Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg Trolley Information

Since 1986, Pigeon Forge’s Fun Time Trolley has provided a safe, affordable, and convenient form of transportation for all visitors and residents alike. With a fleet of more than 30 trolley buses, the trolley stops all throughout Pigeon Forge as well as a portion of Sevierville. Through the summer, the trolley operates from 8:00 AM – midnight, and November through March from 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM.

Easy & Affordable

Visitors can leave their vehicle parked for free at the office at 186 Old Mill Avenue (just beside Patriot Park) and relax on the trolley as they enjoy all the sites and destinations like Tanger Outlets, Dolly Parton's Stampede, the Historic Old Mill, and even Dollywood! All it takes is $3 for a wristband that allows you to ride all day and get off at any of the stops as many times as you like. When looking for a stop, just find a Fun Time Trolley shelter or a Trolley Bear sign at over a hundred locations.

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Pigeon Forge Trolley Stops

Look for the Fun Time Trolley stops all over Pigeon Forge. All trolleys depart from and return to Patriot Park at 186 Old Mill Ave. You can find a trolley running frequently on Main Street, in Wears Valley, to Dollywood & Dollywood's Splash Country, and to the Gatlinburg Welcome Center. Fares range from $1.00 - $3.00, and children under 3 ride for free. See below for a route breakdown.


Pigeon Forge Trolley Routes & Fares

Pigeon Forge Trolley Routes & Fares
RouteFareFrequency
North Parkway$1.00every 20 minutes
The North Parkway trolley travels north on the Parkway, through Pigeon Forge, continuing to the Governor's Crossing/Walmart area of Sevierville.
South Parkway$1.00every 25 minutes
The South Parkway trolley travels east to Teaster Lane, then north to Jake Thomas Road, stopping at LeConte Event Center. Continuing south on the Parkway, the trolley turns on Pine Mountain Road to MainStay Suites. Back on the Parkway, the trolley continues south to the city limits, serving area campgrounds & Dolly Parton's Stampede.
Gatlinburg Welcome Center$0.75every 30 minutes
This trolley travels nonstop to and from the Gatlinburg Welcome Center, located on the spur just outside of the city limits. Hours of operation are subject to the schedule of Gatlinburg's city trolleys.
Dollywood$2.50every 20 minutes
Dollywood's Splash Country$2.50every 20 minutes
The Dollywood Trolley travels continuously to and from Dollywood, running 30 minutes prior to the park opening. After the park closes, the trolley transports guests until everyone has returned to Patriot Park.
Wears Valley$1.00every 40-45 minutes
Traveling north on Teaster Lane, this trolley passes by the Pigeon River Crossing/Riverview Mall area to traffic light #2. The ride continues to Community Center Drive and Sand Pike Boulevard, then proceeds to Wears Valley Road, servicing area campgrounds and other businesses west of the city.
All arrival times are approximate and may be delayed considerably during high traffic times, including car shows, parades, holidays, and other special events.

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Handicap Accessibility

Many visitors ask, is the Pigeon Forge trolley wheelchair accessible? Most of the Fun Time Trolley cars are equipped with a wheelchair lift. The trolley drivers will even take special care to drop wheelchair passengers off at a flat area of the Gatlinburg Welcome Center parking lot, where you can transfer betwen the Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge trolleys easily. Read on for more information about the Gatlinburg trolley.

The Pigeon Forge Drivers and the Gatlinburg Drivers will communicate with each other to ensure the wheelchair passenger is picked up. All of the drivers were so kind.TripAdvisor Review

Gatlinburg Trolley

Gatlinburg's simple mass transit system is the most hassle-free way to see the sights of the Gatlinburg parkway without the headaches of stop and go traffic or sore feet from hoofing it. There is even a period during the summer months where you can ride the Gatlinburg trolley for free.

Free Trolley

You can board the Gatlinburg trolley at more than 100 locations throughout the city. Just look for the street trolley signs and check the routes posted on the side of the trolleys. All Gatlinburg trolleys are handicap accessible, with complimentary paratransit services available if found eligible. You can use the city's interactive trolley locator here.

Winterfest Trolley Tour

At the end of every year, Gatlinburg's Winter Magic Trolley Ride Of Lights departs the mass transit center at traffic light #5 for a 45 minute ride through the Winterfest light displays. The trolley completes this route 3 times nightly (with some exclusions) departing at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30. You can ride the Winterfest trolley for just $5.

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Gatlinburg Trolley Routes & Fares

Gatlinburg Trolley Routes & Fares
RouteFareFrequency
Blue / East Parkway & Community Center$0.50every 45 minutes
The blue trolley serves the free Gatlinburg Park-N-Ride lot located next to City Hall on East Parkway. It offers convenient access to shops, lodging, and attractions. The route begins at the Gatlinburg Mass Transit Center at traffic light #5 and runs approximately every 45 minutes. It runs along Parkway to East Parkway, then to Rocky Top Sports World up to Community Center before it returns to the Mass Transit Center. Winter schedule departures are approximately every 45 minutes.
Purple / North Parkway & Spur Welcome Center$0.50every 30 minutes
The popular purple trolley route serves the free Gatlinburg Park-N-Ride lot and Gatlinburg Welcome Center located on the Spur/Highway 441 between Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge. During regular schedule times, the 20 minute 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.
Red / River Road & Convention Center$0.50every 30-35 minutes
The red trolley route runs from the Gatlinburg Mass Transit Center south on River Road to the Parkway then north to 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.
Green / Historic Nature Trail & Convention Center$0.50every 30 minutes
May 3 - October 26, 2019, 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm. The Green Trolley Route runs from Gatlinburg Mass Transit Center up to 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.
Yellow / Arts & Crafts$1.00every 60 minutes
10:30 am - 1:30 pm, 2pm - 6pm, April 1 - December 28, 2019. This mini-trolley services the famous Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community. The 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 1 through October and Monday through Saturday during November and December. Please note: This route takes approximately one hour to complete. Note that it may be as long as one hour before the Trolley returns to each pick-up/drop-off point.
Pink / Dollywood$1.00 each wayevery 60 minutes
10:30 am - 1:30 pm, 2pm - 6pm, April 1 - December 28, 2019. The pink trolley offers conventional 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.
Tan / National Park$2.00 round tripset times
9 am - 7 pm, June 1 2019 - October 26 2019. 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 the 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.
Exact change required for all fares.