Thousands of locals and visitors pass through Flinders Street Station on a daily basis. On this tour you'll see a different side of the grand building that personifies Melbourne.


Flinders Street Station Tour
Runs: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Departs at: 2pm
Departs from: Flinders Street Station, Melbourne CBD
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

4.5 stars

Editor's summary:

‘Step back in time on this small group tour of historic Flinders Street Station in Melbourne. This experience provides a fascinating insight into the heritage of arguably the city’s most famous landmark.’

☆ Explore the concourse, platforms and subways of Melbourne’s most iconic building

☆ Learn the history of the construction of the station

☆ Hear historical details about the golden age of train travel

☆ Maximum group size: 14.

☆ Guided small group walking tour

☆ Friendly and knowledgeable local guide

☆ Expert commentary

☆ Visitor’s pass to the station (a Myki card is not required).

You’ll meet your expert guide for this Flinders Street Station Tour under the iconic clocks – a favourite meeting place for tourists and locals for decades. There you’ll be issued with your special Visitor’s Pass to gain entry to the station.

The tour begins on the concourse, where your guide will provide commentary on the history and architecture of the main station building. You’ll then be guided around various points of interest on the upper platforms, before heading underground to the subways.

This Flinders Street Station Tour provides plenty of interesting facts about the golden age of train travel and the role the railway played in Melbourne’s expansion, and you’ll also learn the backstory of significant but rarely seen parts of the station. These include the 1930s rooftop crèche and outdoor playing area, and even Melbourne’s first juice bar – dating back to 1926!

Whether you are a first-time visitor to the city or have lived here all your life, this Flinders Street Station Tour will give you a new perspective on the enigmatic and much-loved building that remains the Grande Dame of Marvellous Melbourne.

Please note that access to the Ballroom is not possible on this tour, due to State Government regulations.

Make a booking

Best price guarantee: If you find this tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. Some conditions apply. There are no booking or credit card fees when you book this tour with The Big Bus tour and travel guide.

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Important information

Once your booking is completed, a confirmation document will be sent to your email address, including tour departure details and operator contact information for the day. Please print the confirmation or have it available on your smart phone. Please refer to the booking confirmation for your confirmed tour meeting point and departure time.

Minimum numbers are required for this tour to operate, and there is a possibility of cancellation if there are not enough participants to meet requirements. If this happens, you will be offered an alternative or a full refund.

Do you have a group enquiry? Please contact us.

Please wear suitable footwear.

This tour operates in all weather conditions.


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