Appalachian Services® is a trip-by-trip personal transportation service providing both one-time and multi-trip contract transportation for individuals or small groups. We are neither a taxi nor a limousine service. Our mission is to provide dependable, safe, and affordable transportation and support services to hikers, backpackers, and other clients.
We began in 2001 as a support and transportation service for hikers on the Appalachian Trail as well as shorter trails in, or near, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In 2003 we expanded into providing non-emergency transportation to non-hikers for things like doctor/dentist visits, physical therapy sessions, cancer treatments, and trips to/from airports and bus stations. In 2005 we added providing long-distance transportation to those who do not like the hassle of flying or the long delays encountered when traveling by bus. We also included relocating vehicles for both hikers and those who are moving but do not wish to, or are unable to, drive their vehicle to their new residence. Also in 2005 we expanded our services to hikers on the Bartram, Benton MacKaye, and Mountains-To-Sea Trails. In 2012, we offered support and transportation services to cyclists (bicycles). During the 2013 hiking season we entered into a co-op agreement with Bill’s Wheels of Georgia and Bill’s Wheels – Gatlinburg, TN in order to provide more reliable, consistent support to hikers on the AT during high-volume periods and winter storms. Even more services are planned for the near future. If there is any service you need that is not listed here please let us know and we will accommodate your needs if at all possible.
We heartily welcome international travelers, and have provided services for people from around the world. If you are an international traveler and are considering using our transportation services please see the “International Travelers” tab of this website for more information.
For more information on any of the above please click on the appropriate tab at the top of this page. To schedule a shuttle or other service please click on the convenient CONTACT US link at the top of this page. Your personal information will not be visible to other users.
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