Peak Tram, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Peak TramFirst Begun Operation: May 30, 1888
Total Length of Line: 4,478 feet (1,365 meters)
Slope: 4 - 27 degrees
One-way Trip Time: Seven minutes
Frequency: every 10 - 15 minutes
Lower Terminus: Garden Road Tram Station
Upper Terminus: the Peak Tower

Taking the Peak Tram to get to Victoria Peak, a leading tourist spot to view the splendid scene of Hong Kong, is an unforgettable experience. As the earliest form of motorized public transportation, the tram has operated for over 100 years. It runs on the tracks following the slope of the mountain, taking seven minutes to travel from an elevation of 92 feet (28 meters) to 1,300 feet (396 meters). The tram can carry 120 passengers at a time, with 95 seats and the standing room holding 25 people.



Garden Road Tram Station
Garden Road Station

The Peak Tram passes six stations in order: Garden Road, Kennedy Road, MacDonnell Road, May Road, Barker Road, and the Peak. The lower terminus is at Garden Road in the Central, while the upper one is on the third floor of the Peak Tower on the hillside.


No Regular Stop at Intermediate Stations

The tram does not routinely stop at the intermediate stops. Passengers should press the bell in advance to inform the driver to stop the tram. When the tram stops in the halfway, only the front door is opened for boarding and alighting. Visitors who want to get on the tram at the intermediate stops should press the Up or Down button at the station.

Passengers taking the tram at the two terminuses should buy tickets at the ticket office. Visitors who board at the intermediate stations can buy tickets in the carriage.


Operating Hours

: 7:00 – 24:00

Ticket Price

Adult Ticket Round-trip HK$ 45
One-way HK$ 32
Discount Ticket
(Children: 3 – 11 years old; Seniors: >= 65 years old )
Round-trip HK$ 20
One-way HK$ 12


How to Get to the Garden Road Tram Station?

 By Hong Kong MTR
Take MRT Island Line or Tsuen Wan Line, and get off at Central Station (Exit J2). Walk through the Chater Garden to Garden Road, and go along it to the station.

 By Bus 15C
Take Bus 15C from Star Ferry Pier 8 in Central District to the Garden Road Tram Station.

Price HK$ 4.2
Half price for children under 12 years and seniors above 65
Operating Hours From Star Ferry Pier: 10:00 – 23:40
From Garden Road: 10:15 – 11:55


Major Attractions along the Tram Line

Peak Tram, Hong Kong Peak Tower and Sky Terrace 428
The Peak Tower is a great place, encompassing sightseeing, entertainment and shopping. At the top of the tower is Sky Terrace 428, a 360-degree observation deck for visitors to enjoy the view of the Victoria Bay. There are a lot of other novel and interesting facilities. Among them is Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Odditorium, the most attractive one with over 500 pieces of bizarre items.
 Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday: 10:00 - 23:00;
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 8:00 - 23:00

 Peak Tram Historical Gallery 
Located inside the Garden Road Tram Station, Peak Tram Historical Gallery exhibits more than 200 items related to the tram and gathered from all over the world. Some of them are century-old and very rare. A replica of the first generation Peak Tram is also on display.
 Opening Hours: 7:00 – 24:00

 Madame Tussauds Hong Kong
Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, in the Peak Tower, exhibits 100 waxworks of celebrities from home and abroad, such as Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Yao Ming, the Beatles, Michael Jackson, and Marilyn Monroe.
 Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00 (visitors should enter before 21:45)


Combo Tickets

Adult Children: 3 – 11 years old; Seniors: >= 65 years old
Peak Tram + Sky Terrace 428 Round-trip: HK$ 90 Round-trip: HK$ 43
One-way: HK$ 77 One-way: HK$ 35
Round-trip Peak Tram + Madame Tussauds Hong Kong HK$ 315 HK$ 215
Round-trip Peak Tram + Madame Tussands Hong Kong + Sky Terrace 428 HK$ 335 HK$ 235

 All the combo tickets should be bought at the Garden Road Station.
 Tickets including the Madame Tussauds Hong Kong are available between 9:30 and 21:00.



 It may take some time queuing for tickets. In order to save your time and energy, avoid going there on the weekends or public holidays.

 Visitors who buy the Combo Ticket including Madame Tussauds Hong Kong can board the tram through the express access, which can save a lot of time.

 The tram doesn't turn around when it reaches the Peak; it goes downhill backwards. Some visitors may find this quite scary. You can buy a one-way ticket to the Peak Tower and go down by bus no.15 (NWFB) or no.15B.

- Last modified on Dec. 04, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Peak Tram, Hong Kong
Asked by Christof Beerli from SWITZERLAND | Dec. 04, 2018 18:47Reply
Hello what time is the last tram departing to the Hong Kong peak?
Answers (1)
Answered by Samantha from RUSSIA | Dec. 04, 2018 22:49

Opening hours:
The Peak Tram Lower Terminus:7 am to 12 midnight (Mon - Sun & Public Holidays)

Peak Tram Historical Gallery:7 am to 12 midnight (Mon - Sun & Public Holidays)

The Peak Tower: 10 am to 11 pm (Mon - Fri) and 8 am to 11 pm (Sat, Sun & Public Holidays)

Sky Terrace 428: 10 am to 11 pm (Mon - Fri) and 8 am to 11 pm (Sat, Sun & Public Holidays)

Madame Tussauds Hong Kong: 10 am to 10 pm (Mon – Sun & Public Holidays)
Asked by Baniya ganesh from HONGKONG | Nov. 28, 2018 02:12Reply
How to reach Hong Kong peak tram from yuen long?
Answers (1)
Answered by Spencer from USA | Nov. 28, 2018 19:00

You can take the MTR at Yuen Long to Central Station and get out from the exit J2. Then turn right and go through Chater Garden to Queen's Road. Then cross the footpath and walk along the Garden Road to the cable car terminal and take the cable car to the peak.
Asked by Andree Blake from USA | Nov. 25, 2018 05:53Reply
I’m staying at the Marriott Sky Center by the Hong Kong Airport.
I would like to visit Victoria Peak tomorrow November 26,2018. What is the best route?
Answers (1)
Answered by Zoey from USA | Nov. 27, 2018 17:21

Dear, do you mean HK SkyCity Marriott Hotel? If yes, you can first walk about 400 meters to Tsing Yi Station to take the MTR Tung Chung Line. Then get off at Hong Kong station and get out from the exit F. Then transfer to take the bus No.1 at Central bus stop and get off at the Peak.
Asked by Jho from PHILIPPINES | Jul. 31, 2018 17:36Reply
Our hotel is in Hong Kong Temple Street 383 Nathan Road Alhambra Building.
Can somebody help me on how do I go there from the airport? What bus number we take and where to alight? Also, if we are to take the subway, what is the nearest station and exit to our hotel.

I hope someone can help me! Thanks a lot! :)
Answers (1)
Answered by Fenchy from SWEDEN | Jul. 31, 2018 21:05

Walk to south about 500m, you can take bus line A22 from Battery Street, Jordan Road to the airport.
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