Flinders Street Station, Melbourne

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Arguably the defining landmark of Melbourne, Flinders Street Station is a colonial-era railway station at the junction of Flinders and Swanston Streets. The main entrance is known for several clocks hanging over it and is a popular meeting spot. "Meet you under the clocks" is an oft-repeated local phrase. This was the first railway station in an Australian city and the world's busiest passenger station in the late 1920s. Today, the building is a cultural icon, with its prominent dome, arched entrance, and the recognizable clocks. You can easily access this historic landmark, which is responsible for two of Melbourne's busiest pedestrian crossings, from almost anywhere in the city by car or subway. Flinders Street Station is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Melbourne Edition.
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  • Found it a bit confusing once inside. Luckily found a very helpful staff member who answered my question about a train. Train didn't even leave from there so had to be redirected back to Southern Cros...  more »
  • That Melbourne residents can continue to use this facility is astounding. It looks like a 1960's urinal. odd thing is it fits perfectly as the center of a pretty poor public transport system.  more »
  • Flinders Street Station is a Melbourne icon, and it is looking great as the refurbished continues. It’s also a great spot to meet up ‘under the clocks ‘ with friends.  more »
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  • Perfect for storing your luggage when you need to kill a day before flying. Has free WiFi and power outlets.
  • A centralised service inside the flinders street station that can be used to store your bags for the day... well priced and open nearly all day. NOTE: You'll need a Myki card (Vic public transport card) to enter into Flinders Street Station
  • $5.50 for each backpack stored until 7:15pm

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