Widely regarded as one of the most spectacular of all train routes, the Coast Starlight links the greatest cities on the West Coast.
About the Tour
En route 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.
Rediscover the Coast Starlight
This legendary train features enhanced rail coaches and Sleeping Cars, along with exclusive amenities. Indulge in fresh, regional cuisine in the Dining Car. The Sightseer Lounge offers roomy tables and a casual setting for enjoying meals and relaxing. Panoramic windows on the upper level of the Lounge afford an expansive view of the passing scenery.
This vacation is available from Los Angeles to Seattle, based on your travel preference.
- Transportation aboard Amtrak (1 night on train)
- Hotel accommodations for two nights
Scenic Highlights include:
- 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
- Sightseeing Tours and attractions in Seattle and Los Angeles
Day 1 - SeattleIndependent 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 AngelesArrive 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 Sightseer Lounge to watch the passing scenery. Enjoy dinner in the Dining Car as you pass Three Sisters Mountains. All meals on the train are included for sleeping car occupants. Overnight train.
Day 3 - California Coast/Los AngelesThis 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 the awe-inspiring scenery through late afternoon. On board, you will enjoy lunch and dinner. Upon arrival in Los Angeles, transfer independently to your hotel. Overnight Los Angeles.
Day 4 - ConclusionToday ends your Coast Starlight Experience. Independent transfer to the airport or rail station.
Hotels include the Westin Seattle and Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles.
Rediscover the Coast Starlight. This legendary train features enhanced rail coaches and Sleeping Cars, along with exclusive amenities. Indulge in fresh, regional cuisine in the Dining Car. The Sightseer Lounge offers roomy tables and a casual setting for enjoying meals and relaxing. Panoramic windows on the upper level of the Lounge afford an expansive view of the passing scenery.
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.
Know before you go
Please be aware Amtrak may experience occasional schedule changes and service disruptions. Vacations By Rail recommends visiting the Amtrak web site prior to your departure for the latest information.
+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.
Tour Dates & Prices
Register for Free Notification of 2022 Dates & Prices
Enter your details below if you would like to be notified when 2022 dates and prices are available for Coast Starlight Experience.