The World's 25 Most Beautiful Train Stations

Most of the time you're too busy frantically darting to catch a train or subway to notice the grandeur of whatever centuries-old station it's passing through. Big mistake.

Next time you find yourself anywhere near any of these 25 insane terminals, give yourself a minute to look around. It'll be well worth it. Until then, let these photos sate your wanderlust.

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The World's 25 Most Beautiful Train Stations

1. Amsterdam Centraal Railway Station

Amsterdam, Netherlands

2. St. Pancras Railway Station

London, England

3. Grand Central Terminal

New York City, USA

4. Berlin Hauptbahnhof

Berlin, Germany

5. Union Station

Chicago, USA

6. Dunedin Railway Station

Dunedin, New Zealand

7. Estação da Luz

São Paulo, Brazil

8. Kanazawa Station

Kanazawa, Japan

9. Antwerpen-Centraal Railway Station

Antwerp, Belgium

10. Gare du Nord

Paris, France

11. Haydarpasa Terminal

Istanbul, Turkey

12. Helsinki Central Railway Station

Helsinki, Finland

13. Flinders Street Railway Station

Melbourne, Australia

14. Hungerburgbahn

Innsbruck, Austria

15. Kazansky Railway Station

Moscow, Russia

16. King's Cross Railway Station

London, England

17. Kuala Lumpur Railway Station

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

18. Liège-Guillemins Railway Station

Liège, Belgium

19. Maputo Railway Station

Maputo, Mozambique

20. Madrid Atocha Railway Station

Madrid, Spain

21. Milano Centrale Railway Station

Milan, Italy

22. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

Mumbai, India

23. Sirkeci Terminal

Istanbul, Turkey
 

24. Union Station

Washington D.C., USA

25. São Bento Railway Station

Porto, Portugal


Joe McGauley is a senior editor at Supercompressor. He'd take the train more often if Amtrak weren't such a nightmare.