Peak Tram
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
About
*Temporarily suspended for Peak Tram Upgrade Project Since 1888, this tram has been Hong Kong Island's most reliable form of public transport between Central district and The Peak
Duration: 1-2 hours
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The area
Neighbourhood: Central
When people think of Hong Kong, most imagine movies with famous skyscrapers dominating the skyline. The area widely known as Central is the major financial hub and entertainment district, which truly lives up to the saying, “work hard, play hard.” Bars stay open late into the night and there just happens to be a street party every weekend. Although everything seems to be operating at lightning speed, Central is full of quiet, hidden gems. Nestled between office towers are wet markets and some of the city’s oldest restaurants dating back to the 1960s. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Retreat from the crowds by exploring beautifully restored historical buildings and even a green oasis of botanical gardens.
How to get there
  • Central • 6 min walk
  • Admiralty • 7 min walk
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  • Shannon
    Suva, Fiji1,142 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible
    The best recommendation is to come early hours if you want to take pictures inside the tram or avoid queues. The tram runs every 30mins so be mindful if you're on a tight timeframe. There's a hiking trail along the tram tracks if you want to go up to the peak for an alternate experience.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 June 2023
  • MED0202
    6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    When I reached the summit, it was pouring and early in the morning.
    The train may feel dated, but it is actually brand-new; only the original was replicated. It's advantageous to sit on the train's right side to have a decent view. It just took around 15 minutes for the ride? Despite being cloudy and hazy when I was there, the top of the mountain is stunning.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 September 2023
  • travelqueenNi
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates394 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice way to get to the Peak
    An easy and novel way to get to the Peak. I've known the line to be hours long, so I just hit upon it at the perfect time (3.45pm on a Friday) and got straight on the next tram- once you are through the ticket gate there is no crowd control; I just missed getting hit by a large tour group who shoved their way on despite arriving at the last minute- there should be staff monitoring the wait before someone gets hurt. Sit on the right for the best view!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 21 October 2023
  • dianne c
    151 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    short train ride with decent view
    Huge crowd when we were there in the afternoon. Short ride, the view is nice(especially at night), if you are on the right side. It can get pretty competitive getting on the train since everyone wants to sit on the right side.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 26 October 2023
  • wireless_in_CA
    United States7,429 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    No Lines Close to Opening
    Based on my last experience of trying to take the tram, we came close to opening to take one of the first trams to the top. This was the best time to avoid the crowds and lines. At the base there was a few displays about the history and operation of the Peak Tram that were interesting. We purchased the round trip ticket and secured a seat close to the front with about half a dozen other passengers on board. The same happened on the way down but we had to wait a bit to board since the tram was fuller by mid morning. The front was perfect for the views of just how steep the tracks were to the top. I noticed that we passed a couple of station stops (Barker, May and McDonald Roads) but the tram kept going. Not sure if these were functional at one time but each had a signage with some photos and details about them. The novelty of taking the peak tram was satisfied. A little more expensive than taking the bus to Victoria Peak but without the windy roads and much faster.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 October 2023
  • Chris B
    Stevenage, United Kingdom187 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fast efficient trip with excellent views.
    The ride up the peak is well worth it and not just to avoid the walk. The views grow more spectacular as you go up and the service is fast and efficient. The cars are modern, clean and airy and the service runs regularly with the trip taking about 5 minutes. If you are doing the sightseeing bus trip the cost may be included in the bus price.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 October 2023
  • Wraxall_Travellers
    Bristol, United Kingdom1,070 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Views over Harbour
    The trams are now modern and spacious, though most people try to sit on the right hand side going up to get a glimpse of the harbour. At the top, disembarkation is through a complex containing shops. Across from the exit is another shopping centre, so it is now easy to get food at drink at the Peak. However, there are a few viewing platforms around with great views to the harbour. Expect the area to be busy as it does attract tourists.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 November 2023
  • SJones41
    Kearsley, United Kingdom227 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    This is a must when visiting Hong Kong. There is a short but steep tram ride to the top. At the top the views are great. You can pay for dual ticket to go up to the top of the building which works out cheaper. It gets busy at sunset.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 December 2023
  • Michael B
    Melbourne, Australia46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peak Tram is a Must !!
    Walking distance and easy to get to from Ovolo Central Hotel. When you get there it is simple to buy ticket then wait a short time for next tram. It is an amazing experience and the work done to build the system is extraordinary. You travel up the side of mountain which can be very steep taking photos as you go hoping they will do the scale of the tram system the justice it deserves. The ride takes about 10 minutes and the views as you make your way up the mountain are mind blowing. Once at the top of the mountain you can then ascend up to the lookout via escalators for some amazing photo opportunities as you overlook Hong Kong, the harbour and across to Kowloon. There are a number of restaurants/cafes/takeaway catering for everyone at the Peak. We spent a good 4-5 hours at the top and enjoyed every minute of it
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 December 2023
  • Shalli Ang
    Singapore, Singapore764 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Avoid AM Peak Hours
    we arrived around 10am and there are already a crowd waiting to board the tram. there are no proper quene and everyone just wait on the platform. The first cabin are crowded w young toddlers on their school outing. Had to stand on the tram when it is going up the steep hill. Fortunately the ride was short.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 December 2023
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Hamish M
Hong Kong, China11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
As a HK resident you are supposed to be able to skip the lines and use octopus but the staff are useless and send you the wrong way. An extra 20 mins in line. Aircon is non existent. Certain tourists are really uncultured and rude and the tensions rise quickly with their behaviour and no idea how long your wait is or whether you’re on the next tram. Just very bad boarding experience for 20-30 mins. And not a fan of the new team cars. Take a taxi or 15 bus instead. Just as quick all in, but much cheaper and pleasant
Written 17 May 2024
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amandalG6553QR
Manchester, UK108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Business
Love the tram and always try to use this when in Hong Kong.
Avoid the queues by taking the no 15 bus up the peak which takes you all through the beautiful countryside and has spectacular views of the city -
Then get the tram return.
This beautiful piece of engineering halls you down the steep slopes of HK island - it’s always busy but absolutely worth the time, money and queues.
Written 2 May 2024
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Vampire L
Jakarta, Indonesia3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Journey was pleasant except for the fact that there was no queue control whatsoever. I was queueing earlier when suddenly a mother & her child cut the line and took my mother’s seat in the tram. I tried to call her off & reported her to the staff but their English is bad and I don’t think they understand me. The mother & father were condescending and told me that my mother is old and does not deserve to sit in the front row & that i have to be fine in giving up my seat for her children. She is fully aware that she was at the wrong here but she did not even say sorry and she was proud of her action. For you parents out there, please please teach your children that cutting the line is wrong and tell them that it is not okay. Don’t be condescending and tell people that you are right when we all know this is wrong. You are not educating your children & this shows the low quality of human being that you are. I hope you see this & refrain yourself from doing so in the future. If you see this woman, pls be aware of her & her husband. I believe they are from Europe judging from their language. Block her from public places if necessary. Look at her being so proud for doing the wrong thing here.
Written 17 April 2024
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mfilcol2014
Lisbon, Portugal1,769 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This is a funicular that connects Central Hong Kong to Victoria Peak. It is very popular every day and time. Even if you buy the ticket online you will have to wait in line to go up. Just avoid the line to buy the ticket You can buy just the tram ticket (9 euros) or the tram plus access to the sky terrace 360 (15 euros). When you go up you start to see the view of the city.
It is worth it? It depends on the person's desire and physical ability to climb on foot.
Written 16 April 2024
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Traveler19958781696
Francs, France1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
wonderful experience in peak tram. MUST do activities in Hong Kong! Very convenient transporation and great view from peak tram.
Written 13 April 2024
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RoverP
Inverness, UK742 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
It is a nice enough experience although it can be quite a long wait and depending on where you can get a seat, the views may not be great. It is a long way from being a "must do". When you get to the top you are emptied out into a very touristy shopping area from which it is a challenge either to find your way out or to find your way up to the viewing platform (for which you need a separate ticket). Circular walks from the upper station are lovely and well worth doing. If you are going to do some walking, then the tram is as good a way to get to them as any.
Written 8 April 2024
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Chris B
106 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This is a must see museum so be prepared for it being busy with the usual outlets for food and drinks. Great views over the island. To get a great perspective of the peak, take the No 15 bus up from Central by the ferries and then return using the peak tram. Better if you visit when it is not very cloudy.
Written 5 April 2024
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missjojo2018
Sydney, Australia279 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We arrived around 2pm and it was crowded. We had to first wait before the ticket gantry and then wait in a holding area before moving onto the platform to board the tram. The ride up was pleasant and as we got higher, we started to see the views. The ride back was ok too but not as organised (no queuing system in place) as the ride up.
Written 31 March 2024
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Roger J
Auckland, New Zealand170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
New refurbished tram. Still a great ride. Use your octopus card and you do not have to queue to get tickets. We just walked straight on. Still a great site. The top of the tram shopping area is ok. We caught the bus down that leaves from underneath the mall. Great ride with some really good views. Takes about 40 minutes on the bus
Written 27 March 2024
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Arijit Ganguly
New Delhi, India306 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Must do if you're visiting Hong Kong. I took the peak tram up and walked down through the reservoir path and then took a bus to get back to central. The incline is quite steep and if you get one of the front seats, you'll get some great shots. If not sit on the right to get a good view of the skyscrapers. I was lucky to just wait for 10 mins but better to get tickets in advance.
Written 13 March 2024
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