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Coast Starlight

CA 90713
+1 800-872-7245
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This was booked as part of an epic trip for a 60th birthday for someone who loves trains, and it... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2015
Rosannagh D
Sacramento to Portland

We got a sleeper car (bedroom) for a weekend trip from Sacramento to Portland. "Loved it" would... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2015
Cameron Park, California
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This Amtrak route goes from Seattle, WA., to Los Angeles.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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CA 90713
+1 800-872-7245

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Reviewed 13 September 2015

This was booked as part of an epic trip for a 60th birthday for someone who loves trains, and it was very disappointing. The service started off 3 hours late, with no explanation. The train is filthy and desperately in need of updating. The door...More

6  Thank Rosannagh D
Reviewed 9 September 2015

We got a sleeper car (bedroom) for a weekend trip from Sacramento to Portland. "Loved it" would definitely do it again. I am really glad that we got the bedroom versus the couchette - much larger and really comfortable. Meals were fine - lots of...More

8  Thank carpediemnow
Reviewed 7 September 2015

This is my third time on the Starlight over the past 15 years. It still is an adventure, but the condition of the train has declined, as has the food and the ride. The Starlight has a lays suffered from sharing its rails with freight...More

8  Thank jjparis_delmar
Reviewed 6 September 2015

I love train travel. I love a leisurely pace and meeting new people. I boarded this well reviewed experience with anticipation and enthusiasm. As I am now on board this train to Portland, I am already booking my flight home to try to distance myself...More

13  Thank EWB2015
Reviewed 4 September 2015

I went here with my Mom to go to Seattle. It was a little crazy, because we hit a car, then we hit a pipe and it broke the engine. They have you sit with other people on the train, and sometimes it can be...More

3  Thank Zoe W
Reviewed 3 September 2015

We took Amtrak's Coast Starlight from Seattle to LA with our two young boys (6 & 4). The trip was great. We were in the Family Sleeper room which accommodates four. There was ample on-board to keep the kids entertained from great staff to the...More

4  Thank tenmile1
Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

We boarded our train on a Saturday morning, check in was quick, efficient & the staff friendly. Once we had settled into our small overnight bedroom we sat listening to all the announcements thinking it would drive us mad if they did it all the...More

8  Thank juliehmcfarlane
Reviewed 30 August 2015

We took the train from Seattle to Los Angeles for a fun get away. The trip was 36 hours, just long enough to get the feel of train travel. The crew were really friendly and helpful. I enjoyed all the no-nonsense announcements given with a...More

6  Thank S W
Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

So glad we decided on this train journey instead of flying to Seattle. So much to see and a lot more relaxing. Make sure you get a sleeper cabin as you get your own shower facilities etc. Food & non alcoholic drinks included in your...More

8  Thank Astrid909
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Superlative service. Good views of west coast. Food in dining room was good with courteous waitress. They take reservations which expiates service. If you have the time to travel, this is the mod comfortable and stress-free way to go! We will do it again.

5  Thank Karen M
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6 July 2017|
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Response from Tonatzin M | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant was a nice break up to the day and the food was lovely. The snack bar has good options that only a little pricey. Depending on how young your child is different board games to take to the tables at the... More
29 June 2017|
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Response from RonH43026 | Reviewed this property |
I would agree with the response and advice from Bryan H. We have taken the Zephyr between Chicago and Sacramento multiple times, the Empire Builder between Chicago and Portland and the Southwest Chief between Chicago and LA... More
24 June 2017|
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Response from man4pnw | Reviewed this property |
There is only 1 train from Los Angeles to Portland and thus it is the fasted. Amtrak's Coast Starlight is your train.