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Coast Starlight

CA 90713
+1 800-872-7245
Review Highlights
Great experience despite decline in quality

The Amtrak Coast Starlight runs between Los Angeles and Seattle, stopping at points in between. The... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2015
Los Osos, California
Scenic Rail Travel

This is a very scenic train route from Seattle to Los Angeles. Mountains to Beaches. Travel in a... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2015
Douglas M
Pompano Beach, Florida
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This Amtrak route goes from Seattle, WA., to Los Angeles.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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CA 90713
+1 800-872-7245

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Reviewed 18 August 2015

The Amtrak Coast Starlight runs between Los Angeles and Seattle, stopping at points in between. The coach tickets offer a very affordable option. First class passengers are given several private room options, access to the vintage restored Parlor Car, a movie theater, and all meals....More

13  Thank Aboehmer
Reviewed 14 August 2015

This is a very scenic train route from Seattle to Los Angeles. Mountains to Beaches. Travel in a sleeper and get all the first class perks such as the Parlor Car which is unique to this train route.

5  Thank Douglas M
Reviewed 11 August 2015

A Beautiful journey from LA to Emeryville (San Francisco), plenty of seat space, polite informative train staff & easy to walk around the train to buffet car etc. As we were only going from LA to Emeryville (approx 10hrs) we didn't need a roomette, but...More

2  Thank helen r
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Amtrak Coast Starlight This train runs from Los Angeles to Portland, OR. We boarded in Los Angeles for a 10 hour trip to Emeryville which is just across the bay from San Francisco. We had a 5 hour wait between trains which highlighted another positive...More

16  Thank mjb19532014
Reviewed 2 August 2015

My family was not seated by an attendant, and no seat was available for myself and my 2 children, so we were asked to sit with our luggage in the observation deck while a space was created for us. While my two small children and...More

9  Thank Phoenix F
Reviewed 1 August 2015

Amtrak: There were so many announcements from the dining car, conductor including when folks were taking a break and need for reservations, it was irritating. Would have rated a 4 if the dining announcements wasn't so annoying and aggressive. Got on in Seattle and travelled...More

4  Thank travelwoman21
Reviewed 27 July 2015

The Coast Starlight is a choice Amtrak train, with the restored Parlour Car giving a second dinning option, wifi, wine tastings, movie screenings, and comfortable seating for passengers sitting in first class. And so long as you're in first class - get the ensuite room....More

10  Thank WeldonWK
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

I took this train (sleeper) from Seattle to LA. Going past Mt St Helens was breathtaking, stopping in places like Eugene and Portland, was great - sees Washington States Heartland. Then going to sleep as we ascend the Everglades in a comfy turn downed bed....More

13  Thank Greg S
Reviewed 25 July 2015

As noted by others, our train was late but you are guaranteed to get to your destination. Our train picked time up so we had no problem connecting with the Empire. Our roomette was ready for bed when we boarded and as it was almost...More

6  Thank Sm00thtravel
Reviewed 17 July 2015

I have taken all four of the Chicago to West Coast trains and this Coastal train. My most recent trip was Santa Barbara, CA to Portland, OR in a roommette and a bedroom (I have a family of 5). I have not done any of...More

33  Thank mbirgen
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What is the fastest train from Los Angeles to Portland, Oregon
24 June 2017|
Response from Bryan H | Reviewed this property |
There is one train that leaves daily ... the Coast Starlight. There are other trains that run between Seattle and Portland, but from L.A. to Portland, as far as I know, this is the only train ... leaving roughly 10:00 a.m... More
Has anyone ever stayed in bedroom E. is it ok or should I try to select a different bedroom. Thanks
10 June 2017|
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Response from Bryan H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I have. There are downsides and upsides to each sleeper room. One upside to "E" is that there's only one side of your room where you could hear people in their sleeper. The other side is the stairwell going down and the... More
Shukla B
Does the Coast Starlight travel via the route 101?
29 May 2017|
Response from Bryan H | Reviewed this property |
Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Once Amtrak hits Oregon, it doesn't follow 101 at all. One of the things I like about the trip is that it is off by itself when going over the mountains with no roads in sight.