City Circle Tram

City Circle Tram
By Liamdavies (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The City Circle Tram was first introduced for the convenience of tourists in Melbourne. This free transport is is incredibly useful to many families who visit Melbourne every year. This tram runs daily along the city circuit and covers all major Melbourne attractions.

Passengers are welcome to hop on and off at any of the stops along the route. Visitors will also be happy to know that the tram also has free commentary in English. The pre-recorded commentary will give you an overview of the historic landmarks and their significance to the city of Melbourne.

City Circle Tram Melbourne Route Map & Free Timetable

Passengers can get off the tram and explore the local tourist attractions. A map of the City Circle Tram route can also be found below, with the tram run every day and covers many points of interest around the city.

There is no need for a timetable, as the tram arrives at designated stops every 12 minutes and runs from 10am to 6pm on weekdays and til 9pm on weekends.

Unlike other trams, the City Circle Tram is reddish-brownish in color, making it easily distinguishable from the normal trams (which aren’t free) – you’ll also see the name “City Circle Tram” on it.

The tram route includes stops along La Trobe St, Spring st, the Docklands and Harbour Esplanade. Visitors often get off at Waterfront City to enjoy gourmet dining, shopping and many other activities. Points of interest along the route include the Old Melbourne Gaol, the Melbourne Aquarium, Harbour Town, the Immigration Museum, Federation Square and the Docklands.

City Circle Tram Information

See route map in image above.
 Operating Hours:
Approx 9am - 9pm
Phone: 1800 800 007
 Ticket Prices/Admission:

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    • Hi Nancy,

      The Melbourne Zoo is outside of the CBD (4kms away), so unfortunately the City Circle tram doesn’t get you very close.

      You can get to the Melbourne Zoo in one of the following ways:
      TRAM: Catch the #55 tram (West Coburg) which runs from William Street and stops directly outside Melbourne Zoo.
      TRAIN: Catch an Upfield train from the CBD and alight at Royal Park Station.
      BUS: Catch the #505 bus from Moonee Ponds to Melbourne University which stops outside Melbourne Zoo.

      Have a great day at the Zoo! You can purchase your tickets online here. Just remember, kids are FREE on weekends!