The Gatlinburg trolley is an easy way to get around town and see the area without having to get yourself out into any of the Gatlinburg traffic. Here’s a few extra benefits of taking a ride on the Gatlinburg trolley during your vacation:
1. You don’t have to worry about finding a parking spot or paying for parking!
When you are spending time in Gatlinburg, you’ll quickly realize that it’s easiest to park your car in a single location for the day, then go explore the area. If you park close to the Gatlinburg Parkway, where the majority of the restaurants and attractions are located, parking can cost you $10+ for the day. Plus, if you’re planning to spend more than one day in Gatlinburg, that cost can really add up when you’re driving and parking in different parking lots throughout the day.
You will love the Gatlinburg trolley because you can park and just get out and explore. When you’re ready to take a break and stop walking, catch a ride on the trolley! It’s that easy!
2. The Gatlinburg trolley is cheaper than driving your car.
To take a ride on the Gatlinburg trolley, the fare price depends on where you’re going. If you want to catch a single ride, costs vary from 50 cents to $1. We find that it’s best to purchase an unlimited ride pass for $2 per day. This way, if you decide to catch another ride later in the day, you’ll be able to easily hop on any of the Gatlinburg trolleys.
3. The Gatlinburg trolley is free in the summer!
Each year, the Gatlinburg trolley runs free, open-air shuttles from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. This year, from June 17-August 14, 2016, you can catch a ride on the free shuttle! There’s a special route for these trolleys, but they can get you where you need to be in Gatlinburg! If you’re visiting during the free rides season, be sure to take advantage of it!
For detailed hours of operation for the Gatlinburg trolleys, click here.
4. You’ll have a chance to talk to locals and the drivers about the area.
Many people like taking a ride on the Gatlinburg trolley for the inside scoop about the area. Locals ride the trolley and can give you some behind-the-scenes information about where to go and what to do. The trolley drivers are also extremely knowledgeable about the area and can help you find the best places to go at the right time of day, so you can avoid any long lines or delays!
Where can I find a Gatlinburg trolley?
You can catch a ride on a Gatlinburg trolley all throughout Gatlinburg. You will see posted signs at trolley stop locations, and all you have to do is wait it out for a couple of minutes until the next trolley arrives. You can also take a look at the Gatlinburg Trolley Locator and get a better idea of where each trolley is located.
For more information and help with planning a ride on the Gatlinburg trolley, be sure to check out our Gatlinburg Trolley Map for all of the routes throughout the area.