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Address: 800 N Alameda St, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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+1 800-872-7245

First Los Angeles train depot.

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Grand Old Station

This is a classic grand old train station. There is an adequate number of eating and retail establishments for travelers passing through. The Amtrak Metropolitan Lounge for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Vancouver, Washington
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Vancouver, Washington
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a classic grand old train station. There is an adequate number of eating and retail establishments for travelers passing through. The Amtrak Metropolitan Lounge for first class passengers is a wonderful place to spend time while waiting for your train. I would be hesitant however to walk from the station up to the old historic Pueblo area. I... More 

Thank EwwfmN
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fabulous station for decor, architecture and general atmosphere. Give it look even if you are not travelling from there. If you use the metro just pop up to view. If you take The Flyer bus from LAX it drops you off here and you have to pay in the booth when you alight the bus and give your ticket to... More 

Thank Sandra S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Travelling by public transport in a new country can be overwhelming but the friendly guy at the information desk took away any trepidation we may have had. He supplied us with maps, gave out plenty of advice and shared his local knowledge with us which was invaluable. And the metro/ tap card was only $1 to purchase and lasts for... More 

Thank Joanne F
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is very old and few leather chairs to see. But is far from Hollywood blvd or rodeo drive so go only if you have nothing else to do. Avoid

Thank nirajsomaiya
Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 709 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Being a new modern city, LA has few historic things to offer. Union station is one of them. Don't expect too much, but if you're in the area it's worth exploring. It's situated downtown LA, near the historic downtown area. The station architecture is very nice combining the old Spanish with Art deco. Inside was great also, seen in so... More 

Thank B1714D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The architecture of this building is spectacular! It's a shame that time has made the use of this building almost obsolete. A lot of the areas were roped off and no longer in use.

Thank Denice C
Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a bad place to be stranded waiting on a train. It is really easy to find your platform and everything is pretty close. It has a lot of great food options and very clean. Only problem is its location - it is super hard to get to and from unless you are staying downtown. Also the trains are ALWAYS... More 

Thank Katie E
Oceanside, California, United States
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love to take the Amtrak train up the coast to Union Station when I go downtown LA for business. Union Station is an interesting place. The bar is fun it your train is delayed all though a little expensive. The staff at the station is always very helpful and polite. I do try to avoid the public restrooms.

Thank Cynthia M
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the station when taking the Amtrak train between Orange county and Chatsworth. Even if this isn't your stop, get down if you have enough time to see this iconic station.

Thank Indrajit G
Placentia, California
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108 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Union Station in Los Angeles is known as the central hub for all things public transportation in Southern California. It's busy much of the time due to the fact that it is the starting and ending point for thousands of patrons every year. There is such a difference between buildings from this era to that of 30's and 40's. The... More 

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