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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 1 week ago

If you only see 5 things in LA Union Station and the area around it is a must. Take a train ride down the coast to San Diego for dinner or have lunch or dinner in historical Olovera street.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked at the Metro Plaza Hotel which is only a two block walk from Union Station which worked out wonderfully! The station is the transportation hub of LA. We were able to connect with any transit we needed and the subway as ALWAYS on...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I left my car here for $7 per day and took a $24 Bolt Bus from LA to Vegas. Definitely beats driving. Comfortable recliner seats, wifi, A/C, phone chargers, etc.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked to the station to do some site seeing. The building is very well maintained and the period details intact. You can imagine what it was like in the past as a busy train station but it has current functions and nice restaurants where...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the most interesting Union Stations around the US. It has good connections to local transit. There us even a Dodger Express on game days to and from the station, really helpful. While the main waiting room isn't very large, the seats...More

Thank Reed S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When arriving we accidentally went to the Metro side of the station. I saw no clear sign as we exited the track as to which side is which. It was funny because the Metro side looks really nice and up to date. While the Amtrak...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely building, and its worth taking a stroll through and viewing the plush seating areas, bars and food outlets. Certainly worth a visit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is the real deal, film noir Los Angeles. The place is beautiful, and with the expanded used of rail it's busier than ever. Lots of good food options, too.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had never taken the train to LA and thought riding up from San Diego may save time and let us chill versus strain. The trip was slow and boring( no really exciting views after Oceanside. The station was big and we asked the police...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

What a beautiful station. The recent restoration of this station is stunning! We arrived early enough for out train trip up the coast to be able to have time to enjoy the details. Everyone we talked to at the station from the Amtrak security to...More

Thank Nancy M
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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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rodjin
9 January 2018|
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Response from milvetmac | Reviewed this property |
walk out front and open your app, the geolocale tag will bring them right to you at the turn around entrance... i hope that helps
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