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Address: Odessa, Ukraine

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Local railway station

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2014
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Beijing, China
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120 reviews 120 reviews
110 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 

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Santa Rosa, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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.

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London
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138 reviews 138 reviews
29 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 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.

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San Francisco, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

If you are interested in architecture, try to visit this building. Yes, in fact its regular train station, but when you will think about it like about monument, it is really interesting. I highly recommended went at night to the platforms and than look back to the railway station – because of lighting and Ukraine flag at the top it... More 

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Lissabon
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66 reviews 66 reviews
5 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

It is a rather safe station even if you arrive with the early morning train from Simferopol, (paid) guarded waiting room, clean toilets, café open, so all in all rather pleasant experience

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Chisinau, Moldova
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Very strange location for platform 10, walk out of the station, and head down towards a small platform. Impossible to find without asking staff!

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Reading, Berkshire
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

We regularly use trains when we travel around Europe & some are very shabby & unwelcoming, and some are wonderful works of architecture. We arrived into Odessa on a night train from Lviv at about 08.30. The place was buzzing with travellers. We used the toilets and found them quite clean. They ate the "squatting type" also there are showers... More 

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