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Los Angeles Union Station

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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


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

Metro Rail B D L lines serve Union Station.

Red & purple lines

B Line and D Line stop at the underground platforms located below Metrolink and Amtrak tracks. Red and Purple lines have a separate entrance from the main building and the Gateway Plaza on the east side of the station. Transferring passengers from the Gold 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 Red/Purple 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
Real time departures:
Next Station: Civic Center/Grand Park

Gold Line

L Line trains to Pasadena 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.

Transfer to bus at this stop to continue to Pico/Aliso for service to East Los Angeles.

Westbound L to APU/Citrus College
Real time departures:
Next Station: Next Station: Chinatown

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
San Joaquins (Bakersfield), Pacific Surfliner (LA) connection

Big Blue Bus

Freeway Express: Santa Monica - Union Station


California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah

LADOT Transit

Chinatown - Financial District
Chinatown - Lincoln Heights - LA County/USC Medical Center

Los Angeles Metro

Baseball service: Union Station and Harbor Gateway TC - Dodger Stadium
Downtown LA - El Monte via Cesar Chavez & Garvey
El Monte - Downtown LA via Valley
South Arcadia - LA via Las Tunas Dr.
Arcadia - LA via Huntington
Downtown LA - Burbank Station via Griffith Pk & Riverside Dr
Montebello - Monterey Park via 1st, Little Tokyo, Garvey

Torrance Transit

Express: Hawthorne & PCH - Del Amo - Downtown Torrance - Downtown LA

Patsaouras Transit Plaza off Vignes Street

East side of Union Station.


Lancaster - Downtown LA

City of Commerce Transit

Downtown LA - Citadel Outlets

Foothill Transit

Montclair Station - Downtown LA

LADOT Transit

Union Station - South Park
Union Station - Bunker Hill
Westwood - Downtown LA via Palms
Downtown LA - El Segundo
Union Station - Westwood

LAX FlyAway

Union Station (Patsaouras Transit Plaza) - LAX

Los Angeles Metro

Century City - Downtown LA via Olympic
Pico/Rimpau - Downtown LA - Indiana Station via Pico, East 1st
LA Union Station - Santa Monica via Venice Blvd.
Patsaouras Transit Plaza - South Bay Galleria via M.L. King, Crenshaw, Hawthorne


San Francisco - Oakland or San Jose - Los Angeles - Anaheim
Los Angeles - Las Vegas

Santa Clarita Transit

Downtown LA - Santa Clarita via Burbank

USC Transit

University Park Campus - Health Sciences Campus via Union Station

Patsaouras Transit Plaza stops on El Monte Busway

Connected to the Union Station on the east side via pedestrian overpass.

Foothill Transit

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
San Dimas Park & Ride - Downtown LA

Los Angeles Metro

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.