Peak Tram

Top choice funicular in Central District

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This cable-hauled funicular railway has been scaling the 396m ascent to the highest point on Hong Kong Island since 1888. A ride on this clanking tram is a classic Hong Kong experience, with vertiginous views over the city as you ascend up the steep mountainside. It's become so popular in recent years that plans are afoot to move the terminal further up the hill, to better accommodate ever-growing queues that have become a public nuisance at peak times.

The Peak Tram runs every 10 to 15 minutes from 7am to midnight; using an Octopus card to pay for the ticket will help reduce your queuing time. Note that the ticket office will push the fare that includes entry to the Sky Terrace 428 viewing deck (one way/return HK$84/99).