Passenger Rail


Amtrak Train on railroad 

Passenger Rail service in Kentucky is provided by Amtrak. Amtrak trains serve four cities in Kentucky via two routes. The Cardinal Route serves the cities of Ashland, Maysville, and South Portsmouth. This route runs from Chicago, IL to Washington D.C. The City of New Orleans Route provides service from Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA while passing through Fulton, KY. A Thruway motorcoach connection is provided at Louisville, connecting Louisville and Indianapolis to Chicago.

Kentucky Amtrak Stations

Ashland, KY (AKY)
99 15th Street
Ashland, KY 41101
Cardinal Route

Fulton, KY (FTN)

21 Newton Road
Fulton, KY 42041
City of New Orleans Route
Louisville, KY (LVL)

​Greyhound Station

1211 West Broadway STE 100

Louisville, KY 40203

via bus to Indianapolis Amtrak Station
Maysville, KY (MAY)
West Front Street
Maysville, KY 41056
Cardinal Route
South Portsmouth, KY (SPM)
Main Street & US 23​
South Shore, KY 41174
Cardinal Route


Passenger Railroads Map

Recreational Rail Lines in Kentucky

​Big South Fork Scenic Railway (BSFX)

100 Henderson Street - P.O. Box 368 - Stearns, KY - 42647 - 800-462-5664 -

Bluegrass Scenic Railroad and Museum (BRMI)

175 Beasley Road - P.O. Box 27 - Versailles, KY - 40383 - 800-755-2476 -

Kentucky Railway Museum (KRM)

136 South Main Street - P.O. Box 240 - New Haven, KY - 40051 - 800-272-0152 -

My Old Kentucky Dinner Train

​602 North 3rd Street - Bardstown, KY - 40004 - 866-801-3463 -

For additional information on the above recreational rail lines and other nearby tourist attractions, please visit the Kentucky Tourism webpage​

High Speed Rail Study

Examination of I-75, I-64 and I-71 High Speed Rail

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