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Coast Starlight

CA 90713
+1 800-872-7245
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Crossed This Trip Off My Bucket List

As long as I can remember, I've wanted to thaw the Coast Starlight from the Bay Area to LA. Mission... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Clayton, California
via mobile
A great experience!!

We just took the Coast Starlight Amtrak from Santa Barbara to Seattle and reserved a Sleeper Car... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Eastpoint, Florida
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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 5 days ago via mobile

As long as I can remember, I've wanted to thaw the Coast Starlight from the Bay Area to LA. Mission accomplished. We went business class and had an extremely relaxing trip. Seats were spacious, plant of overhead storage, the car was not crowded, quiet, and...More

2  Thank ClaytonBearBacker
Reviewed 5 days ago

We just took the Coast Starlight Amtrak from Santa Barbara to Seattle and reserved a Sleeper Car which was well worth it. The porter we had was wonderful and the food was very good. Of course, the views are the main reason for traveling this...More

Thank dockdog
Reviewed 6 days ago

We road the Coast Starlight in May and it was a fantastic experience. Thirty six hours of experiencing everything from the Puget sound down to Santa Barbara. The only part that wasn't scenic was the hour or two down the eastern side of the San...More

1  Thank Douglas A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose to take the train from Seattle to Los Angeles instead of a plane after our cruise. I haven't been on a long distance train ride since I was too small to remember. I got a little sense of what it must have been...More

3  Thank Michael T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great train and really nice crew. The segment between Klamath Falls and Eugene, Oregon is really beautiful. Traveling in the daytime of the high Cascade mountains offers great views of lakes, waterfalls, mountain and forests vistas, rivers and canyons! As an added bonus the observation...More

2  Thank sp4301
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A while ago we rode Amtrak from Trinidad Colorado to Los Angeles, 24 hours in a roomette. I really enjoy trains but the toilets on this one got pretty rank . You don't take trains to save money in this country,and not to save time...More

Thank 2MileHi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This trip has so many variables that can make it terrible or great. Ours was great. We stayed within a 15-20 minutes late window as far as the train ran. We were 25 minutes early in Seattle. We reserved a sleeper bedroom. It is later...More

5  Thank Rich H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to use the train whilst traveling down the west coast rather than flying and really enjoyed the experience. The train travels incredibly slow and from our experience us never on time, in fact on arrival in LA it was two and half hours...More

1  Thank DaveSchnauzer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took the train from Los Angeles to San Francisco. It was about 11 hours. It was late departure and then partway there the train stopped on thr tracks for close to an hour, apparently waiting for train staff. From the stories I heard from...More

1  Thank Terence H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was coming back to Sacramento from Oregon just before the 4th. Since I was in no hurry I decided to take the train. It was about the same as a plane ticket. If you have the time I heartily recommend taking the train. I...More

1  Thank sactravel9307
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25 July 2017|
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Response from ClaytonBearBacker | Reviewed this property |
Our business class car was less crowded than standard coach and didn't have a lot of kids. Consequently, it was a quiet and very relaxing ride. We were also able to switch to the more scenic side of the train after boarding... More
6 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
29 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