Union Station, Los Angeles
About Union Station, Los Angeles
Union Station, Los Angeles - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, United States
Ticket Price: 2 USD
Time Required: 00:45 Mins
Timings: 04:00 am - 11:59 pm Details
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Union Station is one of the largest and most functional stations in Western United States. Apart from being the largest in California, Union Station is often frequented by travelers looking at commuting between the main points of the city and exploring it more. The best part is that it is one of the very few stations to be considered in the list of National Register of Historic Places. It is also often referred to as the last of the Great Railways stations built in United States. Apart from functioning as one of the lifelines of California, this station also boasts of a lot of history and is quite an interesting site to visit. Although, there are all the chances that while commuting in Los Angeles you will be coming across this station quite often.
Union Station Ticket Prices
- Check the official website for the detailed ticket fares.
Union Station Opening and Closing Hours
- Tenants and retail hours may vary.
How To reach Union Station by Public Transport
- Union station is accessible by bus and train.
- Nearest bus station: Dodger Stadium Express - Union Station West Portal
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Terrible. Got here an hour early after getting off of work at 3AM to catch my 4:55AM bus. The staff directed me to the waiting area where I was told an announcement would be made when my bus was getting ready to board and go. I waited and waited and it got closer and closer. I asked to confirm again that they would announce and direct me where to go. Never happened. I missed my bus and got a ticket for another one 2.5 hours later than what I reserved, paid and waited for. I'm pissed to say the least. This is inexcusable. This is BULL. Now I'm out here waiting in the cold for the next bus because the people getting paid to direct and secure passengers aren't even doing that. I'd rather freeze and be assured to catch the bus than sit here stuck any longer than I have to.
Union Station is literally a architectural landmark, if you love photography its a no-brainer place to visit for the building. but its also a bit of a mind-trip, only 20 years ago people were standing in long lines by the old ticket counters and hundreds of employees were busy issuing tickets. Railroad stations were once the hub of transportation, they are no more, however there is still a steady steam of travelers and its awesome to sit down for a couple minutes and let the mind wander to years bygone where this was the LAX of 1940.
One of the few stations where I could have spend hours waiting for a bus or train. I've actually waited hours to catch the bus but it was a very hot day in Los Angeles and it was so fresh inside the station. My girlfriend and I had some good sandwiches (good price, too) and we have just eaten in the front garden. There was also a piano inside and a guy had simply stopped to walk around and started to play something. It was a wonderful atmosphere!
Union Station is a great thoroughfare for making any kind of travelling connections, plus you can spend part of the day there perusing the beautiful artwork and architecture or soaking up the bustling atmosphere created by the various bench spots around the station grounds. I would give it 5 stars except as a weekly Traveller through there, the managers or whoever can approve things, need to incorporate a few MORE signs/arrows to direct one to the different metro lines (red, gold, etc.), signs that state which direction these lines are going as well as which direction one has to go to catch one , once you are at Union Station. Also, the MetroLink ticket machine is truly confusing. We could not find someone to assist, at the time, and after spending about 10 minutes trying to figure it out, the poor man spent $15 on a ticket, and I suppose we had spent so much time at the machine, an employee came over to help, but the man had purchased the wrong type of ticket and had to purchase another ticket.
Have you ever seen a 78 year old maintain such charm an elegance? Union station does! Rather than flying, I decided to catch the Amtrak to San Luis and was pleasantly surprised with the organisation of the station, boarding and service both on the platform and once boarded. The station has plenty of shopping areas to grab last minute souvenirs and a bite to eat.
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