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3 trains operate daily from Orlando to Jacksonville. The train trip from Orlando to Jacksonville is usually about 3 hours and 31 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Silver Service train can get you there in as little as 3 hours and 15 minutes.
|Distance||125 mi (201 km)|
|Fastest train||3h 15m|
|Trains per day||2|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak Silver Service|
What is the price of a train ticket from Orlando to Jacksonville?
In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Orlando to Jacksonville was $23.57. This is a fantastic deal for train travel. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Jacksonville if you book your train tickets at least 28 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $32.50.
Average prices by travel date
The average cost of a one-way train trip from Orlando to Jacksonville is expected to fluctuate between $23 and $59 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to Jacksonville in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from Orlando is $23.
Monthly average prices
Prices as travel date approaches
If you're looking to save on your train trip from Orlando to Jacksonville, book online with Wanderu at least 28 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $32.50 compared to booking your ticket last minute.
Which train should you take from Orlando to Jacksonville?
2 train services operate from Orlando to Jacksonville. Amtrak Silver Service usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 1 Amtrak trains from Orlando to Jacksonville every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $27.
The Silver Service is an Amtrak train line that runs from New York City to Miami, connecting the largest cities in the Mid-Atlantic region with key destinations in the South and many places across the Sunshine State. Two trains, the Silver Meteor and Silver Star, collectively comprise the Silver Service. The trains come equipped with a variety of sleeper cars that travelers taking an overnight train can choose from, as well as a variety of amenities like free WiFi, power outlets, and a café car. One-way train tickets for the Silver Service from Orlando to Jacksonville start from $14 and the average train journey lasts about 3 hours and 18 minutes.
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The distance between Orlando and Jacksonville is approximately 125 miles, or 201 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 31 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 15 minutes.
Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.
Wednesday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Orlando to Jacksonville. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Wednesday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Monday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.
The earliest train departs Orlando at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.
There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Jacksonville. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Jacksonville to Orlando.
Orlando is the Theme Park Capital of the World, thanks to the high density of thrilling parks like Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, LEGOLAND, Gatorland and more. It's no wonder we rated Orlando the #1 travel destination for families. Family vacation or not, if the highlight of your trip is picking out a wand at Ollivanders in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter or finally meeting Elsa in the Magic Kingdom, you know we won't judge.
Winter Park and Thornton Park – not more theme parks, we promise – are trendy neighborhoods where you can experience some of Orlando's world-class shopping, dining, and craft beer. You can also immerse yourself in some of Florida's unique wildlife at Orlando Wetlands Park, or the more central Lake Eola Park downtown. Orlando enjoys an average of 233 days of sunshine a year, so even though it's one of the cheapest cities to visit over Spring Break, you'll soak up that sweet, sweet sun almost any time of year.
Craving the ocean? Head a few hours outside Orlando for some of Florida's gorgeous beaches like New Smyrna Beach, Cocoa Beach, and the Canaveral National Seashore. Two large airports, as well as many bus and train companies with service in the area, mean that traveling from Orlando to other sunny Florida destinations and beyond is a breeze.
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Jacksonville, or simply "Jax," is the largest city by area in the continental United States. Located in the northeastern corner of Florida, this sunny city along the St Johns River also boasts 22 miles of beaches along the Atlantic Ocean, coastal cuisine, and many historic neighborhoods to explore.
Natural beauty is king in Jacksonville, and where better to soak in some of the Sunshine State's outdoor wonders than the beach? Try Little Talbot Island for beachcombing or fishing, Big Talbot Island for exploring wetlands and marshes, and Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park for surfing. If you don't have the patience for birdwatching in the wild, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens will let you get up-close and personal with over 2,400 animals.
To take a break from the sun's rays, head indoors to one of Jacksonville's many eclectic museums. The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens combines European-inspired gardens with an impressive collection of fine art, while the Museum of Science and History is worth a stop for its planetarium alone. On Saturdays, you wouldn’t want to miss the Riverside Arts Market where artisans and farmers set up stalls along the river, and you can catch live music, food trucks and even free yoga.
Jacksonville is easily accessed by air, train, or bus, and connects Florida to locations throughout the South. Amtrak's Jacksonville train station is located in the northern outskirts of the city, and most bus service in and out of Jacksonville conveniently departs from the JTA Intercity Bus Terminal in the heart of downtown.
Where is the train station in Orlando?
Main departure station: 1400 Sligh Blvd
Orlando has 3 stations where passengers can board the train to Jacksonville.
All train stations in Orlando:
1400 Sligh Blvd
St. Petersburg, Florida
5600 Fruitville Rd
Where is the train station in Jacksonville?
Main arrival station: 3570 Clifford Ln
When traveling to and from Jacksonville by train, you’ll pass through the city’s Amtrak station at 3570 Clifford Lane. Located northwest of the city center, Jacksonville’s Amtrak station has a large seating area, clean restrooms, and free onsite parking. Several fast food options are within a half mile, or grab a snack from one of the station’s vending machines for a quicker bite. If you’re headed to downtown Jacksonville, you can connect to a local bus line from the station, or a rideshare or taxi can get you to the business district and waterfront in about 15 minutes.
All train stations in Jacksonville:
3570 Clifford Ln
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