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Amtrak Auto Train tickets starting at $75 for travel this summer

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Just in time for the unofficial start of summer, Amtrak is back with a deal for Auto Train service, which runs nonstop between Lorton, Virginia, and Sanford, Florida. Amtrak’s Auto Train uniquely allows passengers to travel with their vehicle of choice (it will accommodate everything from a car to a Jet Ski) for an additional fee.

Amtrak fans can buy coach fares from $75 through July 31 for the summer travel season. Also, kids ages 2 through 12 can ride for free in coach and first class using the same promo code.

Discounted fares start at $75, plus the cost of a vehicle.

Deal basics

Banner advertising Amtrak's Auto Train Summer Sale

Carrier: Amtrak

Routes: Valid on travel between Lorton and Sanford

How to book: Through Amtrak’s sale page, using the code “C521”

Cost: Starting at $75 one-way, plus the cost of a vehicle

Travel dates: May 24-Sept. 2

Book by: July 31

Note that reservations for this sale must be made at least three days before travel for coach seats and first-class private rooms. No upgrades are permitted, and this sale cannot be combined with other discounts.

Sample routes

Screenshot of Amtrak's Auto Train sale fares

As mentioned, this sale is for discounted Auto Train travel between Lorton (a census-designated place in Northern Virginia outside of Washington, D.C.) and Sanford (a small city a little less than 30 miles north of Orlando), starting at $75 for a one-way ticket.

When you search for this deal, enter the discount code under “Travelers,” as illustrated below.

Screenshot of Amtrak Auto Train sale fare with discount code

Based on a test search for this story, a one-way trip from Lorton to Sanford can be booked for June 3 for the advertised price tag of $75.

Lorton to Sanford fare cost — $75

This sale is for Value fares, which do not permit changes and incur a 25% fee for canceling before departure.

Screenshot of Amtrak fare prices for the different tiers of tickets

In addition to the ticket price, you’ll need to pay to add your vehicle; the fee will vary based on the size of the vehicle you’re trying to transport. In this case, adding a standard vehicle costs an additional $570. Note that carry-on requirements still apply. Auto Train travelers may bring one personal item and two carry-on items.

Maximize your purchase

If you book this deal, use a credit card that earns bonus points on travel, such as:

The information for the Amex Green, Amtrak and Amtrak Preferred cards has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Bottom line

Amtrak Auto Train riders can book this deal for travel through September.

This deal affords the luxury of time, with the booking window available through July 31. However, there already appears to be limited availability.

Book via or the Amtrak app by July 31, but don’t wait if you plan to take an Auto Train trip this summer.

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