Friday, May 29, 2015

Free Parkway Trolley Gatlinburg 2015

 Gatlinburg Free Parkway Trolley
 June 13-August 15

If you have ever driven to Gatlinburg then you know that parking is limited. Do not let that keep you from this wonderful city! Traveling by way of the Trolley is a great way to see the town and you do not have to worry about finding parking! There is so much to see and do for the entire family!  So hop in board and come see us! You will be glad you did! 
 It will be even more convenient to travel through Gatlinburg when the City begins offering free Trolley service to patrons along the length of the Parkway.

The free specially painted open-air shuttles will operate from 10 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily June 13 through August 15. Extra stops have been established along the special route to bring the number to 40 along Parkway.

Approximately 800,000 patrons use Gatlinburg’s Trolleys annually, making it the fifth-largest Mass Transit System in the state. It originated in 1980 with only six Trolleys, but the fleet has grown to 20-plus Trolleys servicing approximately 50 miles of Trolley routes.

All Gatlinburg Trolleys are handicap accessible.

You can now hop aboard the Gatlinburg Trolleys all day long for just $2 a day with unlimited access to the Red, Blue, Purple, Yellow and Green Trolley routes. The $2 Pass is sold at City Welcome Centers as well as at City Hall and the Mass Transit Center, plus numerous Gatlinburg lodging facilities.

Routes & Fares
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.

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.   
Downtown River Rd
Red Route 
Fare $.50

Red RouteThe 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 Baskins Creek, onto Stephens and Newton Lane, and then enters onto the Parkway at traffic light #6. Departures are approximately every 30 minutes.  Fare is 50 cents.  Exact change required.
Downtown Parkway
Green Route
Fare $.50

Green Route
May - November
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 M&O, River Road and 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.
Arts & Crafts Community
Yellow Route
Fare $1.00 All Day

April - December
Yellow RouteThe 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.
National Park
Tan Route
Fare $2.00 Round Trip

June - October
Tan RouteThe 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 Route
Fare $1.00 Each Way

Pink RouteThe 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.
East Parkway & City Hall
Blue Route
Fare $.50

Blue RouteThe 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 the Gatlinburg Community Center before it returns to the Mass Transit Center along the same route. Fare is 50 cents. Exact change required.
North Gatlinburg Parkway & Welcome Center
Purple Route
Fare $.50

Purple RouteThis 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.

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