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Burbank Airport–South station

Burbank Airport–South, referred to as Hollywood Burbank Airport by Amtrak and formerly known as Burbank–Bob Hope Airport,[2] is an unstaffed Amtrak and Metrolink rail station at Hollywood Burbank Airport in the city of Burbank, California. It is served by both Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner from San Luis Obispo to San Diego and Metrolink's Ventura County Line from Los Angeles Union Station to east Ventura. The ten Pacific Surfliner trains that serve the station daily and 29 Metrolink trains that serve the station each weekday connect arrivals from the airport to downtown Los Angeles' Union Station in about 30 minutes. Amtrak's Coast Starlight which travels between Seattle, Washington and Los Angeles also stops here.

  • Burbank Airport–South
  • Hollywood Burbank Airport
Airport interchange
Amtrak and Metrolink commuter rail station
Bob hope airport train station at dusk.jpg
Station in 2012 (as Bob Hope Airport station)
Location3750 Empire Avenue
Burbank, California 91505
Coordinates34°11′34″N 118°21′08″W / 34.192778°N 118.352151°W / 34.192778; -118.352151Coordinates: 34°11′34″N 118°21′08″W / 34.192778°N 118.352151°W / 34.192778; -118.352151
Owned byCaltrans
Platforms2 side platforms
ConnectionsAmtrak Thruway Motorcoach
Burbank Airport Shuttle Bus
LACMTA Buses: 165
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeBUR
  • February 1983 (1983-02) (CalTrain)
  • June 1, 1990 (1990-06-01) (Amtrak)
ClosedMarch 1, 1983 (CalTrain)
Passengers (2017)73,814[1]Increase 7.1% (Amtrak)
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Van Nuys
toward Seattle
Coast Starlight Los Angeles
Van Nuys Pacific Surfliner Glendale
Preceding station Metrolink icon.svg Metrolink Following station
Van Nuys Ventura County Line Downtown Burbank
Former services
Preceding station CalTrain Following station
Panorama City
towards Oxnard
Los Angeles–Oxnard Glendale
Location of Burbank–Bob Hope Airport station within Los Angeles
Location of Burbank–Bob Hope Airport station within Los Angeles
  • Burbank Airport–South
  • Hollywood Burbank Airport
Location within Los Angeles

A free airport shuttle transports passengers to and from the terminal area during the airport's operating hours,[3] although the station is a short walking distance from the terminals. Metrolink operates some trains as shuttles from the Hollywood Burbank Airport station to Los Angeles Union Station with intermediate stops at the downtown Burbank and Glendale stations.[4]

Of the 76 California stations served by Amtrak, Burbank was the 28th-busiest in FY2017, with 73,814 total passengers.[1]


The station was opened in February 1983 as an infill station on the short-lived CalTrain line. It would see less than one month of use by this service.[5] Amtrak began limited service there on June 1, 1990.[6] Metrolink trains began using the station on April 24, 1995, after the completion of a project to lengthen the platform.[7]

The station is part of a new intermodal transportation center which the Burbank City Council approved in late August 2010. The facility cost around $93 million. Groundbreaking occurred during the summer of 2012 and construction was completed summer 2014. It serves rail, air and bus travelers, as well as incorporating rental car facilities.[8]

Platforms and tracksEdit

Northbound  Coast Starlight toward Seattle (Van Nuys)
 Pacific Surfliner toward San Luis Obispo (Van Nuys)
 Ventura County Line toward East Ventura (Van Nuys)
Southbound  Coast Starlight toward Los Angeles (Terminus)
 Pacific Surfliner toward San Diego (Glendale)
 Ventura County Line toward Los Angeles Union Station (Downtown Burbank)


This station contains Metrolink and Amtrak ticket machines; however, tickets to and from downtown LA (Union Station), and all stations between, are accepted on both Metrolink and Amtrak trains as part of the Rail2Rail program. Likewise, passengers with a valid Amtrak ticket between Hollywood Burbank and Union Station may also use it for transport on Metrolink trains.



  1. ^ a b "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
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  3. ^ "Buses & Trains". Hollywood Burbank Airport. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  4. ^ "All Line Timetable" (PDF). Metrolink. May 14, 2018. p. 5. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  5. ^ "Burbank OKs Plan for Parking Near Rail Line". Los Angeles Times. September 20, 1989. p. 7. Retrieved July 7, 2019 – via
  6. ^ "Amtrak Adds 2 Routes Serving Burbank Daily". Los Angeles Times. June 1, 1990. p. 163. Retrieved July 7, 2019 – via
  7. ^ Ryfle, Steve (April 25, 1995). "New Metrolink Stop Opens Near Airport". Los Angeles Times. p. B3. Retrieved July 7, 2019 – via
  8. ^ "Airport Authority Awards Construction Contracts for Regional Intermodal Transportation Center" (PDF) (Press release). Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority. May 14, 2012. Retrieved June 8, 2012.

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