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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.

The train uses the same schedule for going North and South.

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, and this is a hard cut-off time.

If the Auto Train is ready early, CSX may allow the train to depart before the scheduled time.

What You Should KnowMilesTime
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 and CSX

Other Train Stops

The Auto train has no scheduled 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.

This stop is a fresh air break, but ask conductors or attendants before departing that train for 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 Service Alerts and Notices

Check here to check for any alerts or notices for your trip!

Amtrak’s Auto Train Schedule Wrap-up

The information below is what I could 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.

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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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