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Conquer Victoria Peak on Hong Kong’s historic Peak Tram

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As one of the oldest funiculars in Asia, the Peak Tram whisks passengers up to Victoria Peak, the highest point in the city, introducing a stunning panorama of Hong Kong. After its 2022 revamp, the service boasts a modern 6th generation tram that glides up the hillside, providing an even more comfortable and scenic ride to the top where you'll find a bustling hub of activity. From the iconic Sky Terrace 428, offering the highest viewing platform, to a number of restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues - there's no shortage of ways to enjoy this unique urban escape.

Peak Tram Hong Kong in a nutshell

Handy information

⏰ Duration:8 to 10 minutes
☀️ Best Time to Visit:Early morning
💜 Must Do:Madame Tussauds Hong Kong
🎟️ The Peak Tram special combo tickets:HK$122

Opening Hours And Address

Daily 7.30 AM to 11 PM

Things to know

Constructed in: 1888
Location: Hong Kong
Number of stations: 6
Daily ridership: 17,000

Why take The Peak Tram ride in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s historic Peak Tram
  • Heritage on rails: You feel like you're riding through history on one of Asia's oldest furniculars as you ascend the lush hillside. It's a time capsule with a modern twist!
  • Unmatched views: Reach the top and be greeted by the extraordinary scene of Hong Kong's skyline and rolling mountains meeting metropolitan architecture.
  • Attractions on the Peak: There are other attractions to explore once you reach the top. Checkout the 3rd Generation Peak Tram stationed outside the Peak Tower or spend some time at the Madame Tussauds' wax museum.
  • Stylish architecture of The Peak Tower: Soak in the distinctive, ship-like structure of The Peak Tower, which not only stands as a feat of modern design but also houses the Sky Terrace.

History of The Peak Tram

The Peak Tram project could only be foreseen by a visionary of Alexander Findlay Smith’s ability. The plans were drawn up in 1881, but construction could not be started before 1885. The construction took three years and was a momentous achievement, given that all the heavy equipment had to be carried manually to the high ground. The Peak Tram began its first journey on May 28, 1888. It was powered by a static steam engine and was meant only for the residents of Victoria Peak. Subsequent improvements and renovations have resulted in the current yearly visitors of almost 4 million.

Hong Kong’s historic Peak Tram

The Peak Tram route

The Peak Tram begins at the Central Terminus. The carriage keeps ascending with each of the subsequent stops. Kennedy Road, MacDonnell Road, May Road, and Barker Road are followed by the highest stop, the Peak. The entire route affords you a wonderful view of Hong Kong. You can disembark at the intermediate stops, but remember to press the button in advance to alert the driver about it. You can alternatively climb the hill, there's a special pathway for it. On your way, you'll find all the previous versions of the tram lined up along the route which is adjecent to the rail.

Recommended tickets to Peak Tram Hong Kong

Tickets to the Peak Tram come with access to the Sky Terrace 428 which allows visitors to indulge in the highest views of Hong Kong. The Victoria Peak has many shops and restaurants around it. We recommend spending at least half a day here for various activities.

Views from Victoria Peak

The Peak Tram takes you to Victoria Peak, the highest point on Hong Kong Island. Standing 554 meters above sea level, the Peak is rightfully one of the most sought-after luxury housing destinations with many celebrities and business moguls residing alongside lush greenery. The view of Victoria Harbor at night from the Peak is truly priceless. The Sky Terrace 428 is the highest viewing platform in Hong Kong, and you can see the entire island from this vantage point.

Victoria Peak

Best time for your Peak Tram ride

The Peak Tram is one of the most famous attractions in Hong Kong. Consider the shoulder season to ensure that the crowd isn't overwhelming. Evening time is quite crowded but it's worth the wait because you can see the stunning city lights as they illuminate the skyline. Heading here during day time or even on weekdays will help you avoid the crowd.

Getting to the Peak Tram Central Terminus

Eye of Infinity - Sculpture


The Peak Tram Central Terminus on Garden Road, can be reached from the Hong Kong Central MTR station after a short bus or taxi journey.

By Car

The Peak Tram Central Terminus is located at the Garden Road and Lower Albert Road intersection.

By Foot

You can reach Central Terminus by taking a short walk from the Hong Kong Park bus station. If you take exit K from the Central MTR station, you can reach Central Terminus within 15 minutes via Bank of China and St. John's Cathedral.

Peak Tram Hong Kong Reviews

Easy online booking with Headout. Very friendly and helpful staff. Amazing views from the sky terrace I highly recommend this experience when visiting Hong Kong Island

- Craig, Headout, October 2023

There is still a queue going up but it's good that we skipped the line in buying the ticket itself. My family and I enjoyed the view.

- Herminigildo, Headout, July 2023

Smooth process of getting the tickets at the counter with no unexpected delays.

- Karthik, Headout, Jan 2024

Peak Tram Hong Kong essentials

Peak Tram Hours

Daily 7.30 AM to 11 PM

Peak Tram Frequency

Trams run at the frequency of 10-15 minutes.

Dining at the Peak

There is a wide range of dining options available at the Peak. You can choose from a selection of delectable Asian cuisine. Check out Bubba Gump for some really good seafood, and if you want to grab a quick bite, the fast food outlets have you covered. Wildfire is an Italian restaurant at the Peak which is popular for it's Peking Duck Pizza.

Tips to ride the Peak Tram

  • Opt for the return tickets if you are not planning to stay for any of the attractions at the Peak or the subsequent stops. You will save some money that way.
  • Buy the Peak Tram Special Combo if you want to see Hong Kong Island from a height of 428 meters above sea level. The pass includes access to the Peak Tram as well as entry to Sky Terrace 428.
  • Grab the seats on the right side of the carriage on your way up, and left side of the carriage on your way down for the best views.
  • Hike down Victoria Peak during the daytime to make the most of this scenic route.
  • Find out the sunset time for the day and make sure you're there a little early to see the spectacular sunset from the Sky Terrace.
  • Get your souvenir shopping done at the air-conditioned Peak Market.
  • Snap your own photos as the photographers at the Peak tend to overcharge.
Peak Tram Hong Kong Guide