See Gatlinburg on 2 Dollars or Less

The Gatlinburg trolley system is the 5th largest mass transit system in Tennessee. Its 20 trolleys service about 50 miles in and around the city of Gatlinburg and provide a scenic and cost effective way to get around in the area. There are more than 100 trolley boarding locations around the city, all marked by Street Trolley signs. The trolleys are also color coded according to route, so it is easy to stay on the right track. Whether you want to shop, spend the day at Dollywood, sight see in the mountains or just walk around downtown, the trolley system will get where you want to go. Below is a list of routes and trolley fares.

River Road & Convention Center (Red Route): .50

  • Runs south on River Road to the Parkway, then north to the Historic Nature Trail/Airport Road and the Convention Center to Park Vista Hotel

Historic Nature Trail & Convention Center (Green Route): .50

  • coinsMay 4th through December 2nd
  • Runs along Cherokee Orchard Road to Park Vista Hotel and continues down Historic Nature Trail to Parkway, River Road and Ski Mountain Road

Arts and Crafts Community (Yellow Route): $1 all day

  • 10 am until 6 pm, April 1st through December 29th
  • Runs the 8 mile Glades/Buckhorn loop

National Park (Tan Route): $2 round trip

  • 9 am until 7 pm, June through October
  • Runs up River Road onto the Parkway and into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with stops at Sugarlands Visitor Center, Laurel Falls Parking Area and Elkmont Campground

Dollywood (Pink Route): $1 each way

  • Park opening until 1 ½ hours past park closing
  • Departs from the Gatlinburg Mass Transit Center at traffic light #5 with stops in Pigeon Forge and at the Dollywood Information Center and entrance to Dollwyood

East Parkway & Community Center (Blue Route): .50

  • Serves the free Gatlinburg Park-N-Ride lot next to City Hall
  • Convenient to shopping, lodging and attractions

North Gatlinburg Parkway & Spur Welcome Center (Purple Route): .50

  • Serves the free Gatlinburg Park-N-Ride lot and the Gatlinburg Welcome Center

Most trolley routes run every 20 to 30 minutes, but some schedules change throughout the year. Visit the Gatlinburg Trolley website for more information, including detailed routes and schedules.

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