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California Zephyr

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Great experience!

We are from Australia and after previous visits to the States and feeling we saw and experienced a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Matthew N
via mobile

Boarded in Chicago was treated to wine tasting and appetizers in the metropolitan lounge prior to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fort Worth, Texas
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Since 1949 this Amtrak train has taken travelers on scenic rides between Roseville, IL and Oakland, CA.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We are from Australia and after previous visits to the States and feeling we saw and experienced a lot more of the changing landscapes, friendly peoples and country using Greyhound and Amtrak for key legs... We decided to do the California Zephyr from San Francisco...More

4  Thank Matthew N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Boarded in Chicago was treated to wine tasting and appetizers in the metropolitan lounge prior to boarding very nice! I had reserved a Superliner bedroom (Highly recommended) left Chicago in a snow storm it was amazing ...service top notch, food was great and the scenery...More

3  Thank ahlenius1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just came back from Amtrak Zephyr trip, I am writing this base on our family's own experience. Date: Late December 2017 Trip, all roomette: From Los Angeles Union Station to Emeryville Station. Amtrak Coast Starlight From Emeryville Station to Chicago Union Station. Amtrak Zephyr From...More

3  Thank Michael L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the California Zephyr from San Francisco to Chicago and we enjoyed it! The snow-capped mountain views were a peacefully thrilling spectacle for the eyes! I loved nature even more! My Tips: 1. Expect the train to be late - various reasons include stopping...More

2  Thank Warlocke
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the Zephyr from Denver to Sacramento over Christmas and reserved a one bedroom sleeping compartment. The scenery is amazing ... I honestly thought he trip would be boring and brought books, games and movies to keep occupied, but it was unnecessary as the...More

2  Thank kristainco
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I decided to purchase two tickets for myself and my sister from Chicago to Salt Lake City, because the train was slightly cheaper than the flight. I was left completely dismayed by the trip. During the day, the trip is interrupted every five minutes for...More

Thank Maciej S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're going to a small town in the Midwest during the winter, Amtrak is a great way to travel. It has a lot of benefits and drawbacks. Drawbacks include having to catch the train in downtown Salt Lake City at 3:30 in the morning...More

Thank Amy C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I commute daily on Amtrak from Davis to Richmond and have a monthly pass. I got on the California Zephyr today to go home from Martinez to Davis after Christmas, and was surprised to find that my pass didn't allow me on the train. The...More

Thank Dylan M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took this trip in Dec ‘17 and it was our first time using travel by rail to do anything other than a local/around town kind of run. This was great fun! We traveled by coach, so no, we didn’t have a sleeping car or...More

7  Thank Joshua S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The trip from Denver to Emeryville (San Francisco) is touted as a rail experience, which it is, but not the one anticipated. The scenery was spectacular. The staff rom the top down was friendly, informative and accommodating. The food was mediocre at best. The real...More

5  Thank Peter R
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Sam V
21 January 2018|
Response from Gary H |
In Grand Junction there's a small store at the station that caters to Amtrak customers. Nothing fancy and a little pricey, but plenty of snacks to choose from. This stop and Denver are the only two places where you can buy... More
Bernie D
27 December 2017|
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Response from Dustin C | Reviewed this property |
If you are purchasing a coach fare then it does not include food. If you are purchasing a sleeping room of any kind than all of the food would be included.