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About Amtrak Coast Starlight

Amtrak Coast Starlight is a popular train company offering very affordable ticket options to top travel destinations. You will always find the cheapest Amtrak Coast Starlight tickets by searching Wanderu.com. Overall, Amtrak Coast Starlight serves 678 routes, connecting 29 cities in one country. To cover all these routes Amtrak Coast Starlight runs an average of 282 trips per day and 3,943 trips per month. These train trips range in price from $3.50 to $242.00 based on a variety of factors.

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Amtrak Coast Starlight train Coverage

Daily Trips282
stations30
cities29
countries1

Amtrak Coast Starlight train amenities

Air conditioningAir conditioning
RestroomRestroom
Extra legroomExtra legroom
Loyalty rewardsLoyalty rewards
Power outletPower outlet
SnacksSnacks

Reviews from Wanderu Customers traveling with Amtrak Coast Starlight

Overall review score for Amtrak Coast Starlight
4.2
Based on 108 reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Emeryville to Seattle with Amtrak Coast Starlight report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
3.5
Condition
4.0
Manny
5.0
December 25, 2019Vacation
Pros
Every Thing You need ,Available ,Place close to Shopping Explore Seattle ,Quite ,Roomy plenty of space The Agent was assisting me super helpfull answer all of my Question Super Clean Everthing almost needed available
Cons
Obtaining the main Keys initially
Tips
Be in good communication with them ,they are very helpfull
Michelle
1.0
May 25, 2019Vacation
Pros
The train seats were spacious and the cross country views were spectacular. Once in a lifetime experience.
Cons
The trip from Chicago to San Francisco was a disaster in regards to punctuality. We ended up SITTING stationary on the tracks for a total of 12 hours. First delay caused by freight train mechanical malfunction in Colorado. Sat for about 5 hours in the Rocky mountains wh...More
Tips
Spend the extra money on the business or first class cars. Some of the coach passengers are down right scary.

Based on 5 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.8
Staff
4.2
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
Lily
4.0
November 29, 2019Solo travel
Pros
The observation room
Cons
Less delyas
Tips
Prepare for delays. Bring snacks
Marvin
4.0
October 23, 2019Vacation
Pros
Seats are spacious
Cons
Some travellers leave lots of rubbish or occupy lots of space
Ronald
4.0
June 2, 2019Vacation
Pros
Great experience
Jintao
5.0
June 8, 2019Vacation
Pros
volunteer tour guide
Cons
restroom

Based on 4 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
3.0
Condition
4.0
Concepcion
3.0
July 31, 2019Vacation
Pros
It was an experience, we thought the views would be nice but we won't repeat it.
Cons
It was very cold, the air conditioning was on the whole night. Many people came with sleeping bags and blankets, we didn't know that we needed them, so we were cold during the whole trip, especially during the night.
Tips
Bring blankets!!!

Based on 4 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo with Amtrak Coast Starlight report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 75 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.8
Staff
4.8
Value
3.5
Condition
4.5
Ginger
5.0
January 24, 2020Couples trip
Pros
The ability to see and appreciate your surroundings. Can’t do that with driving.
Cons
Wi-fi
Tips
Bring some snacks n magazines
Juan
5.0
October 8, 2019Solo travel
Pros
I am very happy, because I made the right choice! Too beautiful! I mean the scenery is beautiful!
Tips
If you love highway one, you'll love the railway even more! Be sure to try it!
Katya
5.0
May 25, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The train was very comfortable and provided ample time for scenic viewing and picture-taking. The staff was most friendly and helpful. It was an altogether memorable experience. Also, with so much guidance and help by the staff, I got over my fear of being lost! Yippee!...More
Cons
More frequent checking of restrooms to see if toilet paper or paper towels are needed.
Tips
If you have a knee problem, you can ask for a handicapped seat where you’ll meet the loveliest and chattier people ever. Also, if you can’t carry your suitcase upstairs, the courteous staff will do their best to help you. In addition, if you’re reluctant to travel by tr...More

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Seattle to Portland with Amtrak Coast Starlight report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.3
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
Lily
5.0
October 24, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Spacious
Cons
Noise, the passengers in the train was really loud :( and cleanliness!
Rosa
5.0
September 7, 2019Vacation
Pros
The shopping!!
Lucy
4.0
July 16, 2019Vacation
Pros
Beats driving

Based on 3 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara with Amtrak Coast Starlight report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.0
Value
4.3
Condition
4.3
Nancy
4.0
August 10, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
I loved it e crept on the way back an unruly bunch of drunk people got on the train, were loud, one guy vomited all over his seat and floor and we were afraid doe our safety.
Cons
Monitor the people who get on

Based on 3 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
3.3
Value
2.0
Condition
3.0
Doug
2.0
November 26, 2019Visiting family
Cons
Lack of personal contact regarding my lost mobile phone...unsuccessful so far after 1 week
Andrew
1.0
November 27, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Nice to not have to drive during holiday traffic
Cons
Our train was 5 hours delayed. We didn’t arrive at our destination until 12:40a the next day. Not ideal.
Tips
This particular train is historically late. Take the gamble if your schedule is flexible.
Kwok Keung
1.0
October 31, 2019
Pros
it was very disappointed !!!!
Cons
I was told that my trip was delayed "at least 3 hrs" when I "ARRIVED" the station. I don't know why you can't call me or text me or email to me earlier. I was so frustrated because I need to catch my flight to Hong Kong and there was impossible for me to do so in case o...More
Tips
Don't take the Amtrak unless they have time to wait

Based on 2 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
4.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
Mandana
3.0
February 14, 2020Visiting family
Pros
not to drive
Cons
staff are unfriendly
Tips
take the tarin
Arnav
5.0
October 3, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Train was spacious.
Cons
Bathroom cleanliness

Based on 2 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.0
Value
3.0
Condition
4.0
Dean
3.0
December 30, 2019Visiting family
Pros
no need to drive, let the conductor bring me home
Cons
allow for AP access for the Amtrak wifi.... I discovered the train had wifi, but wouldn't allow me to connect to it. Could be, that more and more travelers are equipped with gadgets that require wifi, and the AP was overloaded? So, I had to do without access the entire ...More
Tips
You can be on time for the train, but it doesn't mean it will be on time for you.
Dean
3.0
August 26, 2019Solo travel
Pros
The fact I did not have to drive the distance. A chance to rest a bit, after a very busy week.
Cons
The train could use a thorough cleaning. Perhaps febreeze to wipe out the sweaty odor lingering throughout the train. Observation deck was a bit cramped to enjoy the view on the rails. The snack foods were abhorrently expensive. I don’t have a lot of money to waste friv...More
Tips
Bring food you would like to eat, to avoid the expensive choices if you don’t. Wouldn’t hurt to bring your own beverages either. I did hear on intercom, bringing your own alcohol is a big no, no. And maybe bring a can of air freshener with you, to mask the sweaty odors.

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled from Portland to Eugene with Amtrak Coast Starlight report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.0
Staff
4.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Theresa
3.0
April 24, 2019Business
Pros
I liked the fact that the tickets are reasonably priced. and the scenery was nice. most of the time the trip was smooth.
Cons
the food menu
Tips
the last two trains in the back are for disabled travelers

Is there WiFi onboard Amtrak Coast Starlight?

No, Amtrak Coast Starlight does not offer WiFi at this time. We find that a good book makes the time fly by and streaming services like Netflix allow you download TV shows and movies that you can then watch during your trip. Plan ahead and you will stay entertained during the entire train ride.

Are there power outlets on a Amtrak Coast Starlight train? Are there USB plugs?

Yes, there are power outlets onboard Amtrak Coast Starlight train trips. You can generally find one or two plugs per row of seats, so be a good traveler and check if your seat neighbor might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power outlets, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a power outlet USB converter that typically come with most phones and tablets. Since Amtrak Coast Starlight might sometimes use replacement train vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power outlets. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

Does Amtrak Coast Starlight offer will call tickets, that you pick up at the station?

No, currently Amtrak Coast Starlight does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station or stop.

Do you need an ID to get on a Amtrak Coast Starlight train?

Yes, Amtrak Coast Starlight requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the train. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, like a college ID, won’t work.

Can you use your phone to board Amtrak Coast Starlight?

Yes, you can board Amtrak Coast Starlight by showing your E Ticket on your phone. The E Ticket is emailed to when you make your reservation. To save yourself the trouble of digging through your inbox to find your ticket, get the Wanderu app and pull up your ticket with one click.

Are there bathrooms on Amtrak Coast Starlight trains?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Amtrak Coast Starlight train trips. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

Are meals or beverages offered onboard Amtrak Coast Starlight trips?

Amtrak Coast Starlight provides snacks to satisfy your hunger during your travels. Check with the carrier if snacks are for sale, and pack a credit card and some cash in case you get hungry.

Do you have to print your Amtrak Coast Starlight ticket?

Amtrak Coast Starlight does not require a printed ticket to board the train. An E Ticket is sent to you by email that you can load on most electronic devices. You will want to have your ticket ready to be displayed as you board for the agent to scan. We recommend you download the Wanderu app, as it gives you super easy access to E Tickets for your upcoming trips for most carriers. As back up, road warriors recommend taking a screenshot of your E Ticket. That way, you won’t be fumbling around in case your internet connection cuts out.

Does Amtrak Coast Starlight offer any premium features like extra legroom, movies or TV?

Amtrak Coast Starlight goes the extra distance to deliver up-class offerings to its customers. Do you find yourself squished in a regular seat or just love having extra room to sprawl out? Well you’re in luck as Amtrak Coast Starlight advertises that they offer extra legroom seating. Since there is no standard of what extra legroom is, the extra space you might get varies from carrier to carrier, but getting extra is always good.

Amtrak Coast Starlight serves travelers in United States of America with train service to 29 destinations. These are the most popular Amtrak Coast Starlight schedules and routes.

Los Angeles to Santa Barbara
Daily Trips2
Price$20.00
Portland to Seattle
Daily Trips1
Price$28.00
San Luis Obispo to San Jose
Daily Trips1
Price$28.00
San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles
Daily Trips2
Price$32.00
Emeryville to Los Angeles
Daily Trips2
Price$49.00

Cheap Amtrak Coast Starlight tickets recently found on Wanderu

With 282 Amtrak Coast Starlight trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Amtrak Coast Starlight tickets start at just $3.50. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users. As these bargains are in really high demand, they’re poised to sell out fast and may no longer be available. Chill. As mom used to say in middle school, there’s plenty of fish in the sea. We can help you catch them all!

Santa Barbara to Eugene
Travel dateThu Mar 5
Lowest price$92.00
Los Angeles to Seattle
Travel dateSun Feb 23
Lowest price$99.00
Oakland to Emeryville
Travel dateMon Feb 24
Lowest price$3.00
Burbank to Eugene
Travel dateSun Feb 23
Lowest price$98.00
Burbank to Seattle
Travel dateTue Mar 3
Lowest price$101.00