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 #18 of 158 Attractions in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams, Other
More attraction details
Attraction details
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

4,090 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    2,172
    1,425
    382
    88
    23
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
Brønshøj, Staden Kobenhavn, Denmark
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The tramps in Melbourne is excellent and cheap. Bye a week ticket or a tourist ticket. The card can be reloaded in shops like 7-11. The city circle tramp is for free - even better - but it is more crowded that the ordinary tramps, except for rush hours were all the trams are crowded.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dubbo, Australia
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Loved riding on the trams especially the older city circle tram. This tram is free and has a recording on places of interest and history of Melbourne. You can get on and off whenever you want. Definitely worth going on.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

How handy is that a free tram. this tram comes every where that you want to go in the city area. So you dont need to go on a the normal tram.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

A great way to see the city and give your legs a rest now and again. The tram also has a recording playing telling you about landmarks at each stop so very helpful if you've just arrived in the city.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

As the other reviews have said it it often crowded. As a method to get from point A to point B walking in a direct line is faster but as a sightseeing experience it creates a nice step back in time.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

It's a best way to view the place of Melbourne City. It's fun that many people stay in the same tram. Much better than walk everywhere. And it is free:)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gladstone, Australia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Great idea but every time we wanted to use the trams they were overcrowded. No one to control the amount of people that boarded the trams even when there was an attendant on them. Not sure really why they are even on board. Our first day in Melbourne we waited more than half an hour for one to come along... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Port Lincoln, South Australia, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

stayed at Adina apartments and the tram was right out side the door and gave us a easy way to get to the shops, flinders st station and to connect with other trams

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Australia
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This trip was made even better by the Indian lady who chatted to all on board....she had us in tears laughing. One of the newer City Circle Trams had broken down in front of us, she kept us informed on what was happening and assisted those to get to their destinations. Have been on the City Circle Tram many times... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The tram is always overcrowded. If you are disabled and have walking difficulties then climbing on board will be a problem (Old trams didn't have the disabled in mind). I was able to get on with help but found myself standing up most of the way, it wasn't that people wouldn't give me their seat, they were unable to. The... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

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