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Amtrak's Auto Train Schedule

Amtrak’s Auto Train 2022 Schedule (Timetable)

On May 2, 2022, Amtrak’s Auto Train started a new schedule; the train now leaves an hour later than before. Loading and station times have changed accordingly.

Station Times

Lorton, VA, and Sanford, FL, station hours are 9:15 am to 4:45 pm.; the hours can change if there are delays.

Amtrak’s Auto Train Schedule

The Auto Train has the same schedule for both the North and Southbound trains.

Remember: you must get to the station early! Amtrak has a strict check-in cut-off time of 3 pm to check-in time.

If the Auto Train is ready early and CSX will allow, the train can depart before the scheduled time.

Things to be aware ofMilesTime
On the day of your departure, check-in begins for all vehicles.12:30 pm
Last chance for Passengers to check in their vehicles; Amtrak will provide no exceptions.3:00 pm
Passenger boarding anytime after3:00 pm
The train departs the station05:00 pm
The train arrives at the destination 8559:59 am
TImes subject to change by Amtrak

Other train stops

The Auto train has no intermediate stops outside a service stop in Florance, SC, where the train is refueled and changes conductors and engineers.

Amtrak Auto train Auto Racks
Amtrak loads vehicles in these auto racks. These train cars are part of the Auto Train.

I believe this is a fresh air break; ask conductors or attendees before departing that train to stretch your legs or get fresh air.

If you get off the train, stay close because the train leaves whenever the crew change is complete, and the locomotives finish refueling.

If you do not get on the train in time, your car will travel without you. Maybe your vehicle might enjoy solo travel; it will delay your trip, and you won’t have a car.

Amtrak’s Auto Train Schedule Wrap-up

The information below is what I was able to put together from Amtrak’s website. I will update this information as needed.

If you have questions about the schedule, I invite you to contact Amtrak’s Auto Train’s hotline: 1-877-SKIP-I-95 (1-877-754-7495).

If you are looking for more information on Amtrak’s Auto Train, I have an overview article on the Auto Train and one that lets you know where your room is on the train.


Kev has been traveling with Amtrak since 2012, celebrating his tenth year this year. Over those years, he has been on over 700 trains covering over 200,000 miles of rail. Kev enjoys helping others achieve their travel dreams by assisting them to get started. Kev enjoys making music as an organist.

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