Angels Flight® Railway
A little history of the Angels Flight® Railway
The 118-year-old funicular takes passengers on a short ride between Hill Street and Grand Avenue on Bunker Hill. Originally opened in 1901, Angels Flight® — the world’s shortest railway — has given more than 100 million rides on its hillside track. In 2017, the Angels Flight® Railway Foundation selected the Angels Flight® Development Company, LLC, a joint venture led by the ACS Group, to recondition, operate, and maintain the funicular for the next 30 years. Passenger service operations, subject to occasional closures for maintenance, recommenced on August 31, 2017.
Angels Flight® Railway Operations
The Railway’s Top Station is located at California Plaza, 350 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles 90071. The Lower Entrance is located at 351 South Hill Street, Los Angeles 90013, across from Grand Central Market.
Hours of Operation
Angels Flight® is open every day from 6:45 am to 10 pm, including weekends and holidays.
The fare is $1.00 each way, and you can purchase a souvenir round-trip ticket for $2.00 to take a piece of history home with you.
A $0.50 Metro fare discount is available for TAP Card users with Stored Value for a one-way trip. You will need to tap your valid TAP Card on the validator located at the Angels Flight® Station House to be granted the discount.
TAP cardholders must load Stored Value to ride.
TAP Cards can be purchased and loaded one of four ways:
- Online at taptogo.net
- By phone at 866.TAPTOGO (866.827.8646)
- At nearly 400 vendor locations
- From TAP vending machines located at Metro Rail and Metro Orange Line Stations
Commuter Ticket Books also are available:
$30.00 – books of 40 ticket –, and $4.00 – Books of 5 tickets
(These tickets cannot be combined with Metro discount and tickets are valid for use of one person only)