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Journey Information

There are 21 intercity buses per day from Gainesville to Miami. Traveling by bus from Gainesville to Miami usually takes around 8 hours and 50 minutes, but the fastest RedCoach Business bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance299 mi (481 km)
Shortest duration6h 25m
Cheapest price$55.35
Trips per day11
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines6

How much is a bus ticket from Gainesville to Miami?

$75.60 is the average price of a bus ticket from Gainesville to Miami. Any tickets cheaper than $75.60 can be considered a great deal. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Gainesville to Miami is expected to range from $74 to $86. If you are looking to travel to Miami within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $81. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $74 and can be found on June 26, 2024.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in February. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $75 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Gainesville to Miami in March, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $86 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 18 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$30.57 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Gainesville to Miami?

There are 6 bus lines from Gainesville to Miami available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 7 daily trips, FlixBus US 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
FlixBus US78h 37m$83.57
Greyhound79h 57m$82.57
RedCoach Business57h 1m$105.90
RedCoach Economy16h 46m$86.70
RedCoach First Class16h 30m$112.57
Tornado Bus19h 26m$143.57
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 7 trips per day from Gainesville to Miami, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 7 bus trips from Gainesville to Miami every day, with the average journey taking around 9 hours and 57 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Miami usually start from $61.

  • Red Coach is an American bus company headquartered in Orlando, FL and one of the most prominent ground travel providers in the United States. Red Coach buses are some of the best in the industry, featuring large reclining seats, extra legroom, flat screen TVs, as well as free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. Red Coach Business service features 18 inch wide seats, foot rests and 2 checked bags. For journeys from Gainesville to Miami, Red Coach’s schedule offers 5 bus trips every day with prices starting from $55.
  • Red Coach is an American bus company headquartered in Orlando, FL and one of the most prominent ground travel providers in the United States. Red Coach buses are some of the best in the industry, featuring large reclining seats, extra legroom, flat screen TVs, as well as free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. For journeys from Gainesville to Miami, Red Coach’s schedule offers 1 bus trips every day with prices starting from $64.
  • Red Coach is an American bus company headquartered in Orlando, FL and one of the most prominent ground travel providers in the United States. Red Coach buses are some of the best in the industry, featuring large reclining seats, extra legroom, flat screen TVs, as well as free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. Red Coach First Class is one of the most luxurious way to travel featuring 21 inch wide seats that recline up to 140 degrees, footrests and 2 included checked bags. For journeys from Gainesville to Miami, Red Coach’s schedule offers 1 bus trips every day with prices starting from $86.
  • Tornado Bus is a Texan bus company operating in Texas and Mexico. Their bus service connects cities such as Houston, McAllen, San Antonio, and the international border at El Paso. Their buses offer onboard WiFi, plenty of leg room, air conditioning, restrooms, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

Miami is 337 miles south from Gainesville, Florida. While Gainesville is located up toward Jacksonville and Tallahassee, Miami is in the southernmost portion of the state, close to the Florida Keys and the Everglades. The shortest bus trip from Gainesville to Miami takes about 6 hours and 10 minutes.
The best way to get from Gainesville to Miami depends on your priorities. If saving money is your primary concern, the best way to get from Gainesville to Miami is to take a bus, which costs as little as $15, and takes between 6.5 and 9 hours depending on the bus carrier. The fastest way to get from Gainesville to Miami is to fly, which only takes 1 hour and 10 minutes — but tickets are expensive and start at more than $300.
Gainesville Regional Airport can be a good option for domestic flights, but if you’re flying internationally, you’ll most likely want to fly out of Miami, which has more airlines and routes.

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 50 minutes to cover the 481 kilometers from Gainesville to Miami. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 25 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Gainesville to Miami for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first bus leaves at 4:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Gainesville to Miami, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 21 scheduled buses that travel from Gainesville to Miami every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 11 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 Gainesville, FL to Miami, FL; ticket prices start at $76.57.

City Information

Gainesville

Blessed with amazing natural landmarks and a vibrant cultural life, Gainesville offers a whole new Florida experience that is far from the decadence often associated with the state. If you wish to explore creative works made by local artists, head over to the Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention, which features great exhibitions that dive into the life of many inventors and entrepreneurs. Another great museum to visit is the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art. For those who want to marvel at the city’s natural landmarks, go for a hiking trip along the trails of Alfred A. Ring Park, or the Barr Hammock Preserve.

Gainesville’s local favorite is the 4 Rivers Smokehouse, which offers delicious briskets. For some of the freshest local dishes, head over to Alpin Bistro.

The main bus station in Gainesville is the Greyhound Bus Terminal located on NE 23rd Ave, which welcomes buses from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Houston and beyond. There is no rail service to Gainesville. However, the city is part of Amtrak’s network via the carrier’s Thruway bus service, which operates out of the same station. The main airport is the Gainesville Regional Airport, which lies in the northeast part of the city.

Miami

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With its sprawling beaches, beaming sunshine and thriving nightlife, Miami is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the United States, if not the world. Boasting an incredible 35-mile stretch of beachfront and warm ocean water, Miami is the perfect place to relax and recharge under the sun. And recharge you must, as it is at night when the city really comes to life. Famous for its vibrant bars and nightclubs, Miami will help you dance all your troubles away.

If you are a foodie, you will be delighted to know that Miami is the city with the highest number of restaurants per capita in the U.S., giving you the unique opportunity to treat your tastebuds to fine cuisine from all over the world, including Cuba, Colombia, Russia and Ethiopia. And if you’re a brew connoisseur, keep in mind that Miami has some of the highest-rated beer in the country.

While you’re in Miami, make your way to the Wynwood district and check out the world-famous Wynwood Walls – a growing outdoor art exhibit featuring large-scale works by some of the best-known street artists from around the globe. After that, head over to the Miami Design District for a well-deserved shopping spree.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Gainesville?

Main departure station: Rosa Parks Downtown Station

Buses to Miami leave from 4 stations in Gainesville.

All bus stations in Gainesville:

  • Rosa Parks Downtown Station

  • Gainesville Bus Stop

  • 1956 Gale Lemerand Drive

  • 3509 SW Williston Rd

Where does the bus arrive in Miami?

Main arrival station: Miami International Airport

Buses arrive in Miami at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Miami:

  • Miami International Airport

  • Miami Intl Airport - Departure Level, Concourse H, Bus Stop 5-6

  • Bayside Market Place (In front of the Flags - NE 4th St)

  • Dolphin Mall-Miami Bus Stop Parking #8

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