Station Guides

A Guide to Union Station, Los Angeles

Union Station Los Angeles is known as ‘the last of the Great Railway stations’ in the United States. This attractive station was built in the 1930s, combining Art Deco, Mission Revival and Streamline Moderne style. Today it is the largest railway passenger station in the Western United States, serving 110,000 passengers a day. Four of Amtrak’s popular long-distance trains start and stop here – the Sunset Limited to New Orleans; the Coast Starlight to Seattle; the Southwest Chief and Texas Eagle to Chicago. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner regional trains also run from this station to San Diego, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo. 

 800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, United States

Union Station Los Angeles opening hours

Union Station is open 24 hours a day; 365 days a year.

Platforms at Union Station Los Angeles

The station has 12 platforms. 

Los Angeles Union toilets and showers

There are plenty of toilets on the station but no showers.

Left luggage

Amtrak customers can store a bag a day for $10 (it will cost you double this if you don’t travel with Amtrak). Just outside the station you will find the reasonably priced left luggage company Stasher’s. 

Information desk

Yes. Most employees speak English and Spanish.

Food and drink

Unlike a lot of train stations, there are plenty of good eateries and great places to eat here. We particularly like Café Crepe in the Grand Waiting Room that serves delicious French crêpes and French classics like croque de monsieur too. At South Patio, the popular in-station brewpub you’ll find some great California craft beers, hand-crafted cocktails and an extensive oyster and raw bar menu featuring American classics. Architecture fans will also love Traxx Bar, a cocktail and snack bar that’s situated in a corner spot in the Grand Waiting Room that was once the busy inter-state telephone room.

Other facilities

  • Ticket office
  • Wi-Fi
  • Shoe shine
  • Bike hub
  • Gift shop
  • Bike share
  • Dodger Stadium Express

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