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.



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. 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
Northbound toward San Luis Obispo
Pacific Surfliner Fullerton Station
Southbound toward San Diego
Van Nuys Station (Rail)
Northbound toward Seattle
Coast Starlight Terminus
Terminus Sunset Limited Downtown Pomona Station
Eastbound toward New Orleans
Terminus Southwest Chief Fullerton Station
Eastbound toward 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 (Referred to Red Line only) 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.

Purchase tickets at the station concourse or validate TAP cards at the turnstiles.

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). Purchase ticket or validate TAP card at the entrance to the platforms.
Los Angeles Metro Rail Gold Line
to Atlantic
Los Angeles Metro Rail Gold Line
to Sierra Madre Villa
Real time departures:
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

  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

  LADOT DASH Downtown B    Chinatown - Financial District

  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 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

Patsaouras Transit Plaza, located at the east side of the station

  AVTA 785    Lancaster - Downtown LA

  Foothill Transit 699    Montclair Station - Downtown LA

  Megabus Bay Area - Los Angeles    Bay Area - Los Angeles

  Megabus Los Angeles - Las Vegas    Los Angeles - Las Vegas

  LADOT DASH Downtown D    Union Station - South Park

  LADOT Commuter Express Union Station/Bunker Hill Shuttle    Union Station - Bunker Hill

  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 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 HSC - Union Station    Health Sciences Campus - Union Station

  USC Transit Intercampus UPC - HSC    University Park Campus - Health Sciences Campus

  USC Transit Soto - Union Station    Soto - Union Station

  USC Transit UPC - Union Station    University Park Campus - Union Station

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 497    Chino Park & Ride - Downtown LA

  Foothill Transit 498    Citrus College - Downtown LA

  Metro Express 487    El Monte - Downtown LA

  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.