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Address: CA 90713
Phone Number: 800-872-7245
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This Amtrak route goes from Seattle, WA., to Los Angeles.

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We finished our month long trip to Europe on the Coast Starlight Train 14. We booked a roomette and enjoyed the additional Pacific Parlor Car. As a Sleeping Car passenger your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2015
HerbaMac69
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Mount Shasta, California
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Amherst, MA
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just got back from taking the Starlight from LA to Seattle. For those interested in enjoying the journey as much as the destination, this is the way to go. Yes, it took two days and one overnight. But the scenery along the coast in Calif. was spectacular. Then we went through the growing fields further north, then darkness. We... More 

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2 Thank lovesinns
Austin, Texas
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We planned a special Coast Starlight train trip for Christmas this year from Seattle to Los Angeles. My husband and I love the idea of train travel, scenic views, and being cooped up together for 2 days in our Superliner Bedroom with board games, books, and wine. The Superliner Bedroom comes with its own shower, toilet, and wash sink and... More 

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7 Thank AbbyATX
San Francisco
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53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

My husband and I took the Amtrak train on the busy Thanksgiving weekend from Portland to Olympia, where we were visiting friends. The train was on time, the scenery was spectacular, and the bathroom was clean. Embarkation in Portland was efficient, instructions on boarding the train were clear, and announcements on the train for upcoming stops were easy to hear.... More 

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4 Thank aumkathleen
Mount Shasta, California
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

We finished our month long trip to Europe on the Coast Starlight Train 14. We booked a roomette and enjoyed the additional Pacific Parlor Car. As a Sleeping Car passenger your meals are included in the price and we get a choice of the Dining Car or the Parlor car. Well worth the cost and time.

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5 Thank HerbaMac69
Australia
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251 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised as I'd been warned that US train travel was not like European. I pre booked online, arrived 90 minutes prior to be safe, checked in bags efficiently and a short queue to have seat allocation. Good view from the upper level. I believe lower level is business class. The train was on time. Seats were not... More 

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7 Thank Travel_addict13_10
Ottawa
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

I just needed to get from L.A. to San Jose. It was a 10 hour ride (a little long), but I just plugged in my laptop, got some work done and enjoyed some fantastic scenery at the same time.

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5 Thank mrhenniger
Ocean Park, Washington
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145 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

When you take the train you reduce your slavish attention on the clock and focus your attention on the journey and scenary along the way. While Amtrak has improved its ability to run on time, you should still be flexible and prepared for delays. This route is one of the finest scenic diversions, imaginable. It offers the ability to race... More 

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3 Thank Sheplabs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

We boarded the train in Los Angeles and rode it to Portland, OR. The scenery is spectacular. We live in Ft Lauderdale so the landscape up the coast was a welcome sight. Unfortunately the train blew an engine and we were delayed almost 7 hours getting into Portland. Forget about any perks Amtrak once gave out. There are none. We... More 

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7 Thank Howard R
Orlando, Florida
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170 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

The Coast Starlight is an enjoyable and relaxing way to travel along the west coast of the US, especially between major cities where a car may not be needed. We took the train from Seattle to Portland, and though the trip was short, it was quite nice. The views are amazing! In fact the guide described it as one Amtrak's... More 

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4 Thank BradBrian
Sheffield UK
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59 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We booked this because my husband no longer drives and I did not feel confident taking on such a long drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles without help. I also liked the idea of a different form of transport to the stress of flying. My main concern was making sure that we caught the Thruway bus and made our... More 

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