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Coast Starlight

CA 90713
+1 800-872-7245
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Worth Doing-Once!

There is a lot of good news. The crew, without exception, were among the nicest people we've met... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Harold G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Interesting way to travel

My trip was from Seattle to San Francisco. Also, this was my first long trip on a train. Overall... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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This Amtrak route goes from Seattle, WA., to Los Angeles.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“parlor car” (109 reviews)
“dining car” (201 reviews)
“sleeper car” (71 reviews)
CA 90713
+1 800-872-7245

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a lot of good news. The crew, without exception, were among the nicest people we've met. The checked luggage was handled more efficiently than any airline I've flown. There were some great views. We had a bedroom and slept very well. The train...More

1  Thank Harold G
Reviewed 1 week ago

My trip was from Seattle to San Francisco. Also, this was my first long trip on a train. Overall I'd say it was an average experience. Accommodations: I got a sleeper car roomette. This is a closet sized room that has two seats facing each...More

2  Thank Raygun99
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was SO bad I don't know where to start. It is a shame that this is advertised as a vacation train. As a passenger train, it would be minimally satisfactory. Crew 1 is a tightly knit clique who operate in the mindset of a...More

4  Thank cmsbeth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great experience despite the fact that I was suffering from a cold. The economy chairs are very comfortable even to sleep in (it helps if you are short like me and the seat next to you is free) and very well cared...More

1  Thank TheKylieAdventures
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I travelled with Amtrak with my wife from Vancouver to San Francisco. This was quite an experience, with the tone being set upon our arrival at Vancouver station when told that 1 suitcase was too heavy by a few pounds and as such items had...More

2  Thank David R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While my wife loves to take the train, this was my first trip on Amtrak. While the cars are getting a bit worn and dated overall it was a nice trip. We had a sleeper roomette and it was a bit small, I would book...More

Thank DALaralas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So disappointed with this trip. We got on at Portland to go to LA, we barely saw the attendant the whole trip except to make up the beds, the staff in the dining car were inept and rude, the parlor car barman looked permanently peed...More

1  Thank jaki c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in the wheelchair accessible sleeping car from Sacramento to Portland Oregon on July 24th midnight train (late by 4 hours due to accident at crossing). The in room bathroom reduce my need to move about but to get to the observation car you...More

2  Thank TimeawayfromtheWorld
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We ride the rails often in Europe and wanted an American Rail adventure under our belts, the Coast Starlight was our choice and we chose well. We decided to travel from Los Angeles to be able to include British Columbia and Seattle in our vacation...More

27  Thank Beeba1
Reviewed 5 August 2017

This was our first long-range trip on Amtrak. We had a bedroom and boarded the train in Emeryville, CA bound for Seattle, WA. It was the first leg of our grand tour of the West via Amtrak: Bay Area-Seattle-Portland-Whitefish, MT (Glacier Nat'l Park)-St. Paul-Chicago-Bay Area....More

14  Thank lgp94544
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Dawna M
21 September 2017|
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Response from RonH43026 | Reviewed this property |
According to Amtraks published schedule, you would take Train #763 out of San Diego departing at 6:06am which arrives in Los Angeles at 8:57am. You would then board the Starlight which departs at 10:10am. The Starlight then... More
31 August 2017|
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Response from RonH43026 | Reviewed this property |
If you're using Amtraks online ticketing and scheduling, you are looking at two different trains and two DIFFERENT routes for the southern half of the trip. The 35 Hour trip from LA to Seattle is purely on the Coast... More
Audrey O
30 August 2017|
Response from bsandrs | Reviewed this property |
They have sent me a copy of your question, but in reality, as a Brit I will leave it to other local responders to answer you specific request. Whichever you chose, it is a great part of the US, we really enjoyed our visit.