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City Circle Tram

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 1800 800 007
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Quirky and helpfuk

We used this free service to get a global feel for the inner city and bookmark the places to come... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Washington, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Free and fun! Takes you to many places

While in the city circle tram, a recording will describe the highlights of each stop and it's... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stephanie T
Singapore, Singapore
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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“free ride” (395 reviews)
“your bearings” (475 reviews)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Central Business District
+61 1800 800 007
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We used this free service to get a global feel for the inner city and bookmark the places to come back to. Helpful staff who are true characters. What a great service.

Thank MarthaM657
Reviewed 2 days ago

While in the city circle tram, a recording will describe the highlights of each stop and it's surroundings. Complimentary in the city and you can hop on and off any time. Very efficient and fun!

Thank Stephanie T
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are looking for cost effective trip in Melbourne, then this is the best option for you. All trams within the city limits are free. Grab a map there to understand the city limits. However, to give you more information, Tram Route #35 is...More

Thank Pavan S
Reviewed 3 days ago

While you can't experience all of what Melbourne has to offer with this City Circle Tram, it does cover quite a few of the tourist spots on its route. Total travel time is generally an hour for a full circle. It runs every 12 mins...More

Thank Amit_Merwar
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The tram is a great way to get about and see the sights. Much more authentic than a train or a bus. Lots of nice sights to take in while on board.

Thank Catastrophicend
Reviewed 3 days ago

Only a short walk from where we were staying, the tram circles the city with easy access to nearly all attractions, we completed the whole circle to get our bearings, the commentary advises where local attractions are. Then hopped on and off at the attractions...More

Thank Carole M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great free transport to the city circle in Melbourne Especially helpful on Melbourne's rainy days. .

Thank beccascarratt
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had so much fun once we worked out what the free trams were and how it worked. It was fun jumping on and off and seeing the sights of Melbourne. We were pro's at it by the end of the weekend.

Thank Aussie20142014
Reviewed 4 days ago

Noisy, but always had room to sit and got us to where we needed to go. Great to have this free service.

Thank austag
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is free, and yes, it travel the city non-stop, and yes, you can drop off and abroad easily, it stops at Queen Victoria Market, Etihad Stadium, Docklands Park, Flinders Street, Melbourne Central Station. It carry tourists to major attractions, for shopping, for sigthseeing.

1  Thank jochan125jc
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
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14 August 2017|
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Response from Cinz R | Reviewed this property |
The PTV (Public Transport Victoria) website shows routes, times and has an App that despite the odd poor review was actually quite helpful. It's worth looking at as sometimes trams might run at nearby stations at more... More
Fransiska L
7 May 2017|
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Response from Andy K | Reviewed this property |
I think it's one way only going anti clockwise
8 April 2017|
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Response from Nola E | Reviewed this property |
What a lovely place to start a day out... Across the road is the light rail, at a beautiful original station in Port Melbourne. That tram will take you to the Casino where you can pick up the free City tram. Even the trip... More