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Fort Lauderdale to Gainesville, FL bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$50.17
Fastest time5h 34m
Trips per day6
Bus lines4
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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Fort Lauderdale to Gainesville
5.0
Based on 1 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
William
5.0
February 14, 2020Solo travel
Pros
The buses were new and more spacious than before.
Cons
Nothing that I can think of.
Tips
Bring earphones for their mobile devices

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Fort Lauderdale to Gainesville?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $62.71 was the low point for bus fares from Fort Lauderdale to Gainesville. Buses from Gainesville to Fort Lauderdale are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $62.71 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 25 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $21.66 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 6 hours and 58 minutes to cover the 447 kilometers (278 miles) from Fort Lauderdale to Gainesville. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 34 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Gainesville. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Fort Lauderdale?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Fort Lauderdale to Gainesville, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Fort Lauderdale to Gainesville every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 4 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Fort Lauderdale to Gainesville, FL; ticket prices start at $66.89.

What bus companies travel from Fort Lauderdale to Gainesville?

There are 4 bus lines from Fort Lauderdale to Gainesville. With 4 daily trips, Greyhound usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:
BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound47h 55m$65.33
RedCoach Business36h 29m$78.53
RedCoach Economy16h 5m$61.79
RedCoach First Class26h 0m$113.76

Where does the bus leave from in Fort Lauderdale?

Fort Lauderdale, Florida has two bus stations with service to Gainesville, Florida:

  • Bus Terminal - 515 NE 3rd St
  • Ft Lauderdale Intl Airport - Ground Transportation Area 1, Arrivals Level, Concourse C, btwn Terminals 1-2

Where does the bus arrive in Gainesville?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Gainesville, Florida:

  • Bus Terminal - 101 NE 23rd Ave
  • Frazier Rogers Hall (after Feb 1, 1596 Gale Lemerand Dr)

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