Amtrak Compliment - Amtrak Auto Train
I recently had the experience of a very pleasurable round trip to Florida via the Auto Train. From the moment of arriving at the boarding stations to retrieving the car at Sanford & Lorton everything was near perfect. Even the food, dinner, was top notch. The entrees were fresh prepared, not reheated frozen meals.
That's a major improvement from my last excursion in 2006. On both legs the train arrived early; at Sanford 60 minutes and at Lorton 90 minutes.
Considering that I did reserve sleeper space last summer it was cheaper than flying and renting a car.