Lorton is the northern Terminus of the Amtrak Auto Train which carries passengers and automobiles between Sanford, Florida and Lorton, Virginia, effectively serving as a car-rail link from the Washington, D.C. Metro Area to Orlando. The station, which opened in 2000, features a large, modern waiting area with high glass walls, a small gift shop, snack bar, and a children's playground. There is one long low level platform designed for Auto Train boarding and 6 vehicle ramps for boarding vehicles onto the 20+ autoracks that are on the Auto Train.
Vamoose Bus, a privately owned company, provides daily transportation to/from the Lorton VRE Station parking lot and Penn Station in New York City.
Historic landmarks include Gunston Hall, George Mason's Home, Pohick Church with George Washington's box, Belvoir which was George Fairfax's home, and now Fort Belvoir Army Corps of Engineer base and Cranford Church. Woodlawn Plantation and Mt. Vernon, George Washington's Home on the Potomac River lie just to the North.
Gunston Plaza Shopping Center is the largest shopping center in the vicinity. The plaza includes a medical clinic, space for several business offices, grocery, restaurants, gymnasium, a senior citizen's center, and a number of shops and the post office.