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Do any rental car companies provide pickup at the Amtrak Union Station in LA? I'll be arriving at 9:00 PM with my 5-year-old son, so I'd rather not have to then take the subway to LAX or walk somewhere.

I need a "one-way" rental because I need to return the car at LAX.

Update: See my comments on xpda's answer. I also called Enterprise, hoping they could pick me up. But they too are only able to offer a car if I go to LAX. (They can only pick one up if one is within 10 miles of an open office.)

So I guess I'll have to find other transportation to our hotel, and arrange for a rental car to be picked up the next day.

Update #2: My hotel's web site says the taxi charge from Union Station is $75. Ouch. That's probably about what it would cost to rent a car for 3 days. I'm now considering dragging my poor tired son all the way to LAX.

Update #3: We ended up taking a taxi to our hotel (in Santa Monica), which was pricey, but at least I didn't have to keep my son up even later taking him to LAX. The next day we rented a car through Enterprise, who had competitive rates and picked us up at the hotel.

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Note that if you did need to get public transport from Union Station to LAX, the FlyAway bus would be more practical than the subway. It's direct, whereas you'd need to get 3 different Metro trains, and even then a shuttle bus to LAX itelf. Mind you, $75 seems a little high for a taxi. –  e100 Oct 9 '12 at 16:27
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I just tried the same thing - getting a car rental at Union Station in LA with a scheduled arrival time of 9 pm (the southbound Coast Starlight). Tried Hertz, Budget, Enterprise. I'm coming up empty handed too. Since I'm going to San Clemente, we'll just take the 10:10 pm Surfliner, catch a cab to the hotel and get a rental car the next morning. Let's hope the Coast Starlight is not too late! –  user7162 Jun 17 '13 at 20:05
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Hertz and Budget have an office there.

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Unfortunately Hertz.com says their office is closed at 9:00 PM, and Budget.com says that office is open 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. I'll trying calling them. –  Daryl Spitzer Sep 22 '11 at 21:54
    
Budget told an airport is my only option. –  Daryl Spitzer Sep 22 '11 at 22:27
    
Hertz's office also closes at 5:00 PM and they also do not provide after-hours pick-up there. –  Daryl Spitzer Sep 22 '11 at 22:37
    
You might try calling some of the rental companies to see if they have any pickup service there after 9:00. Good luck! –  xpda Sep 22 '11 at 23:11
    
See my updates to my question. I don't know who else to call besides Enterprise. –  Daryl Spitzer Sep 22 '11 at 23:21
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