October 11, 2023- BusinessAmtrak Cascades
Pros: On time improvement. Only late by 10min rather than 30min in the past. Cons: Be on time.
July 9, 2023- Visiting friendsAmtrak
Pros: The view was very nice. Tips: Be there early just to be safe.
May 29, 2023- Solo travelAmtrak Coast Starlight
Pros: It was great to be able to sit in the observation car on the train. Cons: I was a bit confused by the word ‘coach’ on my booking, so I had thought it was a bus and not a train that I was getting. Happy to find out it was in fact a train. Tips: Wanderu seems pretty easy to use and the price of the train from Seattle to Portland was better than I had expected.
February 27, 2023- Visiting familyAmtrak Coast Starlight
WiFi - if there was any onboard it wasn't working at all so I had to use my hotspot on my phone which drained my battery.
February 23, 2023- Solo travelAmtrak Cascades
Pros: The views were great and the staff was friendly! Cons: The train looked a little dated and the wifi was too slow to get any work done. Tips: Download what you need before you go.
January 21, 2023- Visiting familyAmtrak
Pros: Amtrak has completely remodeled & updated the passenger cars. The cafe/snack menu was great & tasted great. Toughest test: Coffee…..4.5 stars! Attendant cheerful, alert, & enthused. Cons: The railroad industry has 100 car trains……too long to fit on a passing siding. So even tho Amtrak has priority; we Had to pull over & wait. Tips: For me, the Uber option NOW makes going by Amtrak a complete solution.
January 16, 2023- Solo travelAmtrak Cascades
Pros: The ride was stress free, even though we were delayed; I preferred that over sitting in traffic. Cons: The train interior could use modernization. Tips: Definitely book business class.
September 24, 2022- VacationAmtrak Cascades
The conductor was very helpful and informative
September 5, 2022- VacationAmtrak
Pros: Nice view out of the window. Everything was very good organized. Cons: The train was very old maybe renew the train and the seats.
August 20, 2022- Solo travelAmtrak
July 28, 2022- Solo travelAmtrak Cascades
Pros: Bus was on time, location was accurate. Cons: Punctuality of arriving at destination. Tips: Wear your mask and take some headphones.
July 19, 2022- Couples tripAmtrak Coast Starlight
It’s second time to Portland but everything looks fresh to me. The views, buildings, and foods are amazing.
June 18, 2022- VacationAmtrak
Pros: It was more comfortable than a bus but it was fully booked and a clearly high guy with no mask sat next to me halfway through the trip and rambled incoherently at me. Cons: Mask enforcement. I doubt you could stop that guy from getting high. Tips: Get up and stretch every hour.
April 24, 2022- Couples tripAmtrak Coast Starlight
No Wi-Fi that we were aware of
March 26, 2022- Solo travelAmtrak Coast Starlight
Pros: The train was in better shape. The seats were clean and very spacious. The train made very little noise and comfortable overall. I liked the fact we were given seat number when checking in. Cons: Faster train speed and upgrade the trains. Tips: Good mode of travel to save money.