Commuters faced delays of around 10 minutes following the incident, which occurred just after 4.20pm near Haymarket Station.
A Transport for Edinburgh spokesman said there had been “minor damage” to the tram, but that added that both drivers were able to exchange details and move away from the scene within a quarter of an hour.
He added: “We will be reviewing the incident in line with standard procedure.”
This is the second tram collision the capital city has seen this week.
On Tuesday afternoon, one of the trams collided with a bus in the West End.
There were no injuries, but damage was reported on both vehicles.