Hong Kong Tramways (Ding Ding)

Hong Kong Tramways (Ding Ding)

Hong Kong Tramways (Ding Ding)
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Since 1904, trams have been running from East to West of Hong Kong Island. Over the last century, Hong Kong Tramways witnessed the development of Hong Kong, and the tram remains an efficient and the most economical mode of public transport in Hong Kong. Today, Hong Kong Tramways owns and operates a fleet of 163 tramcars, including 2 antique tramcars, carrying a daily average of 230,000 passengers. It is the world's largest fleet of double-deck tramcars still in service.
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  • bob2bkk
    Bangkok, Thailand5,979 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great way to see the city. Hong kh[
    A trip on the double decker tram is a must when visiting Hong Kong. It runs on the Island side of Hong Kong only east to west, Kennedy Town to North Point with a side route to Happy Valley. If you buy an octopus card senior, the fare is 1.30 HK$, which translates to about 20 cents US. Unbelievably cheap. Scan your card when exiting to pay fare. The trams are not fast, so it makes for good viewing and picture taking, however not for time sensitive matters. Narrow tricky stairs to the upper deck, so caution advised. Not wheelchair accessible. A clear day, dry air activity. Enjoy.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 3 May 2023
  • P W
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience in Ding Ding
    Ding Ding has upstairs seating area that can enjoy a nice view from the tram. Fare of the tram only HK$3 which was the best way to explore the local street and good for sightseeing. Highly recommend to traveler!!
    Visited June 2023
    Written 13 June 2023
  • fajaradiartha
    Jakarta, Indonesia4,540 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    When you need to slow down and enjoy trip
    One of the transportation mode in Hong Kong Island. A lot of their route is covered by the much more modern bus but the tram just gives the classic and nostalgic feeling of living in the 70s or 80s. The bus and the MTR was made for the high paced Hong Kong people bustling with deadlines but whenever there's a need to slow down, relax, and enjoy the road, the Tram is the choice.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 October 2023
  • paulynyyy
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia2,061 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love the slow, unique ride
    Ding ding trams can only be found in Central. After coming back from Macau day trip, we headed to the nearest tram stop and alighted the stop near Admiralty MTR. While this tram is slower than MTR, it offers a unique experience, especially seated in the stop deck. We only need to pay when we get off from the tram.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 January 2024
  • Zitatravel
    London, United Kingdom833 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Memories of the old Hong Kong
    Of course you have to have a ride. Hop and sit back and see Hong Kong. Alot of the old Hong Kong is gone but these great old trams bring back memories from many years ago . A bit crowded nut wait as there are a lot of them coming along and you can get a less crowded one . Very cheap so easy to pop on and off .
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 February 2024
  • L18SUM
    Stirling, United Kingdom562 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great way to travel around
    Our family of two adults, a 9 year old and a 6 year old took the trams during the busy Chinese New Year holidays. We took the ferry from Kowloon where we were staying to Central pier and followed the walkway / footpath bridges which led us to Pedder Street where we boarded the tram (from the back) and headed to Causeway Bay to a traditional flower market for Chinese New Year at Victoria Park. The trams are small so if you don't get a seat up stairs or down stairs then you'll stand. People get on and off regularly so it's not an issue. A classic mode of transport to see the modern landscape of Hong Kong. It's cheap too! Enjoy.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 February 2024
  • Ankosh Lath
    Mumbai, India118 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun ride, worth a try
    It is. Dun ride, for one time experience. Pros: Cheap ($3) Con: Less frequency (depending on the route, another ride will come after 20 mins). Speed is also a little slow (20 km / hr). So if you have spare time, definitely worth the ride. Fun for children
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 March 2024
  • amit
    New Delhi, India28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful views.. Only $3 a ride.
    Hong Kong Trams are thr best way to travel in HK. A little slower and of course does not cover the city fully but if your travel destinations have a tram stop, it's the best stop. Only 3$!. For going to Causeway bay, wan chsi, or central etc, the popular shopping areas, the tram is love ly. Just get a seat on the top floor and you get a great view of the city /skyline.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 April 2024
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mfilcol2014
Lisbon, Portugal1,050 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The traditional 2-deck tram in Hong Kong. A must-see in HK. Traditional and useful for traveling. One piece of advice is that the tourist tram is not worth it. The normal one is much more interesting despite being slow. Preferably you should occupy a seat on the upper floor and see the city passing by
Written 16 April 2024
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Lance M
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
A great way to see the top half of the island. The pace of the tram allows you to take in more of the sights that you would in a bus or train. Great value at HKD3
Written 15 April 2024
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amit
New Delhi, India28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Hong Kong Trams are thr best way to travel in HK. A little slower and of course does not cover the city fully but if your travel destinations have a tram stop, it's the best stop. Only 3$!. For going to Causeway bay, wan chsi, or central etc, the popular shopping areas, the tram is love ly. Just get a seat on the top floor and you get a great view of the city /skyline.
Written 13 April 2024
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Ankosh Lath
Mumbai, India118 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
It is. Dun ride, for one time experience.
Pros: Cheap ($3)
Con: Less frequency (depending on the route, another ride will come after 20 mins).
Speed is also a little slow (20 km / hr). So if you have spare time, definitely worth the ride. Fun for children
Written 24 March 2024
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jblaza
Marikina, Philippines548 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Founded in 1904, the Hong Kong Tramways boasts of having the largest double-deck tram fleet still in operation. Moreover, it claims to be Hong Kong’s most environment-friendly mode of public transport.

On our first night in the Hong Kong leg of our trip, we travelled from our hotel at the mid-levels to the North Point to have dinner. We then walked towards the Victoria Park and from there, rode the tram until the Admiralty MTR Station tram stop.

There are six tram routes travelling east-west traversing Hong Kong Island. With 120 tram stops, you have to know which tram to ride and which stop to disembark at. The tram route is displayed on the LED panels at the front of any arriving tram. In our case, we could have ridden any tram going to the Western Market or to Shek Tong Tsui or to Kennedy Town as these all pass by the Admiralty MTR Station tram stop.

The trams have a one-way flow of people where you get in the driver’s side door and pay, then get off the other door. It is cheaper than the MTR, costing a flat rate of only HK$3 to ride the tram to any tram stop along the way. There is a card reader upon entering the tram, which can read the Octopus Card, Visa, Mastercard, JCB, and Unionpay cards. There is also a coin box where passengers can pay in cash but you need to pay the exact amount, or else you will not be able to get any change back. We used our Octopus card for the trip.

I found the tram easier to ride than the MTR because there is less walking to get to the ticketing station and platforms—the tram stops are right at the street level.

Since the trams are double decker, we were able to get seats at the upper deck. It offers an unobstructed view of the lights and colors of Hong Kong especially at night. The trams are clean and well-maintained. You have to be mindful of your footing, though, when going up and down from the upper deck The driver will not wait for all passengers to sit back once they are authorized to proceed. Likewise, be prepared to hop off the tram just before you reach the station.

It was great being able to ride in this iconic transport that traces its history to almost 120 years. I would definitely get in the Ding Ding again when traveling east-west within Hong Kong Island.
Written 16 March 2024
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L18SUM
Stirling, UK562 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Our family of two adults, a 9 year old and a 6 year old took the trams during the busy Chinese New Year holidays.

We took the ferry from Kowloon where we were staying to Central pier and followed the walkway / footpath bridges which led us to Pedder Street where we boarded the tram (from the back) and headed to Causeway Bay to a traditional flower market for Chinese New Year at Victoria Park.

The trams are small so if you don't get a seat up stairs or down stairs then you'll stand. People get on and off regularly so it's not an issue.

A classic mode of transport to see the modern landscape of Hong Kong. It's cheap too! Enjoy.
Written 26 February 2024
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Zitatravel
London, UK833 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Of course you have to have a ride. Hop and sit back and see Hong Kong. Alot of the old Hong Kong is gone but these great old trams bring back memories from many years ago . A bit crowded nut wait as there are a lot of them coming along and you can get a less crowded one . Very cheap so easy to pop on and off .
Written 13 February 2024
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Krubee
Singapore, Singapore622 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
On our last day in HK before our Evening flight we decided to visit the city’s iconic and one of its oldest and environmental friendly rides - HK Trams or locally called Ding Dings, named after the charming sounds of its bells. It began operation in HK island in 1904 about 100 years ago and it still is very popular up to this day especailly for tourists like us. Located in the other side of Kowloon, where we stay. We decided to take the Star Ferry from our base in Tsim Sha Tsui which only costs 2 HK dollars and is popular way for us between these 2 islands because 1. It’s very scenic, relaxing and comfortable with the best views all around you and 2. Cheaper than MTR and less walking using this method for us. We arrived at Star Ferry Pier in Central district and we began our journey here to witness, marvel and experience the legendary and iconic Ding Dings!!!

We started off in Canal Road and saw the first glimpse of it - a White and Blue tram. The track gauge is about 127 cm wide and runs between Kennedy Town and Shau Kei Wan in HK island. It holds the record for the world’s largest double-decker tram which is still being used up to this day and has about 165 trams and 120 stations. Getting into the tram you need to take the back door and choose where you wanna sit and pay upon your exit on the front door beside the driver. It has a fixed price of 3 HKD regardless of the distance and with an average speed of 45 KPH. We used Octopus card to pay for our fares. Its winter in HK so that time it was open air and most of the trams are not airconditioned except the Red One. The cool breeze and the iconic views of the city makes this tram not only a mode of transportation but also a great and relaxing way to have a sightseeing tour around HK island. We passed by many historic buildings like the Happy Valley Racecourse, the CBD with high rise buildings, apartments and condos, government offices, malls, shops and restaurants to name a few. For just 3 HKD its so much better than booking a tour, we have a spectacular sightseeing tour of our own courtesy of our beloved Ding Dings.

First impressions - the tram is super clean - both inside and outside with its shiny wooden brown polished seats and neat glass windows shows how the management has kept and maintained its world class iconic service to its riders. We always sat on the top so we could get a better wholistic view as well as take a lot of special photos and videos and it didn’t disappoint - we have seen everything we have wanted and so the top floor is the recommended one. It comes in different colors, with creative art forms and designs, some with ads and some super cute anime or cartoon characters to name a few. From Canal road we ended up in the Happy Valley terminus, one of the tram’s 2 main terminals. We alighted here and this is a great spot to take those lovely and idyllic shots of the trams and we got tons of them to cherish forever. Then we continued our journey to Causeway Bay Terminus and took another tram for this. This is the 2nd terminus for the Ding Dings’. This terminus is busier than the former one and is at the center of a busy road in Causeway Bay with lots of establishments and people. From hereon, we took our amazing photos and videos with the Ding Dings until we departed for Admiralty MTR on our way back to Kowloon Island.

Indeed what a morning it was!!! Riding the charming and iconic Ding Dings in HK and truly it was one of the best experiences we had in this colorful and historical city. If you have been to HK several times or first time visitor then this is a must do attraction - visiting, witnessing and of course riding their one of a kind Ding Dings which is truly their best kept treasures and an iconic symbol of Hong Kong!!! :=)
Written 2 February 2024
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jmcanning
York, UK148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Brilliant! The top deck of the trams gives you a great view over the busy streets as these lovely old trams weave their way through the crazy traffic. Highly recommended.
Written 31 January 2024
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paulynyyy
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia2,061 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Ding ding trams can only be found in Central. After coming back from Macau day trip, we headed to the nearest tram stop and alighted the stop near Admiralty MTR.
While this tram is slower than MTR, it offers a unique experience, especially seated in the stop deck.
We only need to pay when we get off from the tram.
Written 25 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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