Gatlinburg Free Trolley

There are no fares or fees to ride the Gatlinburg Trolleys.

Gatlinburg Trolleys operate on a daily basis, serving visitors and residents 365 days a year, providing an easy, free way to get around Gatlinburg. Visitors in the area can board a Trolley at any stop in the City and be off to their destination. All Trolleys stop at the Mass Transit Center, located at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. The Gatlinburg Trolley can also be used as an easy way to get into downtown without having to drive into the City and find a parking spot. You can use the Park-n-Ride Lot at the Gatlinburg Welcome Center located at 1011 Banner Road in Gatlinburg, board a trolley and be in downtown Gatlinburg in a matter of minutes.

Hours of Operation

365 days a year. Hours vary depending on route and special events
March - April: 
10:30 AM - 10 PM

May - October: 
8:30 AM - 12 MIDNIGHT

November - February:
Sunday - Thursday 10:30 AM - 6 PM
Fridays and Saturdays 10:30 AM - 10 PM

For Trolley information:
Toll Free: 1-800-848-0298 (TRS)

Trolley app
Download the Trolley Locator App


The Blue Route serves the East Gatlinburg community, originating at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, traveling to Traffic Light No. 3, where it then travels on East Parkway, serving the Gatlinburg Post Office, the Gatlinburg City Hall complex, Anna Porter Public Library, Rocky Top Sports World, the Gatlinburg Community Center, and Mills Park.

The Yellow Route, which originates at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, also serves the East Gatlinburg area. This route is unique as it is serves the Arts & Crafts Community on Glades and Buckhorn Roads.

 All Gatlinburg Trolleys stop at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, which serves as a central hub for the Trolley system and their riders can change routes to reach their destinations.

To request other accessible formats of the Gatlinburg Trolley Map, which are available for individuals who need maps in an alternative format, please email

Gatlinburg Trolley Policies

The Gatlinburg Trolley System was originally established in 1980 with a fleet of six trolleys and now the system has over 20 trolleys to service the 3,700 residents and 12 million visitors to the Gatlinburg area on a daily basis.