Passenger Rail


Amtrak Train on railroad 

Passenger Rail service in Kentucky is presently provided by Amtrak.​ Amtrak trains serve four cities in Kentucky. The Cardinal serves the cities of Maysville, South Portsmouth, and Ashland and runs from Chicago, Illinois to Washington, D.C. The City of New Orleans provides service from Chicago to New Orleans, Louisiana, passing through Fulton. A Thruway motorcoach connection is provided at Louisville, connecting Louisville and Indianapolis continuing 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

720 West Muhammad Ali Blvd

Louisville, KY 40203

Thruway Motorcoach
Maysville, KY (MAY)
West Front Street
Maysville, KY 41056
Cardinal Route
South Portsmouth, KY (SPM)
Rte 23 & Main Street
South Shore, KY 41174
Cardinal Route


Map of Passenger Railroads in Kentucky11x17

Tourist/Excusion Lines

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 -

Big South Fork Scenic Railway (BSFX)
100 Henderson Street - P.O. Box 368 - Stearns, KY - 42647 - 800-462-5664 -

To find additional information on the above Tourist/Excursion Rail Lines in the state and to find other sites and attractions to visit near the Tourist/Excursion Rail Lines, visit the Kentucky Department of Travel webpage to view the Visitor’s Guide Online or use the Interest Finder tool.

Passenger Rail Studies​

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

Regional Passenger Rail Initiatives

Nationwide Passenger Rail Initiatives

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