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Union Station

Union Station

Train Station, Bus Station, and Metro Station
Historic Cultural, Los Angeles
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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)
    Ralph L.
    "food across the street at Olvera Street"(4 Tips)
    "... simply by purchasing a Metrolink ticket."(5 Tips)
274 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
    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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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 5+ 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
  • Juliana S.
    Juliana Saa2 weeks ago
    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 L.
    Helen LDecember 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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