Los Angeles, California: Angels Flight: World's Shortest Railway

RoadsideAmerica.com Team Field Report

351 S. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA
In downtown Los Angeles. I-110 exits 23B or 23C for Downtown/4th St. Once on 4th St., drive only a couple of blocks and then turn left onto either S. Olive or S. Hill Sts (Hill St. has a better view). The railway stretches between S. Hill and S. Olive Sts, midway along the block between W. 3rd and W. 4th Sts. Park in free lot across the street from the S. Hill Street station.
One-way trip: $1
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
Save to My Sights
Angels Flight: World's Shortest Railway

A tiny railroad hauls pedestrians up and down a 300-foot-long hillside in downtown L.A.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [03/13/2010]

Visitor Tips and News About Angels Flight: World's Shortest Railway

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Condor statue.

Angels Flight Condor Tribute

A California Condor statue is perched at the South Hill Street station of the Angels Flight railway. California Condors were almost extinct, but they have been successfully reintroduced... just like Angels Flight. "Like Angels Flight, she sits here as a reminder: all is not lost." Kinda a weird pair-up but, hey, I get it. You can also see the Condor from the windows of the railway car as it cruises by the statue.

[Deb Miller Marschke, 03/07/2018]

Angels Flight Railway.

Angels Flight Railway

The world's shortest railroad, Angels Flight is a landmark 2 ft. 6 in. narrow gauge funicular railway in the Bunker Hill district of downtown Los Angeles, California. It has two funicular cars, Sinai and Olivet, running in opposite directions on a shared cable on the 298 feet long inclined railway. Public service recommenced on August 31, 2017. Regular operating hours return to the customary 6:45 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., seven days a week, 365 days a year, including all holidays.

[Kapten Hanna, 09/05/2017]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Big Junk Sculpture made of Old AirplanesBig Junk Sculpture made of Old Airplanes, Los Angeles, CA - < 1 mi.
Blade Runner Movie LocationBlade Runner Movie Location, Los Angeles, CA - < 1 mi.
Uptown Rocker: Car ArtUptown Rocker: Car Art, Los Angeles, CA - < 1 mi.
In the region:
Clownerina - Giant Clown in Tutu, Venice, CA - 14 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

California Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

The Bayville Dinosaur, Bayville, New Jersey (Mar 8-14, 2021)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Book Now