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Address: CA 90713
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+1 800-872-7245

This Amtrak route goes from Seattle, WA., to Los Angeles.

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Nice way to travel without the hassle of airports or driving

We travelled from LA to Seattle on the Coast a Starlight, because we have enjoyed overnight train trips in sleepers in Australia and Canada and because we were led to believe this... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 May 2015
Tina M
Hobart, Australia
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Rockville, Maryland
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112 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

There is no better way to see some of the awesome beauty of the West coast than the Coast Starlight....but if you choose a sleeper room beware of the "closet" cunningly referred to as the "sleepette" - and if Jay is your cabin steward you may wish to move to another car! The food was awesome and prepared exactly as... More 

5 Thank DRPMI
Brisbane, Australia
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53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015

We did the LA to Sacramento leg. Boarded at 10am and arrived at 1.00 am so its a long day. We had a sleeper however the top bunk is small and you need to be able to climb. If I was on the whole over night I would go for the next cabin up. Staff very nice. Food included in... More 

7 Thank Zoemarlo
Canberra, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015 via mobile

Our family of four travelled in a 'family room' sleeper car from L.A. to San Francisco, a journey of around 11 hours. The room is at the rear of the car on the lower level and spans the cars width so we had a window on each side. This was great, as many sleepers only had windows facing East so... More 

6 Thank Danielle C
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015

We took this train from LA to Oakland on a Sunday in April so the train was not even half full. We ate dinner in the dining car; I had the chicken and he had the steak - both were great. Only complaint is that the chicken was a little dry. When traveling North, you will want to grab a... More 

10 Thank DJWallflower41
Greenville, South Carolina
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512 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015

I took my wife on this train despite her objections to train travel. We took it from LA to Salinas, and then from Emeryville (San Francisco) to Portland. Our intent was to travel to Seattle, but there was track work north of Portland so we were bussed the rest of the way (planned weeks in advance). Sat in coach from... More 

7 Thank Ron T
Hobart, Australia
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580 reviews
168 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2015 via mobile

We travelled from LA to Seattle on the Coast a Starlight, because we have enjoyed overnight train trips in sleepers in Australia and Canada and because we were led to believe this was a ride not to be missed. The service from the start was good and continued to be that way - friendly and helpful. Our sleeping car was... More 

15 Thank Tina M
Duncan, Canada
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141 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2015

This is a wonderful way to travel. We recently took the Coast Starlight from Seattle to Los Angeles and back. We had a bedroom which entitled us to the excellent meals in the dining car plus the use of the Parlor car. These are really great. The service and food are very good. We really enjoyed the views, meals and... More 

9 Thank DT1254
San Jose, California
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43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2015

For the first leg of our journey, my wife and I took the Coast Starlight Amtrak train from San Jose California to Seattle Washington. We've never done a train trip before, so the entire experience was a bit of an adventure. The train left Diridon station at around 8:20pm on a Monday, and arrived into Seattle's King Street station a... More 

13 Thank Carl K
Hudson, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2015

If you like train rides, this is a must. Leaves 10:10 AM arriving in Seattle at 8:37 PM the following night. The name is a bit misleading as the trip is about 1400 miles and you travel the ocean for 104. However, Puget Sound also is a waterfront track just before arriving in Seattle. For golfers, you pass directly next... More 

6 Thank Tethier919
Kingston, Canada
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49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015

Checking in at the Metropolitan Lounge in LA we were made to feel very welcome by the agent. The same welcome was given by the red cap guide who drove us right to the train. The train soon arrived and we were welcome aboard and shown our roomette. The roomettes are tight for space but quite comfortable. We enjoyed lunch... More 

7 Thank Euroguy66

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