Plan a Fall Getaway on the Auto Train

July 1, 2016

Kimberly Woods

Amtrak Contact

202 906.3860

Save now with 50 percent off companion fare

WASHINGTON – The Amtrak Auto Train is launching a special offer for customers to skip I-95 and travel non-stop from Virginia to Florida. The offer is valid for a 50 percent off companion rail fare with the purchase of one regular full adult ticket.

Book now through July 31 and travel Sept. 1 through 30 and use this fare to travel in spacious coach seats. Seating is limited and some restrictions apply. Use promotional code C207 when booking a reservation.

With this offer up to two children ages 2 to 12 to travel at half price when accompanied by an adult, making Amtrak a great way for families to travel.

The Auto Train departs daily from both Lorton, Va. (near Washington, D.C.), and Sanford, Fla. (near Orlando). This unique service allows customers to travel with their personal vehicles including cars, vans, SUVs, motorcycles, and even small boats or jet-skis. It is the only such service in the U.S. and eliminates nearly 900 miles of driving between the Northeast and all points in Florida.

Free Wi-Fi is just one of the many perks of traveling with Amtrak. Experience super-wide seats, expansive leg and headroom, and electrical outlets at every seat. Customers enjoy a delicious dinner and continental breakfast included in the price of the ticket. Purchase an upgrade to Priority Vehicle Offloading to expedite the vehicle offloading process.

The Auto Train is the longest passenger train in the world with two locomotives and 40-plus passenger rail cars and vehicle carriers. To make a reservation, call 877-SKIP-I-95, go online at or visit a staffed station.

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