Here is the Amtrak Coast Starlight Schedule. If you are looking for a printable timetable, options are further down. You can click on each station to see what amenities they offer.
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Amtrak Coast Starlight Schedule, Service Alerts, and Notices
Check here to see any alerts or notices for your trip!
The Coast Starlight may get canceled between LAX and EMY, with the train originating and terminating in EMY until February 2, 2023. For questions, call Amtrak or talk to station staff.
Accommodations for the Coast Starlight
Coach & Business Class Seating
Coach seating – features comfortable reclining seats with ample legroom and a fold-down tray, individual reading lights, and 120v electric outlets.
Business Class– this train offers a business class with updated seats and 25% more points plus a flat rate for the dining car.
Sleeper Car (Rooms)
All rooms include:
- Fresh linens and towels
- Complimentary meals
- Lounge access in Portland, OR, and Los Angeles
- Dedicated car attendant
Family Bedroom – These rooms provide seating and berths for two adults and two smaller kids. They also offer access to a shower.
Bedroom – these rooms give you twice the space of a Roomette with seating by day, upper and lower berths by night, and an in-room restroom and shower.
Roomette – these accommodations offer passengers seating by day that turns into upper and lower berths at night. Additionally, you have access to a shower in your car.
Accessible Room – these rooms offer accommodations for passengers with a disability; accessible Bedrooms are located on the entry level of the train and provide ample space for a wheelchair, with a sofa for two by day and upper and lower berth for the night.
Bikes, pets, and luggage
Bicycle – Space is available for standard, full-size bicycles (up to 50 lbs, 70 inches x 41 inches x 8.5 inches). Amtrak stores bikes in designated bike racks/areas inside Coach passenger cars or the baggage car (if available).
Pet – Amtrak allows dogs and cats up to 20 pounds (combined weight of pet and carrier) for trips up to seven hours.
Checked Baggage – Two bags up to 50 lbs. and 75 linear inches are allowed per person for free. Charges
apply for additional and oversized luggage. Not all locations can handle checked baggage. Click the station links below to see if they offer checked baggage service.
Wheelchair Ramp – is available to assist passengers in boarding and detraining with a wheeled mobility device.
Food offerings on the Coast Starlight
Cafe – is found on the lower level of the Sightseer lounge featuring a variety of meals, snacks, and beverages for sale, and it is available for all customers from early morning until late at night.
Traditional dining – These are chef-prepared meals with table service, selections for kids, and a wide array of wine, beer, and spirits. Sleeping passengers can have meals brought to their rooms.
The meals are complimentary for customers with sleeping accommodations or at set prices for coach passengers. Amtrak can limit seating for coach passengers.
2023 Amtrak Coast Starlight Schedule
If the train does not list an Arrival and departure time, it is a shortstop, often at unstaffed stations. This train operates daily.
|Train 11 |
|Communities Served||–||Train 14|
|Read Down||Daily Train||Miles||Read up|
|9:50a||Seattle, WA |
King Street Station (SEA)
|10:33a | 10:38a||Tacoma, WA (TAC)||39||6:38p | 6:43p|
|11:17a | 11:19a||Olympia-Lacey, WA (OLW)||75||5:59p | 6:01p|
|11:40a | 11:43a||Centralia, WA (CTL)||94||5:33p | 5:36p|
|12:24p | 12:27p||Kelso-Longview, WA (KEL)||137||4:48p | 4:51p|
|1:07p | 1:10p||Vancouver, WA (VAN)||177||4:13p | 4:16p|
|1:50p | 2:22p||Portland, OR *|
Union Station (PDX)
|187||3:40p | 3:56p|
|3:34p | 3:39p||Salem, OR (SLM)||239||2:01p | 2:04p|
|4:11p | 4:14p||Albany, OR (ALY)||267||1:19p | 1:23p|
|5:08p | 5:15p||Eugene-Springfield, OR|
Amtrak Station (EUG)
|310||12:29p | 12:37p|
|8:13p||Chemult, OR (CMO) *||432||8:59a|
|9:58p | 10:08p||Klamath Falls, OR (KFS) *||505||7:33a | 7:43a|
|12:45a||Dunsmuir, CA (DUN)||610||4:58a|
|2:31a||Redding, CA – |
Amtrak Station (RDD)
|4:12a||Chico, CA (CIC)||739||1:37a|
|6:28a | 6:48a||Sacramento, CA|
Sacramento Valley Station (SAC)
|7:05a||Davis, CA (DAV)||837||11:11p|
|7:54a||Martinez, CA (MTZ)||881||10:26p|
|8:29a | 8:39a||Emeryville, CA (EMY) *||908||9:37p | 9:47p|
|8:54a | 9:09a||Oakland, CA *|
Jack London Square Station (OKJ)
|913||9:12p | 9:27p|
|10:14a | 10:26a||San Jose, CA |
Diridon Station (SJC) (Caltrain)
|954||7:52p | 8:04p|
Amtrak Station (SNS) *
|1:57p||Paso Robles, CA (PRB)||1119||4:21p|
|3:24p | 3:37p||San Luis Obispo, CA|
Amtrak Station (SLO)
|1157||2:58p | 3:11p|
|6:12p | 6:19p||Santa Barbara, CA (SBA)||1274||12:20p | 12:27p|
|7:20p D||Oxnard, CA (OXN)||1310||11:28a|
|8:02p D||Simi Valley, CA (SIM)||1341||10:55a R|
|8:36p D||Van Nuys, CA (VNC)||1358||10:24a R|
|8:44p D||Burbank, CA (BUR)||1363||10:12a R|
|9:11p||Los Angeles, CA|
Union Station (LAX)
Printable 2023 Amtrak Coast Starlight Schedule
R = Receive passengers only; this means you can board the train, but you cannot buy a ticket on this train to this station.
D = Depart only; you can buy a ticket to this station but not from this station.
* = Stations with Amtrak Connecting Services.
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This Post Has 6 Comments
To confirm your comments–The dining car on the Coast Starlight is available to business class passengers at a fixed rate. I cannot find this mentioned anywhere on the Amtrak website.
Thanks for the confirmation; I like to ensure things are as current as possible.
I was looking too and could not find anything either. I first read on Train Magazine. I thought maybe the program ended, but I also saw someone on the Starlight this week who said they were charging $45 for dinner, so I guess it is still ongoing. I have one other resource I want to check, and I will do that today; if things are different from the information I have on the site, I will let you know.
Thanks for visiting, and I hope I can help you again.
What days does the Coast Starlight run? What is the the schedule?
The Coast Starlight runs daily, and the schedule is on this page.
What does this mean exactly? R = Receive passengers only; this means you can board the train, but you cannot buy a ticket on this train to this station. If I have a ticket from LAX (union station) going to Seattle, can I get on in Burbank and not have someone drive me downtown? What will be different if we do?
Receiving passengers only means that you can only book a ticket from that stop, not to that stop. In other words, going north, you can only board the train at that stop; you cannot book from LA to Burbank on this train.
Amtrak does this if there are other train services in that area (either Amtrak or regional trains). Often these stops are also departing only if you go the other way. Amtrak does this to prevent long-distance trains from becoming commuter trains to keep seats open for passengers who want to go beyond that area.
If you want to leave Burbank, you can; make sure you go to the right station for the Starlight, which is the Airport. If you want to do this, I would call Amtrak and change your ticket to make sure they cancel your reservation for not getting on in LA.
I hope this helps; if you have other questions, contact me.