Flinders Street Station
Flinders Street Station
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Neighbourhood: Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,449 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    See you "under the clocks" at Flinders St
    Flinders Street Station is a railway station. It is located at the corner of Flinders Street and Swanston Street. Since its construction in 1909, it has been a Melbourne icon. Its Art Nouveau style has been a characteristic of the City ever since. It has many interesting features. Flinders Street has been Melbourne's main suburban train station for over 100 years. The Ballroom, for years a place of recreation for railway workers, is now an exhibition space. The eastern external wall has a mural by Mirka Mora, one of the country's pioneering modernist artists. "See you under the clocks at Flinders Street" has been a greeting for generations of Melburnians.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 19 July 2023
  • smiler1956
    Birmingham, United Kingdom571 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Travel hub
    Travelled via Flinders Street with my wife and family on many occasions whilst visiting Melbourne. It is the central hub for travel all over the city and beyond. The building itself is stunning, with easy signage to find your destination, simple click in/click out service providing a maximum daily cost via the MIKA card. There are plenty of shops, food stalls and restaurants for every taste.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 March 2024
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,449 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quirky suburban station is known everywhere
    Melbourne's most important main suburban station is historic, it's known everywhere as Flinders Street Station, it's located at the famous corner of Flinders Street and Swanston Street. The station dates from the 19th Century. Suburban trains, going all over the city from the station, leave from here. You can get information or buy your Myki card, which will take you all over the city and suburbs. Besides the train options, you can buy snacks or admire the quirky Mirka Mara murals.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 June 2024
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christoskontas 🇬🇷
Thessaloniki, Greece6,369 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Ιt is an historic building of 19th century in Melbourne's downtown, a remarkable story telling place, newcomers transfer station and a meeting point for citizens. It is located in a very central part of the city opposite Federation Square and by Yara river. There is a pedestrian corridor below the station, from where you can reach the river. You will definitely pass by here on your tour of Melbourne. Don't forget to experience the Flinder station's myth closely.
Written 11 March 2020
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Michael
Woking, UK255 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
This was both a nice piece of architecture to observe and also a orderly and fairly easy building to use when getting the train. It is a historic building and makes for great photos, and its functionality as an operating train station is highly useful. I would suggest paying this landmark a visit, even if you're not getting the train.
Written 14 February 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,449 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2021
Tens of thousands of commuters pass through Flinders Street Station every day. The station is the life-blood of Melbourne. Suburban trains arrive and depart through Flinders Street Station from morning to night. The station was spruced up a few years ago and is looking better, It's said if you pass through Flinders St often enough, you will meet everyone you ever new.
Written 28 July 2021
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Joyman L
Perth, Australia1,730 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Visited in Feb 2023

We stayed next to this station so we passed through this station multiple times during our visit to Melbourne. Can get busy during peak hours but this historic station is functional for its age with plentiful fast options for take-away food and beverages. The station is also well connected with tram stations all around it going north, south, east and west.

Although not as functional as Southern Cross station, this one is definitely more glamorous for its age and still well-connected.
Written 4 March 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,449 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Nothing says "Melbourne" more than Flinders St Station. For generations, lovers have met "under the clocks" at Flinders St.. The station dates from 1854, it's almost as old as the state of Victoria, which separated from New South Wales in 1851. Flinders St is the main suburban railway station, serving trains departing for all points of metropolitan Melbourne. The buff-colored building has been brought up-to-date but talk of replacing it causes an uproar among traditionally minded Melburnians.
Written 17 October 2022
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Stuey M
Perth, Australia64 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022 • Solo
This place is pretty grimy, but it does have a bit of a European feel about it. Most importantly, it does a sit says. Everything is well signposted (including like changes) and trains always seem to run on time. Could be updated with some newer/better retail outlets, but at the end of the day, we are just here to catch a train. Always feels pretty safe here too
Written 15 July 2022
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Tommo
Melbourne, Australia55,731 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
This train station was opened in 1854 and is the oldest train stations in Australia.

It serves the metropolitan rail network.

The unique architecture looks spectacular.

Upon exiting the station there is a tram stop making it easy to get around melbourne.

It is located opposite Southbank and backs onto the Yarra River.

When we visited around Christmas time it was all lit up and part of the CBD Christmas dispolay.
Written 9 January 2022
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701David
Fitzroy, Australia995 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
We recently visited the 'Rising" exhibition at the Ballroom within the Flinders Street Station, both for Patricia Piccinini works and the Ballroom. A gem thats been neglected for decades but fortunately is now undergoing renovation. Its worth a visit to witness the work to bring the ballroom back to life and open more to the public. The building is a remarkable example of how the city invested in quality construction in the past.
Written 2 March 2022
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2CAtravelers
Brattleboro, VT835 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
This is best viewed from across the street. Mind all the people and traffic so you don't get run over. There is no access inside the building unless you're doing some train travel because everything is gated and has turnstiles that require tickets. It's a messy and noisy place as well so we did not feel very comfortable being here. You could just as easily visit the church across the street (St. Paul's) and then look back at the station.
Written 1 June 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,449 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Flinders Street Station is Melbourne's main station for suburban lines. It's a byword in Melbourne to say "meet you under the clocks." In other words, the clocks at the corner of Swanston Street and Flinders Street, at the main entrance to the station. The station is on one of the city's major downtown intersections. Flinders Street has had an upgrade recently, it's regained some of its own style. Melbourne would not be Melbourne without Flinders St Station. By the way, there are a number of eateriesa which serve palatable snacks.
Written 6 September 2020
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