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Angels Flight

Map & Directions 351 S. Hill St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
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213-626-1901

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For just 50 cents (or 25 cents for holders of valid Metro Passes) you can board one of the two orange and black incline railway cars and ride "The Shortest Railway in the World." This funicular dates back to 1901, when Bunker Hill was one of the most fashionable neighborhoods in Los Angeles and the cars, Olivet and Sinai, ferried prominent citizens up and down the steep slope between Hill and Olive streets. The beloved landmark was dismantled for "urban renewal" of the area in 1969. In the early 1990s, the Railway was refurbished and relocated a half-block south, reopening adjacent to California Plaza in 1996. As short as it is (298 feet), Angels Flight® is an essential Los Angeles experience.

 
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  • LA Weekly on 12/03/10

    LA Weekly's Best of LA 2010 pick - Best Turn-Of-The-Century Trip!

  • The Standard on 11/09/10

    LA (See) Old school LA at it's finest and one of the most romantic date spots around. Def worth going for a ride!

  • LA Phil on 05/03/10

    Staff Tip! Lisa B (PR): Angel's Flight has re-opened! Take a landmark ride on the world's shortest railway to Grand Central Market. (I love the Mexican sweet bread, fried plantains and horchata)

  • Rachel E. on 12/05/10

    The shortest and cheapest railway ride in the world will transport you back in time. For only 25 cents, it's a historic ride that's worth the trip.

  • Sean R. on 03/25/10

    one-way trip is 25 cents (pay at the top of the hill). round-trip is 50 cents and includes a souvenir ticket. a book of 5 one-way tickets is $1.

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