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City Circle Tram

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Address: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: +61 1800 800 007
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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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This is a fantastic service for visitors to Melbourne who just want to hop on and off to go somewhere like the Victorian Markets or the wonderful Christmas Shop, which is right... read more

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Yass, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a fantastic service for visitors to Melbourne who just want to hop on and off to go somewhere like the Victorian Markets or the wonderful Christmas Shop, which is right there as well. We found the tram very busy, so be prepared to 'get friendly with other passengers' especially is there is a sudden stop :):) but it... More 

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The idea sounds great in principle - however the "timetable" proved to be rather erratic yesterday! I saw one tram disappear into the distance, so decided to wait for the next one (advertised as every 15 mins). I saw several number 35 trams (the advertised City Circle Line) going in the opposite direction, but after 50 mins (!) wait, I... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An easy and effective way to get around the city, had a few places to go into different parts of Melbourne and this was so much easier than walking, apart from that, it was raining and this was better to stay dry.

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Shellharbour, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The City Circle Tram is a great way to see much of the city of Melbourne. It has a running commentary and points out main places of interest. You can also hop on and off at different locations to explore. And best of all it's free.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very extensive and regular service provided from early morning till midnite. U need not tap your Myki card (transport pass card) if you are on this route. Good mode to move around Melbourne.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The free circle tram is very busy and often packed. Not great if you have poor mobility. The trams in the city centre are all free so you can catch others but this one gives you a little bit of commentary

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Thank BlackRose200
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great idea. Overcrowded with not just tourists but heaps of locals. Good if you have plenty of time as its a slow way to travel. Hard to use if you have even a minor disability.

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Lenexa, KS
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We found the tram to be less reliable than expected, and when it did show up, was at or near capacity as it was typically full with more locals than tourists. Fortunately, the buses were also free in the CBD zone, but it was impossible without cell service to know when buses would show up or where they were going.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I used the tram to get around CBD quite often during my trip in Melbourne. It was really an interesting experience. Even though all trams are free inside the circle map, I suggest tourists to hop on (at least once) on the free circle tram. But, do avoid taking the trams after 4pm as they are crowded with people and... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had heard about the Trams in the city being free and also heard about the City Tourist Tram no 35. This tram is free for going round the city and goes in a loop takes about 45-50 min to complete the circle. It guides and informs you about various place their historical background. We did full round and understood... More 

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