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Los Angeles Union Station is the major transit hub in all of Southern California. It is served by rail and bus lines in the Los Angeles region and beyond. This station has two main portals and concourses: the west portal at historic building by Alameda Street and east portal at Patsaouras Transit Plaza by Vignes Street.

Points of interest

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Union Station is a major Amtrak hub in the West Coast. It is served by Pacific Surfliner, Coast Starlight, Sunset Limited, Southwest Chief trains and Amtrak Thruway buses. Ticket counter and baggage checking service for long distance trains are available at the west concourse. Amtrak trains generally use Track 10 through 12, which is accessible through the main pedestrian tunnel. Amtrak Thruway buses stop on the north side of the station.

There's a separate check in counter for long distance train riders.

Amtrak station code: LAX [1]
Amtrak lines at Los Angeles Union Station
Adjacent stop Adjacent stop
North to San Luis Obispo
Pacific Surfliner
South to San Diego
Van Nuys
North to Seattle
Coast Starlight
Southwest Chief
East to Chicago
Sunset Limited
East to New Orleans
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Metro Rail B D A lines serve Union Station.

B and D lines

B Line and D Line stop at the underground platforms located below Metrolink and Amtrak tracks. B/D lines have a separate entrance from the main building and the Gateway Plaza on the east side of the station. Transferring passengers from the A Line, Metrolink, and Amtrak need to exit through the pedestrian tunnel to either the east or west side of the station to access Red/Purple lines.

Ticket machines are available at the B/D Line station concourse. First time riders must purchase a reusable TAP card with a fare from the machine before boarding. All riders must pass through the turnstile with a valid TAP card or TAP-enabled ticket/transfer and keep the card or ticket for the duration of the ride.

Both lines share a center platform at the station. Overhead LCD displays show which train departs next.

Westbound B to North Hollywood
D to Wilshire/Western
Next Station: Civic Center/Grand Park
Real time departures:

A Line

A Line trains to Azusa and Long Beach stop on Track 1 and 2 (accessible through the main pedestrian tunnel). Ticket machines are available at the platform entrance. First time riders must purchase a reusable TAP card with a fare from the machine before boarding. All riders must "tap" the TAP card or TAP-enabled ticket/transfer at a validator when entering platforms and keep the card or ticket for the duration of the ride.

Southbound A to Long Beach Westbound A to APU/Citrus College
Next Station: Little Tokyo/Arts District Next Station: Chinatown
Real time departures:

LAUS is served by many bus routes. Buses stop at various locations at or near the station. Patsaouras Transit Plaza is the main off-street bus transit center located on the east side of the station.

On streets around the station

Amtrak Thruway (California)
San Joaquins connection
Freeway Express: Santa Monica - Union Station
Service to San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tucson. Main stop is at 501-503 E Cesar E Chavez Ave, across from LAUS. Current bus status
Chinatown - Financial District
Chinatown - Lincoln Heights - LA County/USC Medical Center
Baseball service: Union Station and Harbor Gateway TC - Dodger Stadium
Century City - Downtown LA via Olympic
Downtown LA - El Monte via Cesar Chavez & Garvey
El Monte - Downtown LA via Valley
South Arcadia - LA via Las Tunas Dr.
Downtown LA - Burbank Station via Griffith Pk & Riverside Dr
Montebello - Monterey Park via 1st, Little Tokyo, Garvey
Express: Hawthorne & PCH - Del Amo - Downtown Torrance - Downtown LA

Patsaouras Transit Plaza off Vignes Street

East side of Union Station.

Lancaster - Downtown LA
Downtown LA - Citadel Outlets Express
Montclair Station - Downtown LA
Service to Bay Area, Sacramento, Yuma, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, St. Louis. Ticket sales is available at this location. Current bus status
Union Station - South Park
Union Station - Bunker Hill
Westwood - Downtown LA via Palms
Redondo Beach - Downtown LA via Manhattan Beach, El Segundo
Downtown LA - El Segundo
Union Station - Westwood
Union Station (Patsaouras Transit Plaza) - LAX
Century City - Downtown LA via Olympic
LA Union Station - Santa Monica via Venice Blvd.
Patsaouras Transit Plaza - Redondo Beach TC via M.L. King, Crenshaw, Hawthorne
Downtown LA - Santa Clarita via Burbank
University Park Campus - Health Sciences Campus via Union Station

Patsaouras Transit Plaza stops on El Monte Busway

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Connected to the Union Station on the east side via pedestrian overpass. From the Union Station building, walk east to Patsaouras Transit Plaza, exit the building, and proceed south to stairs and elevators connecting to busway platform.

Montclair Station - Downtown LA
Grand Ave. Park & Ride - Covina Transit Center - Downtown LA
Rowland Heights – Puente Hills Mall - Downtown LA
Industry Park & Ride - Downtown Los Angeles
City of Industry - West Covina - Downtown LA
Via Verde Park & Ride - Downtown LA
El Monte - Downtown LA via Sierra Madre, San Gabriel
Temple City - Downtown LA
El Monte Station - Downtown LA - Harbor Gateway TC - San Pedro

Paid daily and hourly parking is available at west and east side of the stations. Fees for all day parking range from $6 snd $10.