Published on : Friday, April 4, 2014
Amtrak Auto Train is offering a special one-way fare for children ages 2-12 to travel the rails this summer from May 28 – Aug. 28.
Book travel now to May 16 and the kids fare is $39 when accompanied by an adult for
coach travel on the Auto Train only; no sleeper upgrades permitted. Use promotional code H246.
Terms and conditions apply.
Auto Train departs daily from both Lorton, Va. (near Washington, D.C.), and Sanford,
Fla. (near Orlando), and recently expanded capacity to offer more coach seats. To make a
reservation, call 877-SKIP-I-95, go online at Amtrak.com or visit a staffed station.
Auto Train is a unique service that allows passengers 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 for travelers between the Northeast and all points in Florida. Auto Train is the longest passenger train in the world with two locomotives and 40-plus passenger rail cars and vehicle carriers.
Auto Train passengers can also purchase an upgrade to Priority Vehicle Offloading and
their vehicle will be one of the first 20 offloaded from the train. Vehicle counts can total 200-300 per train, and this service helps passengers get to their destination sooner. Amtrak coach passengers travel in wide, comfortable seats, and their vehicles likewise enjoy the journey in enclosed vehicle carriers.