Peak Tram, Hong Kong

 Note: The Peak Tram will suspend service for around two or three months for upgrading from April 23, 2019.

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.

 

Route

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$ 52
One-way HK$ 37
Discount Ticket
(Children: 3 – 11 years old; Seniors: >= 65 years old )
Round-trip HK$ 23
One-way HK$ 14

 

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$ 99 Round-trip: HK$ 47
One-way: HK$ 84 One-way: HK$ 38
Round-trip Peak Tram + Madame Tussauds + a meal at the Peak HK$ 460 HK$ 386
Round-trip Peak Tram + Madame Tussands + Sky Terrace 428 HK$ 459 HK$ 362

 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.

 

Tips

 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 Apr. 10, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Peak Tram, Hong Kong
Asked by Js from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 31, 2019 13:16Reply
Is it easy to get taxi to go down the Hong Kong Victoria Peak?
Where at Victoria Peak can we get taxi to go down?
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Answered by Eli from DENMARK | Apr. 09, 2019 18:48
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Yes, it will be easy for you to take the taxi to go down the Victoria Peak. You can find taxis at the Parking Lot.
Asked by David Eric Cutting from GBR | Mar. 13, 2019 12:34Reply
Arriving at Kai Tak Cruise Terminal what is the best route to get to the Peak Tram Station
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Answered by Nancy from USA | Mar. 13, 2019 20:59
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Hi, you can take Bus Line 22 from the terminal to Regal Oriental Hotel, Prince Edward Road East and then transfer to Bus Line 111 to HSBC BUILDING/HSBC Main Building, Des Voeux Road Central. After that, walk south about 500m to get the Peak Tram Station. It costs about HKD15 and takes about 100 minutes.
Asked by LOURDES JIN from KAOHSIUNG CITY TAIWAN | Mar. 12, 2019 11:33Reply
Hi, can someone tell me how to get to Garden Road station from V inn hotel in tsim sha tsui?
I want to enjoy "THE PEAK"
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Answered by Kinsley from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 12, 2019 19:15
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It is suggested to take bus no.104 from LABOUR TRIBUNAL/Labour Tribunal, Gascoigne Road to BANK OF CHINA TOWER/Bank of China Tower, Queensway. The duration is 30mins with the fare of 10HKD/person. Then walk south around 400 meters to find the destination.
Asked by LOURDES JIN from KAOHSIUNG CITY TAIWAN | Mar. 12, 2019 11:29Reply
Hello, our hotel is in V inn hotel Chungkang Mansion 36-44 Nathan Road, Tsim sha tsui Hongkong,
Can someone help me how to get there from HK Intl. Airport? Thank you in advance.
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Answered by Hazel from DENMARK | Mar. 12, 2019 19:07
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Take bus no.E23A from Airport (Ground Transportation Centre) to Chi Wo Street, Jordan Road. The duration is around 75 mins. The ticket fare is 18HKD per person. Then walk southwest around 200 meters to find your hotel.
Asked by David Eric Cutting from GBR | Mar. 12, 2019 09:22Reply
Best way to reach the peak tram from Hong Kong cruise terminal ?
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Answered by Keira from CANADA | Mar. 12, 2019 19:05
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Do you refer to HK-Macau Ferry Terminal? If yes, take the Island Line from Sheung Wan Station to Central Station. Then walk southeast around 500 meters to find the Garden Road Peak Tram Station. After arriving, take the cable car to the Peak.
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