Trolley

ALERT: *Beginning May 3, due to a mechanical issue, Greenlink is down to three trolleys to operate the four routes. The Heart of Main and the Top of Main routes will be combined until the issue is resolved. To see a map of this modified route, visit https://trackgreenlink.com/map select "Downtown Trolley" and then the "Main Street Combination" route. You can download the FindGreenlink app to see real-time locations of the trolleys while they are in service. The Arts West and Augusta routes will operate as normal.

Greenlink will resume operation of its two seasonal trolley routes – the Arts West and Augusta routes – Thursday, May 3 at 6 p.m. Because the two routes are funded in part by hospitality tax revenue, which must be used for tourism-related services, they operate during the months of May – October. Operating days and hours will be the same as the Heart of Main and Top of Main routes, which operate year round:

Thursdays, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Fridays, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sundays, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Downtown trolleys add to the excitement and enjoyment of Greenville’s Main Street experience. The red and blue open-air trolleys offer a vintage look and feel complete with a cow catcher on the front and wooden bench seats inside. Trolleys are wheelchair accessible and are equipped with bicycle racks. 
Photo of people boarding trolley

To ensure safety, passengers are restricted to board and exit the trolley at designated trolley stops.

Downtown trolleys are fare free, and operate on Thursdays and Fridays from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m., on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m., and on Sundays from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. 
 
Owned and operated by Greenlink, the downtown trolleys are the result of a public-private partnership between Greenlink, the City of Greenville, South Carolina and The Greenville Drive.

Trolley Routes


Downtown trolleys operate on a fixed-stop system, making a continuous loop along each route. To board the trolley along the routes, passengers must stand near one of the trolley stop signs. 

Trolley Rules
  1. Trolley drivers may only allow passengers on and off the trolley at designated stops.
  2. To alert the driver you are ready to disembark, pull the yellow cord that runs along the wall at seat level. Once you pull the cord, the driver will let you off at the next designated trolley stop.
  3. The maximum ride time is one complete loop of the trolley route. Passengers may not remain on board the trolley continuously.
  4. Trolleys are not available for private events.
  5. Drinks must have a secure lid, something that screws or snaps on and won't fall off or create a spill if the drink is dropped on the floor of the trolley. Food may not be consumed while on board the trolley.

Lunchlink Trolley Service Fridays Only 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.


The Lunchlink route is a continuous loop originating from Greenville County Square and up Main Street.

View the Lunchlink video

Parking Options

 
Greenville County Square serves as a permanent trolley park-and-ride, so trolley passengers can park their cars at no charge and catch the trolley to their favorite downtown destinations. 

Additionally, the Trolley Park and Ride Lot at 106 Augusta Street has a trolley stop adjacent to the parking lot.

You may also park and any City of Greenville operated parking garages. More information can be found here.

Trolley Tracker
The Trolley Tracker app allows users to track the real-time location of Greenville's free trolleys that run up and down Main Street. The app was developed by a volunteer team of programmers from Code for GVL. Use the app to:
  • See the stops along the trolley route
  • Locate the trolleys
  • Estimate walking time to get to a trolley stop

Download the Android app or the Apple (iOS) app.

Trolley Locator


During operating hours, the exact location of the trolley will appear on the map below.