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City Circle Tram

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Central Business District
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Address: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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+61 1800 800 007

The City Circle Tram is a free and convenient way to see the sights of...

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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Great way to get around

Great way to get around Melbourne CBD. Stops at many attractions. Free to travel and runs regularly in daytime.

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Tram was very crowded so we hopped off after 2 stops. I thought there was supposed to be commentary on board but there was none.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great way to get around Melbourne CBD. Stops at many attractions. Free to travel and runs regularly in daytime.

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Goulburn, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The City Circle Tram is a fantastic free service that allows you to see all the major sites in the city. Stops were easy to find. Trams were clean. Commentary was provided at most stops letting you know what you were seeing and what you might like to see at that stop. It's a decent size circle with plenty of... More 

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New Forest National Park Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You can hop on and off in free zone so easy to use or get a myki card and top up in most shops around the city or 7/11 shops, give it a go the tram which stop next

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful way to get around. Get a Myci card. I think it is available from the tourist information centre opposite Flinders Street station also newsagents. It's a wonderful way to travel about. If you aren't sure of where you are going there are plenty of people employed by the trams that are only too happy to help. The card covers... More 

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Pomeroy, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This service makes a circle around the free zone in the CBD (Central Business District). My wife and I took it early in our stay to get an idea how the downtown area was laid out and where restaurants and such were located. It's a short walk from the Southern Cross station. While not an interesting "tourist attraction", it is... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne,
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The tram system in Melbourne is first class. Frequent although sometimes very busy, they offer a great way to get around the city and immediate area. In the CBD the trams are free (don't cost). Further away from the city and it costs and whilst inexpensive, it can be a bit of a pain for a tourist to utilise the... More 

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Cambridge, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Used the tram on recent visit. There is a commentary but it is very limited and often inaudible. Can't complain too much though as few cities have such a free service.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I think it's a great idea to ride the old trams around Melbourne CBD, but it was too crowded and hot to enjoy it, because of the Australian Open being on. Maybe another time of the year would be better.

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Charlestown, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

City Circle Tram is a great little service to find your bearings around Melbourne. Times were a bit "hit & miss" during our stay, with many streets closed due to the horrific, tragic event of carnage this week. When we finally caught up with this tram, it was packed, hot as almighty, and uncomfortable. Still, it's free & with all... More 

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