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: 865-436-3897


Trolley app
Download the Trolley Locator App



The Red Route originates at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies and services River Road, a brief portion of Ski Mountain Road, Parkway from Traffic Light No. 10 to Traffic Light No. 8, the Airport Road Area, the Park Vista Hotel, Cherokee Orchard Road, Baskins Creek Road, Woliss Lane, before returning to Parkway at Traffic Light No. 6.
The Purple Route will serve the Gatlinburg Welcome Center, Westgate Resorts and Parkway between Traffic Lights Nos. 1 and 5. The Blue Route will serve East Gatlinburg along U.S. Highway 321 and Parkway between Traffic Lights Nos. 3 and 5.
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.


Trolley Maps

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