Routes & Fares

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You can board our trolleys at more than 100 locations throughout the City of Gatlinburg.  Anywhere you see the Street Trolley sign you're just minutes away from climbing aboard.

Park your car and hop aboard the Gatlinburg Trolleys (all but Tan and Pink routes) unlimited times for only $2.00 per day! The Trolley Pass is available at numerous participating Gatlinburg lodging facilities, Gatlinburg City Hall, as well as the two Gatlinburg Welcome Centers.               

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The Gatlinburg Trolleys are color coded by route. Look for the signs posted on the front and sides of each trolley to ensure you are on the correct route.

Red RouteRiver Road and Convention Center 
Red Route
Fare $.50

The Red Trolley Route runs from the Gatlinburg Mass Transit Center south on River Road to the Parkway then north on Historic Nature Trail/Airport Road and the Convention Center to Park Vista Hotel. Trolley continues down Cherokee Orchard Road to Bishop Lane, onto Stephen Drive and Woliss, and then enters onto the Parkway at traffic light #6.  Regular schedule departures are approximately every 30 minutes, and Winter schedule departures are approximately every 35 minutes.  Fare is 50 cents.  Exact change required.

Green RouteHistoric Nature Trail and Convention Center 
Green Route
Fare $.50

May - October

The Green Trolley Route runs from Gatlinburg Mass Transit Center up Cherokee Orchard Road to Park Vista Hotel, continues down Historic Nature Trail to Parkway and travels south to light #10 and up Ski Mountain Road, and then travels north on Parkway to the Gatlinburg Mass Transit Center. Departures are approximately every 30 minutes. Fare is 50 cents. Exact change required.

Yellow RouteArts & Crafts Community
Yellow Route
Fare $1.00 All Day

April - December

The delightful mini-trolley that services the famous Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Yellow Route can be boarded at the Gatlinburg Mass Transit Center at traffic light #5. This Trolley makes the entire eight-mile Glades/Buckhorn Loop. One fare provides unlimited access all along the route. This route is available daily April through October and during November and December the route is available Monday through Saturday.  *Please Note: This route takes approximately one hour to complete. Be aware that it may be as long as one hour before the Trolley returns to each pick-up/drop off point. Fare is one dollar all day. Exact change required.

Tan RouteNational Park
Tan Route
Fare $2.00 Round Trip

June - October

The National Park Tan Trolley Route runs June through October. The route departs from the Gatlinburg Mass Transit Center at approximately 9 am, 10:30 am, Noon, 2:30 pm, 4 pm, and 5:30 pm, and runs up River Road onto the Parkway and into Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Stops include Sugarlands Visitor Center, Laurel Falls Parking Area, and Elkmont Campground before returning to Gatlinburg. Trip lasts about one and one-half hours. Fare is $2.00 round trip.  Exact change required.

Pink RouteDollywood
Pink Route
Fare $1.00 Each Way

The Pink Trolley offers convenient access to Dollywood. Trolley departs from the Gatlinburg Mass Transit Center at traffic light #5 approximately every 60 minutes, with stops in Pigeon Forge at the Dollywood Information Center on Parkway and the entrance to Dollywood. Dollywood drop-offs coincide with the park’s opening time each day and pick-ups run one & one-half hours after the park closing time. On dates when Dollywood is closed, the Trolley runs to the Dollywood Information Center following the Operating Schedule at right. From November until late March, the Trolley runs only on dates when Dollywood is open. Fare is $1.00 each way.  Exact change required.

Blue RouteEast Parkway & Community Center 
Blue Route
Fare $.50

The Blue Trolley serves the free Gatlinburg Park-N-Ride lot located next to City Hall on East Parkway, and offers convenient access to shops, lodging, and attractions. The route begins at the Gatlinburg Mass Transit Center at traffic light #5 approximately every 45 minutes and runs along the Parkway to East Parkway, then to Rocky Top Sports World up to the Community Center before it returns to the Mass Transit Center. Fare is 50 cents. Exact change required.

Purple RouteNorth Gatlinburg Parkway & Spur Welcome Center
Purple Route
Fare $.50

This popular Purple Trolley route serves the free Gatlinburg Park-N-Ride lot and Gatlinburg Welcome Center located on the Spur/Highway 441 between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. The route departs from the Park-N-Ride lot south through the entrance to Gatlinburg and along the Parkway, ending at the Gatlinburg Mass Transit Center at traffic light #5 in downtown Gatlinburg. Departures are approximately every 30 minutes. Fare is 50 cents.  Exact change required.

Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights

This Trolley Route departs the Mass Transit Center at traffic light #5 for a 45 minute ride throughout Gatlinburg’s Winter Magic displays three times nightly from November through December (excluding the first Friday in December, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day), and each Saturday night in January, with departures at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 each night of operation. Tickets may be reserved and purchased online at  For questions only, please call (865) 277-8222.