Chief LA to Chicago in July. Any suggestions for transfer from LAX to to Amtrak?
Yeah, I forgot about that. That’s where the confusion comes from. Get in a cab in LA or any place in So Cal and say take me to LAX. I’m pretty sure you’re heading for the airport.Unfortunately the Amtrak code for LAUS is LAX.
To clarify (particularly here in the guest forum, in case anyone happens to find this thread), that's the original name of the facility that's now known as "Los Angeles Union Station." The name was changed over 30 years ago.There's also LAUPT (Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal)
Apparently the name change was prompted to some extent as plans started to gel about making it a through station rather than a terminal. This is likely to happen in the relatively near future as far as rail developments go.To clarify (particularly here in the guest forum, in case anyone happens to find this thread), that's the original name of the facility that's now known as "Los Angeles Union Station." The name was changed over 30 years ago.
The official name was LAUPT for years, but the sign on the front always said "UNION STATION" from its opening in May 1939 and, as a native Southern Californian, no one ever called it anything but Union Station, although railfans did use LAUPT on occasion.Apparently the name change was prompted to some extent as plans started to gel about making it a through station rather than a terminal. This is likely to happen in the relatively near future as far as rail developments go.
Riding the rails is fun, getting railroaded is another. Consider shuttle plus three transfers with shuffling luggage and finding a safe place to put it close to where you find a place to sit on the MetroHaving just done this recently: You can take the FlyAway bus if you want, but if you want to take trains as much as possible, there's a pink airport shuttle to the Green Line shuttle to Aviation station (https://www.flylax.com/lax-traffic-and-ground-transportation#Public-Transportation). From there, take the C (Green) line to Willowbrook/Rosa Parks station and transfer to the A (Blue) line to 7th/Metro Center, the connection for the subway to Union Station. Both trains have dedicated rights-of-way, unlike the FlyAway, and the total time is a little over an hour. A single $1.75 metro fare is sufficient for that entire trip (FlyAway costs $9.75).
Looking forward to seeing how things change whenever the Crenshaw line opens (revenue service is currently estimated to start in Nov 2022) and the regional connector tunnel (Aug 2022).
Even Rosa Parks/Willowbrook is somewhat sketchy if you get a few feet away from the station in a few specific directions The line of course passes through the famous Watts District close by, though the station itself is in the unincorporated Willowbrook neighborhood.FLYAWAY 35 minutes. It’s amazing how quick they navigate that route. But hey, the Blue Line has some interesting/sketchy stops between Rosa Parks and town.
I haven't gotten to ride the Metro from. LAX-LAX yet, but plan to next time I fly to LA!(the Fares on the TE/SL are Outrageous, Southwest offers $109 Non-Stop Get-a-way Fares)I second (or third or whatever) the idea for taking the Metro, even if it does take longer. I always take the Metro when I fly to LAX, it can seem like forever in the sprawl that defines modern Southern California but I really enjoy riding their system.