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Union Station Los Angeles CA Bus Station Schedules & Tickets

800 North Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Union Station Los Angeles CA Bus Station Schedules & Tickets

800 North Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012 USA

About Union Station

Situated in downtown Los Angeles, Union Station is the largest railroad passenger terminal in the Western United States.  Opened in 1939, Los Angeles Union Station quickly became one of the busiest and most beautiful train station and transportation hub on the West Coast. Currently Union Station is both a bus and a train station with frequent bus and train departures. At Union Station Los Angeles you’ll find Megabus and Boltbus bus routes that will take you anywhere throughout California with popular bus routes from LA to San Francisco as well as trips beyond California to bus getaways like Las Vegas. In addition, Amtrak train service at Union Station connects Los Angeles to points up and down the West Coast and across the USA. If you plan on staying local, then you can also access the LA Metrolink directly from Union Station.


Where is Union Station located?

Los Angeles Union Station
800 N. Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012


Union Station Los Angeles Parking:

A Union Station Parking garage makes it easy to leave a car there overnight as you board a bus or a train trip, if you’re planning on traveling far, otherwise, you’ll find plenty of parking at Union Station in day rate lots that range from $5-$20. For more information about the surrounding area, check out the Los Angeles Union Station Map, which includes detailed information about bus and train terminals.


Bus and Train Options Serving Union Station Los Angeles:

Los Angeles Union Station is one of Amtrak’s regional hubs with 36 daily Amtrak train schedules.  From Union Station in Los Angeles, you can take an Amtrak train to popular cities including San Diego, San Jose, and San Francisco.


Megabus routes and BoltBus routes both arrive and depart at Union Station and have frequent bus schedules to Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Oakland.  You can catch your Megabus ride from the Patsaouras Transit Plaza on the east side of Union Station, while BoltBus has a curbside stop on the west side of the station.


Take the Los Angeles Metro for easy accessibility to local attractions using the Red, Purple, and Gold lines.

Union Station Los Angeles Station Amenities:

LA’s Union Station is a beautiful piece of architecture, combining Art Deco with Mission Revival.  Inside, the walls consist of travertine marble while the floors are made of terra cotta.  If you look up, you will notice 62-foot-high ceilings that look as if they have the presence of wooden beams, but are actually made out of steel.  On either side of the waiting area you will find enclosed garden patios to enjoy.


This station is not lacking for places to eat.  You will find a Starbucks, Ben and Jerry’s, Wetzel’s Pretzels, Famimia!, and a Traxx restaurant.

Union Station also has ATMs, restrooms, news and gift stands, a mailbox, and even a bar.


Union Station Los Angeles Station Car Rental:

If you need to rent a car, Hertz and Budget rental car agencies have ticket counters inside the station.

Union Station Nearby Attractions:

Olvera Street is a fantastic little stop to make while you’re in the area as it’s right across the street from Union Station.  Known as Los Angeles’ “First Street,” you’re bound to find plenty of culture and history here.  Don’t miss out on the authentic Mexican marketplace that recreates Old Los Angeles.  Stroll along Olvera Street and you’ll find street vendors, open air cafés, gift shops to peruse, all while Mariachi music is floating through the air.  The market at Olvera Street is open seven days a week starting at 10am.

Who can take a trip to Los Angeles without seeing the famous Hollywood sights?  Take the Metro Red Line to the Hollywood & Highland station.  Here, you’ll just be steps away from the entrance to the complex to get a great view of the famous Hollywood sign and to search for the star of your favorite celebrities on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!   Head towards Grauman’s Chinese Theater to see the hand and footprints of famous movie stars pressed into the cement.  While you’re there, you will also come across the Dolby Theatre where the Academy Awards are held.  Finish your sightseeing tour with a little shopping on Hollywood Boulevard.  

If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to see the city, head on over to City Hall.  Walk in using the Main St entrance and through security to get a visitors badge, then take the elevators up to the 27th floor.  This is a free observation deck where you can see panoramic views of downtown, the Arts District, and the Hollywood sign.  This is the perfect spot to take some amazing photos.  Guided tours are also available to see the rest of the building.  The observation deck is only open weekdays from 9am-5pm.

If you want to check out the beaches of the Pacific coast, take the metro 733 bus to Ocean and you’ll find yourself at the popular Venice Beach, which is more than just a pretty place to put your toes in the sand.  Walk along the boardwalk and you’ll come across many restaurants, shops, street performers, artists, and fortune tellers.  While you’re in the area, check out the Venice Canals Historic District and feel as if you’ve been transported to Italy.  These man-made canals were built in 1905 to rival the area of Venice, Italy.  They were filled in over time as automobiles became more popular, but have since reopened in 1993.

The California Science Center is a must-see museum while visiting Los Angeles.  It holds the infamous space shuttle Endeavour, now on display with exhibits for visitors to see what being in space is really like.  You can view an operation support center, a galley that astronauts used as a kitchen, and the actual tires from the Endeavour for you to see and feel the wear from them landing on the runway.  Many more artifacts are found in the museum such as the spacesuit from Apollo 16.  Admission to the permanent galleries is free. If you are heading over from Union Station, it’s easy to transfer to the Metro line that leads to the California Science Center.

About Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles is the entertainment capital of the world. Rich on history and cultural heritage, Los Angeles is well known as the nation's film and television industry center. Tour the city to see the iconic Hollywood sign, visit Paramount Pictures or Universal studios, and walk on Hollywood Boulevard to snap a shot at the Walk of Fame.

Union Station Buses

  • BoltBus serves major cities in the northeastern and northwestern US. It has new buses, outlets and extra legroom. What about $1 tickets? Yup! Those too! See the BoltBus Coupon guide.

  • Megabus is an intercity bus service providing clean, and dependable rides to major cities in the USA. Heard about MegaBus $1 tickets? Read about them and Megabus discounts now.

Union Station Trains

  • Amtrak is USA's premier train carrier. Serving both the coasts as well as taking travelers from east to west and back, amtrak is both a convenient and comfortable way to travel.