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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 yesterday

Many people pass through LA's Union Station without stopping for a short time to appreciate the architectural design and beauty of the various building components. There is even an architectural tour of Union Station. The 1930s tile work is amazing. They now have a series...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Great location for connecting to downtown via metro. Very clean and classic California feel. You can take a free shuttle to the Dodgers game.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Thor inside has chairs but fully restored from the past it's lounge a scene from a movie. Very clean with security inside. Waiting area is only for passengers but there are benches and chairs outside.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

we had been there before but not for long , we found nice place for coffee and cake ,nice museum and place to buy small gifts

Thank Sigal K
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Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the best ways to get to LA is to arrive on an Amtrak train. I took the Sunset Limited from New Orleans to here. There are some nice sandwich shops, and garden landscaped waiting and eating areas to spend time in.Then you have...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Weather your arriving or leaving, Union Station offers a quick exit, or a smooth entrance to the city of Angel, providing. numerous departing times, for multi destinations on the Amtrak Train. I suggest up grading your ticket to first class, it's a small fee, around...More

Thank Thomas D
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Old school charm and West coast train travel history now connected to the demand for public transit growth in Los Angeles. Union Station is the Penn Station of LA.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were going to Santa Barbara and we deciding to take the train. It was great. You didn't have to fight the traffic going in and out of Santa Barbara and the train station is close to everything in the downtown including the beach.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a nice art-deco place to visit and the train to attractions like Disneyland, Lego Land or San Diego Zoo is far less hazel then driving.

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Reviewed 1 week 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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westsylvia54
10 June 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
26 March 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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Laurie Lori N
3 February 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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