Gatlinburg Trolley

Hop aboard the Gatlinburg Trolley at any of more than 100 locations in downtown Gatlinburg.  Look for the trolley sign and wait a brief time for your ride to come along.

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Each Gatlinburg Trolley is color coded by route. Look for the signs posted on the front and sides of each Gatlinburg Trolley to ensure you are on the correct route.
NOTE:  There are no fees to ride the trolley


Downtown River Road
The Red Trolley Route runs from the Gatlinburg Mass Transit Center south on River Road to the Parkway then north on Historic Nature Trail/Airport Road and the Convention Center to Park Vista Hotel. The Gatlinburg Trolley continues down Cherokee Orchard Road to Baskins Creek, onto Stephens and Newton Lane.  It then enters onto the Parkway at traffic light #6. Departures are approximately every 30 minutes.  

Downtown Parkway
May through November.  The Green Trolley Route runs from the Transit Center up Cherokee Orchard Road to Park Vista Hotel. It continues down Historic Nature Trail to the Parkway and travels south to M&O, River Road and Ski Mountain Road.  After that it travels north on the Parkway to the Transit Center. Departures are approximately every 30 minutes.

East Parkway & City Hall
The Blue Gatlinburg Trolley serves the free Gatlinburg Park-N-Ride lot located next to City Hall on East Parkway.  Along the way, it offers convenient access to shops, lodging, and attractions. The route begins at traffic light #5 approximately every 45 minutes and runs along the Parkway to East Parkway.  It then travels to the Gatlinburg Community Center before it returns along the same route. 

North Gatlinburg Parkway & Welcome Center
This popular Purple Trolley route serves the free Gatlinburg Park-N-Ride lot and Gatlinburg Welcome Center located on the Spur/Highway 441 between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. The route departs from the lot south through the entrance to Gatlinburg and along the Parkway.  It ends at the Transit Center in downtown Gatlinburg. Departures are approximately every 30 minutes.


Arts & Crafts Community
The delightful mini-trolley that services the famous Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Yellow Route can be boarded  at traffic light #5. This Trolley makes the entire eight-mile Glades/Buckhorn Loop. One fare provides unlimited access all along the route. This route is available daily April through October and during November and December.  It is available Monday through Saturday.  *Please Note: This route takes approximately one hour to complete. It may be as long as one hour before the Trolley returns to each pick-up/drop off point.


National Park Route
The National Park Route runs June through October. Departure is from the Gatlinburg Transit Center at approximately 9 am, 10:30 am, Noon, 2:30 pm, 4 pm, and 5:30 pm.  The route runs up River Road onto the Parkway and into Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Stops include Sugarlands Visitor Center, Laurel Falls Parking Area, and Elkmont Campground before returning to Gatlinburg. Trip lasts about one and one-half hours.


The Pink Trolley offers convenient access to Dollywood. Trolley departs from the Gatlinburg Transit Center at light #5 approximately every 60 minutes.  There are stops in Pigeon Forge at the Dollywood Information Center on Parkway and the entrance to Dollywood. Dollywood drop-offs coincide with the park’s opening time each day and pick-ups run one & one-half hours after the park closing time. On dates when Dollywood is closed, the Trolley runs to the Dollywood Information Center following the Operating Schedule at right. From November until late March, the Trolley runs only on dates when Dollywood is open.


Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights
This Gatlinburg Trolley Route departs the Center for a 45 minute ride throughout Gatlinburg’s Winter Magic displays.  It runs three times nightly from November through December (excluding the first Friday in December, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day), and each Saturday night in January, with departures at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 each night of operation. Tickets may be reserved and purchased online at