Coast Starlight Experience - Seattle to Los Angeles
Widely regarded as one of the most spectacular of all train routes, the Coast Starlight links the greatest cities on the West Coast.
Widely regarded as one of the most spectacular of all train routes, the Coast Starlight links the greatest cities on the West Coast. Enroute daily between Seattle and Los Angeles, the Coast Starlight passes through Portland, Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area and Santa Barbara.
The scenery along the Coast Starlight route is unsurpassed. The dramatic snow-covered peaks of the Cascade Range and Mount Shasta, lush forests, fertile valleys and long stretches of Pacific Ocean shoreline provide a stunning backdrop for your journey.
Highlights and Inclusions
- Transportation aboard Amtrak (1 night on train)
- Hotel accommodations for two nights
- All meals on board the train
- Puget Sound
- Willamette Valley
- Cascade Mountains
- California Coast
- Mission Santa Barbara
- Los Angeles-historic Olvera Street
- Bedroom Sleeping Accommodation Upgrade
- Additional hotel nights in Seattle or Los Angeles
- Additional Sightseeing Tours and attractions in Seattle and Los Angeles
Day 1 - Seattle
Independent arrival into Seattle. Transfer to your hotel, located in the heart of downtown Seattle. Discover the many facets of the Emerald City as you tour the downtown business and shopping district, historic Pioneer Square, Pike Place Market, and the vibrant Chinatown-International District. Overnight Seattle.
Day 2 - Coast Starlight to Los Angeles
Arrive at Seattle's King Street Station for your morning departure. Once onboard the famous Coast Starlight, settle into your seat as you begin your 1400 mile journey to Los Angeles. After settling in, you may want to visit the Pacific Parlour Car which is used as the exclusive lounge for Sleeping Car Passengers. Enjoy dinner in the Dining Car as you pass Three Sisters Mountains. All meals on the train are included for sleeping car occupants. Departs daily from Seattle, Washington: 9:45AM*. Overnight train.
Day 3 - California Coast/Los Angeles
This morning wake up outside of San Francisco. Enjoy your breakfast in the dining car as the Coast Starlight hugs the California Coast. Continue to take in awe-inspiring scenery through late afternoon. On board you will enjoy lunch and dinner. Arrives Los Angeles, California: 9:00PM*. Overnight Los Angeles.
Day 4 - Conclusion
Today ends your Coast Starlight Experience. Independent transfer to the airport or rail station.
Rail Your Way
Add more flexibility to your rail vacation by choosing when and where to begin and end your vacation. Whether you want to go east to west, west to east, north to south, south to north, start at the beginning, travel the reverse itinerary or begin in the middle, Rail Your Way allows you to tailor make your rail vacation so you can have the experience you want.
Look for the Rail Your Way icon to identify those vacations that offer customized rail connections or joining points. Ask your rail specialist how you can have Rail Your Way!
Add a Cruise
Many of our rail vacations begin and end in popular port cities. Spice up your vacation by adding an ocean or river cruise aboard your preferred cruise line to your itinerary and experience the best of both worlds. Popular cruises include Alaska’s Inside Passage, the Panama Canal, New England and Eastern Canada, and historic river towns along the Mississippi River.
Look for the Add a Cruise icon to identify those vacations that offer pre- or post-cruises. Ask your rail specialist how you can Add a Cruise!
Train and Hotel Accommodations
Hotels include the Westin Seattle and Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles.
Rediscover the Coast Starlight. This legendary train will feature enhanced Coaches and Sleeping Cars, along with exclusive new amenities. The Dining Car will offer fresh, regional cuisine, while the Arcade Room will entertain kids of all ages with a great selection of arcade-style video games. Sleeping Car passengers can enjoy Happy Hour specials and a daily tasting of local wines in the refurbished Pacific Parlor Car, which also will offer a specialty coffee bar, onboard theater and alternative dining venue.
Amtrak accommodations are available in Coach class, Roomette, and Bedroom. Coach accommodations include a reclining seat with leg rest. Roomette accommodations include a private cabin featuring two comfortable seats beside a picture window during the day, converting to an upper and lower berth at night. Bedroom accommodations feature a sofa and chair by day, and upper and lower berth by night. Bedroom accommodations also include a sink and self-enclosed toilet and shower. All travelers have access to the Sightseer Lounge. Roomette and Bedroom accommodations include all meals aboard the train.
+Vacations By Rail can supply connecting rail from your closest Amtrak Station.
Hotel accommodations are based on availability; substitutes will be similar in quality and amenities.
Click here to view testimonials for Coast Starlight Experience - Seattle to Los Angeles.
We had a great time, enjoyed lots of new friends, and can't wait to do the next trip. We have told many of our friends about the good time we had and I expect they will call you. Incidentally, I run a large company with several hundred employees with a real focus on customer service. You get an A plus for this trip and your great service.
The Coast Starlight was a wonderful experience...very relaxing and enjoyable. The wine and cheese tasting was a nice addition.
My family and I had the most wonderful time aboard the Amtrak. The scenery was much more beautiful than we imagined. I have not stopped talking about it or thinking back to the experience we had. Everyone second of the 2 days was filled with wonderful landscape only seen in magazines or brochures. I am recommending it to everyone. What an experience! The service we received from Vacations by Rail was outstanding. They provided everything in a timely and professional manner. My commendations to my agent. Great work and a big Thank You for preparing this great vacation.
Dates & Prices
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|Departs Daily between 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2015||$795||
|Departs Daily between 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2015||$1129||
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Amtrak Roomette: Departs daily between 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2015 from $795
Amtrak Bedroom: Departs daily between 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2015 from $1129
Vacations By Rail can supply connecting rail from your closest Amtrak Station.