Passenger Rail

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 Kentucky

Passenger Rail Studies

KYTC Passenger Rail Studies​

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

Regional Passenger Rail Initiatives

Nationwide Passenger Rail Initiatives