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California Zephyr

CA
+1 800-872-7245
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Outstanding views from the train

The views are outstanding and car attendant was awesome. Book a sleeper or roomette and meals are... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Joseph M
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Danielson, CT
Great train trip

We boarded the Zephyr in Denver & travelled to Glenwood Springs. It was a very scenic trip... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
jashmawa
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Sydney, Australia
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Since 1949 this Amtrak train has taken travelers on scenic rides between Roseville, IL and Oakland, CA.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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Reviewed yesterday

The views are outstanding and car attendant was awesome. Book a sleeper or roomette and meals are free. Great way to see the country and some areas are only accessible from the train.

Thank Joseph M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We boarded the Zephyr in Denver & travelled to Glenwood Springs. It was a very scenic trip travelling through the Rockies. The seats were very comfortable & spacious. The viewing car with extra large windows was excellent. Really enjoyed our trip although 3 hours late...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having used the Southwest Chief, LA to Chicago, we decided to travel Emeryville to Chicago with a 3 day break in Denver, We, myself,65, and daughter, 32, decided to save a few $$$'s and book a Superliner Roomette, instead of the Superliner Bedroom. The Roomette...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A seriously spectacular train trip. Definitely not enough praise for this journey. Highly recommend.

1  Thank Nina H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Zephyr departed Chicago on time at 2 pm. We waited in Iowa for an hour due to a freight train interference ( Burlington Railroad is required by law to give priority to passenger trains!). Dinner in the diner was great. Our car attendant was...More

4  Thank Ace J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveling the train for the first time in over ten years was an experience to say the least. Since childhood, I have always loved trains. The good news is that traveling on this train, I was able to see parts of CA. that I suspect...More

2  Thank mmarge1
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've taken each of my grandchildren from Chicago to Emeryville, CA, on Amtrak's California Zephyr. Both trips were great fun, and the kids got to see our country's changing geography. Of course we got a sleeper (the only reasonable way to go for the long...More

2  Thank Janet0504
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The ride from Omaha was long, but the views in Colorado Mountains were great! I loved the ride back as the conductor pointed out many of the sites and their history!

1  Thank Zeno C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I accompanied my daughter and granddaughter on this trip from Chicago to San Francisco. I had no idea how I would fare on this journey and now that I have done it I must say I would do it again! From waiting at Chicago's Union...More

3  Thank EME4848
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I traveled this route in April from Chicago, IL to Sacramento, CA if you are a rail enthusiast or looking for a great way to see the USA this trip is a MUST the train starts in Chicago and rolls through Iowa spend the night...More

6  Thank Daniel W
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Natalie S
16 July 2018|
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Response from Steve459 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, we traveled by train from Sacramento to Chicago after flying to Seattle. We did not need parking during our trip.
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Craig K
24 June 2018|
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Response from RonH43026 | Reviewed this property |
It varies, but usually about 30 minutes before departure they start with the seniors over 62, sleep car passengers, families with small children, etc. It's a good long walk down the boarding platform but give you sufficient... More
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