Guide to Helsinki Railway Station, World’s Most Beautiful

Never did I ever, imagine a Railway Station to impress me this intensely with its 19th-century glorious architecture. Helsinki Railway Station made a debonair statement with its cast-off green copper turrets when I first glanced at it, from a far distance. However, it’s only when I got closer is when I began to notice the artwork enveloping the portal archway. You certainly can’t miss the granite clock tower and the two large figurines parked at the entrance. This art deco was designed by Eliel Saarinen who ensured that the station goes beyond an ordinary commute passage. If you happen to catch a train from this station, you will know exactly why the BBC has listed Helsinki Railway Station as one of the most beautiful in the world.

Helsinki Railway Station

Being a hub of multiple activities, Helsinki Railway Station sees quite busy mornings and evenings. Over 400K passengers use this Railway Station every day, making it Finland’s most-visited building. Interestingly, almost every other tourist I saw, was photographing the station, in their own fun way. I was here during the daytime, on a clear day, when sunlight was just perfect to get some great pictures. However, the dim-lit interiors rebuild the illusion of entering a cave. Take a few steps under warm light, after which, a whole new world of art and shopping opportunities will unbolt before your eyes. The blooming luminescence will lure you, into admiring the designs of Finnish retail stores, lined up one after another, with various services on offer.

Helsinki Railway Station Clock Tower
Helsinki Station Clock Tower

The designs of these stores go far beyond the traditional Finnish prototype. In fact, I think the contemporary layouts you get to see here, are even far-fetched for the 21st-century! Regardless, whether you are here to catch a train to another destination or to take a photo stop, Helsinki Railway Station has something for everyone. As for the technical details, Helsinki Railway Station or Helsingin-Paarautatieasema-Helsingfors features 19 platforms. To commute to Helsinki Airport, go to the Airport Bus stop number 30. A bus leaves every 15-minutes from here and will drop you off at the airport in 30-minutes from its start time. In conclusion, both the station and the onward journey is economical, fun and mind-boggling!

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