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 City, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Improve this listing
87%
Ranked #19 of 160 Attractions in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams, Other
Owner description: The City Circle Tram is a free and convenient way to see the sights of central Melbourne and the...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Trams, Other
Owner description: 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.

Hotels near City Circle Tram

Write a Review

4,282 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    2,274
    1,494
    397
    93
    24
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
JOONDALUP WESTERN AUSTRA
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Caught the free city tram down to Harbour Town for some Christmas Shopping, very good ride there and back, saw nice sights of the city was a good way to get around. Very informative with the stops and what's on in Melbourne.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

A great way to explore the various attractions around the city. A commentary along the route talks about the various places of interest and some history. It is an ideal way for new visitors to the city to explore the various highlights.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Tram is overcrowded on weekends / peak hour. But all other timings like weekdays, are fine where you can get a seat and enjoy the views.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Our children shouted us to a night out for our anniversary and they were spot on.From the moment we hopped on the tram until we got off we had a marvellous time.The staff were some of the best we have come across nothing was good enough for us,the food was aplenty and delicious,the drinks were topped up when getting low... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nadi, Fiji
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

The tram is a great way to see the outer city to start off. Then you can choose to get off where you wish and get on again once your activity is done! Sometimes you may need to stand in the tram as seats will be occupied. It relays about each stop so well that you can't really miss anything.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Middlesex, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

The city circle tram - number 35 is a great way to get around Melbourne. There is running commentary, which you will get used to after a few trips. Virtually all the landmarks are served. The trams can get a little crowded. The trams go clockwise and anti-clockwise.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sofia, Bulgaria
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

If you have some free time, I recommend you ride the free tourist tram. True pageant of sights and sounds in the company of tourists from around the world, local of varying ethnicity and sometimes a loud officer with appearance and behavior of the peasant. Memorable experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

My partner and I really enjoyed the City Circle Tram and found it very handy for getting from one end of town to the other if we didn't feel like walking. The tram was definitely packed to the brim on some occasions to the point where we felt a little bit like sardines in a can but hey, it got... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tawau, Malaysia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

It is an excellent way to travel around Melbourne inner city center. It is a good way to get started and to get a feel of Melbourne inner city center. It is free and the service was excellent. I was trying to catch the last tram for the night at one particular stop point and as i ran toward the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

This is the only form of transport we used other than pounding the pavement. It is free & easy. It is really good because you don't have to wait long for them. The don't start until 10am that's the only down full.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed City Circle Tram also viewed

 

Been to City Circle Tram? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from City Circle Tram staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?