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Union Station

800 N Alameda St, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2177
+1 800-872-7245
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Los Angeles Union Station is the main railroad station in Los Angeles, California, and the largest railroad passenger terminal in the Western US. Union Station is a major transportation hub for Southern California, serving almost 110,000 passengers a day. The station is the hub of the Amtrak's California regional routes, Amtrak's long distance trains, Metrolink commuter trains, several Metro Rail subway and light rail lines, buses and coach services. History: Established in 1939. Built in 1939, Union Station combines Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, Mission Revival and Streamline Moderne styles. The architecture team included John and Donald Parkinson who also designed Los Angeles City Hall and other city landmarks. Originally intended as a transcontinental terminus station for the Union Pacific, Santa Fe and Southern Pacific Railways, the station was a major hub for troop movement during World War II. The station's historic 161,000 square foot terminal was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 and the station was restored in 1992. Beginning in the 1970s, growing use of Amtrak and expansion of local and regional rail revitalized the station as a major transportation hub of Southern California. Metro acquired the station in 2011, managing the property that currently serves as a transportation hub for Metro, Metrolink, Amtrak and other transportation services as well an urban mixed-use development site.
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800 N Alameda St, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2177
Central L.A
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Have used this station a couple of times for Amtrak connections. It can be a bit confusing as small and not well signed (especially for international tourists who do not understand the system). Best to ask someone when you arrive what counter to actually stand...More

Thank Helen A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Forgive my biases--I love majestic, iconic railroad stations. Union Station is magnificent. The station is art deco in style and has been more or less lovingly maintained. It is a busy transportation hub that invites a lot of admiring looks: the wooden ceiling, incredibly beautiful...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A tourist destination in its own right, as well as an efficient transport hub. Both the new and the old sides are worth a look, for stunning architecture and fittings (but it's quite a walk between them!).

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was fantastic! They've restored it to the way it was originally! Very pretty! Now I want to take a train out of there!

Thank C G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Try to learn as much as possible about where you arrive and how to get where you are going. We spent hours in the Amtrak Metropolitan Lounge because our South West Chief Train was replaced by a bus to Flagstaff. The staff were courteous, but...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here to get the flyaway bus to the airport and was surprised at this classic station. It has been maintained well and was like walking on to a movie set. I would recommend coming to see this station.

Thank Victoria G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very convenient, there are security persons at all strategic positions & helpful with information. Connects you to Mega Bus & Fly Away from the Bus Bay & Uber too!

Thank M15W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Central Transportation Hub for LA region, this Central station still kept its old charm and functionnality, despite some litle walk around. Clean and well maintained, this station play a major role as the central hub of LA transportation. We have experienced our adventure to go...More

Thank Duy N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Train travel in California is still fragmented at best, but this station works well. It is easy to figure out, the transit away options are clear and efficient. The few staff I dealt with were helpful - more so than I had any right toe...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful interior, some of the old world Hollywood charm and romance of train stations. Easy connections with other services but a bit of walking around

Thank Darren D
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westsylvia54
June 10, 2018|
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Response from johnpV4713TS | Reviewed this property |
There is a greyhound terminal at Union Station Los Angeles. If yours will stop there depends on where you are going. check the route. Greyhound is great at telling you stop overs.
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Catherine B
March 25, 2018|
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Response from OBillyHill | Reviewed this property |
I once had a train delayed, and I got in late night early morning, probably close to 2am. We certainly had access to the station, seating, bathrooms, etc., but all services were shut down at night. I think the challenge is... More
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February 2, 2018|
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Response from Beth B | Reviewed this property |
The nearest hotel is Metro Plaza Hotel, 711 N Main St, Los Angeles, about 1 block from Union Station, and in your price range. There is a Best Western Plus Dragon Gate Inn in Chinatown, 818 N Hill Street, that is about 15... More
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