Getting here and getting around is easy.
Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg is only a day’s drive from two-thirds of the U.S. population east of the Mississippi River. Once you’re here, you’ll also be hard-pressed to find a town that’s easier to park and get around in, and since most of the attractions, restaurants, and much of the shopping downtown are within walking distance, you’ll be able to explore at your own pace.
Once You're Here
You can now hop aboard the Gatlinburg Trolleys all day long for just $2 a day. This includes unlimited access to the Red, Blue, Purple and Yellow Trolley routes. The All-Day Trolley Pass is now sold at both Gatlinburg Welcome Centers, City Hall and the Mass Transit Center adjacent to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.
You can view the locations of the trolleys and get a PDF of the Gatlinburg Trolley map below. The trolley map also shows local parking lots and decks. Gatlinburg has more than 17 parking lots conveniently located throughout the downtown area for easy access. Just look for the blue parking labels. Parking fees vary based on location. Service animals are allowed.
Need to rent a car? How about a 4×4? Local rental companies offer a great selection of cars, SUVs, motorcycles, ATVs, scooters and dune buggies. Mobility scooters are also available. Limousine services are available for weddings, corporate and scenic tours, trips to the airport or a fun night out on the town.
If you’re looking for a shuttle from the airport to Gatlinburg or a scenic tour of the Great Smoky Mountains, several businesses offer shuttles to the Cherokee casino, your outdoor adventure destination, University of Tennessee home games and Bristol races. Historical tours and group shuttle transportation services are also available.
Find out about parking here.
Select a city for a Google map of Gatlinburg driving directions. See you soon!
|Asheville, NC||1 Hour – 54 min||90|
|Atlanta, GA||3 Hours – 53 min||197|
|Baton Rouge, LA||10 Hours – 41 min||699|
|Birmingham, AL||4 Hours – 49 min||298|
|Bristol, TN||1 Hour – 39 min||102|
|Charlotte, NC||3 Hours – 57 min||219|
|Chattanooga, TN||2 Hours – 41 min||153|
|Cherokee, NC||1 Hour||35|
|Chicago, IL||9 Hours – 23 min||581|
|Cincinnati, OH||4 Hours – 59 min||297|
|Columbus, OH||6 Hours – 32 min||397|
|Dayton, OH||5 Hours – 42 min||344|
|Greenville, SC||2 Hours – 53 min||143|
|Huntsville, AL||4 Hours – 20 min||253|
|Indianapolis, IN||6 Hours – 29 min||398|
|Jackson, MS||8 Hours – 18 min||537|
|Johnson City, TN||1 hour – 31 min||94|
|Knoxville, TN||1 Hour||42|
|Lexington, KY||3 Hour – 38 min||212|
|Louisville, KY||4 Hours – 45 min||286|
|Memphis, TN||6 Hours – 47 min||432|
|Montgomery, AL||6 Hours – 5 min||385|
|Nashville, TN||3 Hours – 41 min||222|
|New Orleans, LA||9 Hours – 54 min||642|
|Orlando, FL||10 Hours – 19 min||631|
|Roanoke, VA||4 Hours – 19 min||261|
|St. Louis, MO||8 Hours – 23 min||327|
|Tampa, FL||10 Hours – 39 min||698|