We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

City Circle Tram

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 1800 800 007
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Do This If You're New to Melbourne

This is great fun and a great way to learn your way around the City. The Tram goes right around the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Maria F
,
Sydney, Australia
Nice free tour round the city

It's just great that the inner tram system is free of charge. And especially the tram 35 which is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lasse S
via mobile
Read all 12,780 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
More
The City Circle Tram is a free and convenient way to see the sights of central Melbourne and the Docklands while experiencing a ride on one of the city's much loved heritage trams.An audio commentary provides details of city landmarks and major attractions such as the City Museum, Parliament House, Docklands, Federation Square, Melbourne Aquarium and the Princess Theatre.The City Circle Tram also links with other tram, train and bus routes around Melbourne.To catch the City Circle Tram, simply wait at any tram stop along the City Circle Tram route. These tram stops are specially marked with a City Circle sign.Trams operate in both directions every 12 minutes between 10am and 6pm from Sunday to Wednesday and between 10am and 9pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.City Circle Trams do not run on Christmas Day and Good Friday.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“free service” (530 reviews)
“free ride” (381 reviews)
“your bearings” (457 reviews)
LOCATION
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Central Business District
CONTACT
Website
+61 1800 800 007
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
Reviews (12,780)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 12,780 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

This is great fun and a great way to learn your way around the City. The Tram goes right around the edges of the CBD, but gives you ideas of areas of the City you might like to visit later. It's also FREE - as...More

Thank Maria F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's just great that the inner tram system is free of charge. And especially the tram 35 which is strictly within the free zone, and thus also on romantic old style, bit in good shape. Took a complete round - nearly a hour. It is...More

Thank Lasse S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Hope on to the city tram 35. It takes you around the city. Free of charge. Get familiarise with the the city locations. Plan your path, helped us to move on foot once we had our own private tour of the city layout. Hop on...More

Thank Micheal A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed in Melbourne for a couple of nights and used these free trams. Quite fun and efficient.

Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

No mayor views, but you can get out at any point if you want to explore further. Nithing much to see except some buildings, and it does reach a port. Not worth it as an exclusive sightseeing.

Thank Katerina M
Reviewed 2 days ago

This tram service is excellent way to go to the city. The frequency is quick and the tram is spacious

Thank Seow N
Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved that I could go to of all the major attractions in Melbourne for free!!! Enjoyed hopping on and off at stops along the way and got an overview of all of the historical landmarks and their significance. Happy that the pre-recorded English commentary was...More

Thank 656shwethas
Reviewed 3 days ago

Jump on this free bus and take the "circle tour" around the city! We jumped on the bus after a walking tour in the rain. It was nice to rest our feet and see what else the city had to offer. At the very least...More

Thank globetrekkerphx
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A great way to commute around the CBD. Within the CBD/downtown it is a free fare zone. Trams/rail cars come quite often and are a great way to jump across the downtown quickly. Highly recommended

Thank RustyFoxTaylor
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Comfortable great value tour around the city circle. Audio will talk you through the key interest points and hop off and on if you choose.

Thank myah1212
Nearby
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
...More
Nearby Restaurants
Gin Palace
167 reviews
.09 km away
Hairy Little Sista
74 reviews
.07 km away
Tim Ho Wan
182 reviews
.08 km away
Neapoli
41 reviews
.07 km away
Nearby Attractions
Yarra Trams
455 reviews
.11 km away
Melbourne Town Hall
212 reviews
.16 km away
David Jones
200 reviews
.17 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Fransiska L
Hi... Im staying in docklands. How do I make the difference between the clockwise and anticlockwise route of the city circle tram ? Is it different spot to catch the tram ? Also, how long will the next tram come to the same spot ?
7 May 2017|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from Andy K | Reviewed this property |
I think it's one way only going anti clockwise
0
Votes
christinegee2017
How far is the nearest stop from the cruise terminal?
8 April 2017|
Answer Show all 6 answers
Response from Nola E | Reviewed this property |
What a lovely place to start a day out... Across the road is the light rail, at a beautiful original station in Port Melbourne. That tram will take you to the Casino where you can pick up the free City tram. Even the trip... More
0
Votes
jessinmelbournecity
Does anyone have a favourite stop on the City Circle? Which one?
22 March 2017|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from Michelle S | Reviewed this property |
Parliament house
1
Vote