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Angels Flight Railway

This local treasure located in downtown Los Angeles is the "shortest railway in the world."
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Funicular resting at it's top station
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Photo Credit: Courtesy of LA Tourism // Janice Marie Foote / Margaret Napier
Side view of the funicular with its rooftop sign "angels flight"
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Affectionately nicknamed “the world's shortest railway,” Angels Flight in the Bunker Hill neighborhood of downtown Los Angeles is a well-known, century-old funicular that over the last 118 years has become somewhat of a celebrity (in true Angeleno fashion). It's been featured in hundreds of movies and dozens of books, including La La Land, and Michael Connelly’s book Angels Flight®.

Even though the ride only lasts one minute, it's still one of the most fun things to do in downtown LA with friends and kids of any age. Riding one of its two trolleys (named Sinai and Olive) is the fastest way to travel between beloved Grand Central Market which sits at the bottom, 298 feet up to the Water Court shopping mall between Hill and Olive Streets (while avoiding the alternative, which is dozens of steep stairs) for just $1.

Angels Flight operates from 6:45 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week, 365 days a year, including holidays.


Nearest Station
L.A. Union Station
350 S Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 626-1901
General directions
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Take Metrolink to L.A. Union Station

Transfer to the Metro B (Red) or D (Purple) Line to Pershing Square Station

Walk north on S Hill St. to destination

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Kids ride free!

Free train rides for up to three children 17 years old and younger on Saturdays and Sundays when accompanied by a fare-paying adult.

$10 Weekends

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