Accessing the Appalachian Trail: A List of Shuttles and Taxi Services

Originally published on 6/23/2016, updated on 3/20/2024 by Diane Duffard.

Do a quick Google search of “How do I get to (insert town) on the AT?” and you won’t get very far. A few posts may have been made several years ago on WhiteBlaze.net if you’re searching for one of the big trail towns (Damascus, Monson, Duncannon), but search for easy access to any of the smaller towns (Waynesboro, VA; Kent, CT; Dalton, MA; for example) and you’re pretty much SOL.

But fear not! I have done your research for you! Admittedly, accessing lots of these trail towns will still be an adventure (calling trail angels, hitching rides, finding the bus depot…), but at least most of that information is now in one place. This list is primarily for those of you trying to get from a town to an airport, or vice versa. Hikers going from the trail to a town just need to jump on the ol’ thumb train – it’s a trail tradition.

I’ve split the trail up into sections and pulled information from Awol’s A.T. Guide and the Thru-Hikers’ Companion. I also used WhiteBlaze.net, but more detailed searches are also a good idea. Information found in AWOL’s guide is labeled with (AWOL), info from the Thru-Hikers’ Companion is labeled with (Companion), and from WhiteBlaze.net will have (WhiteBlaze).
Listings have been updated as shuttle services reach out.

Worth noting: this is not a comprehensive list. The AT is 2,200 miles long and we may have missed a shuttle here and there. If you would like to be added and removed from the list, please reach out to us with your name, contact details for your shuttle service, shuttle range, and any other relevant info.

To Springer Mountain

For a more detailed post on how to get to Springer Mountain, see here. Some of the following can pick you up from downtown Atlanta or the airport to the trailhead. Otherwise, from Atlanta, take the MARTA local rail system to North Springs Station. From there, one of the following can shuttle you to springer mountain:

 

A.T. Survivor Dave’s Trail Shuttle (AWOL)

Phone: 678-469-0978 (calls only, no texts)
Website: atsurvivordave.com
Range: Atlanta Airport, North Springs MARTA station, Amicalola Falls, Springer Mountain, and trailheads up to Fontana Dam
Dogs allowed

Appalachian Adventure Company (AWOL)

Phone: 706-265-9454, or 865-456-7677
Email: [email protected]
Website: fb.com/appalachianadventureco
Range: Atlanta, AVL, and TYS airports, bus, or Amtrak
Dogs allowed

AT Gracie

Phone: 813-294-6994

Craig Griffith

Phone: 706-897-1306

Jeff Veal

Phone:  (404) 913-8936‬
Email: [email protected]
Range: Trails within North Georgia, from Atlanta Airport, MARTA Stations and prearranged pick-ups.
Dogs allowed for a fee, counts as a passenger.

Ron Brown (AWOL)

Phone: 706-669-0919
Email: [email protected]
Range: Appalachian Trail and trail towns up to Fontana, including Amicalola Falls, Atlanta Airport, and Gainesville, GA
Dogs allowed

Richard Anderson

Phone: 404-408-2524
Email: [email protected]

Subman Shuttles (AWOL)

Phone: 706-889-7044
Range: Atlanta to start of trail
Dogs allowed

The Further Shuttle/The Grateful Hiker

Phone: 772-321-0905 (Donald), 706-400-9105 (Mary)
Website: https://www.gratefulhiker.com
Range: We provide pick-up and drop-off for the Appalachian, Benton MacKaye, and Pinhoti Trails. We shuttle hikers to all accessible gaps and trailheads. We are knowledgable, prompt, courteous and pet friendly. Our hiker services include shuttles to and from the Atlanta airport, the north Atlanta MARTA stations (North Springs and Silver Springs) and the Gainesville Amtrak and Greyhound stations.

Between Springer Mountain and Fontana Dam

Bret Eady AT Hiker Shuttle (AWOL)

Phone: 404-569-8776
Email: [email protected]
Range: Atlanta/Gainesville to Fontana and trailheads and towns in between
Dogs allowed

Jeff Moons Shuttle Service (AWOL)

Phone: 706-994-2307 (text first)
Email: [email protected]
Range: Atlanta Airport to Fontana Dam
Dogs allowed

Raymond Karr

Phone: 828-735-6120
Email: [email protected]
Range: NOC to Fontana +
Dogs allowed

Suches Hiker Shuttle (AWOL)

Phone: 678-967-9510
Shuttle: ATL airport to Fontana Dam
Dogs allowed

The Further Shuttle (AWOL)

Phone: Donald: 772-321-0905; Mary: 706-400-9105
Range: Atlanta airport to Fontana Village
Website: https://www.gratefulhiker.com
Dogs allowed

Timothy & Cydni Patton (AWOL)

Phone: 678-570-5128 (best to text/call ahead 24 hours)
Range: Amicalola Falls to Winding Stair Gap
Dogs allowed

Macon County Transit (AWOL)

Phone: 828-349-2222

Bobby the Greek Shuttles

Phone: 847-400-7169
Range: Atlanta to Davenport Gap

Chuck Allen (AWOL)

Phone: 828-371-6460
Email: [email protected]
Range: Springer Mountain to Fontana

City of Hiawassee Seasonal Free Shuttle (AWOL)

Phone: 762-294-1856
Range: Dicks Creek and Unicoi to Ingles
Runs February 26 – May 3. Donations encouraged.

Larry’s Taxi Service (AWOL)

Phone: 828-421-4987
Range: Georgia to Maine
Dogs allowed

Roadrunner Driving Services (AWOL)

Phone: 706-201-7719
Email: [email protected]
Range: Atlanta to Damascus-plus

Western Carolina Shuttles (AWOL)

Phone: 828-371-7019
Range: Amicalola Falls to Davenport Gap. Also services Atlanta and Asheville airports. Pet friendly.

A Walk in the Woods (AWOL)

Phone: 865-436-8283
Email: [email protected]
Website: awalkinthewoods.com
Range: Springer to Damascus
Dogs allowed

Kick Off Your Boots

Phone: 386-337-1363
Email: [email protected]
Range: Amicolola Falls to Fontana dam. Also services Atlanta and Asheville airports or Greyhound stop.

White Blaze Shuttle Services

Phone: 706-300-8964
Email: Whiteblazeshuttleservices@gmail.com
Website: Facebook
Range: North Springs MARTA to Fontana Dam, including Gainesville GA bus/train stations
Pets allowed

Mountain Trails Shuttles

Phone: 828-231-7728
Range: All access points on Appalachian Trail from Amicalola Falls to Fontana Dam, including shuttles to airports, bus and Marta stations, Amtrak stations and car rental facilities. Shuttles also provided on other area trails including Benton MacKaye, Pinhoti, Bartram, Chattooga River and Foothills trails.
Dogs allowed and welcome!
 

Sherpa Shuttles

Phone: Sherpa Josh 954-907-5140, Sherpa Al. 305-216-7234

Range: Springer to standing bear. Shuttled to trail days last year. All major airports,bus stations, train stations, pet friendly and licensed and insured.

Solace

Phone: 603-400-2019
Email: [email protected]
Website: Facebook
Range: Amicalola to Damascus, VA
Pets allowed

 
 

Between Fontana Village and Hot Springs, NC

Fontana Shuttle (AWOL)

Phone: 828-498-2211
Range: A.T. crossing in Fontana Village, Fontana Dam visitor center and A.T. “Hilton” Shelter

Cherokee Cabs (AWOL)

Phone: 828-269-8621
Website: cherokeecabs.com
Range: Trailheads in Smokies and nearby cities

Cherokee Transit (AWOL)

Phone: 866-388-6071
Website: www.cherokeetransit.com
Range: North Carolina and Qualla Boundary

AT Hiker Shuttles

Phone: 423-270-9775
Website: https://athikershuttles.com/
Range: Fontana Dam to Damascus
Pet friendly

 

Between Hot Springs, NC and Damascus

Bootlegger Tea’s Shuttle Service (AWOL)

Phone: 321-693-6455
Range: Hot Springs to Damascus, airport and bus pick ups, Asheville, tri-cities, and Knoxville

Uncle Mike’s Shuttles (AWOL)

Phone: 423-383-2022
Email: [email protected]
Range: Hot Springs to Pearisburg, VA
Dogs allowed

Tom and Marie Bradford (AWOL)

Phone: 423-330-7416, 910-409-2509
Email: [email protected]
Website: hikershuttles.com
Range: Trailheads, bus stations, airports, outfitters from Fontana Dam to Pearisburg, VA

Hampton Trails Bicycle Shop (AWOL)

Phone: 423-725-5000
Email: [email protected]
Website: hamptontrails.com

Harry Siegel

Phone: 828-231-1053 (call/text)
Email: [email protected]
Website: ashevilleairportshuttle.com

Uncle Johnny’s Nolichucky Hostel and Outfitters (AWOL)

Phone: 423-735-0548
Range: Trail to Erwin, TN
Dogs allowed

Greasy Creek Friendly (AWOL)

Phone: 828-688-9948
Range: Hot Springs to Damascus
Dogs allowed

Mountain Harbour B&B/Hiker Hostel (AWOL)

Phone: 866-772-9494
Email: [email protected]
Website: mountainharbour.net
Dogs allowed

Roan Mountain Shuttle (AWOL)

Phone: 423-218-3015
Website: https://roanmountainshuttle.com/
Range: All major trailheads, airports, and bus stations. Based at Station 19E.

Roan Mountain B&B (AWOL)

Phone: 423-772-3207
Website: www.roanmtbb.com
Dogs allowed

Miss Janet Shuttles

Phone: 423-483-0620
Range: Hot Springs, NC to Damascus, VA

Hitch N’ Hike Shuttle Service

Owner: Paul Monsen
Phone: 847-217-4515
Range: Newfound Gap to Damascus, Asheville, and Tri City Airports

Unicoi Shuttles

Phone: Text “rates” to 828-775-5809
Range: Based out of Uncle Johnny’s Hostel / Erwin TN. Slackpacking itineraries from Hot Springs to 19E. Long-distance and resupply shuttles, Asheville and Tri-Cities Airports too

AT Shuttle Service (AWOL)

Phone: 276-475-5546
Range: Short or long distance from Damascus.
Pet friendly

David “Lone Wolf” Blair (AWOL)

Phone: 276-206-6078
Range: Great Smoky Mountain National Park to Daleville/Troutville, VA
Pet friendly

Between Damascus and Pearisburg, VA

Barbara Clark (AWOL)

Phone: 276-274-0907
Range: Damascus area
Dogs allowed

Mtn Lynx Transit (AWOL)

Phone: 276-782-9300
Range: loops through Marion, VA

Rambunny (AWOL)

Phone: 276-783-3754
Range: Atkins and Marion areas

Skip and Linda (AWOL)

Phone: 276-685-3329
Range: Damascus to Pearisburg
Dogs allowed

Bubba’s Shuttles (AWOL)

Phone: 276-730-5869 (text first)
Email: [email protected]
Range: Damascus to Pearisburg and Roanoke Airport
Dogs allowed

Larry Richardson (AWOL)

Phone: 540-921-4724 (text first)
Range: Bland to Pearisburg
Dogs allowed

Mt. Rogers Outfitters (AWOL)

Phone: 276-475-5416
Website: mtrogersoutfitters.com

Adventure Damascus (AWOL)

Phone: 888-595-2453; 276-475-6262
Website: AdventureDamascus.com
Range: Damascus area trailheads

Sundog Outfitter (AWOL)

Phone: 276-475-6252; 888-595-2454
Email: [email protected]
Website: sundogoutfitter.com
Range: Damascus area trailheads

Trent’s Grocery (AWOL)

Phone: 276-613-4431
Website: fb.com/TrentsGrocery

Relax Inn (AWOL)

Phone: 276-783-5811, 276-783-1855
Dogs allowed

Aaron Muhs

Phone: 217-899-9063
Email: [email protected]
Range: Damascus to Waynesboro

Eller Taxi Service (AWOL)

Phone: 276-759-2200
Range: Southwest Virginia from Tri-Cities Airport to Roanoke Airport. Closed Sundays.
Website: Facebook
Pet friendly

Between Pearisburg and Waynesboro, VA

HB Outdoor Shuttles & Kayaks

Phone: 540-320-1659
Range: Damascus to Harper’s Ferry
Dogs allowed

Don Raines (AWOL)

Phone: 540-921-7433
Email: [email protected]
Range: Anytime/place

Tom Hoffman (AWOL)

Phone: 540-921-1184
Email: [email protected]
Range: Pearisburg area

Outdoor Trails (AWOL)

Phone: 540-992-5850
Dogs allowed

Homer Witcher (AWOL)

Phone: 540-266-4849
Email: [email protected]
Range: Pearisburg to Waynesboro plus

Stanimal’s Shuttle Service (AWOL)

Phone: 540-290-4002, 540-480-8325
Email: [email protected]
Range: Virginia to Harpers Ferry and D.C.

 

Between Waynesboro, VA and Harpers Ferry, WV

DuBose Egleston (AWOL)

Phone: 540-487-6388
Range: Roanoke to Harpers Ferry
Dogs allowed

Rickshaw’s Shuttle (AWOL)

Phone: 757-817-3901
Range: Covers Shenandoah National Park area

Open Arms Hostel & Inn (AWOL)

Phone: 540-244-5652
Range: DC airports/Harpers Ferry/Shenandoah National Park and south to Waynesboro
Pet friendly

Nina Murphy Shuttle Service (AWOL)

Phone: 703-946-9404
Emails: [email protected]
Range: Waynesboro, VA to Waynesboro, PA, Dulles, and Reagan National AP and SNP

Quick and Speedy Shuttles (AWOL)

Phone: 540-272-7085
Range: Front Royal 522 trailhead to Harpers Ferry

Pam “Ping” Bennett

Phone: 540-447-6882

Between Harpers Ferry, WV and Waynesboro, PA

Mark “Strings” Cusic (AWOL)

Phone: 304-433-0028
Email: [email protected]
Range: Rockfish Gap to Duncannon

River & Trail Outfitters (AWOL)

Phone: 301-834-9950
Range: 75-mile radius of Harpers Ferry

Chris “Trailboss” Brunton

Phone: 703-967-2226 (call/text)
Email: [email protected]
Dogs allowed

Dennis Sewell (AWOL)

Phone: 301-241-3176; 717-446-7436
Range: Harpers Ferry to Pine Grove Furnace SP
Dogs allowed

 

Between Waynesboro and Pine Grove, PA

Freeman’s Shuttle Service (AWOL)

Phone: 717-491-2460
Range: Front Royal to DWG, Pen Mar, Duncannon
Dogs allowed

Gary Grant Shuttles (AWOL)

Phone: 717-706-2578
Range: Pine Grove Furnace SP to Duncannon

Mike’s Shuttle Service (AWOL)

Phone: 717-497-6022
Email: [email protected]

Trail Angel Mary (AWOL)

Phone: 717-834-4706

 

Between Pine Grove and Palmerton, PA

Blue Sky Shuttles (AWOL)

Phone: 717-649-4475
Range: Anywhere in PA
Dogs allowed

Cabela’s (AWOL)

Phone: 610-929-7000
Range: Port Clinton area

BARTA Bus Service (AWOL)

Phone: 610-921-0601
Website: https://www.bartabus.com/
Range: Cabela’s to Hamburg, ends in Reading

 

Between Palmerton and Unionville, NY

Sunny Rest Resort (AWOL)

Phone: 610-377-2911
Email: [email protected]
Website: sunnyrest.com

Home of John “Mechanical Man” and Linda “Crayon Lady” Stempa

Phone: 610-381-4606
Email: [email protected]
Website: fb.com/982159751951035
Range: Lickdale/Swatara Gap to Delaware Water Gap
Dogs allowed

Knight Riders Taxi and Limo (AWOL)

Phone: 908-850-4450

Pocono Pony (AWOL)

Phone: 570-839-6282
Website: Pocono Pony Home Page (gomcta.com)
Range: DWG and Stroudsburg
Dogs allowed

 

Between Unionville, NY and Kent, CT

Meadow Lark Farm B&B (AWOL)

Phone: 845-651-4286
Website: www.meadowlarkfarm.com
Range: Shuttles covering NY and NJ, $1/round-trip mile
Dogs allowed

Harriman Shuttle (AWOL)

Website: www.myharriman.com/harriman-shuttle-bus/
Range: Tuxedo train station, Reeves Meadow, and park route

Segundo’s Taxi (AWOL)

Phone: 845-264-3020 (call/text); 845-855-9800 (call only)
Website: https://segundostaxi.com/, Facebook
Range: Shuttle to all of Dutchess & Putnam County. Pawling, Patterson, Harlem Valley Train Station.

 

Between Kent, CT and Sheffield, MA

Hitching Post Motel (AWOL)

Phone: 860-672-6219
Dogs allowed

Cornwall Inn (AWOL)

Phone: 860-672-6884
Website: cornwallinn.com
Range: Kent and trailheads
Dogs allowed

Bearded Woods Shuttles (AWOL)

Phone: 860-480-2966 (text)
Range: Any distance, year-round, cash or Venmo.
Dogs allowed

Vanessa Breton (AWOL)

Phone: 860-435-9577, 860-733-9024

Jason Brenenestuhl

Phone: 413-717-9022
Email: jason.brenenstuhl@gmail.com
Range: 30 mile range from Great Barrington, MA
Dogs allowed: Yes

Between Sheffield, MA and Bennington, VT

Jess Treat (AWOL)

Phone: 860-248-5710
Email: [email protected]
Dogs allowed

Gidget & Gadget’s AT Shuttle Service (AWOL)

Phone: 802-369-5780 (prefers text)
Range: All of MA

Pilgrim Inn (AWOL)

Phone: 413-243-1328
Dogs allowed

Debbie Andrus (AWOL)

Phone: 413-841-4362
Email: [email protected]
Range: Western MA

Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (AWOL)

Phone: 800-292-2782
Website: https://berkshirerta.com/
Range: Stops on Railroad St; ride to Berkshire Outfitters in Adams, MA, and Target at Berkshire Mall

David Ackerson (AWOL and Companion)

Phone: 413-652-9573
Email: [email protected]
Range: Trailheads from New York to New Hampshire, to and from airports. Advance notice suggested.

Vic LaPort

Phone: 413-664-6203
Email: [email protected]
Range: Trailheads from New York to New Hampshire, plus airports and rail stations. Located 3 miles from AT crossing in North Adams, MA. Free parking at home in Clarksburg, MA.

Bill Beattie Shuttles (AWOL)

Phone: 413-281-9330 (prefer text)
Range: Hartford and Albany airports, CT, MA, VT, NH

Peter Pan Bus Lines (AWOL)

Phone: 800-343-9999
Website: https://peterpanbus.com/
Range: Daily express service in major metro areas such as Baltimore, Boston, Hartford, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC.

 

Between Bennington and Killington, VT

Green Mountain Express (AWOL)

Phone: 802-447-0477
Website: greenmtncn.org
Range: Bennington and Wilmington, to and from trail by call

Vermont Translines (AWOL)

Phone: 844-888-7267
Website: www.vttranslines.com
Range: Albany, NY airport through Bennington, VT, Wallingford, VT, Rutland, VT, and Hanover, NH

Autumn Inn Motel (AWOL)

Phone: 802-447-7625
Range: between trailhead and Bennington
Dogs allowed

Catamount Motel (AWOL)

Phone: 802-442-5977
Website: Catamountmotel.com
Range: Between trailhead and Bennington
Dogs allowed

Chief Duffy Shuttles (AWOL)

Phone: 330-388-6478
Range: Southern Vermont. July 1 – September 7
Dogs allowed

Northshire Taxi (AWOL)

Phone: 802-345-9333
Email: [email protected]
Range: All major airports, Manchester area, all Long Trail trailheads, and AT trailheads from Mt. Moosilauke in NH to Southern Mass.
Dogs allowed

Marble Valley Regional Transit District (MVRTA; “The Bus”) (AWOL, Companion)

Phone: 802-773-3244 ext. 117
Website: thebus.com
Range: Manchester to Rutland, flag down

Green Mountain Taxi (AWOL)

Phone: 802-282-8826
Email: [email protected]
Range: Danby, VT – Killington & Middlebury, VT and to airports and Amtrak
Dogs allowed

 

Between Killington, VT and Hanover, NH

Hikers Hostel at the Yellow Deli (AWOL)

Phone: 802-683-9378; 802-775-9800

Amtrak (AWOL)

Phone: 800-872-7245
Website: Amtrak.com
Range: Rutland to Northeastern cities

 

Between Hanover and Lincoln, NH

Apex Shuttle Service – Steve “Stray Cat” Lake (AWOL)

Phone: 603-252-8295
Email: [email protected]
Website: fb.com/hikershuttle
Range: To/or from anywhere on the trail to/or from the Hanover, NH/Norwich, VT area

Big Yellow Taxi (AWOL)

Phone: 603-643-8294
Range: South Pomfret to Hanover. Further when available; call for details.
Dogs allowed

Dartmouth Coach (AWOL)

Phone: 603-448-2800
Website: dartmouthcoach.com
Range: Routes to Boston and New York

Advance Transit (AWOL, Companion)

Phone: 802-295-1824
Website: advancetransit.com
Range: Hanover area towns

Hikers Welcome Hostel (AWOL)

Phone: 603-989-0040
Email: [email protected]
Website: hikerswelcome.com
Range: Shuttles anywhere in New England
Dogs allowed

 

Between Lincoln and Gorham, NH

AMC Hiker Shuttle (AWOL)

Phone: 603-466-2727
Email: [email protected]
Website: outdoors.org/lodging-camping/lodging-shuttle
Range: Lincoln, Franconia Notch (Liberty Springs Trailhead), Crawford Notch (Webster Cliff Trailhead), Highland Ctr, Pinkham Notch, and Gorham

The Notch Hostel (AWOL)

Phone: 603-348-1483
Website: notchhostel.com/appalachian-trail/
Range: Kinsman Notch, Franconia Notch/Flume Visitor’s Center, Lincoln
Shuttles are free; they run on a schedule and are for guests only
Dogs allowed

The Shuttle Connection (AWOL)

Phone: 603-745-3140; 603-348-7422
Range: Lincoln, Franconia Notch, Kinsman, and bus terminals and airports throughout New Hampshire. Longer routes available by reservation.
Dogs allowed

Mountain Courier Shuttle (AWOL)

Phone: 207-329-6433
Email: [email protected]
Range: New Hampshire and Maine

Mt. Washington Auto Road (AWOL)

Phone: 603-466-3988
Website: https://mt-washington.com/hikinginfo
Range: One way down from top of Mt. Washington to Pinkham Notch, Great Gulf Trailhead, or Auto Road. $55/person, dogs and large packs $30 each. 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Weather dependent.

 

Between Gorham, NH and Andover, ME

Rides with Rob (AWOL)

Phone: 603-912-0199 (text preferred)
Range: Gorham, Pinkham Notch, Rattle River. Longer NE-wide shuttles available with advance reservation.
Dogs allowed

Concord Coach (AWOL, Companion)

Phone: 800-639-3317
Website: https://concordcoachlines.com/stop/concord-nh/
Range: Bus service 7:50 a.m. daily from Circle K to Pinkham Notch. Purchase ticket online.

Trail Angels Hiker Services (AWOL)

Phone: 603-326-6382
Email: [email protected]
Website: trailangelshikerservices.com, Facebook
Range: New Hampshire and Maine from Gorham, NH
Dogs allowed

Libby House B&B & The Barn Hikers Hostel (AWOL)

Phone: 603-466-2271
Range: From Pinkham Notch to Gorham and Walmart

Rodney Kneeland Shuttle Services

Phone: 207-357-3083; 207-357-1743
Email: [email protected]
Range: New Hampshire to Rangeley, ME

 

 

Between Andover and Monson, ME

Pine Ellis Hiker Lodging (AWOL)

Phone: 207-392-4161
Email: [email protected]
Website: pineellis.com
Range: Shuttles to nearby towns, airport, and bus station.

Rangeley Adventure Co. (AWOL)

Phone: 207-864-2771
Website: https://www.rangeleyadventureco.com/
Range: Call for availability and pricing.

Terrapin Hostel (AWOL)

Phone: 207-491-7786
Website: https://www.terrapinhostel.com/
Range: Shuttle service from ME 27, E Flagstaff Rd, or Longfalls Dam Rd

 

Between Monson and Millinocket, ME

100 Mile Wilderness Adventures (AWOL)

Phone: 207-370-7843
Email: [email protected]
Website: Facebook
Range: From Rangeley to Baxter Park, Millinocket, and Bangor

Shaw’s Hiker Hostel (AWOL, Companion)

Phone: 207-997-3597
Email: [email protected]
Website: shawshikerhostel.com
Shuttles for guests only
Dogs allowed

Maine Quest Adventures (AWOL, Companion)

Phone: 207-447-5011
Website: mainequestadventures.com
Range: Medway bus station to Katahdin Stream, Abol Bridge, Monson, 100-Mile Wilderness, or other points in ME

Katahdin Shuttles (AWOL)

Phone: 207-731-3537
Website: https://www.100milewildernessinn.com/rooms-and-rates
Range: 100 Mile Wilderness, BSP, Medway Bus, Bangor Airport

Northern Maine Shuttle Service (AWOL)

Phone: 207-216-2033
Website: northernmaineshuttlesservice.com
Range: Maine and beyond. Book 24 hours in advance.

Appalachian Trail Hostel & Outfitters (AWOL)

Phone: 207-723-4321
Website: https://appalachiantrailhostel.com/
Range: Monson, 100 Mile Wilderness, Baxter State Park, IAT, Medway bus stop, and Bangor
Dogs allowed in shuttles, but not hostel

Cyr Bus Lines (AWOL, Companion)

Phone: 207-827-2335
Website: cyrbustours.com
Range: Bangor to Medway. Maine Quest Adventures can get you from Medway to Baxter State Park or Abol Bridge, see above.

All in all, accessing the AT isn’t the easiest task in the world. But that’s the point, right?

Check WhiteBlaze.net, various Appalachian Trail-related groups on Facebook, and phone some of these contacts to see if anyone has any other leads on how to get to whichever town you’re interested in. The AT community is first and foremost helpful. Good luck with your travels and happy trails!

Worth noting: this is not a comprehensive list. The AT is 2,200 miles long and we may have missed a shuttle here and there. If you would like to be added to the list, please reach out to us with your name, contact details for your shuttle service, shuttle range, and any other relevant info.

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Comments 50

  • Michael Lacasse : Jun 23rd

    Bubba’s number in Bland, VA has changed new number is 276-730-5869

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  • Cosmo Catalano : Jun 24th

    Dave Ackerson also covers Williamstown, MA. It’s only 5 miles from North Adams. I notice you didn’t reference ATC’s shuttle page at: https://www.appalachiantrail.org/docs/default-source/default-document-library/at-shuttlesf3b2de6668ce6efcb07bff000057c13a.pdf?sfvrsn=0

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  • Silvia Cassano : Jun 25th

    White Blaze just updated their list recently which is a hybrid of the ATC list, which is updated regularly, probably more regularly than this listing. For instance, the ATC list has several more folks listed in the Rutland/Killington, VT area so it’s good to check all the lists. Kudos to trying to combine them.

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    • Ed "atraildreamer" : Sep 15th

      Thank you for the kudos from the guy who annoyed people for the length of the AT compiling the listing at WhiteBlaze. The previous listing(s) were seriously outdated!

      Reply
  • Silvia Cassano : Jun 25th

    PS: There are actually lots of folks in the network between Kent and Dalton that you can access by calling someone on the ATC list… just saying. Not everyone wants to be on the lists, so sometimes it takes calling someone who knows someone… =) Be resourceful!

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  • lora davis : Jun 27th

    Excellent! Thank you for sharing.

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  • Foxfeet : Jun 28th

    Don’t forget The Farmhouse in Rangeley, Maine! Affiliated with the Stratton Motel in Stratton, Maine, they can shuttle basically anywhere, including all locations listed under the Stratton Motel. Also, they and the Stratton Motel can shuttle to any trailhead primarily between Andover and Caratunk, Maine, and so can slack pack hikers as well. I’ve been doing work for stay between The Farmhouse and Stratton Motel since last season, so if anyone has questions I’d be more than happy to help.

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    • Hannah : Jun 17th

      Hi there! Do you think my friends and I could get a shuttle from Stratton to Farmington? We are trying to figure out how to get off trail to a rental car place in Farmington!
      Any advice is appreciated!
      Best,
      Hannah

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  • Craig & Jody @ Rock 'n Sole Hostel : Jun 28th

    Rock ‘b Sole Hostel & Shuttle is located less then 2 miles from AT crossing of route 183. Provides shuttles regularly from Duncannon, PA to Palmerton, PA. Also provides rides to and from all major airports in Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Allentown, and various other mass transit sites. We are on whiteblaze.net, AWOLs updates on website (book next year), ATC list, and Facebook. Feel free to add us to your list!

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  • William R Houlette : Jun 30th

    In the Hamburg, PA area: Rainbow Alpaca Shuttle Service 484.560.7813

    We offer slack packing, cheap shuttles ($5 per person into Hamburg), trail reports, hospital runs, pizza deliveries, brewery tours, wine tastings, and pretty much anything else hikers can think to do in the area. We operate between 501 and 309 regularly, but with enough notice, we can go pretty much wherever you need to go.

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    • Darlene M : Dec 15th

      This is helpful! Adding you guys to my journal now.

      Reply
  • Laurie Potteiger : Jul 7th

    Here’s a friendly link to the ATC Transportation page, which will always have a link to the latest shuttle listing: http://www.appalachiantrail.org/transportation

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    • Stephen M : Mar 1st

      I’m looking forward to updates.

      I love the ATC lists, but accessibility is great too.

      Reply
  • Bubba from bubbashuttle : Aug 28th

    Please update my phone# it is 1-276-730-5869 thank you

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  • Soggy aka Chris Vores : Nov 20th

    I can shuttle in the Waynesboro, PA are from Harrisburg, PA to Virginia. I use Lyft, Uber or we can figure out a rate mutually. I am based in Waynesboro, PA. Text me and I will return your call asap. 717-331-8827

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  • Debbie : Mar 9th

    Please add me too your list.
    I cover from the NY/Ct border to just inside Pennsylvania. Anything in a 2-3 hour radius from Harriman Park (I am in Suffern, NY).
    Deborah Taxi
    [email protected]
    845-300-0332
    Text is best or email.
    Let me know in advance so I put you on my calendar – no last minute calls.

    Thank you

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  • John Stempa - The Mechanical Man : Mar 9th

    I live at Smith Gap Pa, NOT Delaware Water Gap, see your AT GUIDE for more information.

    my current listing,…..2018
    John “The Mechanical Man” Stempa
    Smith Gap Road Pa, 1 mile from the AT

    HOME 610-381-4606 (10 a.m.-11 p.m) CELL 610-428-1165 [email protected]

    See The AT GUIDE; section hikers welcome; Pets welcome, mail drops. Regular Shuttles from Delaware Water Gap to Swatara Gap Pa; slack packing; speed hiking; current local AT conditions; parking area and water source information, “use your vehicle” for cheaper shuttles on request, safe parking in my yard, fuel available on request when flying into LVIA airport.

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  • Murice Miller : Mar 27th

    I am a A.T. shuttle driver, in SOUTH ATLANTA, offering LIMITED service From Atl airport 2 Amic. St Park. Please list me at 678 967 9510 …other pick up and returns possible

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  • Murice Miller : Mar 27th

    Any details necessary for my name to be plaved on your SHUTTLE list… PLS 678 967 9510

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  • Murice Miller : Mar 27th

    Pls spell my name MURRIS, thx

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  • Scott McLellan : May 15th

    Scott McLellan
    757-817-3901
    [email protected]

    I cover all of Shenandoah National Park out to GWNF.

    Based 25 minutes from Swift Run Gap, and 15minutes from Madison Run Road/FurnaceMt Austin Mt. trailheads.

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    • Scott McLellan : May 15th

      Front Royal, Harrisonburg, Luray, Staunton, Waynesboro, Tyro, Dayton

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  • Scott & Marie Wheaton : Jun 11th

    If you’re still adding to the list, we shuttle in northern Virginia, especially between Front Royal and Harper’s Ferry, but also south into SNP and north into Maryland. We live closest to Snickers Gap/Rt 7 trail crossing and Bear’s Den Trail Center. 540 514 9385, best to call or text. Scott & Marie Wheaton / Red Wing & Hopeful

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  • Colleen Goldhorn : Jun 27th

    If still adding to the list….

    Colleen “Spot” Goldhorn
    [email protected]
    610-945-6931
    Available to shuttle throughout all of PA

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  • Timothy Patton : Jun 24th

    This is a great resource for AT hikers! I am an Uber driver and I also service from the start of the AT at Springer Mtn.(Amicalola Falls) all the way to Unicoi Gap. I even go to Hiawassee, Ga. sometimes. Please add me to the list of available drivers/taxi services from Springer to Unicoi or tell me how to do it. Thank you!!!!

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  • Timothy Patton : Jun 24th

    My number is 678-570-5128. I would love to help you out or refer you to someone that can!

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  • Silvia : Aug 20th

    This is still not really in the easiest format. A spreadsheet or something more searchable is better. I’ve been on the ATC list (may it RIP) and White Blaze for like 8 years and I’m not on this list. Just sayin’. Lists and calendars are hard to compile.

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  • Gungho : Oct 2nd

    My wife roots and I started our own shuttle business this past April called GRoots RIDES. We provide rides to anywhere the hikers need to get to. We cover all of Damascus and surrounding areas and will help hikers anyway we can. Phone# 276-477-0555 and email is [email protected]

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  • Scott Mclellan : Nov 11th

    I shuttle all of Shenandoah National Park : Nearest Swift Run Gap.
    Text works best: 757-817-3901

    Reply
  • Garon Brown : Jul 3rd

    What are my options from Bangor Airport trying to get to Baxter ME?! Please help

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  • Colleen Goldhorn : Jul 22nd

    Hi –
    Just wondering if this information is updated regularly. I see the list was originally posted in 2016, so am just wondering if I should be using this as up to date information (:

    Thanks!

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    • ren : Nov 24th

      No apparently not, The Top of Georgia has been closed since at least last year. A new vendor opened up this year but their name is different and so is contact number

      Reply
  • Pete Buak (Smokestack) : Nov 24th

    topofgeorgiahikingcenter has been out of business for 2 ? years. Might want to check wit new operators under new name

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  • Wolverine : Mar 3rd

    Judy’s Shuttles (located in Roanoke also in AWOL)

    603.299.9005

    Pearisburg, VA through the Shenandoah National park, VA

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  • Michael's Shuttle Service; 717-497-6022 "You pay the fare, I'll take you anywhere!" Based in central Pennsylvania : Apr 22nd

    I’m based out of Boiling Springs, PA. Central Pennsylvania. I will go as far south or north that any hiker needs. I go to all the airports in the area; Baltimore, Dulles, D.C., Philly, Harrisburg, Lehigh, Newark, etc. I go to all train and bus depots.

    My motto is ” You pay the fare, I’ll take you anywhere!”

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  • Jon : Apr 23rd

    I was in contact with Rhonda Adams last night (4/22) regarding a shuttle. She informed me that she had retired.

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  • Kelly : Jun 26th

    You have Steve Claxton on this list. He passed away a couple years ago. Might want to remove him.

    Reply
  • Teresa Massey : Jan 25th

    You can add me to the list. I am based in Maggie Valley NC. So Ashville Airport pick ups, Tri Cities Airport Pick ups and drop offs between Fontana Dam and Damascus.

    Just send an email with dates for 2022!

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    • Kayla B : Apr 5th

      Teresa, what is your email? I’m looking to go from the Tri Cities Airport to Damacus.

      Reply
  • Jim Gregory : Apr 17th

    This list is very inaccurate, not sure where you are getting your information from or what research was done, but more effort needs to be put into this to make it accurate and fair for all who do shuttle services. The section from Hot Springs To Damascus alone is missing several shuttle providers. Missing:

    Boots Off Hostel & Campground

    Roan Mountain Shuttles (The Station at 19E)

    The Refuge Hostel

    Black Bear Resort

    The Rabbit Hole

    You should remove Braemar Castle (Pretty sure they backed away from shuttles several years ago)

    Basically every place on this list needs to be called and some time and effort to make it an accurate list to publish for people to use. I’m sure other sections listed have a few that need to be removed and some that needed to be added.

    Please try and remedy as it is not giving other an opportunity to help hikers since they are omitted from the list.

    Thanks,

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  • Trek : Jun 7th

    Sundog Outfitters and Adventure Damascus are no longer doing shuttles despite their listing on their website. Only bike shuttle now for Virginia Creeper Trail.

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  • Candace Swift : Jun 28th

    I am a shuttle service in VT/NH

    How do I get my name on the list?

    Thanks

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  • Darrell Barrett : Aug 22nd

    I also have a shuttle service (Encourager Shuttles) and am located in Hiawassee, Ga. I’m a biker and do donation only shuttles local to Hiawassee and ask for reasonable donations for longer shuttles. I serve Springer to Fontana. All donations go back to the hiker community on the form of trail magic and rescues. Encourager. Text: 806-897-7281

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  • Gordon White : Nov 26th

    I will be running a shuttle service next year from Springer to Fontana and beyond, how to I get my company on your shuttle service list????

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  • Nathan Gressett : Feb 27th

    Hello, I’m Nate “Zach Galifianakis” triple crown hiker and 2 time AT thru hiker (class of ‘13 and ‘16). I operate Traveling Lite Shuttle and Resupply based out of Asheville NC and cover from the NOC to Damascus and beyond. Hope to see some of you on trail!

    Website: http://www.travelingliteshuttleandresupply.com/

    Instagram: @travelinglite

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/travelingliteshuttleandresupply?mibextid=LQQJ4d

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