trolley system is the easiest and most convenient way for visitors to get
around town, and it is environmentally friendly too.
Gatlinburg's Trolley System is the fifth largest mass transit system in the
State of Tennessee. The system was originated in 1980 with a fleet of
only six trolleys. The fleet has grown to 20 plus trolleys servicing
approximately 50 miles of trolley routes. In 2011 nearly 800,000
patrons took advantage of riding rather than driving to their destination.
Did you know you
can find Gatlinburg Trolley locations in real time from a website?
Funded by a grant, trolleys are monitored by a global positioning system,
and the information is translated by the Intelligence Transportation System
into estimated arrival times at eight popular trolley shelters, including
the large information sign located at the Gatlinburg Mass Transit Center
located at Traffic Light #5 next to Ripley's Aquarium. To
view the locations of the trolleys which are in service, please visit
or click on the following link--TROLLEY
Visitors can pick up
free trolley maps at each of the Gatlinburg Welcome Centers. There are
also coupon booklets that can be purchased for $5.00 a book.
the Trolley Map
You can board our trolleys at more than 100 locations throughout the City
of Gatlinburg. Anywhere you see the Street Trolley sign, you're just
minutes away from climbing aboard.
The Gatlinburg trolleys are color coded by route.
Look for the signs posted on the front and sides of each trolley to ensure
you are on the correct route.
Gatlinburg Trolley Routes include:
River Road & Convention
Center - Red
Route - Fare .50
Trolley Route runs from the Gatlinburg Mass Transit Center south on
River Road to the Parkway then north to Historic Nature Trail/Airport
Road and the Convention Center to Park Vista Hotel. Trolley continues down Cherokee Orchard Road to
Baskins Creek, onto Stephen Drive and Newton Lane, and then enters onto the
Parkway at traffic light #6. Regular Schedule departures are
approximately every 20 minutes, and Winter Schedule departures are
approximately every 30 minutes. Fare is 50 cents. Exact change required.
Historic Nature Trail & Convention Center
4 through December 2, 2012)
Green Trolley Route runs from Gatlinburg Mass Transit Center up Cherokee
Orchard Road to Park Vista Hotel, continues down Historic Nature Trail
to Parkway and travels south to M&O, River Road and Ski Mountain
Road, and then travels north on Parkway to the Gatlinburg Mass Transit
Center. Departures are approximately every 20 minutes. Fare is 50 cents.
Exact change required.
ARTS & CRAFTS
(10 AM - 6 PM, April 1st through
December 29, 2012)
delightful mini-trolley that services the famous Great Smoky Arts &
Crafts Community Yellow Route can be boarded at the Gatlinburg Mass
Transit Center 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 1 through October
and Monday through Saturday during November and December. Please Note:
This route takes approximately one hour to complete. Be aware that it
may be as long as one hour before the Trolley returns to each
pick-up/drop off point. Fare is one dollar all day. Exact change
NATIONAL PARK - Tan Route - Fare $2.00
(9 AM - 7 PM,
June - October)
National Park Tan Trolley Route runs June through October. The route
departs from the Gatlinburg Mass Transit Center at approximately 9 am,
10:30 am, Noon, 2:30 pm, 4 pm, and 5:30 pm, and 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. Fare is two dollars round trip. Exact change required.
- Pink Route - Fare 1.00 Each Way
(Park opening until 1.5 hours past park closing)
Pink Trolley offers convenient access to Dollywood. Trolley departs from
the Gatlinburg Mass Transit Center at traffic light #5 approximately
every 45 minutes, with 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. From November until
late March, the Trolley runs only on dates when Dollywood is open. Fare
is one dollar each way. Exact change required.
EAST PARKWAY &
COMMUNITY CENTER - Blue Route - Fare .50
Blue Trolley serves the free Gatlinburg Park-N-Ride lot located next to
City Hall on East Parkway, and offers convenient access to shops,
lodging, and attractions. The route begins at the Gatlinburg Mass
Transit Center at traffic light #5 approximately every 25 minutes and
runs along the Parkway to East Parkway, then to the Gatlinburg Community
Center before it returns to the Mass Transit Center along the same
route. Winter Schedule departures are approximately every 30 minutes.
Fare is 50 cents. Exact change required.
NORTH GATLINBURG PARKWAY &
SPUR WELCOME CENTER - Purple Route -
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. During Regular Schedule times the
15-20 minute route departs from the Park-N-Ride lot south
through the entrance to Gatlinburg and along the Parkway, ending at the
Gatlinburg Mass Transit Center at traffic light #5 in downtown
Gatlinburg. Winter Schedule departures are approximately every 30
minutes. Fare is 50 cents. Exact change required.
TROLLEY RIDE OF LIGHTS
Trolley Route departs the Mass Transit Center at traffic light #5 for a
45 minute ride throughout Gatlinburg’s Winter Magic displays
three times nightly
from November 7th 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
purchased online at
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