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Coast Starlight

CA 90713
+1 800-872-7245
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Relax & enjoy the scenery!

We took the Coast Starlight from San Jose to LA. 11 hours total. Had lunch & dinner in the... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2017
Don S
San Jose, California
Sleeper vs. Business Class

So tested out the Coast Starlight, specifically the Roomette and the Business class. My journey... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
North Hollywood
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This Amtrak route goes from Seattle, WA., to Los Angeles.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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CA 90713
+1 800-872-7245

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Reviewed 1 June 2017

We took the Coast Starlight from San Jose to LA. 11 hours total. Had lunch & dinner in the dinning car which was included in the cost of a roomette. Roomette was small (roomettes are located on both sides of center aisle) but enjoyable. If...More

5  Thank Don S
Reviewed 28 May 2017

So tested out the Coast Starlight, specifically the Roomette and the Business class. My journey was from Burbank to San Luis Obispo. Northbound in a Roomette: Okay, so I chose not to get on at Union Station because it wasn't convenient. Totally get the Metropolitan...More

4  Thank Chrissypoo
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Outside of a basic coach seat the cost is not worth the product. With the exception of one Amtrak employee, her name is Yolanda and she is amazing, the staff appear to have no concern or idea of how to.provide service to paying customers. Train...More

3  Thank Van M
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Travelling from Seattle to Portland on the Starlight, we had a delayed start because of a late arriving train. However, with an excellent journey, by the time we left the train, only a short way into the full distance, half the delay had been recovered...More

4  Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Instead of flying, we decided to take a train. It is a longer trip, but very scenic & fun! We had a sleeper car & enjoyed lunch , dinner & several bottles of wine! If you can afford the time the Coastal Starlight is wort...More

6  Thank Tim B
Reviewed 5 May 2017

I took the Coast Starlight from LA to Seattle for approximately 34 hours on the Coach section and I loved every single moment. If you have the time to spare and is more of a backpacker type of traveller then taking this train ride will...More

9  Thank Shy24
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Travelled all day from San Francisco to Santa Barbara. Managed to book and print out tickets for travel from the UK. Bit difficult to work out the bus travel from San Francisco to the train station - which you can book as well - the...More

5  Thank UKtraveller50
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyable and forces you to slow down. Internet is not that powerful and the train is slow. The train was on time, clean and the staff was really friendly.

2  Thank nicsb1
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

First I love trains. If you do not or are iffy a train ride might be a disappointment for you. That said this is one of the best rides around. I think the most spectacular part of the trip is in Southern California where the...More

3  Thank mehetabell
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Hey there, this is train travel at its best...at least for the coastal part of the trip. The train gores RIGHT ALONG the ocean for maybe 20 miles? and it is spectacular. If you are seated on the eastern part of the train get up...More

5  Thank G1ofeight
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7 July 2017|
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Response from Tonatzin M | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant was a nice break up to the day and the food was lovely. The snack bar has good options that only a little pricey. Depending on how young your child is different board games to take to the tables at the... More
30 June 2017|
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Response from RonH43026 | Reviewed this property |
I would agree with the response and advice from Bryan H. We have taken the Zephyr between Chicago and Sacramento multiple times, the Empire Builder between Chicago and Portland and the Southwest Chief between Chicago and LA... More
24 June 2017|
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Response from man4pnw | Reviewed this property |
There is only 1 train from Los Angeles to Portland and thus it is the fasted. Amtrak's Coast Starlight is your train.