City Circle Tram

City Circle Tram, Melbourne: Address, Phone Number, City Circle Tram Reviews: 4.5/5

City Circle Tram
4.5
About
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.
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The area
Neighborhood: 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 of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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Emily W
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
Lovely Tram Ride
Jun 2021
I love to travel by City Circle Tram, A nice way to view the sights of central Melbourne for free.

The tram does run a taped commentary of significant Melbourne sites.
Written June 17, 2021
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earthtrekers123
186 contributions
highlight of melbourne
Apr 2021
one of the many reasons we love melbourne is the city tram, especially the free narrated tram ride in city center. easy way to move around downtown and learn a bit along the way
Written June 13, 2021
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Charlesey13
Sydney, Australia11 contributions
City Tram!! Free
May 2021
Speaks for itself - free inner city tram that doers a circular route, touching all parts of the city centre.
Written May 20, 2021
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Ashlee C
13 contributions
Great way to explore Melbourne
May 2021
A nice way to view the sights of central Melbourne without spending any money! Easy to get on and off while exploring the city.

Unfortunately most passengers were not wearing face masks which was required and this was not policed very well.
Written May 16, 2021
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KevinP1314
Monifieth, UK1,804 contributions
Travel back in time
Apr 2021 • Friends
This Tram network reminded me of a similar network my wife and I had utilised in Vancouver a few years previously.
Old style of carriages from a colonial past which take around Melbourne on a circular route all for free.
A great way to view the city at a sedate pace.
Written May 11, 2021
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Deborah D
Cessnock, Australia1,272 contributions
Such an Easy Way to See the City Centre
May 2021
Such a great way to see the city. You can hop on and off, even change to another tram within the free tram area. If you go outside of the FTA, you must have a Myki card to pay for the extra journey. Masks are required at this time as part of the Covid restrictions. Our hotel was very close to the City Circle Tram, which runs every 15 minutes. You might have to go into the middle of the street to hail it. There are designated spots for that purpose. Such a wonderful way to see the city centre.
Written May 10, 2021
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Sammy
Dublin, Ireland15 contributions
So good
May 2021
We have been to Melbourne before but wasn’t aware of this service until our tour guide tipped us off. Such a great free service. Thank you Melbourne!
Written May 9, 2021
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Lynne M
Castlemaine, Australia198 contributions
Enjoyable journey, can hop on or off at any tram stop
May 2021
The City Circle Tram is a free tourist tram that stops regularly at all tram stops on the designated route, giving the flexibility to board or alight as required. The tram does run a taped commentary of significant Melbourne sites but unfortunately this was very difficult to hear. We were also disappointed the replacement tram driver hung his large backpack right in front of our seat blocking our view out the front window. Overall a wonderful idea. Thank you Melbourne!
Written May 7, 2021
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em_be53
Bondi, Australia272 contributions
Free Tram
May 2021
Great idea-we should do it in Sydney. Even if this city circle tram hada bit of a wait, all trams within city circle are free
Written May 5, 2021
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia26,852 contributions
A lovely surprise!
Apr 2021
Melbourne knows how to do things the easy way. The City Circle Tram is free, convenient, on time and a fantastic way to see some of the wonderful sights in the CBD. The Tram only travels around the Central Business District, but it covers a large area, and for some aging and tiring legs some of us have, it is the perfect way to go! It is free for everyone, young and old! You can catch it from any of the tram stops displaying the Free City Circle sign.
Written April 24, 2021
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