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A Traveler's Ultimate Guide to Getting to The Peak

  • Tuesday 30th April 2024
  • Madame Tussauds Hong Kong
  • Guides

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Welcome to the vibrant heart of Hong Kong, where the Peak awaits to dazzle you with its breathtaking vistas and unique charm. This spot is not just about the view; getting there is part of the fun, with each route offering a unique experience. From the historic tram to quiet walks, our guide will help you discover the best way to reach The Peak, tailored to your preferences. Ready for an adventure? Let's find your perfect path to the top!

Taking the Historic Peak Tram: A Timeless Journey

Step into the world-famous Peak Tram to experience a retro journey to The Peak! For over 130 years, learning how to ride this endearing attraction has been a lot more than simply getting a ride: it is a trip through this modern city's past before your eyes. While riding the tram, anticipate the gradual loss of perspective as the city's skyscrapers look like they are leaning over to you – it’s all part of the cool “Peak Tram illusion” that will make the whole experience even more exhilarating.

To start your journey, the tram's Lower Terminus is conveniently located at 33 Garden Road in Central. Here, you can find a special kiosk for Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, offering combo tickets for both the tram ride and the famous attraction, adding a celebrity twist to your adventure.

Operating from the tram is accessible for all schedules. The 2-in-1 COMBO ticket for The Peak Tram and Madame Tussauds is priced at HK$330 during peak day and HK$310 off peak day. Do note that the kiosk is open from 9:30am to 7:30pm if you want to enjoy the combo ticket. While you can also book tickets in advance online to avoid the queue, remember to redeem the Peak Tram ticket at the kiosk.

To make the most of your visit, come during weekdays for shorter queues and clearer views. With this tram ride, you’ll be sure to enjoy unparalleled views and a novel way to explore Hong Kong’s charm.

Hiking to The Summit: A Trail for the Adventurous Soul

Alternatively, dust off and hike up the summit of The Peak with this unique rendezvous with nature! The Central Green Trail is an ideal starting itinerary for those who have never experienced Hong Kong. You will see beautiful green plants and avoid the crowded tourist attraction sites. Leading from the Hong Kong Park Sports Centre, this 1.5-hour excursion will include both the dazzling city sights and natural beauty, making for an exciting experience.

The Central Green Trail, best enjoyed In good weather to avoid slippery sections, leads you directly to the Peak Tower, where a world of glittering shops, trendy eateries and fun activities await you. For a comprehensive experience, consider hiking one way and taking the tram the other, allowing for different experiences of Hong Kong’s landscape.

The Central Green Trail route:

Hong Kong Park Sports Centre - Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens - Old Peak Road - Kennedy Road - MacDonald Road - Magazine Gap Road - Brewin Path - Clovelly Path - May Road - Chatham Path - Barker Road.

The Scenic Bus Ride: Views from Every Angle

To check out different architectural styles and lively streets, see the air-conditioned comfort of Bus 15, a scenic and budget-friendly trip to The Peak from the public ferry piers in central. This option allows for a more relaxed and picturesque view of the city’s skyline and greeneries, giving way for a different perspective to admire Hong Kong’s appeal on the way to the top.

The fare for Bus 15 is HK$9.80, which takes you through the busy Central business district, the Centre of Admiralty and the peaceful Mid-Levels where you can get acquainted with the various charm of Hong Kong. Get the HKBUS app before your trip for real-time bus schedule and route details, which help you to have an enjoyable and stress-free trip.

Where to take Bus 15?

Bus 15 starts at Central Pier 5, which is great for visitors who come by the Star Ferry. If you are right in Central, head to the bus station underneath Exchange Square, where you’ll find a number of other buses besides Bus 15 should you need to go to other parts of the City. 

Taxi or Ride-Sharing: The Convenient Choice

In addition to everything mentioned, a taxi or Uber ride would be a great option to get to The Peak, especially if you are in a hurry. Apps like HKTaxi, and Uber Hong Kong will quickly help you secure a ride to get you to your destination. Prices differ depending on your starting point, but a journey from the Central typically costs between HK$65 to HK$80.

While it may be an investment, a taxi or ride-share grants you the luxury of a private, hassle-free journey directly to the heart of The Peak’s attractions!

Unlock the Fun at The Peak; Discover Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

After exploring the various routes to The Peak, don't miss the chance to enter the world of celebrities at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. Here, you can get up close and personal with lifelike wax figures of global icons. Lady Gaga's stunning new look has recently electrified the scene, capturing her unique essence and style. Fashion icon Rihanna also makes a power move with her figure, showcasing her as a global fashion sensation. These are just glimpses of the unforgettable experiences awaiting at Madame Tussauds, where meeting and interacting with famous figures turns into memorable moments. Make it the highlight of your visit to The Peak for an encounter with fame and history.

Tips for Your Visit to The Peak: Maximising Your Experience

Besides Madame Tussauds, many visitors come to The Peak to see Hong Kong’s most beautiful skyline. To get the best scenic views from The Peak, aim for late afternoon to evening, avoiding the crowds and capturing the skyline under softer light at sunset. Weather plays a crucial role in visibility; therefore, check the Hong Kong Observatory's website before setting out on your trip to decide whether the visit is worthwhile based on conditions at that particular time ( In addition, weekdays are less crowded, which offers a more peaceful and enjoyable experience.

By selecting the correct time and keeping an eye on the weather, you will likely boost your experience at one of the most remarkable landmarks in Hong Kong.


* For the most updated schedule for the Peak Tram, the Kiosk and Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, please refer to the Peak Tram Website and Madame Tussauds Hong Kong Website.