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.



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]
Glendale Station
North to San Luis Obispo
Pacific Surfliner Fullerton Station
South to San Diego
Van Nuys Station (Rail)
North to Seattle
Coast Starlight Terminus
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
Los Angeles Metro Rail Red Line
Los Angeles Metro Rail Purple Line
Los Angeles Metro Rail Gold Line
lines serve Union Station.

Red & purple lines

Los Angeles Metro Rail Red Line
Red Line and
Los Angeles Metro Rail Purple Line
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.

Los Angeles Metro Rail Red Line
to North Hollywood
Los Angeles Metro Rail Purple Line
to Wilshire/Western
Real time departures:
Next Station: Civic Center/Grand Park

Gold Line

Los Angeles Metro Rail Gold Line
Gold 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.
Los Angeles Metro Rail Gold Line
to Atlantic
Los Angeles Metro Rail Gold Line
to Sierra Madre Villa
Real time departures:
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Next Station: Little Tokyo/Arts District Next Station: Chinatown

LAUS is served by many bus routes. Buses stop at various locations at or near the station.

Station area connections | Map of buses serving 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.