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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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A great place for travelers & rail enthusiasts

Beautifully kept historical rail station. Centrally located with great amenities & restaurants. I don't use the Amtrak much, but it's always a great experience traveling through... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautifully kept historical rail station. Centrally located with great amenities & restaurants. I don't use the Amtrak much, but it's always a great experience traveling through union station.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wether travelling by Train or not Union Station is well worth a visit. Designed in the Art Deco style its magnificence will blow you away. From the highly polished floors to the Columns reaching high into the roof space. This is a Station built on a Grand Scale, The seating in the waiting area is luxurious by todays standard and... More 

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

This was a wonderful surprise for a Large Town Train Station, always Very Clean, Friendly Staff to assist you in finding things. Park on the right side across the street in the postal Lot for best daily Rates. Cross the street and you will find Alvera Street Mexican Village and Town worth the time to spend a few Hours, wonderful... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Like a throwback, the Station has been preserved beautifully. The big armchairs in the waiting area are fantastic and the restaurants look like something from the prohibition era. The ceiling is very ornate and the floors look original. Worth a look if you are in the area even if you are not travelling.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Where they have outdoor free concerts, this train station incorporates nicely the outdoor gardens and the inside structure. We came off our Southwest Chief train, found nice security guards who pointed to the relatively new Amtrak sleeping car lounge (small and cramped), and also helped us locate nearby streets where we went looking for free atm machines. Bustling transportation hub,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanks for the information that helped us collect our baggage from our train from San Diego, and also on the assistance with using the ticket machine to purchase tickets to the airport. Other than being a bit crowded, and a bit of work going on, it was not a bad experience.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the main station and the landmark for most of the drop off and pick up. The Chinatown also nearby here too.

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Thank joanadventure
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great old building, we travelled with Amtrak LA to San Diego Business Class and were so well looked after, taken to lounge and then a Red Cap golf cart ride to the carriage. No need to handle baggage either.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The whole place is wonderful to visit. I went into the commissary (I.e. where they sell food) and it was going back in time. The new murals and aquarium at the back entrance are amazing to look at (near Avalon St.) Great vendors, food and vibe is just terrific. I am definitely going by train cross county next time.

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Thank romplep
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Okay, it's just a working train station, and might not interest most tourists on a tight schedule. But if you're a lover of period buildings, this one is quite beautifully preserved and will give you a shot of nostalgia for the Golden Age of train travel and a simpler and nobler time in American history. Both it and the post... More 

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