The City Circle Tram was first introduced for the convenience of tourists in Melbourne. This free transport is incredibly useful to the many families who visit Melbourne every year; running daily along the city CBD circuit that covers all major Melbourne attractions.
Passengers are welcome to hop on and off at any of the stops along the route, and 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.
Free Melbourne City Circle Tram, CBD Route Map & PDF Timetable
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 colour, making it easily distinguishable from the normal trams (which aren’t free) – you’ll also see the name “City Circle Tram” on it.
Points of interest along the route include the Old Melbourne Gaol, the Melbourne Aquarium, The District Docklands ( formerly Harbour Town), the Immigration Museum, Federation Square and the Docklands.