Amtrak train from Louisville to Nashville. Tickets from $24 (2023)

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The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Louisville to Nashville will cost around $25 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $24.

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The fastest trainsfrom Louisville to Nashville

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Train from Louisville to Nashville

Travel by train to Nashville easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Louisville to Nashville.

  • How much cost tickets to Nashville?

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  • Amtrak tickets to Nashville costs between $24 and USD 29.00 each seat.

    This $24 train leaves at 02:05 from Louisville train station at Bus Terminal - 720 W Muhammad Ali Blvd.

    On the contrary, the train leaving at 10:20 have the most expensive ticket to Nashville for about USD 29.00.

    During holidays and peak seasons fares are generally higher.

  • How far apart is Nashville from Louisville?

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  • The train traveling average length from Louisville to Nashville is around 8h 17m.

    Getting Amtrak fastest train from Louisville, you probably arrive in about 2h 9m in Nashville.

    Amtrak does not normally guarantee connections of less than 60 minutes.

    Usually 90 minutes between arriving long-distance trains and local trains in the Northeast Corridor.

  • Can I bring my pet on the train?

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  • Sure! But there are several rules you have to comply with and be aware of, so your beloved pet will be able to come with you.

    - Dogs and cats up to 20 pounds

    - You need to make a prior reservation. There's a maximum of five pets per train, and they're limited to one pet per customer.

    - The trip is limited to 7 (seven) hours of total travel time.Multi-ride tickets aren’t allowed.

    - The pet carrier you bring can be hard or soft-sided but has to be leakproof and well ventilated for comfort and safety. Maximum weight: 20 pounds. Maximum size: 19" long x 14" wide x 10.5" high.

    - Also, the carrier has to be big enough so the pet is able to sit, lie down and remain entirely inside without touching the sides.

    - Is allowed in Coach class, but not in First class, non-Acela Business class, bedroom accommodations, or food service cars.

    - It’s mandatory to sign a Pet Release and Indemnification Agreement for each travel segment.

    - It must be at least eight weeks old, odorless, harmless, not disruptive, and require no attention during travel.

    - It’s not permitted to ship it or allow them to travel as checked baggage.
  • Can you buy an Amtrak ticket onboard the train?

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  • There are two options for purchasing tickets during the trip, is using cash or credit card.

    All tickets purchased onboard include a service fee built into the fare and payment must be in cash. Who chose to purchase using a credit card must call the contact center at 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245) to complete their payment.

    But stay aware that is used in limited situations. For example, when you pay for your tickets in advance of travel and your departure station is closed at the time of departure and no other delivery option exists.

  • How to get ticket refund on Amtrak?

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  • Note that Amtrak have different policies regarding fare types and changes.Find more information on Amtrak page.

  • Where are located Louisville and Nashville train stations?

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  • For this trip to Nashville, you can get on board at Bus Terminal - 720 W Muhammad Ali Blvd.

    Moreover, get off the train at Bus Terminal - 709 5Th Ave S.

    Most Amtrak stations in major cities, and many other stations across the country, are accessible to passengers with a disability.

    Call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245) to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information regarding the accessibility of the stations on your itinerary.

  • When is the first and last train departing from Louisville on 2022-08-12?

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  • The first train time to Nashville is at 02:05.

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    The last departure time from Louisville is at 23:35.

  • How easy is to get by train to Nashville from Louisville?

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  • On average you find 8 daily Amtrak Louisville to Nashville schedules.

    Usually, there are 56 train departures every week on this route.

    Amtrak operates a large fleet to Nashville.

    It is an average of 8 departures per day and 240 trips every month.

  • How to get cheap Amtrak train tickets from Louisville to Nashville?

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  • Amtrak offer a total of 8 train schedules to Nashville.

    Compare all available fares that vary according to comfort, ticket promotions, and availability.

    Take time and check customers 1643 Amtrak reviews for train services.

    Users reviews always best describe the real train trip experience.The company score relates to quality, punctuality, cleanliness, and staff behavior. Ratings and reviews are relevant information when searching and comparing ticket prices for this destination.

    Keep in mind that in all train departure times from Louisville have different ticket prices based on fare options.

    What is shown on the list is the cheapest fare type still available if Saver, Value, Flexible or Premium.

    On this trip, tickets are available starting on $24 and this is the lower trip price you can get on 2022-08-12.

    Book your train tickets 14 days in advance with Saver Fares for 20% discount.

    On searching for Nashville cheap tickets it may apply.In many routes across the country this is the best method to get trip discounts.

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  • TrainBuster has all information for you discover the best and cheapest train ticket.Explore all available tools and 1643 user reviews to best choose your transportation.TrainBuster does not sell tickets.If you want to purchase train tickets online, this site will redirect you to the official Amtrak website.Reserve your train seat to Nashville in advance and have a nice trip.
  • Can I get a bus from Louisville to Nashville instead of a train?

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  • Click here to check on the bus prices for this trip. Going by bus, sometimes, can be the cheapest way to travel between Louisville and Nashville.

  • Which is the best way for train booking?

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  • There are many different secure forms of acquiring a ticket.The more comfortable, secure and faster way is to get your eTicket online at Amtrak website.Alternatively, you can book at a Quik-Trak Kiosk or directly at the counter.Amtrak phone number: +1 215-856-7924Find out more on search and buy cheap train tickets in North America.

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FAQs

Can you bring food on Amtrak? ›

Bringing Your Food Aboard

You may bring your own food and beverages onboard for consumption at your seat or private Sleeping Car accommodations. However, you can only consume food and beverages purchased in Dining and Lounge Cars in those cars.

Is Amtrak cheaper than plane? ›

But when you factor in total travel time, flying actually takes about 14 minutes longer one way: 3 hours and 38 minutes for the train and 3 hours and 52 minutes for the plane. The train also wins when it comes to cost: $188 on Amtrak6 and $291 on the airlines.

How fast do Amtrak trains go? ›

It is the nation's only high-speed intercity passenger rail provider, operating at speeds up to 150 mph (241 kph) over current infrastructure. More than half of Amtrak trains operate at top speeds of 100 mph (160 kph) or greater.

Does Amtrak travel to Nashville TN? ›

Which train companies travel to Nashville? Amtrak is the only train company serving Nashville.

Where should I sit on Amtrak? ›

The most comfortable seat is the one all the way up front in the locomotive. Yes, some of Amtrak's trains are Superliners, and they do indeed have two levels. However, only the upper levels connect between the cars. A reserved seat is not an assigned seat.

Does Amtrak have free water? ›

50+ Year Amtrak Rider

In Sleepining Cars Bottled Water is Avaialble for Free and if you Eat in the Diner Meals include Coffee,Tea,Milk or Water!

What time does Amtrak turn off the lights? ›

In terms of noise from other passengers, Amtrak's conductor declares quiet hours from around 10 p.m. to 7 a.m., and lights are dimmed overnight. (The party can continue in the observation or cafe cars, where lights remain on, but no food or beverages are sold.)

Do trains go faster at night? ›

Whatever signal is given to the trains, the loco pilot follows that signal and proceeds accordingly. But, trains actually run faster at night than during the day.

How long does a train stop for? ›

The average freight train is about 1 to 1¼ miles in length (90 to 120 rail cars). When it's moving at 55 miles an hour, it can take a mile or more to stop after the locomotive engineer fully applies the emergency brake. An 8-car passenger train moving at 80 miles an hour needs about a mile to stop.

Why is there no Amtrak in Nashville? ›

Nashville was cut off from Amtrak service in 1979 when the Chicago to Florida route was shut down to save money. That leaves only two Tennessee Amtrak stops: Memphis and Newbern-Dyersburg.

Where does Amtrak stop in Tennessee? ›

There are 2 Amtrak Stations in Tennessee. The stations in Tennessee are Memphis and Newbern-Dyersburg and they both serve the same train, the City of New Orleans, which is an overnight cross country train. Taking the train south will lead you to New Orleans and north will take you to Chicago.

Where is the closest Amtrak station from Nashville? ›

Actually Birmingham is the closest Amtrak station to Nashville.

How many bags can you take on Amtrak? ›

Each traveler can check up to 4 bags (2 free and 2 at $20 per bag). Size/weight limitations apply.

How much should I tip my Amtrak attendant? ›

Jim Loomis, author of “All Aboard! The Complete North American Train Travel Guide,” recommends $5 per passenger per night for sleeping-car attendants, and the standard 15 percent of what the meals would cost if you paid (prices are on the menu) outright. Come prepared with a stash of small bills.

Is roundtrip cheaper Amtrak? ›

Also: Round-trip fares are cheaper, too, on Amtrak, but the margin is much smaller.

Do you get to pick your seat on Amtrak? ›

Can I choose a specific seat? Not while you're making a reservation. Your seat will be automatically assigned when you complete your reservation. You may change your assigned seat at any time after your booking is complete using interactive seat maps on the Amtrak app or on Amtrak.com.

Is it better to sit on the upper or lower level on Amtrak? ›

The best place to sit in Amtrak Coach Class is on the upper level. It's all about the view on the upper level. This is the biggest advantage of sitting in the upper level. You can also move from car to car more freely as there is access from each car on the upper level.

Is it better to sit on the upper or lower level of a train? ›

Being on the lower level is indeed closer to the restrooms, and you'll have less foot traffic going by. There will be less sway, but more noise from the track, since you're closer to the track. The view will be better from the upper level and you must be on the upper level to pass from one car to the next.

Are there phone chargers on Amtrak? ›

Trust us: You need a phone charger. And you're going to love the fact that every seat has an outlet for charging!

Can you talk on the phone on Amtrak? ›

A great way to travel and really get to see the country, while it is fun, there are some Amtrak travel tips to be aware of. Two common questions asked are can you bring food on Amtrak and can you talk on the phone on Amtrak. Yes and yes! I often bring a small cooler with snacks and drinks when I'm on the train.

Are there TVS on Amtrak trains? ›

The standard bedrooms in the Viewliner sleepers all have a toilet and a fold down sink in the room. The newest cars also have a tiny TV screen with 3 or 4 movies that can be viewed.

Are headphones required on Amtrak? ›

They should not have been listening to music or a TV show without headphones. That rule applies 24/7. If you experience that again, flag down a conductor and let them know it's bothering you.

How comfortable are Amtrak coach seats? ›

Traveling Overnight in a Coach Seat

Amtrak seats are much larger and more comfortable than those in airliners or motor coaches (intercity buses), and they recline comfortably with full leg rests somewhat like home reclining chairs.

How do you sleep comfortably on a train? ›

Choose comfortable, loose-fitting sleep clothes and warm socks. Bring a small travel blanket/pillow for your own personal comfort. If you're sensitive to light while sleeping, bring a sleep mask and close the curtains over the window(s).

Where do train drivers sleep? ›

In the typical scenario, two teams of two drivers work alternating 8-h shift rotations driving the train. Specially designed crew-van carriages, equipped with sleeping quarters and facilities for domestic activities, provide accommodation for drivers during non-work periods.

Do Amtrak trains always leave on time? ›

The national on-time performance (OTP) average for Amtrak is about 70-75%. Each trains OTP varies, mostly in part to the host railroad it runs over. The earliest a train can arrive is about 15-30 minutes ahead of schedule. That rarely happens and a train can not leave a station early.

Why do trains go slower when it's hot? ›

Intense heat causes steel railroad tracks to expand and to buckle under the extra stress. Trains reduce their speed in extreme heat to put less additional force on the tracks, resulting in delays.

Do you have to get the train you booked? ›

Anytime Single tickets are valid for any train on the date written on your ticket. If you've booked an Anytime Return ticket, then you can take your outbound journey at any time, up to five days after the date written on your ticket.

Can you get off a train before your stop? ›

Yes, you can break your journey while travelling with an Anytime Single or Return ticket. This means you can get off the train at any connecting stop and leave the station, before boarding a later train to complete your journey.

How long does it take a train to stop traveling 55 miles an hour? ›

“The average freight train is about 1 to 1¼ miles in length (90 to 120 rail cars). When it's moving at 55 miles an hour, it can take a mile or more to stop after the locomotive engineer fully applies the emergency brake.

Where does the train in Nashville go? ›

Riverfront Station is the destination station for the Music City Star regional train. It is located at 108 1st Avenue South in downtown Nashville at the foot of Broadway, adjacent to the Flag Court and the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge.

What cities does Amtrak go to in Tennessee? ›

There are only two Amtrak stations in Tennessee, Newbern-Dyersburg and Memphis, both on the City of New Orleans Route that connects Chicago and New Orleans providing infrequent service.

Where does Amtrak stop in Kentucky? ›

Passenger Rail service in Kentucky is presently provided by Amtrak.
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Kentucky Amtrak Stations.
Ashland, KY (AKY)99 15th Street Ashland, KY 41101Cardinal Route
Maysville, KY (MAY)West Front Street Maysville, KY 41056Cardinal Route
South Portsmouth, KY (SPM)Rte 23 & Main Street South Shore, KY 41174Cardinal Route
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Does the Amtrak take you to Tennessee? ›

Amtrak operates one National Network train through Tennessee, the City of New Orleans (daily Chicago- Memphis-New Orleans).

Where in TN can you ride a train? ›

1. Tennessee Valley Railroad. In a town known for trains, it's no wonder Chattanooga is Tennessee's mecca for unique train rides, and it all starts at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. Founded in 1961 by locals, the museum aims to restore and preserve old steam engines and rail cars.

Is there a Amtrak in Knoxville Tennessee? ›

Tennessee has a few major cities -- Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville -- but only one of them is served by Amtrak. The nationwide passenger rail system doesn't go statewide in the Volunteer State, so Amtrak travelers have limited options.

Does Nashville have a train system? ›

Nashville's commuter rail system has six stations between Lebanon and the destination station at Riverfront Park in downtown. Trains operate Monday through Friday and you can pick up a public bus from each of the stations.

Does Tennessee have a train station? ›

Tennessee's two Amtrak stations are on the City of New Orleans route. Taking railriders from The Big Easy to Chicago with stops along the way in Memphis and Newbern-Dyersburg.

Does Amtrak go to Gatlinburg Tennessee? ›

Amtrak does not provide rail service to Gatlinburg, nor does Greyhound offer bus service.

Does Amtrak look through your bags? ›

If you're traveling by train and a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent asks to search your bags, you have the right to refuse.

What is allowed on Amtrak trains? ›

Each passenger may bring two personal items, 25 lbs. (12 kg) and 14 x 11 x 7 inches each, and two carry-on items, 50 lbs. (23 kg) and 28 x 22 x 14 inches each, onboard. Make sure you have a tag with your name and address on the outside of all your bags.

Do they check bags on Amtrak? ›

Checked baggage service is available at a number of our stations and on many trains and Thruway Services. Not all trains or locations are equipped to handle checked baggage.

Do you have to go through security at Amtrak? ›

Unlike commercial air travel, rail passengers do not undergo intensive security screenings. Most travelers will want to reserve their tickets ahead of time, on Amtrak's website or its mobile app.

Does Amtrak have assigned seating? ›

Your seat will be automatically assigned when you complete your reservation. You may change your assigned seat and choose a different seat at any time after your booking is complete by viewing your reservation in the Amtrak app or on Amtrak.com. There is no fee to change your seat.

How much do you tip Amtrak? ›

Jim Loomis, author of “All Aboard! The Complete North American Train Travel Guide,” recommends $5 per passenger per night for sleeping-car attendants, and the standard 15 percent of what the meals would cost if you paid (prices are on the menu) outright. Come prepared with a stash of small bills.

What clothes will you carry If you will travel by a train? ›

What to wear on the train
  • Plastic slippers or thongs. If you're on a long train trip, you're going to need a pair of shoes you can easily slip on to wear in common areas and to the bathroom. ...
  • Light cardigan or cotton scarf (summer) ...
  • Warm socks and a comfortable sweater you can sleep in (winter)
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What food and clothes will you carry If you will travel by a train? ›

It becomes crucial to know about the things to carry while travelling in trains for added safety, comfort and fun.
  • 1) Ticket and related documents.
  • 2) Water bottle.
  • 3) Mobile charger and power bank.
  • 4) Food.
  • 5) Hygiene essentials.
  • 6) Safety locks.
  • 7) Inflatable Travel Pillow.
  • 8) A Pair of earphones.
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How many bags can I take on Amtrak? ›

You + Two Bags = No Extra Charge

Unlike many transportation options, traveling with Amtrak is twice as nice with our generous baggage policy. When you travel with us, you can carry-on two free pieces of luggage. Each item should not exceed 50 lbs. (23 kg) and needs to be 28 x 22 x 14 inches in size.

Are there TVS on Amtrak trains? ›

The standard bedrooms in the Viewliner sleepers all have a toilet and a fold down sink in the room. The newest cars also have a tiny TV screen with 3 or 4 movies that can be viewed.

How much is baggage on Amtrak? ›

Checked Baggage

Each traveler can check up to 4 bags (2 free and 2 at $20 per bag). Size/weight limitations apply.

Where do you put your luggage on the train? ›

Carry-on baggage must be stowed either overhead or under the seat in front of you (standard Amtrak trains usually have rather large overhead areas for storing luggage).

How long before train departure should I arrive? ›

We recommend arriving a minimum of 30-45 minutes before the train is scheduled to roll out. But if you're new to the station, plan to check baggage or want to grab a magazine before your trip, earlier is better. By now, we hope you know each rider can travel with up to four pieces of checked luggage.

Can you take liquids on Amtrak? ›

Toiletries - No need to deal with tiny 3-ounce containers when you pack your luggage for Amtrak - feel free to bring along your full-sized products if you have space.

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