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Union Station

Train Station and Bus Station
NoMa, Washington
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  • J.D. W.
    "Acela is the best!!!"(14 Tips)
    Kirk L.
    "Thunder Grill has amazing lunch!"(7 Tips)
    Kien N.
    "Beautiful architecture and a good way to be welcomed into the city."(26 Tips)
    Karl W.
    "Fantastic food court lower level, also good sit down Restaurants"(53 Tips)
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  • Felipe B.
    Felipe Bay5 days ago
    When it rains... it also rains inside.
  • Amy C.
    Amy Cummings2 weeks ago
    The shops area is fine but the actual train waiting area could be nicer.
  • Elizabeth B.
    Beautiful train station w a Starbucks, shake shack, and more inside! Make sure you get to the train 10min before boarding!
  • Mingrui Y.
    I'm a big fan of mass transit. Use it all over the world. But Amtrak and the consumer experience with trains in the US is just terrible. What's with the terrible queueing and signs?
  • Mingrui Y.
    Nice looking & lots of restaurants. If you're from out of town, pay attention to the signs since they're not intuitive: especially if when looking for the Metro. Bathroom faucets are poorly designed.
  • Enzo M.
    Great architecture but also a bit confusing to people who are not familiar with the station
  • IrmaZandl T.
    Beautiful station.
  • Biz T.
    Biz TraveldudeMarch 31
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice redo of the great hall
  • Timothy A.
    Food court and architecture make up for the chaos of the new section.
  • Enzo M.
    Enzo MartinelliFebruary 4
    Transport hub in the capital
  • josef j.
    josef jonDecember 22, 2016
    Strong chill game in the main hall 🤳🏽
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CasperDecember 21, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    It's a ghost town early on the weekends - not many stores or food kiosks open and few people... glad trains are (almost) always running though!!
  • Emma M.
    Emma McTagueDecember 9, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Honestly just a good place to even spend a day. Awesome architecture and cool stores to putz in.
  • Tom M.
    Tom MaxwellDecember 5, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Always very pretty
  • Bikabout
    BikaboutOctober 26, 2016
    Roll your bike onto Amtrak's Capitol Limited route for $20
  • Stacey
    StaceyOctober 26, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    since no one who works in the entire train station knows where these are: the ups + fedex drop boxes are located on the Amtrak concourse between the two escalators, next to Amtrak police booth.
    Upvoted May 8
  • Mac
    MacSeptember 12, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Trains !!!!
  • Evren Y.
    Evren YigitSeptember 1, 2016
    One of the best places to see at DC. A very beatiful building, amazing.
    Upvoted May 15
  • Stina P.
    Stina P.August 15, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    beautiful train station with great pre train food options (chopt or shake shack) . don't forget to look up
  • Maggie M.
    Maggie MacGAugust 11, 2016
    Busy train station, increasingly crappy mall attached.
  • Rick R.
    Rick RoudebushAugust 2, 2016
    Good bye DC
  • Michelle C.
    Michelle CJuly 22, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Go down the escalator by H&M for a lot of additional restaurants.
  • Courtney K.
    Courtney KleinJune 22, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Beautiful architecture and very interesting historical displays.
  • David H.
    David HowlandJune 16, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Union Station has a pretty great selection of shops and food. Not a bad place to wait for a train.
  • Stephanie D.
    Stephanie DeDeckerJune 14, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    One of the easiest Train stations, also has a great restaurant and shopping selection while waiting.
  • John D.
    John DuncanMay 25, 2016
    If only Penn Station were like this.
  • Norman E.
    Norman EllisMay 13, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The public bathrooms are a nightmare. Hold your pee until you get to your hotel.
  • Es L.
    Es LeyFebruary 21, 2016
    Get here 30min early to line up for your train
  • CITYPEEK Patti
    CITYPEEK PattiFebruary 7, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place to shop while you wait for your train. And good place to eat and SIP also.
  • Andhollywood M.
    Andhollywood MissingDecember 23, 2015
  • Kirill K.
    Kirill KukuruzaNovember 8, 2015
    Bus/train station with a shopping mall inside
  • Norie W.
    Norie WrightSeptember 25, 2015
    Great shops and incredible architecture! Gets over looked a lot, but a hidden gem!
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LondonJuly 20, 2015
    Bold Bite has very good burgers
  • Terilee007
    Terilee007July 17, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Allow plenty of time for parking Avoid driving in circles & just drive up to level 4 (rooftop). Always spaces even on Fri afternoons
  • Terilee007
    Terilee007July 17, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Really neat views of the rail yard Fun for trainiac kids & adults
  • Chris S.
    Chris SheehyJuly 6, 2015
    Ask for help the first time using the ticket machine - the staff was especially friendly in walking us through the first ticket purchase. It was fast and easy after that.
  • Joe C.
    Joe CorleoneJune 24, 2015
    Great architecture and delicious food options
  • Dadisi O.
    Dadisi OlutosinJune 1, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Bout to make my way to Brooklyn. New York City here I come.
  • Hathal A.
    Hathal ALwageedMay 25, 2015
    Heading back
  • Janie-Lynn K.
    Janie-Lynn KangApril 22, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Beautiful architecture, a myriad of good restaurants and shops. Being a major station, however, it's too much to handle for an introvert at times.
  • Leatrice J.
    Leatrice JonesApril 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Buses to New York always late. At least you can get a meal while you wait.
  • John P.
    John PaterakisApril 17, 2015
    Be prepared to stand. Lines for the trains are horrific, especially at peak hours.
  • Mike D.
    Mike DaveyApril 12, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Lots to do while you wait for your train or bus! Plenty of good food options too!
  • Key F.
    Key FamilyApril 11, 2015
    A lot of good places here.
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MarshallApril 9, 2015
    Nice station, with a shake shack that has a shorter line than most others
  • Omar a.
    Omar al-D 🇶🇦April 8, 2015
    If you look around the main hall - you'll notice this is one amazing train station!
  • Shay
    ShayApril 8, 2015
    Beautiful historic building. Come early and enjoy the extraordinary architecture & design.
  • Kien N.
    Kien NguyenMarch 30, 2015
    Beautiful architecture and a good way to be welcomed into the city. All the good restaurant chains are here for when you're waiting. There's shake shack, chop't, and chipotle.
    Upvoted 4 days ago
  • Mahima K.
    Mahima KhannaMarch 22, 2015
    Get in 15 mins ahead of your train.
  • Allison K.
    Allison KasicMarch 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The addition of a Shake Shack makes this place much more tolerable.
  • Leandro V.
    Leandro VicenteMarch 20, 2015
    They have good options for food, however at night only the MC Donalds is open.
  • Laura B.
    Laura BecerraMarch 16, 2015
    Gorgeous architecture
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HortonMarch 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    One of my favorite spots to hang out in DC.
  • Genevieve M.
    Genevieve MagnyMarch 14, 2015
    Beautiful! !!!
  • OElena N.
    OElena NavasMarch 7, 2015
    Get a seat somewhere and relax, great place to shop, eat and wait for your transportation!
  • Gulsah W.
    Gulsah WilkinsMarch 6, 2015
    So romantic station
  • Erin R.
    Erin RathFebruary 28, 2015
    Lots of good meal and snack options.
  • Hyo In K.
    Hyo In KimFebruary 24, 2015
    This place is awesome.. o.o
  • Cameron W.
    Cameron WentkerFebruary 8, 2015
    So many shops! Opens right up to the metro as well.
  • sam
    samFebruary 6, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Food trucks along the side most Tuesday late-mornings.
  • lisa D.
    lisa DavisJanuary 29, 2015
    Love ❤ the food court.
  • Brad O.
    Brad OgleJanuary 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Shuffle Board and Clean Bathroom at Shake Shack (2nd floor up the stairs inside restaurant )
  • Britt A.
    Britt AntonyJanuary 27, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    The architecture is beautiful. Plenty of restaurants and shopping to keep you fed and busy between trains
  • Melissa G.
    Melissa GoodnightJanuary 24, 2015
    This station is huge! It's pretty awesome, but there are TONS of people here, including pan handlers.
  • G C.
    G CJanuary 23, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Free Wi-Fi on Amtrak!
  • Rob H.
    Rob HavasyJanuary 13, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great lower-level food court. Don't be cheap, spring for Ref Cap service, leave your bags, enjoy the building, and board early.
  • Derek J.
    Derek JonesJanuary 13, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The place in DC where people forget to walk.
  • Dayana B.
    Dayana BJanuary 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Need a coffee before catching the Amtrak? Skip the main entry Starbucks, there is one right in the Amtrak waiting room.
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan K.January 12, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    So you want starbucks? There are two shops now. The one by the trains is slammed. The one by the front is not.
  • Ricco R.
    Ricco RichardsonJanuary 6, 2015
    Watch out for the lunatic pan handles and street preachers sadly there is a ton of police fully armed and of course they do nothing. .. for now, at least they ain't NYPD LOL
  • Christopher N.
    Christopher NettlesJanuary 6, 2015
    Beautiful building. Look for Pizzaria Inc upstairs. They have decent lunch options.
  • Ultressa D.
    Ultressa DiamondJanuary 2, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    My Jala is leaving me today 😕. Back to Stroudburgh, PA via Philly she goes! We had so much FUN on our #VegasHoliday!! I can't wait for our next trip in May 😬🙌#CousinLove
  • JoAnn B.
    JoAnn BrumbaughJanuary 1, 2015
    NYC Bound!!!
  • JoAnn B.
    JoAnn BrumbaughJanuary 1, 2015
    NYC bound!!!!
  • Ultressa D.
    Ultressa DiamondDecember 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Picking up Jala!!!
  • Richard E.
    Richard EfthimDecember 26, 2014
    Beautiful building very nice food court downstairs and sour down restaurants upstairs. Easy access to Metrorail subway.
  • Richard E.
    Richard EfthimDecember 24, 2014
    Beautiful building inside and out. Very nice food court and shops for visiting groups. Very lively destination!
  • Dustin H.
    Dustin HaleyDecember 15, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Shops, eats, trains!
  • Markus T.
    Markus TarjamoDecember 14, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Take time to appreciate the architectural beauty. This travel hub provides means to getting around the city, as well as the region with Greyhound, Bolt Bus and Amtrak all making stops here.
  • Gilles B.
    Gilles BoeykensDecember 13, 2014
    Definitly worth a visit, even if you don't have to take public transportation. Beautiful station with lots of shops.
  • Gavin S.
    Gavin SchmidtDecember 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't wait in line like a schmuck... That is not an Amtrak sanctioned line and they prefer you to sit in the waiting area. Resist the urge lemmings!
  • Ricco R.
    Ricco RichardsonDecember 11, 2014
    Busy as usual not like the old days though but got spot to start sightseeing and even rent a bike.
  • Brian R.
    Brian RudowskiDecember 6, 2014
    Thunder Grill. Good happy hour while waiting for a train.
  • Deep G.
    Deep GujralNovember 30, 2014
    Make sure to checkout the hidden food court downstairs
  • Tyler
    TylerNovember 30, 2014
    Renting a car? Easy!
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillNovember 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The only way to go from DC to Philadelphia.
  • Brad O.
    Brad OgleNovember 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    7$ to Baltimore on the MARC Penn Line.
  • SJ8544123 L.
    SJ8544123 LNovember 16, 2014
    major hub of transportation - it has everything (access to trains, metro, n buses!! great shops n food court) huge place~ !
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureNovember 14, 2014
    More than 70 retail outlets make Union Station a shopping destination. Check out the impeccably mixed architectural styles throughout the colossal building: from Classical to Beaux-Arts to Baroque. Read more
  • JR L.
    JR LeeNovember 10, 2014
    Don't be confused between Amtrak and Marc stations
  • Francesco B.
    Francesco BleveNovember 5, 2014
    Don't go to the currency exchange. Not convenient at all!!!
  • Sam G.
    Sam GrossbergOctober 31, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask your Uber to pick you up on First St
  • Runnin' Donna
    Runnin' DonnaOctober 22, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Security people out front are supposed to be there to keep loading and unloading moving. But all they really do is talk on the phone and stand around.
  • Runnin' Donna
    Runnin' DonnaOctober 22, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Taxi line stinks- use Uber!
  • Mary B.
    Mary BossardOctober 17, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    @SHOESHINESAVANT Protect your investment, your shoes and feet. Be proactive, be smart, stop by! :-)
  • Matt S.
    Matt SmallOctober 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Rail>Air Always
  • Brad O.
    Brad OgleOctober 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Going in the out door to bypass the line priceless
  • Decibel P.
    Decibel PlacesOctober 3, 2014
    Bye DC it's been quick and surreal
  • Krissi
    KrissiSeptember 27, 2014
    This infamous station never ceases to amaze. See National historic treasures on display or buy some new lingerie at Victoria's Secret - the adventure possibilities here are endless!
  • Steve R.
    Steve RazeSeptember 24, 2014
    Haven't been to DC on a while!
  • Alexandre C.
    Alexandre CostaOctober 5, 2016
    Linda e bem organizada
  • Victor R.
    Victor RomanoSeptember 10, 2016
    A estação mais bonita de washington dc! Saída de trens e onibus
  • Javila
    JavilaApril 6, 2015
    Una locura. Mal señalizado.
  • Hossam A.
    Hossam AlfraihMarch 19, 2015
    من أفضل وأنظم محطات القطارات في أمريكا. One of the best organized train stations in United States.
  • Hossam A.
    Hossam AlfraihMarch 15, 2015
    المكان الذي يربط واشنطن بالقطار مع غيرها من مدن وولايات. أسرع وسيلة للوصول لمطار بالتيمور. The main train station in DC area. The fastest way to Baltimore (BWI) airport.
  • Enrico Z.
    Enrico ZiniJanuary 21, 2015
    Stazione molto bella con molti negozi.
  • Fernando Viana M.
    Fernando Viana MartinsJanuary 8, 2015
    Muitas opções de lojas (Roupas, Souvenir, Músicas, ...), lanchonetes e ónibus turísticos (Big Bus é o melhor)!
  • Ann G.
    Ann GogolevaDecember 7, 2014
    Внизу огромный food court. Также чистые туалеты.
  • Bill Z.
    Bill ZehelNovember 22, 2014
    Pizzeria Uno!
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