Ashland Amtrak station is an unstaffed station with limited crippled access. It doubles as the Ashland-Hanover Visitor's Centre. However, for those who travel by rail to see King's Dominion theme park, Ashland is the closest station. Ironically, the Ashland station has more architectural character than the larger stations in Richmond, Raleigh and Charlotte.
Getting to Ashland is fairly simple: take I-95 to exit 92 and go west 2 miles on route 54.
Getting around the Ashland area is easy also with your own car or rental. The town streets are nicely layed out in a grid pattern with streets on the north side of route 54 designated with a North in the name and South in the name for streets south of route 54.
Routes US1, 54, Ashcake-Ashland Road and Interstate 95 all make it easy to get to attractions in the area.
Auto rentals are available at Enterprise (514 North Washington Hwy. 804-752-2319) and Ashland Auto (102 South Washington Hwy. 804-798-9325). Rates are in the $60 per day range for a mid-sized car.
- Road Trip
Most folks get there by car
Most folks get there by car. There is a convenient, if little-used Amtrak station, appropriately enough on Railroad Avenue. Ashland has some historical value as it is the boyhood home of American patriot Patrick Henry. It is also a university town (Randolph Macon College) and a good wayside stop for interstate travels. Exit 92-B in the included photo is where a truck stop plus numerous hotels and restaurants are located.