Gatlinburg Trolley Route Information

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


The Gatlinburg Trolley System operates on a modified schedule throughout the year.

Hours of Operation

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

May - October: 
8:30 a.m. - 12 midnight

November - February:
Sunday - Thursday 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays 10:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.

The Trolley System operates on three routes to serve the transportation needs of Gatlinburg’s citizens and visitors throughout the City. 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.