138 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
The station is a popular location. It has been featured as Bane’s courthouse in The Dark Knight Rises, the police station in Blade Runner, and a bank in Catch Me If You Can. What's really amazing to see is the massive waiting room with its polished wooden seating and terra-cotta floors accented with travertine marble strips. Down the street, the deli Philippe the Original has been in operation since 1908, which makes it even older than the station. They make the world's finest French dip sandwiches.
Tips from locals
Take the Goldline to the Union Station stop. From here you can take the Flyaway bus to LAX (a $10 ride), catch an Amtrak train, or exit the station and go across the street to explore historic Olvera Street - known as the birthplace of Los Angeles.
One of the cities proudest sites! Olvera Street is just across the street, so knock them both out. One of America's most beautiful train stations.
It's also worth visiting as an architectural landmark, with a gorgeous waiting hall and public areas. The historic station was built in 1939 and is a mix of Spanish Colonial, Mission Revival, Art Deco, and modern architectural styles.