Hong Kong Tramways (Ding Ding)

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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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Mairwen1
United Kingdom4,641 contributions
Back to Front Boarding
Feb 2021
They can be very crowded and slow and there is a trick to getting on, but catching the tram through the centre of Hong Kong can be a bit of fun. The best trip is probably between Central and Causeway Bay. As the tram trundles down the middle of the street, you get a good chance to see the city.
To get on, make your way to the tram stop in the middle of the road, and join the throng of people who are usually waiting for the next tram. Don’t make the mistake of aiming for the front doors. That’s the exit. It’s a bit back to front but to get on, you use the back doors where there is a turnstile and you leave through the front doors and pay as you get off.
At a flat rate of HKD $2.60, it’s the cheapest ride in the city, beating even the Star Ferry.
You can’t buy tickets beforehand. Either use an Octopus card (these are incredibly handy for all transport) or drop the coins in the box by the driver when you leave. The only catch with using cash, is that you’ll need to have small coins because they won’t give you any change.
Be warned, the line to get on is not very orderly but the trams come frequently so if you seem to get pushed out of the way the first time, there will be another one along very soon.
The fare covers whatever distance you travel so you can hop on and hop off whenever you like. For general getting around, the MTR train system is much more efficient. It’s also cheap and is fast and easy to use. Taxis are also inexpensive and safe in Hong Kong.
Written September 14, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ECWorld
Hong Kong, China2,639 contributions
Some of these iconic trams air-conditioned now
Jul 2021
A fun way to get around if you have time - but not so in summer when it can get crowded and hot (2nd level is more breezy and less exhaust fume from the traffic). I hopped on one lately and was surprised to find it air-conditioned. Now these are probably far and few in between so I would not suggest waiting for one - but if you happened on one during the summer then worth considering.
Written July 24, 2021
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prem m
Hong Kong, China11 contributions
old but gold
Jun 2021
the famous local hong kong tram is one of the oldest transport available in hong kong for the past tens of years.. everyone likes it cause it is slow and nice - though at times during peak hours is a hassle to get in OR get out of the tram, it can be a slow transport compared to our famous MTR ( Metro) and or Bus servcies available all over hong kong - but it is a MUST try for all travellers to hong kong.
Written July 11, 2021
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Keith L
Hong Kong, China59 contributions
Convenient transport across Hong Kong Island
Apr 2021 • Business
At HKD 2.3, it is probably the cheapest public transport for you to get around the northern shore of Hong Kong Island. You can hop on and hop out of the tram at a flat rate of HKD 2.3.
Moreover, it emit zero greenhouse gas (electric powered) and it doesn't even have air-con (rush for the 2nd storey during summer).
Written April 5, 2021
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GlobeExpress
Sydney, Australia109 contributions
A great way to orient yourself before walking
Mar 2020 • Business
If you want to skip the MTR these trams are the best 40 cents you’ll ever spend. Pick one up in Central and checkout Causeway Bay. I believe that one tram operates as a restaurant. Note places to visit as you cruise on by. They get pretty crowded but follow the locals.
Written January 30, 2021
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SIAN
29 contributions
Ding ding all the way
Nov 2020 • Solo
Love the ding ding..a slow and easy way to appreciate the city view and watching people hurrying on the streets from the trams top floor. It's also economical. You pay HKD 2.60 for a flat fee and travel from the very west to the very east
Written December 3, 2020
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Angus C
Auburn, Australia5 contributions
Fun experience
Nov 2019
Relaxation of viewing mongkok, tsim sa, etc. Even the night the lights of hong kong is alight and alive.
Written October 28, 2020
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MissDetox
Sydney, Australia298 contributions
Cheap fun ride! Ding Ding
Feb 2020
We caught the tram from Central Hong Kong instead of walking to our food destination. It was only a 10 minute ride but it was a fun thing to do. It was also very cheap. The trams are only located on the island not on the mainland.
Written October 18, 2020
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PerBacco
Hong Kong, China42 contributions
Still top!
Feb 2020
For only $2.60 cents you can enjoy a nice relaxing ride almost anywhere from Kennedy Town all the way to North Point.
Just like the HK Star Ferry, this is still one of the convenient way to travel especially if you are not on a rush.
Best to use outside rush hour as it doesn’t run fast and traffic around Sheung Wan and Causeway Bay can be annoying.

Written October 6, 2020
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J Steiner
Hong Kong, China201 contributions
Old HK Method of Travel
Sep 2020
The "Ding Ding" is one of cheapest methods of transportation in HK. You can use the Octopus card and at 1 point, it was free for senior citizens. It is a good way to see HK for tourists as it slowly makes its way across. It is subject to traffic as it shares the roads with buses and cars.

In the summer, it is quite hot and depending on the time of day, it will be an oven not only from the heat but from the exhaust fumes from the buses and cars.

Like the Star Ferry, the Ding Ding is the classical HK way to travel.
Written September 21, 2020
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