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Coast Starlight

CA 90713
+1 800-872-7245
Review Highlights
Worst trip of our vacation

It was SO bad I don't know where to start. It is a shame that this is advertised as a vacation... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Louisville, Kentucky
via mobile
Very comfortable train journey

This was a great experience despite the fact that I was suffering from a cold. The economy chairs... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
Muttenz, Switzerland
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This Amtrak route goes from Seattle, WA., to Los Angeles.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“parlor car” (109 reviews)
“dining car” (203 reviews)
“sleeper car” (74 reviews)
CA 90713
+1 800-872-7245

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Reviewed 5 weeks 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

6  Thank cmsbeth
Reviewed 12 September 2017

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 10 September 2017 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

4  Thank David R
Reviewed 10 September 2017 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 7 September 2017 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

2  Thank jaki c
Reviewed 26 August 2017

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 12 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

29  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
Reviewed 24 July 2017 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

30  Thank ClaytonBearBacker
Reviewed 23 July 2017

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

19  Thank dockdog
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18 October 2017|
Response from RonH43026 | Reviewed this property |
You don't see all of the coastline, actually you see very little of the actual coast (beach/ocean). As you noted some of the trip is at night, but more importantly, the actual route from Los Angeles to Seattle is mostly not... More
26 September 2017|
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Response from RonH43026 | Reviewed this property |
Well it depends somewhat on how far in the future you want to purchase tickets to travel. To following is from their webpage. Go to "Buy Tickets" on the Amtrak webpage, input From (Seattle King Station), To (LAX), Date of... More
Dawna M
20 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