Los Angeles Union Station
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 
North to San Luis Obispo
|◀||Pacific Surfliner||▶||Fullerton Station|
South to San Diego
|Van Nuys Station (Rail)
North to Seattle
|Terminus||◀||Sunset Limited||▶||Downtown Pomona Station|
East to New Orleans
|Terminus||◀||Southwest Chief||▶||Fullerton Station|
East to Chicago
Amtrak Thruway routes
1A Bakersfield - Los Angeles Basin - San Diego
1B Bakersfield - Los Angeles - Long Beach - San Pedro
Metro Rail lines serve Union Station.
Red & purple linesRed Line and Purple 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.
Gold LineGold Line trains to Pasadena and East Los Angeles 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.
LAUS is served by many bus routes. Buses stop at various locations at or near the station.
On streets outside the station
Big Blue Bus Rapid 10 Freeway Express: Santa Monica - Union Station
City of Commerce Transit Citadel Express Downtown LA - Citadel Outlets
LADOT DASH Downtown B Chinatown - Financial District
LADOT DASH Lincoln Heights/Chinatown Chinatown - Lincoln Heights - LA County/USC Medical Center
Metro Bus 68 Montebello Town Center - East LA - Downtown via Cesar Chavez
Metro Bus 70 LA - El Monte via City Terrace & Garvey
Metro Bus 71 LA - CSU Los Angeles
Metro Bus 76 El Monte - Downtown LA via Valley
Metro Bus 78/378 South Arcadia - LA via Las Tunas
Metro Bus 79 Arcadia - LA via Huntington
Metro Rapid 770 Metro Rapid: LA - El Monte via Cesar E Chavez & Garvey
Santa Clarita Transit 794 Downtown LA - Santa Clarita via Burbank
Torrance Transit 4 Express: Hawthorne & PCH - Del Amo - Downtown Torrance - Downtown LA
BoltBus Bay Area - Los Angeles route Bay Area - Los Angeles
BoltBus Los Angeles - Las Vegas route Los Angeles - Las Vegas
California Shuttle Bus Bay Area - Los Angeles
Patsaouras Transit Plaza, located at the east side of the station
AVTA 785 Lancaster - Downtown LA
FlyAway Union Station Union Station - LAX
Foothill Transit 699 Montclair Station - Downtown LA
LADOT DASH Downtown D Union Station - South Park
LADOT Commuter Express Union Station/Bunker Hill Shuttle Union Station - Bunker Hill
LADOT Commuter Express 431 Westwood - Downtown LA via Palms
LADOT Commuter Express 534 Union Station - Westwood
Dodger Stadium Express Baseball service: Union Station - Dodger Stadium
Metro Bus 33 (Owl) Overnight: Downtown LA - Santa Monica via Venice
Metro Bus 40 Patsaouras Transit Plaza - South Bay Galleria via M.L. King, Hawthorne & Crenshaw
Metro Express 442 Hawthorne - Union Station via Hawthorne, La Brea Av, Manchester & Harbor Transitway
Metro Express 485 Altadena - Patsaouras Transit Plaza via Lake & El Monte Busway
Metro Rapid 704 Metro Rapid: Patsaouras Transit Plaza - Santa Monica via Santa Monica
Metro Rapid 728 Metro Rapid: Downtown LA - Century City via Olympic
Metro Rapid 733 Metro Rapid: Downtown LA - Santa Monica via Venice
Metro Rapid 745 Metro Rapid: Downtown LA - Harbor Freeway Station via Broadway
OCTA 701 Huntington Beach - Los Angeles Express via 405 Fwy, 605 Fwy, 105 Fwy, 110 Fwy
USC Transit Intercampus UPC - Union Station - HSC University Park Campus - Health Sciences Campus via Union Station
Megabus Bay Area - Los Angeles/Anaheim Bay Area - Los Angeles
Megabus Los Angeles - Las Vegas Los Angeles - Las Vegas
Arcadia Street ( El Monte Busway ) south of the station building
Foothill Transit Silver Streak Montclair Station - Downtown LA
Foothill Transit 481 El Monte Bus Station - Wilshire & Western
Foothill Transit 493 Diamond Bar Park & Ride - Downtown LA via Diamond Bar, Golden Springs, Colima
Foothill Transit 495 Industry Park & Ride - Downtown Los Angeles
Foothill Transit 497 Chino Park & Ride - Downtown LA
Foothill Transit 498 Citrus College - Downtown LA
Foothill Transit 499 San Dimas Park & Ride - Downtown LA
Los Angeles Metro Silver Line El Monte Station - Downtown LA - Artesta Transit Center
Metro Express 487 El Monte - Downtown LA via Sierra Madre, San Gabriel
Metro Express 489 Temple City - Downtown LA
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.