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Journey Information

There are 11 intercity buses per day from Gainesville to Atlanta. Traveling by bus from Gainesville to Atlanta usually takes around 7 hours and 7 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 6 hours,

Distance308 mi (496 km)
Shortest duration6h 0m
Cheapest price$54.68
Trips per day9
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Gainesville to Atlanta

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Lance

November 12, 2023- Visiting family

FlixBus US

What I enjoy was that the driver kept an update of the trip being professional.

How much is a bus ticket from Gainesville to Atlanta?

$61.97 is the average price of a bus ticket from Gainesville to Atlanta. Any tickets cheaper than $61.97 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

$82$55$27JunJun

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Gainesville to Atlanta is expected to range from $63 to $77. If you are looking to travel to Atlanta within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $64. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $63 and can be found on June 25, 2024.

Monthly average prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Gainesville to Atlanta, mark your calendar for May. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $62. However, taking the bus from Gainesville to Atlanta during November is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $74. The best way to find deals on a trip in November is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches

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The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 19 days in advance to save $25.91 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Gainesville to Atlanta?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Gainesville to Atlanta that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus US usually offers more choice, with 8 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US87h 26m$70.02
Greyhound36h 38m$76.19
  • 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 8 trips per day from Gainesville to Atlanta, 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 3 bus trips from Gainesville to Atlanta every day, with the average journey taking around 6 hours and 38 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Atlanta usually start from $55.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 7 minutes to cover the 496 kilometers from Gainesville to Atlanta. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours. 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.

"With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Atlanta, book your ticket for the last day of the week."

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Gainesville to Atlanta, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 11 scheduled buses that travel from Gainesville to Atlanta every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 9 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 Atlanta, GA; ticket prices start at $199.63.

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.

Atlanta

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Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and the largest city in the Peach State. Located in the heart of America’s South, Atlanta is one of the foremost economic and cultural hubs in the region and the United States in general. As such, it's among the best vacation destinations in Georgia.

The city has played a major role in the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. As a result, across Atlanta you can find various museums and points of interest dedicated to the lives and works of various key figures in those events, including the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and the Atlanta History Center. Unsurprisingly, Atlanta is an important stop on our MLK Jr. itinerary.

Atlanta is also a key hub for the U.S. entertainment industry, and it offers some of the best nightlife experiences in the country. Here, you will find some of the finest craft beer in America and enjoy some of the best and most authentic southern food.

Atlanta is easily accessible by both bus and train from various parts of the country, and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s location on the city’s outskirts makes it easy to travel to Atlanta from all over the world.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Gainesville?

Main departure station: Rosa Parks Downtown Station

Gainesville has two bus stations with service to Atlanta.

All bus stations in Gainesville:

  • Rosa Parks Downtown Station

  • Gainesville Bus Stop

Where does the bus arrive in Atlanta?

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Main arrival station: Atlanta Bus Station - 232 Forsyth St

Built in 1996, the Atlanta Bus Station at 232 Forsyth Street SW is located close to downtown and is one of the most popular bus stations in the city. Served by Greyhound, Southeastern Stages and Jefferson Lines, this busy intercity bus terminal provides hundreds of connections to major cities. The Atlanta Bus Station offers convenient connections within Atlanta via the adjacent MARTA train station and multiple public bus stops within one block of the station. There are also several hotels and motels in the vicinity, for when you’re ready to relax after a successful day of traveling.

Bus stations in Atlanta:

  • Atlanta Bus Station - 232 Forsyth St

  • MARTA Civic Center

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