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Hong Kong Tram, Escalator, Peak Tram


Tram in Hong Kong
Tram in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Tramways Limited Company runs six main routes between Kennedy Town and Shau Kei Wan from 06:00 to 24:00 daily. During rush hours, the tramcars depart, on average, every 1.5 minutes. You can find its stop around every 250 meters (273 yards).

Shau Kei Wan→Western Market; 
Shau Kei Wan→Happy Valley
North Point→Whitty Street;             
Happy Valley→Kenned Town;
Causeway Bay→Kennedy Town;   
Western Market→Kenney Town

  Western Market Causeway Bay Happy Valley North Point Shau Kei Wan
Kennedy Town 23 mins 55 mins 60 mins 70 mins 80 mins
Western Market ------ 35 mins 40 mins 50 mins 58 mins
Happy Valley 40 mins 5 mins ------ 35 mins 42 mins
Causeway Bay 35 mins ------ 5 mins 15 mins 25 mins
North Point 50 mins 15 mins 35 mins ------ 15 mins
The time information in the above table is approximate and only for your reference.

A single tramcar ticket fare is HK$2. A child or senior citizen ticket is half price. Tramcars are self- service ticketing. You can also use the Octopus Card to pay the fare. Another option is to purchase a monthly ticket at Whitty Street Tram Depot, the Causeway Bay Terminus or at the North Point Terminus.

Hong Kong Tramways Limited Company Inquiry Hotline: +852-25487102
Inquiry Email: enquiry@hktramways.com

Central is Hong Kong's administrative centre and also a shopping and catering area, while Mid-Levels is a well-known residential allotment in the city. Between these two areas, you can enjoy a free escalator system, where you can travel between Central and Mid-Levels very easily.

This system opened in 1993 and is formed of roofed pedestrian walkways, overbridges, 20 single-direction escalators and three moving travelators. It is 800 meters (about 875 yards) long, which is the longest roofed escalator system in the world. It starts from the Hang Seng Bank HQ in Central, passes by Central Market, Cochrane Street, Hollywood Road, Shelley Street, Mosque Junction, Robinson Road and finally reaches Conduit Road. It will take you about 20 minutes to finish the whole trip.

The system runs in different directions at different times. From Monday to Saturday, it runs from Mid-Levels to Central during 06:00 to 10:00 and then runs in the opposite direction during 10:00 to 24:00. On Sundays and public holidays, it operates from Central to Mid-Levels during 06:00 to 24:00.

Tips: 1. During your escalator trip, you can go to Soho (Gourmet Zone). There you will have a good chance to taste various delicacies. What's more, it's not far from Lan Kwai Fong; a place for bars, night clubs and many other entertainment facilities.
2. How to get to Central: You can take the subway train and get off at Central MTR Station. Also you can go there by tram and get off at the Hang Seng Bank HQ stop.

Peak Tram
Many visitors think that if going to Hong Kong, you should go to visit Victoria Peak first. It's a very famous attraction in Hong Kong and also called The Peak. It has an altitude of 552 meters (1811 feet), which is and excellent way to appreciate the night view of Hong Kong. You can reach the Peak Tower directly by the peak tram. The Peak Tower is a bowl-like building on the middle of the Peak at an altitude of 398 meters (1306 feet) and is designed by a Britain architect, Terry Farrell.

Peak Tram, Hong Kong
Peak Tram
Inside the Peak Tram
Inside the Peak Tram
Opened in 1888, the peak tram is a cable-hauled funicular railway operated by the Peak Tramways Company Limited. It starts from Garden Road in Central and the final destination is the Peak Tower. The trip only takes about 15 minutes to finish. To date, it has been accident free.

The peak tram is open from 07:00 to 24:00 daily. A single ticket costs HK$20 and the return ticket is HK$30. You can take the subway and get off at Central Station and then go to the Star Ferry Bus Terminus via Exit K. At the bus terminus, you can take Bus No.15C to the Lower Peak Tram Terminus.