‘Coast Starlight’ Offers the Most Beautiful Train Ride All Along the Pacific Coast

Amtrak Coast Starlight Train Amtrak West Coast

Since the 1940s, the dazzling Coast Starlight train has been offering travelers a front-row seat to the scenic sights of the Pacific coast. Chugging through the lush forests, rolling hills, and breathtaking waterfronts of Washington, Oregon, and California, the Amtrak train showcases the aesthetic allure of railway travel.

The Coast Starlight runs between Seattle and Los Angeles, meandering through 30 familiar destinations over the course of 35 hours. Passengers will catch a glimpse of popular cities like Portland, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Santa Barbara as the train also twists and turns through a number of awe-inspiring national parks. Travelers interested in seeing the stunning scenery are invited to board the Coast Starlight's popular “Sightseer Lounge Car,” an observation coach that features floor-to-ceiling windows and convenient swivel chairs.

Amtrak offers an array of ways to experience Coast Starlight's dazzling journey. These options range from simple coach seating to “Superliner Roomettes,” private chambers that each offer a bed and a private “picture window.” Fortunately, however, all passengers—regardless of seat or car—are sure to enjoy the jaw-dropping sites and scenery of the stunning West Coast.

You can book your tickets for the Coast Starlight on the Amtrak website.

The Amtrak Coast Starlight train offers spectacular views of Washington, Oregon, and California.

Amtrak Coast Starlight Train Amtrak West Coast

Amtrak Coast Starlight Train Amtrak West Coast

The train runs between Seattle and Los Angeles, showcasing the beauty and diversity of the Pacific coast.

Amtrak Coast Starlight Train Amtrak West Coast

Amtrak Coast Starlight Train Amtrak West Coast

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Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.
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