A tramway system was built in Hong Kong in 1904 owing to the population and economic growth. Hong Kong Tramways has over a hundred year of history and is still in-service. After all these years, the Tramways remain as one of the most important public transportation that drive Hong Kong people to different destinations.
The Tramways run between Kennedy Town and Shau Kei Wan on Hong Kong Island, with a branch circulating through Happy Valley. The whole ride takes approximately 45 minutes, and the current fares for adults is HK$2.60 regardless of the distance traveled. During the ride, you can see various renowned and local spots of Hong Kong, such as the Court of Final Appeal Building in Central, the Pawn in Wan Chai, and the Sunbeam Theatre in North Point. Meanwhile, the tram itself is a precious culture and heritage that holds a special place in the heart of Hong Kong people.
Besides, the Tramways is the greenest mode of public transport in Hong Kong, which emits zero roadside pollution and hence reducing carbon footprint. Therefore, you may find that there is no air-conditioning system inside the tram. It may get a bit hot during summer or a bit cool during winter, but you can always adjust the windows beside you to make it comfortable.
Apart from usual services, you can also book a TramOramic Tour to city tour along Hong Kong’s landmarks. With a special open top of the sightseeing tram, it attracts tourists from the world to experience the unique culture of the city. In addition, party tram service is available for people to hold events, gatherings and parties, which creates once-in-a-life-time experience and memories.
A tram ride is probably the best way to explore the indigenous and genuine side of Hong Kong. In this fast-moving city, it is time for you to slow down and relax. Let’s take a ride and discover Hong Kong’s living history!