Hong Kong’s double-decker trams have been serving the city since 1904, so you get to feel those nostalgic early 20-century vibes floating around.
Using a tram is not only a fun way to go sightseeing in Hong Kong, but also the cheapest way to reach popular destinations along the southern part of Hong Kong Island.
In order to take beautiful snaps using your smartphone or camera, take a seat next to a window on the upper deck.
You must hop on a tram on the rear side, and then exit the tram on the front side. Pay in cash (no change will be given) or via Octopus card when you exit the tram.
Tram routes: There are 6 tram routes, but they are actually 6 sub-divided routes of only one main route, which travels across Hong Kong island – from the western part (Kennedy Town terminus) to the eastern part (Shau Kei Wan terminus) and vice versa.
On your journey in a tram, you’ll be passing through Central, Admiralty, Wan Chai, Happy Valley, Causeway Bay as well as Tin Hau stations.
It takes the tram about 80 minutes to make the full journey from Kennedy Town to Shau Kei Wan.
Tram hours: around 05:30 – 00:30 daily
Tram schedule: Every 4 minutes during off-rush hours; every 1.5 minutes during rush hours
Tram fares: HK$2.3 ($0.3) for a single journey. Four-Day tram pass (unlimited rides) is available at HK34 ($4.38).
Note: Before you start your journey, check this interactive map, which shows where the tram can take you to.