While we await the possible addition of a SunRail commuter train station in Lakeland, did you know that you could already take a midnight train going anywhere? The Lakeland Amtrak station has been operating at 600 E. Main St. since 1998.
In the 2022 fiscal year, 16,800+ riders took a train through Lakeland, and the station’s ticket revenue topped $1,065,000. Our station is known by two station codes (LAK and LKL) for northbound and southbound routes, respectively.
Ready to ride? Here are our pro tips for choosing routes, buying tickets, and navigating the station:
Not sure where the travel bug is taking you? Check the travel planning map. Just set your departure location to LAK/LKL (depending on whether you’re going north or south) and see the available stops, routes, and fares. You can head south to Miami, north to New York City, or just skip interstate traffic and travel to Orlando.
You can buy tickets online or in person. Choose a coach seat to save, or upgrade to a private room for a more comfortable ride.
This is one place it’s good to have baggage — passengers can bring two checked bags, two carry-ons, and two personal items for free. Even small four-legged friends can come along with you for a $39 fee.
LAK/LKL doesn’t offer overnight parking, so we recommend being dropped off or hailing a rideshare. The waiting room is open daily from 10:10 a.m.-6:15 p.m., and staff members are available to answer questions and sell tickets. If you’re checking baggage, Amtrak recommends arriving 45 minutes before your departure time. If not, 30 minutes should be plenty of time.
Have you taken an Amtrak train ride from Lakeland? Tell us your pro tips and we may share them in an upcoming newsletter.