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Address: 800 N Alameda St, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2177
Phone Number: 800-872-7245
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First Los Angeles train depot.

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Historical Los Angeles

Built in 1939, it is now considered an historical monument and has beautiful architecture and enclosed gardens. Several of the Los Angeles light rail and subway lines begin and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Built in 1939, it is now considered an historical monument and has beautiful architecture and enclosed gardens. Several of the Los Angeles light rail and subway lines begin and end at Union Station along with the MetroLink to nearby cities and the regular Amtrak trains. It is located near Chinatown and across the street from Olvera Street.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Situated in the heart of Los Angeles, this grand old building deserves a visit. The history of the City of the Angels encompasses this still functional terminal.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food options are expensive and horrible. Surroudings are great. Nice place to visit, I felt secure there. Options to travel in USA leave from this station.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is worthy of a visit even if you're not going to be taking a journey. The interior is really gorgeous, with cathedral high ceilings and marble everywhere. I generally take Amtrak to San Diego annually at Christmas time and I always look forward to the whole experience of this travel, plus, the view from the train is quite... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the surprise finds in downtown L.A.: fairly plain from the outside, it reveals a spectacular lobby area once inside, a real treat. In fact, several movies/shows have been filmed here, and you will probably recognize it right away. There are even a couple of good restaurants inside, quite unusual for a train station. If you are in the... More 

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Mariposa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I took the train to Los Angeles and was transported to Union Station. Like all good transit hubs, there are excellent connections to cabs, buses, subways, and I was able to walk to my downtown LA hotel. I felt like I was in a movie as the whole station is so ornate and beautiful. There was some serious renovation in... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Super easy to navigate and extremely helpful attendants. I arrived by flyaway bus from LAX and took the metro link for $6 to Burbank. I love traveling by train. 0 traffic and comfortable travel.

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Brookeville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As an east coaster, I was expecting "my norm - unpleasant, unhelpful, "doing you a favor" Amtrak employees. Instead I met, Jamie, a Red Cap, and Kim, the agent at the baggage window. My trip on the Coast Starlight was an absolute delight thanks to them, from greeting us to driving us (large golf cart) to the exact spot where... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Overall Union station is a breeze as compared to dealing with LAX airport. Plenty of services and help available as well. The train tracks are not always clearly marked in my point of view however. I have had to ask each time I go, "do I need A or B, nothing says which".

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This old venue is a wonderful place to catch a train and head south to San Diego. The modern architecture is simple and open allowing for plenty of room to walk, gaze and get to the trains

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