Making a debonair statement with cast-off green copper turrets, Helsinki Railway Station is all set to impress you with its 19th-century avatar. Still wondering why a railway station must be so exceptional? Let me cut the chase and show you a glimpse of its virtue. When I first visited Helsinki Railway Station, I could not stop eyeing the portal archway, the granite clock tower and two large figurines at the entrance. Eliel Saarinen designed the railway station in such a fashion that it appears more of an art deco than just a commute passage. It’s for this reason, BBC has listed Helsinki Railway Station as one-of-the-most beautiful in the world.
Inside Helsinki Central Station
Helsinki Railway Station is a hub of multiple activities. Which is why it qualifies to be a landmark in the first place. Travellers in particular, like to photograph this place because there’s just so much to capture. And by travellers I mean, over 400K passengers who use the Helsinki Central Railway Station every day. (Making it the most-visited building of Finland)
The interiors, however, are not well-lit when you make your way inside. It took several baby steps for me to spot the luminescence enveloping the Finnish retail stores lined up with various services on offer. Even though, the designs of these stores will shock you because they are far beyond the traditional Finnish designs. The contemporary layouts are far-fetched for 21st-century and elevate your morale to another level. Whether you are a shopaholic or a foodie, Helsinki Railway Station has something for everyone. This beautiful railroad station was officially named ‘Helsingin-Paarautatieasema-Helsingfors’ in 2010. Something you must feed on your phone before you venture out to find it.
The station features 19 platforms as well as, an Airport Bus stop (number 30) for people to commute to Helsinki Airport directly. The bus leaves every 15-minutes and will drop you off at the airport within 30-minutes from its departure from the stop. Of all the transportation modes in Helsinki, the bus is the most economical one.