Victoria Peak Tram

3 Dec
View from the Lugard Road

Honk Kong’s Skyline from Victoria Peak

All Hong Kong visitors know that Victoria Peak has the best view of the city’s Skyline. Therefore It is always a must on their to do list. I visited the peak 3 times already and couldn’t  get enough of the view, I am sure i will be going there again before i leave HK. You can get to the top of Victoria mountain by hiking/walking up (you can read more about my hike up the peak here) or taking the Peak Tram. 

The Peak Tram

The Peak Tram

The Peak tram had been transporting residents and tourists from Central to the peak since 1888. It is the steepest railway system in the world.  It covers a distance of about about 1.4 kilometres and an altitude of 400m. Just 150m short of the highest point on the mountain which you can reach by walking up the rest of the way. The arrival point of the tram is the peak tower, there are a lot of shops, restaurants and cafes there. Most visitors recognize the Peak tower as the view point. So it is always crowded and people are pushing each other to take photos. However, you can get a better view of the city on Lugard road. You can get there by following the circular walking path on the right of the tram when you get off. The view there is amazing and there is barely anyone on the road.

  • How to get there?

The Peak tram station is located on Garden Road.  You can get there by taking the bus 15C from central Pier 8. OR get off at Central MTR stain and from exit K or J2 follow the signs for the peak tram.

The Peak Tram operates from 7am to midnight daily, departing at 10 to 15-minute intervals from the lower Peak Tram terminus.

  • Cost: (You need to have exact change if paying in cash or use octopus card)

Adult HK$28 single, HK$40 return

Child HK11 single, HK$18 return

Senior (65 and over) HK$11  single, HK$18 return

Here are some photos of the tram and the skyline view. Click on the photos to enlarge them


4 Responses to “Victoria Peak Tram”

  1. AMWFCouple December 3, 2013 at 10:49 pm #

    I think the Peak was one of the best things about Hong Kong. I really loved it! 🙂 Amazing view!

    • Global Citizen December 6, 2013 at 2:40 pm #

      It is definitely on many visitors favourite list, plz share your photos if you have any 🙂

  2. Nour Elhouda December 5, 2013 at 11:49 am #

    Wow !! this is so beautiful, i wouldn’t get enough of it either 🙂

    • Global Citizen December 6, 2013 at 2:40 pm #

      I wish you were here! Fingers crossed we will meet soon again in some other corner of the world and have a blast 🙂

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