Epcot to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Orlando is a playground for young and old alike. Laugh with the dolphins at Sea World or safari among the giraffes in the Animal Kingdom.
    For truly out-of-this-world exploration, hop in your car for an hour’s drive to Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center.

Train Stations Served by the Auto Train