Amtrak’s Auto Train is an overnight route between Virginia and Florida that allows passengers to take their four-tire, two-axle vehicles or motorcycles on the train (for all detailed requirements, view the last page of this PDF) All meals are included in the ticket price and sleeping accommodations are available.

Things to Know

  • The earliest you can board your vehicle is 11:30 a.m. and the latest 2:30 p.m. at all stations (at 2:30 passenger boarding begins)
  • Extra large cars, three-wheeled motorcycles and motorcycles with sidecars must purchase two vehicle spaces
  • After dropping off your car in Florida, you can take a free trolley to historic Sanford while you wait to board the train. The shuttle is every 20 minutes.


The Auto Train schedule is the same each day with one northbound and one southbound train. All trains depart at 4 p.m. and arrive next day at approximately 9 a.m. assuming no delays.

You can also view current schedules via Google Maps or when booking your tickets.


  • Lorton, VA
  • Sanford, FL


  • Lake Monroe
  • Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Garden
  • Orlando International Airport
  • Savannah River
  • Francis Marion National Forest
  • Potomac River