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Coast Starlight

CA 90713
+1 800-872-7245
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Very Disappointing - Not Worth Your Money!!

For the money I paid I was expecting the Coast Starlight to be the most fantastic trip of all that... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
via mobile
Seattle to San Fran

No complaints from me, I really enjoyed this trip. 22 hours on a train went really fast. The seats... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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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” (112 reviews)
“dining car” (205 reviews)
“sleeper car” (76 reviews)
CA 90713

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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

For the money I paid I was expecting the Coast Starlight to be the most fantastic trip of all that Amtrak has to offer. Not so, there was NO PARLOUR CAR WITH THE EXTRA MEALS! Most of the scenery was not that great except for...More

2  Thank farawayanita
Reviewed 27 September 2017

No complaints from me, I really enjoyed this trip. 22 hours on a train went really fast. The seats were really comfy & at night I managed to get a bit of sleep. Loved sitting in the observation car, the scenery was stunning. Food was...More

3  Thank BexW1984
Reviewed 17 September 2017

There is a lot of good news. The crew, without exception, were among the nicest people we've met. The checked luggage was handled more efficiently than any airline I've flown. There were some great views. We had a bedroom and slept very well. The train...More

6  Thank Harold G
Reviewed 17 September 2017

My trip was from Seattle to San Francisco. Also, this was my first long trip on a train. Overall I'd say it was an average experience. Accommodations: I got a sleeper car roomette. This is a closet sized room that has two seats facing each...More

6  Thank Raygun99
Reviewed 16 September 2017 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

9  Thank cmsbeth
Reviewed 13 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 11 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

7  Thank David R
Reviewed 11 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

3  Thank jaki c
Reviewed 27 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

3  Thank TimeawayfromtheWorld
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Robin R
7 December 2017|
Response from RonH43026 | Reviewed this property |
It was dark for most of our trip from Portland to Sacramento a year ago in late November. Considering that per the schedule you leave Portland at around 2:30pm and arrive in Sacramento just be sunrise at 6:30am, yes you are... More
LeeAnn S
6 December 2017|
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Response from RonH43026 | Reviewed this property |
Only if you reserve and purchase multi-city tickets, or purchase separate tickets. It does add cost to the fare. A normal ticket is just between two cities/stops, not a hop on hop off train ride.
21 November 2017|
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Response from AlgonquinGuys | Reviewed this property |
You are able to book directly online at the Amtrak website (which is what I do) or you can call their reservations number. You've got a long time so there should not be a rush to book this far out unless you want to secure... More