Downtown transit runs begin at 6:45 am daily. The last shuttle leaves the Casino at 11:30 pm. Park and ride all over town.

Cherokee Transit’s more than two dozen regularly-scheduled stops include the town’s largest food market many hotels, Harrah's Casino, stores and attractions, and the Ginger Lynn Welch library and fitness center complex on Acquoni Road.


Cherokee Transit runs every half hour from 6:45 am until 11:30 when the last shuttle leaves the Casino going to the hotels. Daily except Sunday, weather permitting. Closed on Sundays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, New Years Day.

Sheltered Transit stops are located throughout Cherokee. Transit follows two routes in downtown Cherokee —

• The Mountain Trail route follows US 19, US 441 and the connecting Business 441 (Casino Trail). See map.
• The River Trail route follows US 441 North (Tsali Blvd), Acquoni Road and a portion of US 19 to the Casino. See map.
• Riders can transfer routes at or near the US Highway 19 Welcome Center.

Daily Route Schedules

• The adult fare for River and Mountain Trails is $1.00.

• Motel tokens from in-town lodging facilities are accepted for fares. Each token equals $1.00 in fare.

• Shuttle busses operate year around. The fare is $1.00 for adults (each time you board). Unlimited day passes ($2.00) are available from the driver.

• Transfers are free between River Trail and Mountain Trail buses.

• Transferring to Community Trails routes involves the applicable charges for your route. Rates are based on zones, with a charge of $1.00 per zone entered. Upon boarding, please tell the driver your final destination and pay the entire fare for your journey.

• Exact change please. Driver cannot make change.

Passengers whose trip begins on one downtown Transit route and ends on the other can change buses at our transfer station (Welcome Center on US Hwy. 19). If you have paid your first driver for the entire fare, simply tell this to your new bus driver along with your destination.


Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Public Transit
PO Box 2289
Cherokee, North Carolina 28719
828-359-6300  • Text 828-269-5790 • Toll-free 866-388-6071 • TDD: 711

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