Daily (Chicago and Indianapolis)
Three times weekly (New York and Chicago)
Length of Trip:
5 hours (Chicago - Indianapolis)
26 Hours 30 Minutes (New York - Chicago)
Reserved Coach Seat
Viewliner Accessible Bedroom
Viewliner Bedroom Suite
Note: Not all trains offer all accommodation types.
The Cardinal operates between New York and Chicago three days a week. The Hoosier State runs daily between Chicago and Indianapolis.
The Cardinal offers unforgettable views of the Southeast's stunning natural beauty. You'll see gently rolling horse country, the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains, the Shenandoah Valley, and the wild white-water rivers of West Virginia as they can only be seen by train. Heading westward, the train rolls along the banks of the mighty Ohio River--from the quaint towns of Ashland and Maysville, to the skyline of Cincinnati. From there, your journey continues to Indianapolis, and then northward to Chicago.
Ride in spacious Reserved Coach seating, or reserve First Class Viewliner Sleeping Car accommodations.
Guides provide scenic commentary between Charleston, WV and White Sulphur Springs, eastbound.
The Hoosier State
The Hoosier State runs daily between Chicago and Indianapolis with Reserved Coach service.
For more information, please download the Cardinal Route Guide, Cardinal Schedule or Amtrak's National Route Map.
New York - Penn Station, NY
Baltimore - Penn Station, MD
Baltimore - BWI Airport Rail Station, MD
Washington - Union Station, DC
South Shore, KY
Cincinnati - Union Station, OH
Clifton Forge, VA
White Sulphur Springs, WV