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Journey Information

There are 9 intercity buses per day from Gainesville to Orlando. Traveling by bus from Gainesville to Orlando usually takes around 2 hours and 11 minutes, but the fastest RedCoach Business bus can make the trip in just one hour and 50 minutes.

Distance96 mi (154 km)
Shortest duration1h 50m
Cheapest price$18.97
Trips per day9
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines6

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Gainesville, FL to Orlando, FL

(Based on 9 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Anadaisy

October 25, 2019- Visiting family

RedCoach First Class

Could not located seat belt latch

Could not located seat belt latch

5.0

Qiong

August 28, 2019- Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: Travel for Sample testing. Cons: Cleaner and on time. Tips: The staff at the station is pretty nice and remember to print your ticket.

Pros: Travel for Sample testing. Cons: Cleaner and on time. Tips: The staff at the station is pretty nice and remember to print your ticket.

5.0

Chiranjib

August 13, 2019- Vacation

Greyhound

Pros: nice timing of the bus service. Cons: no wifi in greyhound. Tips: megabus is better than greyhound.

Pros: nice timing of the bus service. Cons: no wifi in greyhound. Tips: megabus is better than greyhound.

2.0

Jean

June 7, 2019- Visiting family

Megabus

Something might have been wrong with the suspension, the bus kept vibrating.

Something might have been wrong with the suspension, the bus kept vibrating.

How much is a bus ticket from Gainesville to Orlando?

The average price for a bus ticket to Orlando is $29.50, Traveling by bus on this route is one of the most affordable ways to hit the road from Gainesville. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Average prices by travel date

$76$51$25NovDec

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Gainesville to Orlando is expected to range from C$29 to C$58. If you are looking to travel to Orlando within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from C$33. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are C$29 and can be found on December 6, 2021.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Gainesville to Orlando by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around C$32 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

$63$51$38$25$133020100

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 27 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$21.96 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Gainesville to Orlando?

There are 6 bus lines from Gainesville to Orlando available for you to search and book on Wanderu. 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
FlixBus US22h 2m$24.96
Greyhound42h 18m$40.85
RedCoach Business21h 53m$55.95
RedCoach Economy12h 7m$49.55
RedCoach First Class11h 50m$73.40
Tornado Bus18h 15m$99.45
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    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 2 trips per day from Gainesville to Orlando, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    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 4 bus trips from Gainesville to Orlando every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 18 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Orlando usually start from $29.

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  • RedCoach Business

    RedCoach Business

    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 Orlando, Red Coach’s schedule offers 2 bus trips every day with prices starting from $19.
  • RedCoach Economy

    RedCoach Economy

    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 Orlando, Red Coach’s schedule offers 1 bus trips every day with prices starting from $49.
  • RedCoach First Class

    RedCoach First Class

    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 Orlando, Red Coach’s schedule offers 1 bus trips every day with prices starting from $73.
  • Tornado Bus

    Tornado Bus

    Tornado Bus is a regional bus company that primarily serves the southern United States and Mexico. Founded in 1993, Tornado Bus Company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. For Tornado travel from Gainesville to Orlando, Tornado operates 1 scheduled trips per day with prices starting from $99.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Gainesville to Orlando during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 11 minutes to cover the 154 kilometers from Gainesville to Orlando. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 50 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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.

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

"Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Orlando. 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 Gainesville?

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Gainesville to Orlando, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus departures serve Orlando each day?

There are 9 scheduled buses that travel from Gainesville to Orlando every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Florida to Florida without transferring.

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.

Orlando

Orlando is the Theme Park Capital of the World, thanks to the high density of thrilling parks like Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, LEGOLAND, Gatorland and more. It's no wonder we rated Orlando the #1 travel destination for families. Family vacation or not, if the highlight of your trip is picking out a wand at Ollivanders in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter or finally meeting Elsa in the Magic Kingdom, you know we won't judge.

Winter Park and Thornton Park – not more theme parks, we promise – are trendy neighborhoods where you can experience some of Orlando's world-class shopping, dining, and craft beer. You can also immerse yourself in some of Florida's unique wildlife at Orlando Wetlands Park, or the more central Lake Eola Park downtown. Orlando enjoys an average of 233 days of sunshine a year, so even though it's one of the cheapest cities to visit over Spring Break, you'll soak up that sweet, sweet sun almost any time of year.

Craving the ocean? Head a few hours outside Orlando for some of Florida's gorgeous beaches like New Smyrna Beach, Cocoa Beach, and the Canaveral National Seashore. Two large airports, as well as many bus and train companies with service in the area, mean that traveling from Orlando to other sunny Florida destinations and beyond is a breeze.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Gainesville?

Departure stations

Gainesville’s bus terminal at 101 NE 23rd Ave is located a few miles north of downtown Gainesville, in a retail area including dollar stores and several takeout restaurants. Greyhound and Amtrak Thruway intercity buses operate trips from this station to cities like Orlando, Atlanta, and Miami. The station building has an information desk, restrooms, and vending machines for travelers’ convenience.

All bus stations in Gainesville:

  • Bus Terminal - 101 NE 23rd Ave

  • 1956 Gale Lemerand Drive

  • Rosa Parks Downtown Station

  • 3509 SW Williston Rd

Where does the bus arrive in Orlando?

Orlando, FL - Bus Terminal (555 N John Young Pkwy) - ORLGLI-0

Image credit: Mark Goebel

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Arrival stations

The Bus Terminal at 555 N John Young Pkwy is the primary Greyhound bus station in Orlando, where travelers can catch a bus to other destinations throughout Florida and beyond. The station is located under 3 miles from downtown Orlando and the nearest SunRail station. There is also a Lynx public bus stop which conveniently drops people off right at the Greyhound Bus Terminal. Open 24 hours a day, the bus station provides vending machines if you need a quick bite, and there are also several fast food options within a short walk to fuel up before your trip.

Bus stations in Orlando:

  • Bus Terminal - 555 N John Young Pkwy

  • 1777 McCoy Rd

  • 4953 International Drive

  • 2417 W OakRidge Rd

  • Orlando (Sand Lk Road)

  • Orlando International Airport

  • University of Central Florida

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