Amtrak's Coast Starlight Schedule
Amtrak's Coast Starlight Schedule

2023 Amtrak Coast Starlight Schedule/Timetable

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.

This page displays best on mobile devices if you hold your phone horizontally. These are also guides, and Amtrak can change times at any time.

The last update: August 17, 2023.

Amtrak Coast Starlight Schedule, Service Alerts, and Notices

Check here to see any alerts or notices for your trip!

Accommodations for the Coast Starlight

Find out what train accommodation works best for you!

Coach & Business Class Seating

Coach Class

Check out coach seating or class for an economical travel method.

These seats feature comfortable reclining seats with ample legroom and a fold-down tray, individual reading lights, and 120v electric outlets.

Business Class

This train once offered business class, but this accommodation was unavailable the last time I looked.

The Coast Starlight offers 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)

Superliner Bedroom
The hallway for Amtrak Superliner Bedrooms

All rooms include:

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 lower 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 various 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. Coach and business class passengers can snag one of the limited meal seating for a set price.

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 ServedTrain 14
Read DownDaily TrainMilesRead up
9:50aSeattle, WA
King Street Station (SEA)
10:33a | 10:38aTacoma, WA (TAC)396:38p | 6:43p
11:17a | 11:19aOlympia-Lacey, WA (OLW)755:59p | 6:01p
11:40a | 11:43aCentralia, WA (CTL)945:33p | 5:36p
12:24p | 12:27pKelso-Longview, WA (KEL)1374:48p | 4:51p
1:07p | 1:10pVancouver, WA (VAN)1774:13p | 4:16p
1:50p | 2:22pPortland, OR *
Union Station (PDX)
1873:40p | 3:56p
3:34p | 3:39pSalem, OR (SLM)2392:01p | 2:04p
4:11p | 4:14pAlbany, OR (ALY)2671:19p | 1:23p
5:08p | 5:15pEugene-Springfield, OR
Amtrak Station (EUG)
31012:29p | 12:37p
8:13pChemult, OR (CMO) *4328:59a
9:58p | 10:08pKlamath Falls, OR (KFS) *5057:33a | 7:43a
12:45aDunsmuir, CA (DUN)6104:58a
2:31aRedding, CA –
Amtrak Station (RDD)
4:12aChico, CA (CIC)7391:37a
6:28a | 6:48aSacramento, CA
Sacramento Valley Station (SAC)
7:05aDavis, CA (DAV)83711:11p
7:54aMartinez, CA (MTZ)88110:14p | 10:26p
8:29a | 8:39aEmeryville, CA (EMY) *9089:31p | 9:41p
8:54a | 9:09aOakland, CA *
Jack London Square Station (OKJ)
9139:06p | 9:21p
10:14a | 10:26aSan Jose, CA
Diridon Station (SJC) (Caltrain)
9547:46p | 7:58p
12:06pSalinas, CA
Amtrak Station (SNS) *
10216:10p | 6:13p
1:57pPaso Robles, CA (PRB)11194:13p | 4:15p
3:24p | 3:37pSan Luis Obispo, CA
Amtrak Station (SLO)
11572:52p | 3:05p
6:12p | 6:19pSanta Barbara, CA (SBA)127412:14p | 12:21p
7:20p DOxnard, CA (OXN)131011:18a | 11:22a
8:02p DSimi Valley, CA (SIM)134110:46a | 10:49a R
8:36p DVan Nuys, CA (VNC)135810:14a | 10:18a R
8:44p DBurbank, CA (BUR)1363
9:11pLos Angeles, CA
Union Station (LAX)
‘This chart is a guide; always check with the electric version of your tick for the most up-to-date times or consult the Amtrak website.


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.

Printable 2023 Amtrak Coast Starlight Schedule

The downloadable and printable timetable below is extended because it consists of the train schedule and Amtrak Connecting Services; if you only want the train schedule, print the first two pages.

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This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Brad Kirscner

    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.

    1. Kev

      Hi Brad,
      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.

  2. TeriLyn

    What days does the Coast Starlight run? What is the the schedule?

    1. Kev

      The Coast Starlight runs daily, and the schedule is on this page.

  3. Jennifer Fields

    Hi Kev,
    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?

    1. Kev

      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.

  4. Bob

    Useful site! We just booked Roomette #10 for the Coastal Starlight Superliner northbound. I see it on a room map but can’t quite tell if this is west-facing (ocean view) on the northbound trip. It appears to be on the same side of the car as the bedrooms, which seemed to be facing west on a YouTube video I saw. Does that sound right?

    1. Kev

      I am glad that my site could help you! To answer your question, If the bedroom side of the car is first, then yes, you are ocean-side. Though there is never a guarantee of what direction a car is, so keep that in mind. Happy planning and safe travels! Kev

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