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Address: Odessa, Ukraine
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Classic station

Just getting into the queue and watching the activities was a great experience. Smooth handling when we found English speaking desk personell.

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2015
Trondheim, Norway
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Holladay, Utah
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

If you are not traveling by train to Odessa, you might want to do a quick walk through you will enjoy. It is not far from the city center and has some beautiful architecture.

Thank Scott_M_From_Utah
Trondheim, Norway
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Just getting into the queue and watching the activities was a great experience. Smooth handling when we found English speaking desk personell.

Thank ohusby
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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310 reviews
134 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The Odessa railway station is not only a place to catch a train but also a place to visit to see how the average person travels. You will see a good mix of society here. It's fairly safe, but it's also best to be aware. There are a few pickpockets and con artists who hang out here to prey on... More 

Thank Robert M
London, United Kingdom
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173 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Looking at the photos of the outside - I was expecting a grand hall inside to match it ... But there isn't ... In fact there isn't much of an inside at all !

Thank fartoomanyusers
Beijing, China
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328 reviews
297 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Like the train station in Lviv, the railway station in Odessa also features the Romanov type of architecture. I truly love the equal design of the structure of the Railway Station. Many taxi cars are here, the only problem that I've encountered was with the taxi, they definitely OVERCHARGE you, the tourist A LOT MORE than the other city(Luhansk, Poltava,... More 

1 Thank Liusi0820
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

I've spent about 6 hours at this place waiting for my train from Odessa to Kharkov. I have a mixed opinion about it. It' s clean inside, not overcrowded, with nice chairs. At the same time fuss bathroom facilities are just horrible. There is a McDonald's restaurant right across the street, so if you are hungry it' s pretty much... More 

1 Thank Frank O
Santa Rosa, California
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48 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

While it isn't as big as the station in Kiev, it is a very good station. If you are an English speaker, you will have to hunt around and figure things out. I had to go to a second line to purchase a ticket from someone who understood English, but that is a minor thing. We are traveling to enjoy... More 

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Morganfield, Kentucky
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

If you travel by train and do not speak russian you need to go to the other side of the building. The building is in a U shape and you are looking for window 7 they speak english.

1 Thank Gunfighter4
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146 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Impressive station and certainly worth a look even if you are not here to get a train. Toilets were fairly gross despite a charge. Reasonably good sitting area to wait for your train.

Thank PeteD_London
San Francisco, California
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Good luck if you don't speak Russian or Ukrainian. No signage and long hopeless lines to get tickets - presuming you can figure out which line to stand in. Recommended for a true "Soviet' cliche.

1 Thank Elena S

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