Visa and Hong Kong Tramways to extend longest-ever promotion collaboration on the ‘Ding Ding’


Following the enthusiastic response from passengers to the previously launched HKD 1 off every HKD 3 contactless payment discount on Hong Kong trams, Visa, a global leader in digital payments, and Hong Kong Tramways announced the extension of their joint promotion period to July 31 this year, as a continuation of the longest-running promotion on the ‘Ding Ding’. From today onwards, passengers who tap to pay for their tram fare with a Visa contactless using credit, debit and prepaid card, or via mobile wallet provisioned with a Visa card, can enjoy a discount of HKD 1 for every single ride priced at HKD 31 as they continue to explore Hong Kong aboard the ‘Ding Ding” this spring and summer! 

Visa and Hong Kong Tramways announced Visa’s payment acceptance launch on Hong Kong trams in July 2023, followed by the longest-ever consumer promotion offer to allow commuters and travelers from around the world to enjoy a seamless payment and riding experience via tap-to-pay with Visa every day. This collaboration signifies the ongoing digital transformation of Hong Kong’s public transport, providing passengers with more convenient travel to rediscover Hong Kong’s unique streetscape and local culture.

According to VisaNet2, the number of Visa transactions on transit systems (except air transport) in Hong Kong grew from a seven-digit figure in the first nine months of 2022 to an eight-digit figure in the same period of 2023. The total Visa payment volume on transit systems (except air transport) in Hong Kong for the first nine months of 2023 also surpassed the combined total number recorded in the first nine months of both 2022 and 2021. Since 2021, Visa has been working closely with local public transportation operators, relevant government departments, banks, and technology providers to drive digital payments across various public transportation modes and facilities. Most recently, Visa announced its support for MTR’s launch of contactless bank card payments, with the goal of creating a universally consistent, effortlessly seamless payment experience.


Visa and Hong Kong Tramways announced the extension of their longest-running promotion period on Hong Kong trams to July 31 this year for commuters to continue enjoying discounts while exploring Hong Kong this spring and summer.

From left to right: Felix Chan, General Manager of Business Development, Hong Kong Tourism Board, Paul Tirvaudey, Managing Director, Hong Kong Tramways, Paulina Leong, General Manager of Hong Kong and Macau, Visa, Cheung Ka-long, Olympic fencer and Team Visa athlete

1 General terms and conditions apply. Please visit the Hong Kong Tramways Limited website ( for details. Quotas of this offer are subject to limited availability and will be allocated and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
2 Data collected from VisaNet over the periods of January-September 2021, January-September 2022 and January-September 2023.

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About HK Tramways
Hong Kong Tramways Limited (Tramways) has been serving Hong Kong since 1904 and operatesnowadays a fleet of 165 tramcars including 2 antique party tramcars, 1 unique “TramOramic Tour” sightseeing tramcar and 1 unprecedented Tram No.18 which focuses on providing premium social gathering experiences. Tramways is the world’s largest fleet of double-deck tramcars in operation, carrying up to 200,000 passengers every day. It has been keeping up efforts in developing a world-wide recognized icon, while offering the greenest, the most affordable and the most joyful transport mode in Hong Kong. 

Tramways is owned by RATP Dev Group.
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