Since I was late for the Peak Tram Fast-Track Combo purchased from Klook, I was not eligible for the fast-track queue but still managed to get my return tram ticket and Sky Terrace 428 admission. But no worries, there’s another very local and much cheaper alternative – and perhaps you might not consider getting up The Peak with the Peak Tram anymore.
The Green Minibus Route 1 on Hong Kong Island plies the route between Hong Kong MTR Station Public Transport Interchange (PTI) and The Peak. It operates from 6.20am to midnight, and the full fare costs HK$10.20.
The bus comes every 5 to 15 minutes, though it could potentially be more frequent during peak periods. That being said, no standing is allowed on minibuses, so if the bus is full, it will just bypass the bus stop. Be prepared to wait for 5 or more buses before an empty one stops.
Pay for your HK$10.20 bus fare by Octopus card or by cash with exact change. No change is provided by the driver.
The ride up to The Peak takes around 20 minutes.
Typical winding roads up the peak.
The view south of Hong Kong towards the outlying islands.
The Green Minibus Route 1 drops you off at The Peak Public Transport Terminus located beneath the Peak Galleria shopping centre. From here, you can take a look at the shops if you want, or head outside and cross over to the Peak Tower to ascend up to Sky Terrace 428 or get the Peak Tram back down to Garden Road – the queues here aren’t as long as the uphill ride.
For more information on the Green Minibus Route 1, visit http://www.16seats.net/eng/gmb/gh_1.html.