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Amtrak Coast Starlight

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Beautiful West Coast on the Coast Starlight Train

Took the Coast Starlight from Seattle, WA to Simi Valley, CA. Booked our seats a few days before... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2016
Chatsworth, California
Great attendants and railway employees. Viewing car good.

My wife and I travelled from Seattle to San Francisco early May 2016, first time and unfortunately... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2016
Melbourne, Australia
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This Amtrak route goes from Seattle, WA., to Los Angeles.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

Took the Coast Starlight from Seattle, WA to Simi Valley, CA. Booked our seats a few days before travel. We left at 9:35 on Saturday from the King Street Station. Check in was easy at the station. We arrived a half hour early. We had...More

8  Thank SusanT930
Reviewed 19 May 2016

My wife and I travelled from Seattle to San Francisco early May 2016, first time and unfortunately the last. Positives are the employees of Amtrak we have nothing but praise for them, helpful and courteous in every way. we were greeted on arrival by our...More

9  Thank Megabby
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Adult daughter and I just took the coast starlight northbound from union station in LA to San Jose. Our tickets were for the sleeper car with small roomette - Our trip could not have been more enjoyable! If you are not in a rush, and...More

7  Thank 007MAL
Reviewed 17 May 2016

We travelled from San Francisco to Portland Oregon, and had a small but comfy cabin for the duration of our almost 24 hour trip. We boarded from Emeryville around 10pm, and arrived in Portland at about 4 the following afternoon. There is plenty on board...More

7  Thank Jonathan T
Reviewed 17 May 2016

We had read many travel articles about the Coast Starlight. Recently, for my birthday we decided to book a bedroom (Car 1432, Room D) and make the trip from Los Angeles to Portland. The Amtrak crew are very polite and friendly. The car interiors are...More

8  Thank YYZ2SFO
Reviewed 2 May 2016

My wife an I got on the train in Seattle on April 25th heading to Burbank Ca. Our sleeper was perfect and the car attendant was exceptionally friendly and helpful. The meals in the dinner car we very good- we had the steak the first...More

8  Thank chanceander
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Travelled from New York to Chicago on Lake Shore Limited. The waiting lounge at New York Penn Station was great - only available if you have a sleeper booked. Staff helpful and friendly and the train staff were great. A great way to travel if...More

5  Thank Ricky F
Reviewed 29 April 2016

We took this trip in March and booked a roomette as it is a 2 day journey and all meals are included. The meals in the Parlour Car are very nice, cooked on the train and very generous. One half of the parlour car is...More

9  Thank RunawaySisters
Reviewed 26 April 2016

In 2 days and a night the Coast Starlight takes you through a wide range of amazing scenery. Headed northbound, after Santa Barbara, you spend three hours on the Pacific Ocean, included secluded beaches and cliffs, no highways. At San Luis Obispo you round Horseshoe...More

11  Thank Daniel V
Reviewed 21 April 2016

My wife and I took the Coast Starlight from Martinez to Portland. We had a Roomette which was the size of two first class airline seats facing each other, that folded down into two bunks for the overnight portion of the trip. Way more comfortable...More

10  Thank lvinci
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19 February 2018|
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Response from Julie K | Reviewed this property |
Oh im not sure,we just used to to go from anaheim to los angles downt town sorry
17 February 2018|
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Response from RonH43026 | Reviewed this property |
The 1 hour layover in Los Angles would make me nervous, especially since your next train only departs 3 days a week (Sun, Wed & Fri). I've only been on the Starlight once to LAX and it arrived about 30 minutes late... More
17 February 2018|
Response from RonH43026 | Reviewed this property |
It's what ever you want to make it. If you want to go one way, you buy one way tickets between where you want to start and where you want to end up. If you want to return, then you buy round trip tickets. So yes, they will... More