Tips for Riding the Gatlinburg Trolley During Your Vacation
The Gatlinburg trolley is one of the best and most affordable ways to get around Gatlinburg. You’re able to leave your car parked and hop on a trolley to see the area and get where you need to go.
The Gatlinburg trolley system has been around since 1980 to help visitors get to attractions, restaurants, and more throughout the area. Every year, over 800,000 passengers take a ride on the trolley. With some routes costing as small as 50 cents, you’re definitely saving money on your ride. They even offer wristbands that will allow you unlimited rides for the day.
Where are the Gatlinburg trolley routes?
There are a few different trolley routes. We have listed the colors and names of the routes, but the image will be much more helpful to decide which route you need to take.
Blue – East Parkway & Community Center
Purple – North Gatlinburg Parkway & Welcome Center
Red – River Road & Convention Center
Green – Historic Nature Trail & Convention Center (May – November)
Yellow – Arts & Crafts Community (April – December)
Pink – Dollywood
Tan – National Park (June – October)
You can click here to learn more about each specific route.
When can you ride the Gatlinburg trolley?
The Gatlinburg trolley is in operation 365 days per year. These are the specific times you can catch a ride throughout the year:
March through April
10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
May through October
8:30 a.m. to 12 midnight
November through February
Sunday – Thursday: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Have you ever taken a ride on a Gatlinburg trolley?
Tell us what you think about riding on the Gatlinburg trolley in the comments section below.
CarolJanuary 20, 2017 at 1:04 pm
We usually stay around Sevierville. When we want to go into Gatlinburg we drive to the visitors center where we park our car and hop on the trolley. Much easier then trying to find a parking space. The cost of the ride is very reasonable. The drivers are always very nice.
SamanthaJune 11, 2019 at 8:36 pm
It was great so easy to use and the all day pass is worth it.we will use it evertime we come
KathrynSeptember 20, 2019 at 10:08 pm
We were there in September and rode the trolley…got off and had to wait an hour and a half for the next trolley! There were only 2 shops where we were…unless we wanted to walk across a 4 lane highway! There was nothing to do!! Why? Did NOT find it convenient AT ALL.