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Getting Around Gatlinburg

You planned a trip to the Smoky Mountains and have decided to leave your car at home. You are wondering what the best option for getting around Gatlinburg will be when you are here. Even though Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are small towns, they have many transportation options.


Rent a Car

Technically, you can rent a car for $60 a day. However, once you finish paying taxes and your insurance, it may cost closer to $100 or $150. However, getting from Knoxville to Gatlinburg can be challenging if you don’t bring your car as there is no public Gatlinburg transportation to the Smokys.  Hence, a rental car may be a good option! You can take a car-sharing service which may cost anywhere from $30 to $50 to help out with travel.

Once you arrive at your fabulous Cabin Rental Store home, you will find a parking space waiting for you. However, it may not be so easy to find parking in town; you will notice that Gatlinburg is a popular destination and parking can be hard to find.


Uber and Lyft

Car sharing services are one of the most popular ways to get around nowadays. You will find plenty of drivers in the area who can get you from place to place. Some of our cabins are in beautiful, remote areas, and it may be a few miles until you reach the heart of the town.

Car sharing services are an economical way to get from place to place. You can use the money that you save from renting a car on enjoying the local attractions instead.



There are several cab services in town, and they do cost a bit more than a car-sharing service. The cabbies are generally locals who know the town like the back of their hand. They can give you the inside scoop on the best places to go.


The Trolly

There is a little trolley that runs from the Gatlinburg visitors center to Pigeon Forge. Many travelers take it when they are here. The trolley operates from 8:00 AM to midnight in the summer. From November through March, it runs from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM. An all-day pass is only $3.00. You can hit all the tourist spots when you ride the trolley, but the hiking areas may be a bit hard to get to without taking a secondary form of Gatlinburg transport.

Now that you have some ideas on how to get around, don’t forget to book your Cabin Rental Store home as soon as possible! We are very popular, and we don’t want you to miss out on all the fun of Gatlinburg and the Smokies


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