Amtrak Stations in Florida

Amtrak Station in Kissimmee
Amtrak Station in Kissimmee

There are some 30 Amtrak stations in Florida plus around 10 Thruway motor coach stops.

Since the Amtrak Sunset Limited service from Los Angeles was terminated at New Orleans following the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, a number of the North and Western Florida Amtrak stations have remained closed to passenger traffic including the one in the State capital Tallahassee.

That just leaves Sanford north of Orlando, which is the southern terminus of the Amtrak Auto Train from Lorton just outside Washington DC and the remaining stations that serve the Amtrak Silver Service (Silver Star and Silver Meteor) trains. Most of these are situated on Florida’s Central region and Southern Atlantic seaboard.

At one time you could get all the way to Key West on the Overseas Railroad built by Henry Flagler in the early 1900s but it closed following the terrible category 5 hurricane that hit the Keys on Labor Day in 1935. Remnants of the old railroad can still be seen to this day.

Note that Amtrak have allocated two codes for Lakeland even though there is only one station. One code is used when travelling northbound and the other southbound.

Destination [Code] Sunset Ltd Silver Meteor Silver Star Notes
Bradenton [BDT] Yes Yes Bus (Orlando/Tampa)
Chipley [CIP] Yes ‡ Not currently in use
Clearwater [CLW] Not currently in use
Crestview [CSV] Yes ‡ Not currently in use
Dade City [DDE] Yes Yes Bus (Jacksonville)
Daytona Beach [DYA] Yes Yes Bus (Deland)
Deerfield Beach [DFB] Yes Yes Amtrak station
Deland [DLD] Yes ‡ Yes Yes Amtrak station
Delray Beach [DLB] Yes Yes Amtrak station
Fort Lauderdale [FTL] Yes Yes Amtrak station
Fort Myers [FTM] Yes Yes Bus (Orlando/Tampa)
Gainesville [GNF] Yes Bus (Jacksonville)
Hollywood [HOL] Yes Yes Amtrak station
Jacksonville [JAX] Yes ‡ Yes Yes Amtrak station
Kissimmee [KIS] Yes Yes Amtrak station
Lake City [LEC] Yes ‡ Not currently in use
Lakeland - North to New York [LAK] Yes Amtrak station
Lakeland - South to Miami [LKL] Yes Amtrak station
Madison [MDO] Yes ‡ Not currently in use
Miami [MIA] Yes Yes Amtrak station
Ocala [OCA] Yes Bus (Jacksonville)
Okeechobee [OKE] Yes Amtrak station
Orlando [ORL] Yes ‡ Yes Yes Amtrak station
Palatka [PAK] Yes ‡ Yes Yes Amtrak station
Pensacola [PNS] Yes ‡ Not currently in use
Port Charlotte [PCH] Yes Yes Bus (Orlando/Tampa)
Sanford [SFD] Not currently in use
Sanford (Auto Train Only) [SFA] Amtrak station
Sarasota [SRA] Yes Yes Bus (Orlando/Tampa)
Sebring [SBG] Yes Yes Amtrak station
St. Petersburg [STP] Yes Yes Bus (Orlando/Tampa)
Tallahassee [TLH] Yes ‡ Not currently in use
Tampa [TPA] Yes Amtrak station
The Villages [TVF] Yes Bus (Jacksonville)
Waldo [WDO] Yes Bus (Jacksonville)
West Palm Beach [WPB] Yes Yes Amtrak station
Wildwood [WWD] Yes ‡ Yes Bus (Jacksonville)
Winter Haven [WTH] Yes Yes Amtrak station
Winter Park [WPK] Yes ‡ Yes Yes Amtrak station

‡ The Sunset Limited service currently terminates at New Orleans and does not continue into Alabama and Florida.

Note that not all of the Amtrak stations in Florida are staffed. Some are just stops without a terminal or any other facilities such as the ability to buy tickets.

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