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Address: CA 90713
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This Amtrak route goes from Seattle, WA., to Los Angeles.

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Best way to step back and wind down, if you have the time.

I took the Coast Starlight from LA to Seattle for approximately 34 hours on the Coach section and I loved every single moment. If you have the time to spare and is more of a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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1,345 reviews
787 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 576 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Travelling from Seattle to Portland on the Starlight, we had a delayed start because of a late arriving train. However, with an excellent journey, by the time we left the train, only a short way into the full distance, half the delay had been recovered which was impressive. Good rail staff and a very good lunch in the dining car... More 

Thank bsandrs
Akron, Ohio
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174 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Instead of flying, we decided to take a train. It is a longer trip, but very scenic & fun! We had a sleeper car & enjoyed lunch , dinner & several bottles of wine! If you can afford the time the Coastal Starlight is wort it! Service was excellent!

Thank Tim B
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54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took the Coast Starlight from LA to Seattle for approximately 34 hours on the Coach section and I loved every single moment. If you have the time to spare and is more of a backpacker type of traveller then taking this train ride will be enjoyable. You get to see beautiful views, get a chance to chat with fellow... More 

3 Thank Shy24
Manchester, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Travelled all day from San Francisco to Santa Barbara. Managed to book and print out tickets for travel from the UK. Bit difficult to work out the bus travel from San Francisco to the train station - which you can book as well - the website isn't really clear either for advice or booking. The booking info sent to us... More 

3 Thank UKtraveller50
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyable and forces you to slow down. Internet is not that powerful and the train is slow. The train was on time, clean and the staff was really friendly.

1 Thank nicsb1
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First I love trains. If you do not or are iffy a train ride might be a disappointment for you. That said this is one of the best rides around. I think the most spectacular part of the trip is in Southern California where the train hugs the coast and the passengers on the coast side of the train get... More 

1 Thank mehetabell
Redding, California
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hey there, this is train travel at its best...at least for the coastal part of the trip. The train gores RIGHT ALONG the ocean for maybe 20 miles? and it is spectacular. If you are seated on the eastern part of the train get up and moce to the observation car!! Take pictures!! It is so beautiful. And, now that... More 

2 Thank G1ofeight
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43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We traveled from Portland to San Francisco over spring break and decided to give the train a shot. Not only was the ride 17 hours but the bathrooms were very dirty and they ran out of food on both trips. The coastal trip that we were so excited about actually ran down the middle of the valley and we weren't... More 

4 Thank pdxlovetotravel
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I write this from the perspective of a solo traveler who went from San Jose to Los Angeles. I have a 2 year-old daughter and saw lots of kids/families on board. Not sure I could ever be as fearless as those who could do a 10-hour or longer train ride with a toddler, but for a solo trip this was... More 

3 Thank Sean B
Bridgewater, New Jersey, United States
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179 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The rule here is that each and every train trip will be different. We rode the Coast Starlight from Seattle to Los Angeles in late March, 2017. Our train left every major station on time and arrived in LA 40 minutes early. I had been terrified that it would be many hours late. A quick look at a site that... More 

11 Thank darylqu

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