Make your next trip to Pigeon Forge even more exciting by taking a ride on the Pigeon Forge Trolley. Not only does this give you an easy way to travel around town without having to worry about traffic, it is also an incredibly low-cost solution to exploring the area.
To make sure you get the most out of your trolley ride, read through our travel tips for the trolley below!
1. Buy An All-Day Pass
One of the biggest reasons why we love the Pigeon Forge trolley is it is one of the most affordable ways to travel around town. This is why we encourage you consider purchasing either an all-day pass or a multiple-day pass during your vacation.
All day passes are $2.50 per person. Keep in mind, children ages 3 and under ride for free.
You can pick up these passes at the trolley’s main office located next door to Patriot Park.
2. Map Out Your Routes
The trick to getting the most out of your Pigeon Forge Trolley experience is to make sure that you take a little time before hand and map out your journey before hand. This includes looking up which routes you want to take and in what order.
3. Leave A Little Extra Time to Travel
Riding the Pigeon Forge trolley is extremely convenient in terms of being a way to navigate around town. However, you do need to keep in mind that it is different than if you were driving yourself as you aren’t in control of when and where the trolley picks you up.
This is why we recommend you make sure you leave a little wiggle room in your itinerary to make sure you have plenty of time to wait for the trolley in between runs. Thankfully, the buses run on a very consistent schedule and are always on time.
The interval times between trolley runs vary by which route you are riding on. The interval times for all of the trolley routes include:
- Parkway Routes: Every 20-25 minutes
- Gatlinburg Welcome Center: Every 25-30 minutes
- Wears Valley Routes: Every 40-45 minutes
- Dollywood & Dollywood’s Splash Country: Every 15-20 minutes
4. Bring Exact Change
If you opt to not purchase the all day pass for the Pigeon Forge Trolley, you will want to remember to bring exact change for your routes. If you are traveling with multiple people, go ahead and tally up how much it could cost all of you to ride to and from your destinations.
Fare rates for the Pigeon Forge Trolley are:
- North Parkway: 50¢
- South Parkway: 50¢
- Gatlinburg Welcome Center: 75¢
- Dollywood: 50¢
- Dollywood’s Splash Country: 50¢
- Wears Valley: 50¢
The good news is, even if you decide to pay as you ride, the fares are still incredibly affordable! Remember, to calculate the roundtrip cost of your event when planning out your day.
5. Have Fun
Last, but not least, have fun when you ride the Pigeon Forge Trolley! It is called the Fun Time Trolley for a reason.
Not only is the trolley system the most affordable way to explore the area, it also takes you past some of the best views the area has to offer that you may not otherwise be able to see. This is why we recommend you sit back, relax, and enjoy the adventure!
For even more fun and excitement when you ride the trolley, be sure to check out the annual Pigeon Forge Trolley Tour of Lights!