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Address: 800 N Alameda St, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone Number: 800-872-7245
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: First Los Angeles train depot.

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AMTRAK is better than expected!

Took our first trip by train last weekend and we had a wonderful time! Union Station was definitely a highlight. The place is huge and fun to see. Lots of history and well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Chandler, Arizona
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Chandler, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Took our first trip by train last weekend and we had a wonderful time! Union Station was definitely a highlight. The place is huge and fun to see. Lots of history and well organized. Great people watching too. AMTRAK's Metropolitan Lounge at Union Station is comfortable and their service was great. In fact, AMTRAK in general deserves a chance and... More 

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Jackson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

Union Station is a very beautiful old building. It is well maintained and can be an easy way to change trains when in Los Angeles. In the station you'll find a few a convenience store and a couple of food vendors like Starbucks, and Subway.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is the worst union station I have ever been, took a train from bay area to LA, arrived there and found that this union station was far different from the one I visited in NYC and DC. Keep alert if you were there at night, many ppl slept there and the whole station has a strange smell. Not worth... More 

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Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I was in Union Station twice while in LA and used it as a hub to get to and from Las Vegas. We never had any problems here and cabs were readily available if need be. It is a big station with staff around to help you out if need be. This is also a bus station and train station.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
58 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I caught a train from Union on a Sunday morning....... After battling my way through the beggars in the foyer, I finally made it on the train to Fontana for NASCAR. Just in the car I was I local police came across two prisoners released that morning who hadn't paid. One was kicked off after he started 'chatting' up a... More 

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Laguna Beach, CA
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Whenever I'm in the area I try to stop by Union Station to do some photography. It's a great place to photograph people and the hustle and bustle of a major train station.

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Ojai, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Last week my daughter and I took the Southwest Chief from Union Station in Los Angeles to Flagstaff Arizona for a college tour. The tour was a short day - 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. - and the train was scheduled to arrive just before 6 a.m. Plenty of time, yes? As it turns out, no. The train "broke" (never... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We caught the flyaway bus so we came through Union Station at the start and end of our time in LA. I was surprised to see all these great reviews on trip advisor because while it is a nice enough station, I don't consider it an attraction. I am only writing a review to warn people not to go out... More 

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socal
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Okay, first lets be clear-- this is a TRAIN STATION. So by giving it 4 stars, I don't mean that it will blow your mind or that it is somewhere to visit for fun. BUT, I will say, it had everything I needed for my hour stopover this week-- restrooms, ATM's (Chase), and food. That was my biggest concern- being... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We came in from Oceanside, but could have used Amtrak. The transit hub was huge, but easy to navigate. Trains, subways, busses can get you almost anywhere in LA area. Area around Union Station was lively and interesting. Hop on Metro in almost any direction and enjoy, sights, food, entertainment, history

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