We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Trips & Tours | Shop No. 8, Mezz Floor, Esplanade Metro Rail Station, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700069, India
Phone Number:
+91 90888 88894
Website
Description:

With a capacity of 24 - 53 and equipped with a television and FM radio, the...

With a capacity of 24 - 53 and equipped with a television and FM radio, the AC and Non AC tram runs four rides daily to the north and south of the city. Each ticket costs includes snacks.

A lot is often heard about Kolkata's dwindling traffic system and how its age-old trams, means of transport that are still existing only in this part of India, are adding to the commuters' woes.

There have even been talks of doing away with old tram cars for good and redesign the city's traffic network.

However, trams are still plying in Kolkata and measures are being taken to resuscitate the 133-year-old Calcutta Tramways Company.

Take a ride in one of these AC or Non AC trams early morning this week and get a taste of old Kolkata's magical heritage.

Call or email Trips & Tours to book your seats. You can book the whole tram if you wish.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 446 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 176
    Excellent
  • 141
    Very good
  • 75
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Pride of Kolkata

Started during British era, trams of Kolkata are still functioning in a good condition. Such a old technics and trams are working withiut the fail is a fine example of good... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 May 2016
640sameerp
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

446 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 431: English reviews
Level Contributor
161 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Started during British era, trams of Kolkata are still functioning in a good condition. Such a old technics and trams are working withiut the fail is a fine example of good engineering. Though tram connectivity is limited within the city but anyone can enjoy the ride at very cheap cost. Park Street to esplande is a scenic route .

Helpful?
Thank 640sameerp
Chandigarh, India
Level Contributor
75 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Trains like stuff on roads its amaxing and i loved it i was so excited to see this tram and nowdays it is fading away but i feel lucky that i have see it

Helpful?
Thank bhavneet1991
Level Contributor
81 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

This is a very old transportation method which connects to some parts of Kolkata. However it isn't the quickest way to get around as the tram tracks aren't independent of the roads and hence you may get delayed if there is traffic

Helpful?
Thank MacKnightRider
Agartala, India
Level Contributor
108 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Calcutta Tramways Company (CTC) runs the Heritage of Kolkata the Trams. There are so many people who daily commute through Trams. Apart from that it is a good feelings of riding tram. But Note, when you have enough time in hand then only ride Trams.

Helpful?
Thank NMaji
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Level Contributor
58 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

This is one of the rides which you should not miss while visiting Kolkata. The slow vehicle would allow you to relinquish the city that no other vehicle ride would be able to offer.

Helpful?
Thank Subhadip D
Florida
Level Contributor
74 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Not to be used if you need to go from point A to point B - though that is the main purpose of a tram. But this dusty antiquated pieces of transportation are great for cheap slow thrills - especially with children.

Helpful?
Thank asiahand1
Chennai (Madras), India
Level Contributor
24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

Its an eyesore to see these slow moving trams and poorly maintained trams. If they were maintained well and importance is given to them, it would be the best way to commute around Park Street, New Market etc

Helpful?
Thank Samgoesaround
Ontario, Canada
Level Contributor
93 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

A fun and inexpensive way to get around town. Be aware that they move slowly, on predetermined tracks, and are subject to traffic slowdowns.. even if you don't have a particular destination, it's fun to hope on and see where you go. Afterwards, hope off and explore the area where you are. The tram can sometimes be a little dirty... More 

Helpful?
Thank Nathalie7077
Bengaluru, India
Level Contributor
228 reviews
164 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

still it has tram, now the only city in India with trams. very charming, though slow, time taking, but can be tried by visitors who want to go down the memory lane

Helpful?
1 Thank Atif M
Spain
Level Contributor
155 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

I could travel by tram on a daily basis. Everyone is very helpful telling you when to get on and off. They are lovely old beasts and trundle along exactly where they should be,between their lines,unlike every other form of transport in Kolkata. There is something very calming about tram travelling

Helpful?
1 Thank SteffiSpain

Travellers who viewed Kolkata Trams also viewed

Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal
Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal
 
Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal
Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal
 

Been to Kolkata Trams? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Kolkata Trams and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
1 month ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Kolkata Trams staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?