Hong Kong's tramways are brightly coloured, tall, narrow and all have two floors - one of the only tram systems in the world to exclusively use double-decker trams!
The network opened over 100 years ago under British rule and has been powered by electricity since then, making it the most environmentally friendly transport in the city. The tramways are slow but make for a run ride through the crowded streets.
Popular with locals and tourists alike, there are 163 trams which carry an average of 230,000 passengers a day. The trams operate on one line which runs from west to east on Hong Kong Island, split into six main routes covering a total of 30 kilometres with 120 stops.
Ticket prices & timetables
Some trams run daily from 5 am to midnight, however the schedule varies greatly depending on the route. Fares must be paid at the front of the tram when disembarking: paid with exact change into the box by the driver, or by tapping your Octopus Card on the card reader. Tickets are cheap:
- Adults: 2.60 HKD (US$ 0.30).
- Children between 3 and 12 years old: 1.30 HKD (US$ 0.20).
- Over 65 years old: 1.20 HKD (US$ 0.20).
- 4 day pass: 34 HKD (US$ 4.40).