Visit Melbourne’s Historic Flinders Street Railway Station…
Welcome to one of Melbourne’s most recognisable buildings. Flinders Street Railway Station is the heart of Melbourne’s public transport system and boasts a massive 100 000 commuters daily.
Flinders Street Railway Station is Australia’s oldest train station, and with its distinctive yellow facade and copper dome it’s a city icon. It is also ‘the’ meeting place for Melburnians, expressed simply as ‘meet me under the clocks’ a reference to the clocks above the main entrance.
Ensure your visit to the busiest suburban railway station in the southern hemisphere includes the following:
- Stand beneath the clocks of Flinders Street Railway Station just as tourists and Melburnians have done for generations
- Take a train for outer-Melbourne explorations
- Join a tour to learn more about the history of the grand building
- Explore underneath the station to see the changing exhibitions in Campbell Arcade
For Flinders Street Railway Station accommodation Punthill Flinders Lane is ideally located within metres of the transport hub and is right at home amongst the boutique designers, cafes and bars of inner city Melbourne. The edgy and stylishly designed studio, one & two bedroom apartments offer a perfect home away from home in the Melbourne CBD. Flinders Lane runs between the parallel Flinders Street and Collins streets and bisects the Melbourne CBD. During your stay at Punthill Flinders Lane take time to explore the connecting smaller laneways that weave their way through the inner-city.
Entered from Flinders Street, Campbell Arcade underground shopping precinct dates from 1956 and connects Degraves Street with Flinders Street Railway Station. The arcade features an eclectic range of shops, including a dedicated zine shop; recycled, independent and local fashion; handcrafted jewellery and accessories; a record shop; a unisex hairdresser; a newsagency; and hole-in-the-wall coffee dispenser, Cup of Truth. In classic Melbourne style, the subway’s glass display cabinets feature art installations by the Platform Artists Group
At the customer information centre located in Flinders Street Railway Station you will find help with train and tram timetables, tourist information, and an interactive Public Transport of Victoria ‘Journey Planner’. Using this, you can plan your trips all over Victoria at the touch of a few buttons.
Between platforms 9 and 10 on the south side of the concourse, you will find Traveller Aid. This small lounge offers respite from the busy world. But there’s much more, you can access travel information, wheelchair hire, luggage storage, an all-access shower/toilet, internet access and baby-change facilities.
Flinders Street Railway Station is just a short stroll from many inner-city attractions as well as fabulous accommodation at Punthill Apartment Hotels. For affordable studio, 2 & 3 bedroom Melbourne CBD accommodation close to the Flinders Street Railway Station contact us today or book online.