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. For Flinders Street Station and beyond, use our Melbourne itinerary maker to get the most from your Melbourne vacation.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Flinders Street railway station is more than 100 years old and it is the most beautiful station. Attracted plenty of visitors each year. Not only great place to take a good photo with, it is also a pl...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    We didn't get to see the architecture this time around as construction works meant that the entire facade was covered with scaffolding.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Very interesting nice old building has character. Parts where being refurbished so didn't see it at its best but still lovely  more »
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  • June 7, 2016
    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
  • April 17, 2016
    $5.50 for each backpack stored until 7:15pm

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