Hong Kong Tramways (Ding Ding)

Hong Kong Tramways (Ding Ding)

Hong Kong Tramways (Ding Ding)
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Since 1904, trams have been running from East to West of Hong Kong Island. Over the last century, Hong Kong Tramways witnessed the development of Hong Kong, and the tram remains an efficient and the most economical mode of public transport in Hong Kong. Today, Hong Kong Tramways owns and operates a fleet of 163 tramcars, including 2 antique tramcars, carrying a daily average of 230,000 passengers. It is the world's largest fleet of double-deck tramcars still in service.
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The area
Neighbourhood: Western (Sai Wan)
How to get there
  • HKU • 4 min walk
  • Sai Ying Pun • 8 min walk
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  • fajaradiartha
    Jakarta, Indonesia4,536 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    When you need to slow down and enjoy trip
    One of the transportation mode in Hong Kong Island. A lot of their route is covered by the much more modern bus but the tram just gives the classic and nostalgic feeling of living in the 70s or 80s. The bus and the MTR was made for the high paced Hong Kong people bustling with deadlines but whenever there's a need to slow down, relax, and enjoy the road, the Tram is the choice.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 October 2023
  • paulynyyy
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia2,136 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love the slow, unique ride
    Ding ding trams can only be found in Central. After coming back from Macau day trip, we headed to the nearest tram stop and alighted the stop near Admiralty MTR. While this tram is slower than MTR, it offers a unique experience, especially seated in the stop deck. We only need to pay when we get off from the tram.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 January 2024
  • Zitatravel
    London, United Kingdom831 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Memories of the old Hong Kong
    Of course you have to have a ride. Hop and sit back and see Hong Kong. Alot of the old Hong Kong is gone but these great old trams bring back memories from many years ago . A bit crowded nut wait as there are a lot of them coming along and you can get a less crowded one . Very cheap so easy to pop on and off .
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 February 2024
  • L18SUM
    Stirling, United Kingdom1,806 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great way to travel around
    Our family of two adults, a 9 year old and a 6 year old took the trams during the busy Chinese New Year holidays. We took the ferry from Kowloon where we were staying to Central pier and followed the walkway / footpath bridges which led us to Pedder Street where we boarded the tram (from the back) and headed to Causeway Bay to a traditional flower market for Chinese New Year at Victoria Park. The trams are small so if you don't get a seat up stairs or down stairs then you'll stand. People get on and off regularly so it's not an issue. A classic mode of transport to see the modern landscape of Hong Kong. It's cheap too! Enjoy.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 February 2024
  • Ankosh Lath
    Mumbai, India118 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun ride, worth a try
    It is. Dun ride, for one time experience. Pros: Cheap ($3) Con: Less frequency (depending on the route, another ride will come after 20 mins). Speed is also a little slow (20 km / hr). So if you have spare time, definitely worth the ride. Fun for children
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 March 2024
  • amit
    New Delhi, India33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful views.. Only $3 a ride.
    Hong Kong Trams are thr best way to travel in HK. A little slower and of course does not cover the city fully but if your travel destinations have a tram stop, it's the best stop. Only 3$!. For going to Causeway bay, wan chsi, or central etc, the popular shopping areas, the tram is love ly. Just get a seat on the top floor and you get a great view of the city /skyline.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 April 2024
  • mfilcol2014
    Lisbon, Portugal1,768 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unmissable in Hong Kong
    The traditional 2-deck tram in Hong Kong. A must-see in HK. Traditional and useful for traveling. One piece of advice is that the tourist tram is not worth it. The normal one is much more interesting despite being slow. Preferably you should occupy a seat on the upper floor and see the city passing by
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 April 2024
  • gcrefs
    Brisbane, Australia506 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Tram network - great to explore
    The trams are so fun to ride on. They have an extensive network on the HK island and you can gat around economically and see some great sights. Would recommend you buy at Octopus Card (travel card) it costs HK$200 and includes HK$150 credit. This can be used on ferries/trams/buses and trains. Plus can be used at most stores in HK to purchase food and other items.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled on business
    Written 11 May 2024
  • fire-tower
    3,062 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is an interesting way to travel from one point to another
    This is an interesting way to travel from one point to another, and the price for travelling on trams remains affordable. If you are not familiar on the route, look at the terminus it is heading or just ask a fellow commuter. Octopus Card can be used on the trams so you do not need to find exact change.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 July 2024
  • Jaa N
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun and historic way to get around HK central
    Lots of fun and easy to enjoy. The route is simple and crosses the island from east to west. Fixed price of 3 HK$ per ride is very affordable. Can pay into the cash box or use touch your credit card. Pay on exit. The buses are more luxurious and air conditioned it the ding ding is a bit of history. I think they also same fare but I’m not sure.
    Visited July 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 July 2024
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Jaa N
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
Lots of fun and easy to enjoy. The route is simple and crosses the island from east to west. Fixed price of 3 HK$ per ride is very affordable. Can pay into the cash box or use touch your credit card. Pay on exit.

The buses are more luxurious and air conditioned it the ding ding is a bit of history. I think they also same fare but I’m not sure.
Written 10 July 2024
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brad
Hong Kong, China30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
Tram is only available in Hong Kong Island, the fair price is super affordable but usually is without any air condition. The slow motion of the tram allows passengers to view the beauty of Hong Kong. Is purpose to visit in winter but you may want to consider if you are visiting Hong Kong in summer.
Written 8 July 2024
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fire-tower
3,062 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
This is an interesting way to travel from one point to another, and the price for travelling on trams remains affordable. If you are not familiar on the route, look at the terminus it is heading or just ask a fellow commuter. Octopus Card can be used on the trams so you do not need to find exact change.
Written 7 July 2024
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DipuKV
Pune, India3,122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
The trams on the island in Hong Kong are pretty and cute! A slow and convenient way to take in the sights of the city. Vintage Hong Kong!!
Written 26 June 2024
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Kay Lam
Singapore, Singapore88 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Please prepare to get off early, and stand right next to the proper exit if you have to! The tram driver closed the doors on us even though we were right after the one single guy he allowed to get off the stop

Board via the back of the tram, and only tap your card when getting off from the front of the tram

Can get really close to other trams and buses, so keep all hands, especially kids', inside.
Written 30 May 2024
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gcrefs
Brisbane, Australia506 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Business
The trams are so fun to ride on.
They have an extensive network on the HK island and you can gat around economically and see some great sights.
Would recommend you buy at Octopus Card (travel card) it costs HK$200 and includes HK$150 credit.
This can be used on ferries/trams/buses and trains. Plus can be used at most stores in HK to purchase food and other items.
Written 11 May 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

KashKlan
Richmond, New Zealand304 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We used the Ding Ding trams to get about. So convenient, they were always on time. The maps of the route were easy to understand. Super cheap and best way to move around the city.
Written 27 April 2024
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mfilcol2014
Lisbon, Portugal1,768 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The traditional 2-deck tram in Hong Kong. A must-see in HK. Traditional and useful for traveling. One piece of advice is that the tourist tram is not worth it. The normal one is much more interesting despite being slow. Preferably you should occupy a seat on the upper floor and see the city passing by
Written 16 April 2024
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Lance M
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
A great way to see the top half of the island. The pace of the tram allows you to take in more of the sights that you would in a bus or train. Great value at HKD3
Written 15 April 2024
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amit
New Delhi, India33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Hong Kong Trams are thr best way to travel in HK. A little slower and of course does not cover the city fully but if your travel destinations have a tram stop, it's the best stop. Only 3$!. For going to Causeway bay, wan chsi, or central etc, the popular shopping areas, the tram is love ly. Just get a seat on the top floor and you get a great view of the city /skyline.
Written 13 April 2024
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