Helsinki Central railway station

  • Ticket vending machine
  • VR service point
  • Toilet
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Helsinki Central railway station

Elielinaukio 3

00100 Helsinki

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VR service point opening hours

Daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Waiting room opening hours

Daily 05–02

Ticket sales

  • Ticket vending machine
  • VR service point

Services at the station

  • Toilet
  • Car-carrier loading unavailable
  • Luggage lockers


  • Assistance service at the station
  • Raised platforms, accessible entry onto low-floor train.

Information about the station’s services

Assistance service at the station

The assistance point is located by platform 11, under the platform canopy in the courtyard. The point is accessible from the station hall, Elielinaukio Square and the taxi stand on Asema-aukio Square.

To book assistance service, call VR customer service for accessible travel at 0800 188 822 (free of charge, service hours Mon–Fri 5am–10pm, Sat–Sun 7am–10pm) no later than 24 hours before your departure.

Luggage lockers

Measurements of lockers:

  • Size S: w 73 cm x h 38 cm x d 94 cm
  • Size XL: w 63 cm x h 96 cm x d 94 cm
  • Ski-size w 33 cm x h 205 cm x d 46 cm 
  • The customer can also choose an accessible locker making it easier for drop off of items.

The lockers can be booked for 3, 6, 12, 24 or 72 hours. The price is determined by the size of locker, duration of booking and the season. The lowest price for three hours in an S size locker is 3.90 euros and 4.90 euros for the XL locker. Payment is made with payment cards approved by us. An additional fee will be charged hourly for exceeding the booking time. Items left behind will be taken to Suomen Löytötavarapalvelut lost property service. For more information, please review the Helsinki Central Railway Station website., Opens in a new tab

Services and restaurants

Find out more about the station's services, restaurants, traffic connections and other station information from the Helsinki Central Railway Station website., Opens in a new tab

Northern underpass

The northern underpass that runs under the railway yard, connecting Elielinaukio Square and Kaisaniemi, is closed at 10:30 pm from Friday to Sunday as well as on the evenings prior to public holidays. The underpass opens at 05.30 am.

Pasila car-carrier station

The car-carrier station located in Pasila, Helsinki, is a short walking distance from Pasila railway station.

Vicinity of railway station

You can find a map of the surroundings of the Helsinki Central railway station as a pdf file on HSL’s website, Opens in a new tab.

From the station, you could go to...

Explore the numerous destinations near the railway station! Here are a few examples.


Finland’s most famous modern art museum, Kiasma, is located just a block away from the Central railway station.

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Right next to the Central railway station is Helsinki's very own living room, Central Library Oodi. It offers a variety of library services as well as an architectural experience with iconic views of the Parliament House.

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Kamppi Shopping Centre

Just a short hop across Mannerheimintie from Central railway station and you are at Kamppi shopping centre – and a variety of shopping opportunities await you!

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Plan your next trip

See how to conveniently get to and from the station

Park your car at the station and hop on a train

Did you know that the P-Eliel parking garage is located underground right next to the Helsinki Central Railway Station? You can easily access the parking garage near the station from Töölönlahdenkatu and Kaivokatu. More detailed information on parking is available on the EuroPark website., Opens in a new tab

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Do you know the real names of the Stone Men?

The granite station building designed by architect Eliel Saarinen in the early 20th century is particularly well known for its clock tower and the Torch Bearer statues, also known as the Stone Men, designed by Emil Wikström. The construction of the clock tower was completed in 1919, but it wasn’t until 1922 that the clock was installed at the top of tower.

The clock is always on time

Have you heard the myth that the clock of the tower is one minute early so that people would have more time to board their trains? In reality, the clock is connected to the master clock of the Finnish Transport Agency, and thus it always displays the official time of Finland.