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Address: Kaivokatu, Helsinki 00077, Finland
Phone Number: 358 09 4766 4000
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We visited this while it is undergoing extensive renovation. This is a great example of a lovely Northern European station.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We visited this while it is undergoing extensive renovation. This is a great example of a lovely Northern European station.

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Loimaa, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The station has fine architectural, at least in my opinion. If you travels the Kluuvi area then you should go and see this place. The place is very well preserved. Peaceful place in the center. Shopping centers are nearby.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The building is lovely but we could not find anyone to help with general transport information. We were trying to find out about buses or tram and it is right by a major tram bus place we hoped to find a leaflet or some help in the station but there was absolutely no one to ask.

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Novorossiysk, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Train station is good, clean and comfortable. There is good supermarket down to train station, underground.

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Bunbury, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

this very imposing railway station dominates one of the central areas of Helsinki but does so with its magnificent architecture. Definitely worth taking some time to enjoy this building.

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Art Deco of 1919. Really magnificent both from inside and outside (huge statues). The waiting room for the president, originally built for the Russian Tzar, should be a must see, but we didn't know. Go check this out.

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

If you compare to other european train stations, I feel this one is medium. Not too many services, but you will get food and coffee, souvenier and books from there. During nights, especially weekends, the station collects lot of weird people and youngsters, but I don't feel unsafe there really.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Even if you are not using the Finnish railways you should check out this building. Most tram lines pass the entrance or you can get the metro to Rautatientori. It was completed in 1919 by acclaimed architect Eliel Saarinen. The huge granite structure is an early example of futurism and wouldn't look out of place in the film 'Metropolis'. Either... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The Helsinki main station is a neat place, clean and easy to figure out for ignorant tourists. We asked for a combined train-bus ticket to Nuuksio National Park, and it took 1,5 minute - and the helpful guy at counter told us (in perfect English) to hurry up - the train departed 3 minutes later. Way to go.

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Bergen, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Rather unusual looking train station, but nothing too spectacular unless you're really into architecture. I did find the statues in front of the building pretty imposing and awe-inspiring though. Plenty of quick bites available inside, though the place is really busy so you won't want to stay for long. No need to make a special trip down here, you'll probably... More 

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