Helsinki Central Railway Station

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Helsinki Central Railway Station

Helsinki Central Railway Station
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Helsinki railway station, designed by a globally recognized architect Eliel Saarinen, is a monumental landmark in the capital of Finland. With its granite walls, clock tower and statues next to the main entrance, the building has been selected as one of the most beautiful railway stations in the world. The railway station has served as a transportation hub and a meeting spot since 1919. Alongside local public transportation, train departures to lapland and Russia leave from the station daily. Cultural events are held there around the year. 240 000 people visit the building every day making it one of the busiest in Finland.
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Vironniemi
How to get there
  • Rautatientori • 1 min walk
  • Helsingin yliopisto • 5 min walk
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Sebastian A
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Solo
My favourite part of the trip was when my dentist said and my teeth looked good! Also i had a very pleasent breakfast. Avocadobagel snd coffee. Very nice!
Written 9 December 2021
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Katarzyna Chojna
290 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
The exterior architecture is really monumental and impressive. The statues are massive and they are currently wearing masks, which is actually adorable :)
Written 23 October 2021
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Chris_Orleans
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia232 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
Such an iconic building / monument in Helsinki. Must go to see the station. Impressive, massive, austere architecture making you wonder why Finland was so influenced with Nazi and/or Communist architecture
Written 13 September 2021
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Ben F
Bloomington, IN1,006 contributions
Jun 2021
Exteriorly, the Helsinki Railway Station is a marvelous work of architecture that stands proudly among the other buildings in the vicinity. I took some great pictures of its historic facade. However, the interior (where travelers need to go to catch their trains…super important) leaves a bit more to be desired.

- While the walls are beautiful, the ceiling is high, and restaurants and shops are available, signage can be confusing; platforms didn’t seem to be marked clearly enough inside the terminal. There are also very different directions to access either the national-wide commuter trains (e.g. those going to Lahti or even to the airport) or the subway trains (e.g. those going to Espoo). Having signage clear enough to direct travelers to the appropriate embarkation areas would be nice.

- Moreover, I couldn’t find any free Wifi here—that’s a biggie for me. I had higher expectations for Europe in 2021…oh well.

- COVID protocols weren’t implemented…few masks or social distancing, which is never a positive thing to witness. It would’ve been nice to have more seating options indoors as well, but if that ever happens, the station would need to ensure every other seat is blocked off for distancing purposes.

All in all, transiting through or using this station will be perfectly fine for the average person. Things are difficult to change, but I hope my words are heard somewhere and can offer feedback for a safer, more convenient future.
Written 31 August 2021
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B T
London, UK739 contributions
May 2021
Most of Finland's railway stations are either very small or very ugly (or both). This was not like that- it is more like a Western/European style station but with quite different architecture unlike anywhere else. It also has some shops inside and luggage lockers.
Written 29 May 2021
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Alexa C
Sunnyvale, California224 contributions
Nov 2019
Give yourself enough time to walk from one platform to another. The platforms are very long and take a long to get from the main entrance to the airport trains.

If you're here to check out the station, it's pretty enough with a classic train station look. There are a few food options inside along with bus and tram information.
Written 30 October 2020
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FiftyFifty5050
Montgomery, UK671 contributions
Oct 2020
We arrived at the station on one of the last trains of the day from the airport, they switched all the lights off after we exited the train and we walked up a shadowy, deserted platform, so didn't get a chance to experience the scale of the building or the photogenic architecture.

Visiting in daylight once we had settled in the city, we were struck by the imposing entrance - the four statues straddling the main entrance were all wearing masks as a nod to the current Covid-19 pandemic - and the beautiful architecture inside. Do take the opportunity to wander in and go out onto the platforms to get photos of the canopy and the tracks.

It was one of the few places in Helsinki that we encountered people begging, always a sad thing, but when we visited it was rather quiet and we enjoyed walking around.

Don't slip in expecting to be able to pop to the loo, you'll need a Euro to get in and they are rather basic.

Not a tourist 'destination' by any means but worth a visit if you are a photographer or just passing.
Written 16 October 2020
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Chef RT
Jakobstad, Finland456 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
We reached Helsinki on-time. The station is right in the centre. Most of the tourist attractions and hotels are around the station. There are counters for SIM cards, coffee and other useful things in the station.
Written 27 July 2020
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niksk001
Philadelphia, PA795 contributions
Jun 2019
The Station could have become a tourist attraction (it was rebuild 100 yrs ago), but it, IMHO, is not - way to busy and crowded. It looks a lot nice from outside than inside. Would not spend time to visit (unless you plan to travel) - walking by is sufficient.
Written 22 May 2020
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Alexandros S
Athens, Greece21 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
At night it's very scary from addicted and homeless people who ask money persistently..Avoid to go alone when dark falls
Written 22 February 2020
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