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Union Station

Union Station

Train Station, Bus Station, and Metro Station
Historic Cultural, Los Angeles
  • Has a stamp of approval from Los Angeles Times and Travel + Leisure
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  • Dave F.
    "Great restaurant to have a good meal and drink called Traxx"(7 Tips)
    "affordable cup of coffee at Famima!!"(6 Tips)
    Steven R.
    "The back from cesar chavez and in the front toward olvera st."(4 Tips)
    "... simply by purchasing a Metrolink ticket."(5 Tips)
273 Tips and reviews
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  • Maya C.
    Maya ConnMarch 19
    Annual Bach in the Subway
  • Don Michael Antonio
    Love how easy and convenient to visit DTLA on metrolink from Inland Empire and/or OC suburbs. Subway ur way around after that all over LA is also just great!
  • Mollie M.
    Mollie MFebruary 20
    Bring yer camera!
  • Donovan J.
    Donovan JohnsonSeptember 6, 2016
    The Labor Day weekend with no rides into the I.E. What a drag
  • James e S.
    James e SmithAugust 5, 2016
    Location and update to areas
  • Scott W.
    Scott WilliamsJuly 25, 2016
    Vegas bound!
  • Edzel R.
    Edzel RebamontanJuly 20, 2016
    Time to catch my train to San Diego
  • s v.
    s vMay 20, 2016
    Starbucks google wifi + standing tables nearby in front of subway = FTW for working on laptop before train
  • Paul T.
    Paul T.April 25, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Architecture is cool and fun to people watch!
  • James e S.
    James e SmithApril 15, 2016
    Thank Goodness for public restrooms!
  • Kelley L.
    Kelley L.December 22, 2015
    Metro Gold Line on platforms 1 and 2, closest to Alameda. Metrolink on platforms 3 to 12. Amtrak on platforms (13, 14) closest to Vignes.
  • Edzel R.
    Edzel RebamontanJuly 13, 2015
    Finally in L.A.
  • Kimberly J.
    Kimberly JohnsonMay 3, 2015
    Love this place, just hop on to a train or go on the metro link and go anywhere.
  • Jasen M.
    Jasen MancillaApril 10, 2015
    Historic and still very busy place. There are new shops there which always nice, and there are connections to everywhere. That's a plus in my opinion. Other than that, a nice place to hang out and eat
    Upvoted Oct 29
    Been here 25+ times
    .. . Since "HOTTAESCADA" been ON Swarm/Foursquare Union station Men's room "Never" has hand soap in the restroom WzUp with that ?
  • Bob C.
    Bob CareyMarch 4, 2015
    Great station and helpful Amtrak employees
  • Frank M.
    Frank MartinezFebruary 27, 2015
    If you riding the Metrolink's you'll have to go to the window to purchase a ticket on the North West side or buy them from the vending machine on the east side of the building close to the bakery
  • Frank C.
    Frank Cedillo (Twiztid Ducky)February 6, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Lots of undesirable homeless people that act like they have a public right to use the facilities
  • Kelley L.
    Kelley L.February 4, 2015
    Purchase monthly pass tickets between the 25th of the preceding month to the 5th of the intended month (I.e., February 25-March 5 for a March monthly pass).
  • SJ8544123 L.
    SJ8544123 LFebruary 3, 2015
    really nice architecture love this station♡ - red, purple, gold line, amtrak, n metrolink!!! beautiful palm trees outside ~
  • Frank C.
    Frank Cedillo (Twiztid Ducky)January 18, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Never mind the homeless people this train station is a beautiful peace of LA history
    Upvoted Oct 29
  • Guy
    GuyDecember 20, 2014
    Go to the store for some japanese treats
  • Julian N.
    Julian NamDecember 8, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Follow Metro LA Alerts (@metrolaalerts) and Metrolink (@metrolink) on twitter for live updates. Every now and then, there can be stupid long delays.
  • Wen Z.
    Wen ZhengDecember 4, 2014
    Amazing place...
  • Anabella M.
    Anabella MingoNovember 30, 2014
    Great art deco train station!! Must stop in downtown LA
  • Ana V.
    Ana VitikNovember 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Little garden outside waiting area is cute
  • Eve P.
    Eve ParadoxNovember 22, 2014
    The Architectural details here are mind blowing. Arrive early. Relax a bit and take it all in.
  • Jeffrey-Ryan B.
    Jeffrey-Ryan B.October 28, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Union Station is a historic and iconic landmark and a great place to catch an array of Amtrak service and commuter service xx
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonOctober 15, 2014
    Entering this “Last of the Great Rail Way Stations” is like walking onto a movie set from the 1940s – an amazing mix of art deco, streamline moderne and Spanish mission styles.
    Upvoted Oct 29
  • Lisa P.
    Lisa PriceOctober 14, 2014
    Sleeper car passengers have a nice lounge on the second floor. Free snacks and drinks.
  • Karl H.
    Karl HobartSeptember 28, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Looking forward to great restaurants in the old ticketing area!
  • Patrick F.
    Patrick F. J.August 19, 2014
    Just got in from Seattle. Worth it!
  • Edgar S.
    Edgar SarmientoAugust 18, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    There's a hidden metrolink ticket kiosk between the Starbucks and the Pretzel place.
  • Jessie L.
    Jessie LAugust 17, 2014
    the megabus stop is all the way at the back of the station. get there early to pick a good seat!
  • BrianKat A.
    BrianKat AlmazánAugust 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    the only outlet I was able to find to charge my dying phone was between the metro customer center and the fish tank in the east lobby where the Metro information phone is. by train schedule pamphlets
    Upvoted Oct 29
  • Peter G.
    Peter GraceAugust 16, 2014
    Trains, I am on the metrolink
  • Joseph K.
    Joseph KAugust 14, 2014
    Have You Seen Me?? Missing USC Med Student. Last Seen Walking North on Alvarado.
  • Maddie Mae
    Maddie MaeAugust 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    BoltBus picks up on the front side of the station, all the way to the far left, past the loading/drop off zone.
  • Patrick F.
    Patrick F. J.August 12, 2014
    People who work here are friendly and helpful; passengers too
  • Gregory C.
    Gregory CohenAugust 11, 2014
    On our way to dodger stadium
  • Brianna P.
    Brianna PospishelAugust 10, 2014
    Going to the game :)
  • Karl H.
    Karl HobartAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Enjoy the recently renovated platform tunnel! Actual art!
  • Pam G.
    Pam G.June 4, 2014
    If you're in a hurry, don't walk behind women in 4" heels. Ladies: stop wearing 4" heels if you can't walk fast, especially at a train station.
  • Nancilou B.
    Nancilou BiscottiApril 27, 2014
    Beautiful architecture. Interesting place to people watch
  • Jaake M.
    Jaake MargoApril 18, 2014
    Very very v far from Central Park. Not to be confused with grand central station.
  • LJ S.
    LJ SapuriadaFebruary 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    power outlets on the silver train! look for them on the side of the aisle.
  • LJ S.
    LJ SapuriadaFebruary 5, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    train 903 to burbank airport 8:00am is on track 5.
  • Ira S.
    Ira SerkesFebruary 3, 2014
    Train to San Diego? Go online/call Super Shuttle if your hotel is far from downtown! Taxi to Loews Resort in Coronado $40 cab, $16 Shuttle! AAA link ->
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BradleyDecember 30, 2013
    The power outlets are in the floor by Metro Customer Center
  • CoreyTess 🐱🐱 T.
    Take the surf liner down to San Diego
  • Matt D.
    Matt DickerDecember 24, 2013
    The scene in The Dark Knight Rises in which the Scarecrow holds court was filmed at Union Station.
  • Jason R.
    Jason RedmondDecember 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Need an power outlet? The newer Metrolink cars have them spread out among the seats. Look for the cars with silver-colored exterior that don't have lots of bolts (as in nuts 'n bolts).
  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles TimesNovember 27, 2013
    "After a dismal slog through the late 20th century, Union Station is busier than ever, with about 10 times the traffic it had in its prosperous early years." Read more
  • Ruth F.
    Ruth FlNovember 22, 2013
    San Francisco
  • Nezer K.
    Nezer KhanNovember 13, 2013
    Log on to Metro for Time Table of Destinations... NK76
  • Billy B.
    Billy BarrOctober 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Metropolitan Lounge now open for business/sleeper class. Go past the Amtrak ticket counter, go to 2nd floor. Lounge is on your left. Smokers can smoke in 'privacy' opposite Lounge entrance. Rejoice!
  • Jeffrey-Ryan B.
    Jeffrey-Ryan B.October 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Not as nice as the Union Stations on the East Coast and there is no Amtrak Lounge for sleeping car passengers pre-departure. Amtrak to San Diego, New Orleans, Chicago, Chicago via Houston and Seattle!
    Upvoted Oct 29
  • Dave K.
    Dave KaosOctober 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Weekend passes are no more. They instead have Saturday or Sunday passes. Boo-urns!
  • Julien G.
    Julien G.October 9, 2013
    It's a beautiful building. Grab a brochure and spend some time walking around.
  • Station To S.
    Station To StationSeptember 27, 2013
    Here for Station to Station? Tag your tweets/vines/Instagrams and tumblr posts #TrackSTS so they'll show up on
  • Josh L.
    Josh LynnAugust 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Come early!!
  • Dunc W.
    Dunc WAugust 6, 2013
    The taxi drivers on the cab rank are a bunch of halfwit gunts who have no idea of the way around their city. Especially the rude asses working for that yellow firm. You're better off calling a cab.
  • Keith H.
    Keith HaynesAugust 4, 2013
    Late at night they let all the homeless come in and sleep for the night. Every chair on Thursday night at 11:00 had homeless people sleeping in them. Kinda sketchy. Big homeless camp across the street
    Upvoted Oct 29
  • Natalia C.
    Natalia CarterAugust 2, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    On weekends, use Metrolink and pay $10 for a whole day.
  • Ronald V.
    Ronald VillagranaJuly 25, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Why move to the right of the escalator to let someone pass when there's an empty staircase to the left if your in a rush then use it let me stand here and chillax! !!
  • Susan H.
    Susan HaroutunianJuly 16, 2013
    Looking good. Polite panhandlers.
  • Margaret Bena W.
    The only thing I don't like about LA Union Station is there is no metro lounge for sleeper car passengers.
  • Jeffrey M.
    Jeffrey MorenoJuly 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Lots of interesting/colorful characters here...
  • Alex R.
    Alex RodriguezJune 29, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    During the summer, this place gets really hot since the building has no air conditioned..
  • Xavier R.
    Xavier RamirezJune 7, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    ATTN CYCLISTS: as of June 1 you must now obtain a bike RSVP for all trains. Limited avail. Free. Signed, #ThatMFconductorwasaDICK.
  • Maitrik P.
    Maitrik PatelMay 24, 2013
    Just have a coffee + favorite book and relax for while from your busy crazy life ...
  • Xiong Y.
    Xiong YangMay 19, 2013
    Leave your damn kids at home if you're taking the last train, better yet don't get on. You may think your kid is cute but they're really just f'ing annoying after 9 pm when people are trying to sleep.
  • Cristina G.
    Cristina GonzalesMay 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best place to people watch.
  • Elaine Y.
    Elaine YeungApril 21, 2013
    Don't pay for a ticket walk through the handicap
  • Joan M.
    Joan McLaneApril 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Beautiful old school train station.
  • Melinda M.
    Melinda McCradyApril 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Notice the increased police presence today. #transitlog
  • Dan D.
    Dan DennisonApril 13, 2013
    Union st entrance
  • John F.
    John FayMarch 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    You can buy snacks/food inside - def handy for a layover.
  • Deedle B.
    Deedle BugMarch 23, 2013
    It smellls like subway in here. ...Get it?
  • P.E. T.
    P.E. ThomasMarch 21, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The tones before announcements here sound like the tones before announcements in Bioshock. Gahhh
  • Allison N.
    Allison NassourMarch 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If you don't know the person, just don't talk to them. Trust me on this.
  • David E.
    David EsquireFebruary 24, 2013
    If you're a photographer, leave your tripod in the car (not allowed since 9/11), travel light & by all means respect the venue. Should you get stopped by security/police, cooperate & do what they say.
  • Mr N3rd
    Mr N3rdFebruary 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Vagrants can be anywhere. Even at a Starbucks Outlet. DAMN!!!!
  • Charlotte M.
    Charlotte MJanuary 26, 2013
    This place seems pretty nice
  • El Random H.
    El Random HeroJanuary 25, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Sheriffs officers are always out during rush hour. Give them a dirty look and tell them to go fuck themselves
  • Christopher A.
    Christopher AngellJanuary 25, 2013
    Truly beautiful building. Unfortunately smells a bit too strongly of urine.
  • Millie E.
    Millie EscalanteJanuary 6, 2013
    My Wi-Fi doesn't work here :-(
  • Elizabeth S.
    Elizabeth SanchezJanuary 5, 2013
    Too many bums!
  • So G.
    So GlitterstonedJanuary 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    I love this place! Walk around inside and out, it's beautiful.
  • Debbie F.
    Debbie FerreiraDecember 21, 2012
    Metrolink monthly pass allows free transfers to LAX flyaway and all Metro transit
  • Mark J.
    Mark JansenDecember 15, 2012
    It really is the last of the great train stations isn't it.
  • Metrolink
    MetrolinkNovember 15, 2012
    Metrolink tickets are valid for free transfer to the Metro system. You can easily go to all your favorite locations downtown simply by purchasing a Metrolink ticket.
  • Mucho C.
    Mucho Comida™October 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Amtrak, Metro, LAX Flyaway, whatever mode of transport you like. Enjoy.
  • HugTrain
    HugTrainOctober 10, 2012
    Our favourite station on the whole Amtrak network :) Just beautiful! Next in town on 12/28!
  • Jorge H.
    Jorge HernandezOctober 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Crazy people here, heard things about the
  • Pamela B.
    Pamela BrooksSeptember 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    No ticket machines at platform. In the main station or out before Red Line area.
  • Xavier R.
    Xavier RamirezAugust 31, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
  • Jordan M.
    Jordan MoranoAugust 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Just take the earlier train/bus. Have some extra time to start up in the morning with little rush.
  • ivan r.
    ivan rhivanzAugust 15, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Don't play your damn music so damn loud. It's a cell phone! That shit sounds annoying!
  • James M.
    James MarshallJuly 22, 2012
    The art deco restaurant here played host to the Dixon Hill holonovel scenes from Star Trek: First Contact, including over 120 extras and 2 Borg drones! Read more
  • Clifford
    CliffordJuly 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    In the midst of good stuff: Rocking' Taquitos with Avocado sauce at Cielito Lindo across the street... And the morning pilgrimage to the Famima convenience store is a bargain.
  • Angela F.
    Angela FryeJune 22, 2012
    Saw some STRANGE people here
  • Bobby F.
    Bobby FromerJune 21, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Love Union Station!!!
  • Rodney P.
    Rodney PetersonJune 20, 2012
    If you're extra tired when getting off the Red Line and wanting to transfer to Pasadena, bypass the elevators and all that walking-ask the nearest Amtrak employee about the magic teleporters!
  • Marden D.
    Marden De CastroJune 9, 2012
    Arrived at Union Station. Outside is okay inside is really cool looking. Read the tips, to find out more.
  • ivan r.
    ivan rhivanzJune 7, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Make sure to let the other people step out of the train first and wait to get in! Jeeeeeez people!
  • Kimberly L.
    Kimberly LarsenJune 1, 2012
    If you're taking the train through, be sure to switch sides if you want to be on the ocean side with the views!
  • LADOT Bike Program
    LADOT Bike ProgramMay 30, 2012
    Ride a bike to Union Station! There's plenty of bike parking and new bike lanes on Los Angeles St. will connect Union Station with the rest of Downtown Los Angeles.
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureMay 29, 2012
    Tucked into the former telephone room of the 1939 Mission-style building is Traxx, a high-end restaurant that’s a far cry from typical station food. Try the ahi tuna napoleon with crispy wontons. Read more
  • Demon Tom C.
    Demon Tom CruiseMay 24, 2012
    A bunch of dead spirit chicks hang out here - on the old decommissioned platform under the locked off tunnel.
  • Heather p.
    Heather pMay 24, 2012
    Nsync music video location
  • Steph Drives G.
    Steph Drives GreenMay 20, 2012
    Where are the recycle bins?!?!
  • Richard C.
    Richard ChapmanMay 14, 2012
    get here early if your going on a long trip !!
  • Alexis V.
    Alexis VMay 9, 2012
    National Train Day 05/12/12
  • Joe R.
    Joe ReyesApril 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    They have k-9 units on board ...don't get stupid now
  • Colin T.
    Colin TJApril 25, 2012
    Bus to Dodger Stadium is fast and convenient!
  • Carlitos' W.
    Carlitos' WayApril 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Take the flyaway. It's an express bus to LAX runs every 30 min 24hrs a day!
  • John S.
    John SmartApril 2, 2012
    Do ya know how great this building is? Do you really KNOW? Go. Sit. Between 4-6 or so. Just sit.
  • PJ S.
    PJ SmithApril 1, 2012
    Flash Theatre LA starts in 13 minutes!
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    Keep it moving!! The lady with the whistle will blow at u! O.o
  • Asa J.
    Asa JonesFebruary 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    At it again
  • Tamara J.
    Tamara JordanFebruary 17, 2012
    The difference between metrolink is there aren't as many trip times but they're like $30 bucks cheaper. And Metrolink's staff is WAY nicer.
  • Asa J.
    Asa JonesFebruary 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Sorry Lex woke up late..
  • David M.
    David MillerFebruary 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The very last train seems to be least crowded.
  • Ralph L.
    Ralph LFebruary 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Better food across the street at Olvera Street (out the west entrance to the station)
  • Ralph L.
    Ralph LFebruary 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Free LA Metro rides with a Metrolink ticket.
  • Andrea Z.
    Andrea Zeppilli AponteFebruary 7, 2012
    If you need help finding what track your train is on just ask the person who drives the station golf cart. I got door to door service!
  • John L.
    John LloydFebruary 2, 2012
    Make sure you use the senior shuttle (if you're eligible), as you can get aboard a bit early.
  • Jonathan M.
    Jonathan MoralesJanuary 26, 2012
    Try dining at TRAXX for a great Turkey and avocado baguette and good vino
  • Alex
    AlexJanuary 20, 2012
    Best way to go from LA to San Diego
  • Sara
    SaraJanuary 15, 2012
    This place blows big balls. 
  • Ixtacoyotl P.
    Ixtacoyotl PenaJanuary 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Buy a day pass, it's now 5.00 but so worth it
  • Anthony C.
    Anthony CerretaDecember 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    $5 day pass let's you ride all the metro routes & rails. Free on Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve
  • Tom M.
    Tom MillerNovember 27, 2011
    Bring breath mints. You may regret not having any. :-)
  • Jeff L.
    Jeff LockettNovember 25, 2011
    If you have a hunger for BBQ, check out the Spring Street Smoke House. Good food and craft brews
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin CaineNovember 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Parking is cheap, and even cheaper if you take the Metro Red Line.
  • AV F.
    AV FloxNovember 21, 2011
    They take credit cards at the parking booth. (Thank God!)
  • Jen P.
    Jen PodanyNovember 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Bikes are allowed on the gold line
  • Green is Universal
    Green is UniversalNovember 18, 2011
    Help reduce LA smog: take the bus. The LA Metro was one of the first public transit agencies to use alternative fuel on a big scale. The compressed natural gas buses are over 97% cleaner.
    Upvoted Oct 29
  • Denver C.
    Denver CNovember 12, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Hit the Starbucks... They have cute baristas and good coffee.
  • Taste Terminal
    Taste TerminalNovember 7, 2011
    Every year the LA Beer Week Closing Festival is hosted at the L.A. Union Station, where beer lovers get to try over 70 local and international breweries serving up their flagship beers. Read more
  • Vanessa C.
    Vanessa CNovember 3, 2011
    FYI: Public parking is [currently] $2 per 20 min, with a $14 max per day. No overnight parking.
  • Larry G.
    Larry GrayNovember 1, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Happy Halloween.
  • Lora M.
    Lora MartinOctober 31, 2011
    Amtrack people are so nice! Way comfortable too.
  • Mary C.
    Mary CarterOctober 13, 2011
    If you have a metrolink ticket or pass you can ride any subway or bus for free that connects with the metrolink station or any metrolink station.
  • Giancarlo S.
    Giancarlo S.September 28, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises was filmed here today.
  • Alex💨 R.
    Alex💨 RoseSeptember 25, 2011
    Grab a tasty cold beverage at Trax Bar
  • Photo L.
    Photo LarrySeptember 25, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Established on the site of L.A.'s first Chinatown, Union Station opened in 1939 at a cost of $11 million. Over 1 1/2 million people visited it within its first three days.
  • Mr.Chris
    Mr.ChrisSeptember 16, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Get some subway and Starbucks oh and a pretzel before ur train or bus on the alameda side of the train station
  • Alan C.
    Alan CordovaSeptember 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The front door is only the halfway mark in your hike to the train or bus. Go through the waiting room & down the tunnel for Metrolink and Amtrak, as well as the buses at the Patsaouras Transit Plaza.
  • Scott C.
    Scott CSeptember 11, 2011
    When inside, go outside to the right and through the archways to a secluded courtyard. Grab a sandwich and drink and enjoy the koi pond. Very relaxing way to start a trip.
    Upvoted Oct 29
  • Hemang
    HemangSeptember 5, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Historic station in many films/tv shows. Check out the main lobby and the architecture!
  • Jerome "mac"
    Jerome "mac"August 31, 2011
    Traxx Resturant the best. The nectarine sorbet a dream dessert.
  • Naoki M.
    Naoki MatsumotoAugust 27, 2011
    If you have time, checking out the lobby/waiting area is a must!
  • Todd H.
    Todd H.August 26, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    It's been said once, but worth repeating. If you ride the escalators and you plan to just stand there, move to the right so other can walk past you!
  • K P.
    K PAugust 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't forget to grab a beer or a glass of wine on the train. There's nothing quite like a refreshing drink on a train for some reason.
  • Kyle Y.
    Kyle YoungAugust 20, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Please don't take up space on the bike storage if you don't have a bike! Thank You.
  • Tina M.
    Tina M.August 19, 2011
    Do ur self a favor, and save about $53. reserve ur amtrak tickets in advance.
  • Kristina L.
    Kristina LAugust 16, 2011
    $6max parking
  • T.J. M.
    T.J. MarchettiAugust 15, 2011
    The Police HQ
  • Dave F.
    Dave FasslerAugust 9, 2011
    Great restaurant to have a good meal and drink called Traxx
  • Jimmy R.
    Jimmy RichardsonJuly 27, 2011
    The Dodger StadiumExpress is a great way to avoid Dodger Stadiums $15 parking. Free with a game ticket!
  • Lee G.
    Lee GJuly 25, 2011
    Getting on a double decker train? You can probably leave your luggage on the bottom level so you don't need to drag it up the stairs.
  • Barry B.
    Barry BuckJuly 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    5-10 minute hike is waaay off, unless you're crawling. Should take you 5 minutes at the very most. I can make it in 3 minutes.
  • Filbert W.
    Filbert WJuly 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Flyaway kiosk only accepts debit and credit cards as of July 1 2011
  • Los Angeles
    Los AngelesJuly 14, 2011
    In Pasadena? Authentic Mexican at Casa La Golandrina's just a Gold Line ride away. Go @metrolosangeles 2 Union Station
  • lori h.
    lori higginsJuly 3, 2011
    my best friend was married in the courtyard here. its absolutely stunning!
  • David A.
    David AnthonyJuly 1, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Famima and StarBucks Rocks My Word
  • 캐쉬 문.
    캐쉬 문July 1, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Get ya runnin shoes on
  • Daniel N.
    Daniel NJune 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing way to get from the downtown area to Pasadena!
  • Ted T.
    Ted TimmonsJune 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    love u-station in many ways. Read more
  • DJ Kama Sutra
    DJ Kama SutraJune 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    wetzel's pretzels!!!
  • Jon H.
    Jon HeierJune 10, 2011
    Smooth train cars = power outlets.
  • David A.
    David AnthonyJune 1, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Always use the Side Entrances for Quick Access
  • Robert
    RobertMay 26, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The 'restrooms' on the platforms have always been questionable. Try the ones inside the station.
  • Alicia M.
    Alicia MMay 22, 2011
    If you have time, walk around, it's so pretty. Nice courtyards too
  • Zach B.
    Zach BehrensMay 22, 2011
    If you're hungry, head on over to Traxx bar and get some fries with aioli. Yum.
  • Andie D.
    Andie DMay 21, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    the loud speaker is useless.
  • GameTrailers .com
    GameTrailers .comMay 21, 2011
    Location in L.A. Noire video game by RockStar Games Read more
  • Inyoface C.
    Inyoface CraigMay 16, 2011
    Worst restrooms ever, use with caution
  • Andy F.
    Andy FortsonMay 13, 2011
    Despite it being 2011, the parking lot here does not accept any sort of cards as payment. They do, however, accept checks. So, I guess bring your checkbook.
  • @socalwithkids
    @socalwithkidsMay 5, 2011
    Heading to Union Station for National Train Day? Fun, FREE, family event taking place Saturday, May 7th, 2011. Festivities include music, model trains, an Amtrak rail display & more! Details at link. Read more
    DowntownLA.comApril 28, 2011
    While waiting for our train, we like to take a quiet moment in the courtyards listening to the birds and fountains. For more cozy DTLA green spaces, see "More info"... Read more
    DowntownLA.comApril 27, 2011
    At this popular filming location, see if you can identify where they shot scenes for movies like Blade Runner, The Island, The Italian Job, Pearl Harbor and Speed.
  • Benjamin Y.
    Benjamin YuanApril 5, 2011
    heart of DTLA...right next to Chinatown =]
  • Gary B.
    Gary BMarch 25, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Yay! Starbucks! :D
  • Angel R.
    Angel RodriguezMarch 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Starbucks isn't open yet buy the free WiFi is up and running.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MannMarch 18, 2011
    Connect to Metros Red and Purple lines (downstairs) and Gold line (upstairs)
  • Claudia K.
    Claudia KellerMarch 8, 2011
    On escalator, please stand on the right and let others pass on the left ..... Really helps!!!
  • Chris G.
    Chris GuzmanFebruary 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit in the main part of the station and read a good book.
  • Chris S.
    Chris StephensFebruary 24, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Watch out for aggressive panhandlers. Security here is not interested in protecting paying passengers, only fire lanes.
  • 💋
    💋February 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    be sure to check out the aquarium!!! really neat!
  • Jovany B.
    Jovany BallesterosFebruary 12, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Go to Famima!!! and try the steamy buns.
  • Luis M.
    Luis MendozaFebruary 10, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Visit Olvera St. right across from Union Station. The oldest street in Los Angeles!
  • Jessica F.
    Jessica ForresterFebruary 8, 2011
    A passerby just let me know I shouldn't sit on the bench to wait for the bus. Apparently people piss on them. Oops. I thought it was just LA that smelled like piss.
    ZIPPERFebruary 1, 2011
    everytime i step into this place is like going back in time.. i remember this place since i was a little kid! its historical and the people are so nice!
  • max b.
    max bugrovJanuary 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Cops mostly checkin shit between 8am and 11am
  • kara v.
    kara villalobosJanuary 27, 2011
    Miss your train? B A R
  • Jess M.
    Jess MisoJanuary 15, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Subway sandwiches just opened up! With Wetzel's Pretzels, Famima & Union Bagel here, too, my train rides home just got a lot better!
  • Team Coco
    Team CocoJanuary 10, 2011
    "Congrats! You're standing in what's sometimes called 'The Last of the Great Railway Stations'. And is other times called 'The First of The Great Hooker & Crazy People Hangout Spots'." - Conan O'Brien
    Upvoted Oct 29
  • jose v.
    jose vasquezJanuary 4, 2011
    when you get off the red line.....smash out!!! and hurry up if you wanna make the gold line...usually one here right as you get off the red line!
  • (RED)
    (RED)December 30, 2010
    Happy holidays and safe travels from (RED). Here's our travel tip: pack an (APPLE)RED iPod Nano and some (PENGUIN)RED books for the trip! Enjoy.
  • Jessica
    JessicaDecember 10, 2010
    get a really tasty and affordable cup of coffee at Famima!! it's waaaay better than the actual coffee shop on-site.
  • Tony L.
    Tony LDecember 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Go to traxx if you have some time to kill while waiting for the train.
  • Heather B.
    Heather BrownDecember 4, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Metrlink holiday train is at the station getting ready for a trip to Chatsworth. On track 5B if u have a few min check it out!
  • Lauren P.
    Lauren PearceNovember 29, 2010
    there is another ticket booth at the end of the tracks you can use if there is a long line of first-time riders gumming up the works inside.
  • Alexa T.
    Alexa TietzeNovember 26, 2010
    with your metrolink you can ride the metro bus or rail system for free! also. if your riding on the weekend get the family 4 pack/only 29 dollars for 4 people :)
  • Angelo W.
    Angelo WalshNovember 23, 2010
    Forget using the electrical outlets to recharge your phone or plug in your computer. Many (most) don't work. Recharge your phone at the left phone booth between the first front and side entrance.
  • Jon O.
    Jon ObestNovember 22, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    if you book your Amtrak ticket at least 3 days in advance you can use your AAA discount to save 10%
  • Angelo W.
    Angelo WalshNovember 20, 2010
    This is where the scene to the Lil Wayne and Chris Brown video was filmed with the 1930's theme
  • Gary H.
    Gary Hitchman jrNovember 20, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Be weary of the entrance to union station from the red line subway... The Wetzel Pretzel wind is a diet killer
  • Emily F.
    Emily FragosoNovember 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Famima just opened not too long ago.
  • Brett H.
    Brett HanlonSeptember 25, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The rail to rail would be great if Metrolink and Amtrak made even the slightest attempt at coordinating schedules.
  • eHow
    eHowSeptember 13, 2010
    Union Station has been called "the last of America's great rail stations." It was revived in the 1990s, and is now the hub of L.A.'s budding subway system (still a work in progress). Read more
  • Moe M.
    Moe M.September 8, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't talk and laugh obnoxiously loud on the metrolink, especially in the morning!!
  • Aaron M.
    Aaron MakinenSeptember 3, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Movie shoot here 2nnite. Lots of checker cabs. It's grand central station, in nyc!
  • Thatman F.
    Thatman FrankSeptember 1, 2010
    Don't forget to take the Dodger Express here behind Union Station, you save slot on money and traffic
  • Jacqueline L.
    Jacqueline L.August 26, 2010
    Don't plug into the power outlets. They will not be happy.
  • Michael F.
    Michael FarrAugust 25, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Please don't talk on your phone while on the train. Do you really want everyone around you to hear your conversation?
  • Carolyn L.
    Carolyn LAugust 24, 2010
    stand on the right side of the escalator. let people pass you on the left.
  • Steven R.
    Steven RasconAugust 11, 2010
    There are two entry ways to the red line. The back from cesar chavez and in the front toward olvera st. Before the long tunnel.
  • ivan r.
    ivan rhivanzAugust 7, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    When going towards Atlantic station Do Not bring your coffee or any opened drinks inside the train! $250 fine. Learned my lesson. Damn sheriffs are profiling.....
  • Larry G.
    Larry GrayAugust 3, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    If you have to use the restroom go before you get there. The stench is horrible... It can't be human.
  • Alice
    AliceJuly 22, 2010
    Beautiful location for a photo shoot! Had my engagments pictures taken here.
  • Diana
    DianaJuly 22, 2010
    Union Station is great place to shoot photos and to hold events. Parking is only $6 per day. Walk to Phillipe's for the French Dip. Sit outside in the garden.
  • ivan r.
    ivan rhivanzJuly 13, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    You zzzzzzzzzzzz before and after work
  • Danny N.
    Danny NaranjoJuly 8, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're coming here for the first time, make sure u give yourself enough time to find hour way around cuz this place is Huge!!!
  • adam s.
    adam serranoJune 30, 2010
  • Aaron M.
    Aaron MakinenJune 29, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Peet's is supposedly opening here soon. Corporate office notesd a May 31 opening? But we are still waiting. Come on¡ hurry up and open!
    KIIS FMJune 25, 2010
    While you're waiting for your bus or train, wander across the street to the heart of old LA, Olvera Street. Don’t miss the margaritas & guacamole at La Golondrina! Read more
  • Ginny B.
    Ginny BrideauJune 22, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Use the restroom over at Gateway Plaza... If you can!
  • steve
    steveJune 10, 2010
    Never a place to park and wait for free because you can't drive around all the time
  • Monica R.
    Monica RodriguezJune 9, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Do not stop in the main drop off zone in the front, they will yell and move your butt quick!
  • Erica A.
    Erica A.June 2, 2010
    BEAUTIFULLY decorated train station. Like you just walked into a movie set in the '20s. Well-kept and clean...Not like the train stations I remember in Europe.
    Upvoted Oct 29
  • Mark H.
    Mark HaileMay 18, 2010
    The 2010 National Train Day was every bit as crowded (but a lot better organized) as 2009. Enter the vast expanse of the main waiting room and become an instant convert to the romance of rail travel
  • macgyver g.
    macgyver gyverMay 11, 2010
    Best place to find some pootang!
  • Brian J.
    Brian JJMay 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Look for the small koi pond south of the main building in front of the Met Water District building.
  • Andrew N.
    Andrew NystromApril 25, 2010
    Red to Gold connection in Union Station is a 5-10min hike
  • Angel R.
    Angel RodriguezApril 3, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Best place to have a Jared Gold fashion show!
    HISTORYMarch 31, 2010
    Established on the site of L.A.'s first Chinatown, Union Station opened in 1939 at a cost of $11 million. Over 1 1/2 million people visited it within its first three days.
    Upvoted Oct 29
  • Melinda G.
    Melinda GruberMarch 25, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    You can ride any of the metro subways for free with your metrolink train ticket. That will get you around the main parts of LA.
  • Jaimi K.
    Jaimi KercherMarch 25, 2010
    Upgrade to business class on the surfliner, especially on Fridays when it's standing room only. Guaranteed seat, free drink and a snack...Totally worth the few extra bucks!
  • Jason L.
    Jason LiouMarch 23, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Watch out for the cops here... some are very mean.
  • Rolf
    RolfMarch 19, 2010
    Hungry? Walk out the front doors and across the street to "Olivera Street". it's a sanitized Tijuana and actually has sit-down Mexican food.
  • Cyn S.
    Cyn SkybergMarch 19, 2010
    Phillippe's is right down the street, open @ 6am for breakfast (pretty good & cheap).
  • Serg
    SergMarch 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    There is a photobooth near the rear exit, kinda of hidden in lobby of the Consumer Relations Office. Read more
  • Henry D.
    Henry DavisMarch 11, 2010
    Phoenix to L.A. round trip $75 Wed/Fri or Fri/Sun Read more
  • Metrolink T.
    Metrolink TrainsMarch 1, 2010
    Station connects to the following Metrolink lines:Antelope Valley Line - Ventura County Line - San Bernardino Line - Riverside Line - Orange County Line - 91 Line
  • Shannon M.
    Shannon MonroeFebruary 27, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Tell metrolink board that fare increases and services decreases are not what the already lousy system needs.
  • craig w.
    craig weltyFebruary 13, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Ride the metrolink. U will probably hit something or atleast be late to wherever u want to go
  • Valentine's Day Movie
    Valentine's Day MovieFebruary 2, 2010
    Rendezvous at one of the most beautiful train stations in the country. Leave time for an art deco dining experience at Traxx Restaurant – it’s so romantically retro! #vday
  • Diego S.
    Diego SanchezJanuary 29, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Park underground at union station for $6 and save on parking. Then take the DASH to wherever you need to go for $0.25
  • Jason L.
    Jason LiouJanuary 26, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    If you don't want to pay the outragous prices for food inside union station, try the taco truck located at the of the metrolink rail tracks.
  • gj = acomputerpro
    gj = acomputerproJanuary 17, 2010
    Stand somewhere in the large building and yell, "All Aboard!" Listen to the echo as you are being carted away by the Amtrak Police.
  • ! ! "Backstage Gabe .
    ! ! "Backstage Gabe 🔺November 9, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    I love if you save your metrolink stub. You can ride the subway or buses all day! Thanx
  • Pamela C.
    Pamela CarpenterNovember 8, 2009
    Grab a drink and wait outside in the garden.
  • Xavier R.
    Xavier RamirezSeptember 30, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    Buy the 45-day 10-ticket pass for Amtrak to save. if you buy a monthly pass you can ride both Amtrak & Metrolink
  • Mitzi Y.
    Mitzi Y.August 30, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    Take the Amtrak "Surfliner" to San Diego for $60 RT to avoid the drive and/or avoid the security at LAX
  • Taj G.
    Taj GarmonAugust 16, 2009
    be careful of the bagels. they aren't as good as they look
  • Gustavo A.
    Gustavo AyonAugust 16, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Try a CA Chicken on an Onion Bagel.
  • Gustavo A.
    Gustavo AyonAugust 16, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the CA Chicken on an Onion Bagel!
  • Ricky M.
    Ricky MarAugust 10, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    The Fly Away shuttle from Union Station to LAX is a great deal and very convenient. Boards at end of Patsaurus Plaza.
  • Jeannette S.
    Jeannette ScapeApril 3, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Catch the free shuttle from Union Station to Dodger Stadium and avoid paying the $15 parking fee there.
  • Juliana S.
    Juliana SaaSeptember 7
    Hermoso lugar. No tengas miedo de usar el metro de LA, si bien hay muchos junkies funciona muy bien y no corres peligro ñ, es solo incómodo. La línea roja te lleva por los lugares más turísticos.
  • Gabriela R.
    Se pueden comprar boletos de camión, tren y metro de varias lineas.
  • Taka 1.
    Taka 13gMarch 27, 2016
  • Tiago M.
    Tiago MartinezMarch 23, 2015
    Lugar incrível ❤️
  • Cathy S.
    Cathy SongFebruary 20, 2015
    O no lalala
  • Helen .
    Helen 🦒December 22, 2014
    Apesar de bonita, senti falta de sinalizações. Acabei contando com a boa vontade de quem passava para pedir informações.
  • Analucia R.
    Analucia RDOctober 7, 2014
    El lugar es Hermoso, gana puntos. No hay enchufes por ningun lado, perdió todos sus puntos. #Viajarparavivir
  • Almendra L.
    Almendra LlarenaSeptember 6, 2014
    Espernado el tren!!
  • Juanita F.
    No se te olvide sacar fotos
  • BILD
    BILDMarch 8, 2013
    iner der letzten großen Bahnhöfe, die in den USA gebaut wurden, steht in Los Angeles: Die Union Station wurde 1939 eröffnet und ist bis heute der wichtigste Bahnhof der Stadt.
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