Patsaouras Transit Plaza

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Patsaouras Transit Plaza
Union station transit plaza night.jpg
The transit plaza and Union Station east portal
Location 801 N. Vignes Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
United States
Coordinates 34°03′19″N 118°13′59″W / 34.05528°N 118.23306°W / 34.05528; -118.23306Coordinates: 34°03′19″N 118°13′59″W / 34.05528°N 118.23306°W / 34.05528; -118.23306
Owned by Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Platforms Multi-bay island platform
Bus stands 9
Connections Union Station (trains)
Parking 3,000 park & ride spaces ($6 a day)
Bicycle facilities 24 bike rack spaces
20 locker spaces
Disabled access Yes

Patsaouras Transit Plaza is a bus station located on the east side of Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles and near the El Monte Busway. The Transit Plaza was originally named the Gateway Transit Plaza, but was named after Nick Patsaouras, former RTD board member who was an advocate for public transportation.

The MTA Building is located at the northern end of the plaza.


Metro and municipal buses[edit]

Several other services' bus stops are located near the Patsaouras Transit Plaza:

Vignes Street entrance to transit plaza

LAX FlyAway[edit]

FlyAway coach at the Patsaouras Transit Plaza.

LAX FlyAway service is offered between Union Station and Los Angeles International Airport. FlyAway buses run every 30 minutes between 5 am and 1 am and on the hour between 1 am and 5 am. Tickets are sold from a ticket kiosk at the southwest corner of the island platform.

Long-distance motorcoach[edit]

Megabus provides several routes from the Patsaouras Transit Plaza:

BoltBus also operates long-distance motorcoach routes from Union Station. They do not use the plaza itself, but stop at a curb on the west side of the station.[1][2]

Future expansion[edit]

Bus stop at El Monte Busway entrance & Alameda Street.

A new transitway station for the Metro Silver Line and other transit buses operating on the El Monte Busway is being built to the south of the Patsaouras Transit Plaza in the median of the El Monte Busway funded by tolls collected as a part of the Metro ExpressLanes project.[3] It will allow buses travelling in both directions on the busway to serve the Union station with a minimum of delay for passengers for other destinations.[4][5] When completed a bridge will allow passengers to walk directly from the Patsaouras Transit Plaza to the busway station, eliminating a long, convoluted walk across the Union Station property to the current stop located on the El Monte Busway at Alameda. As of April 2017 the station is under construction, and is expected to open in the spring of 2018.[6]