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Miami, FL to Gainesville, FL bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$53.57
Fastest time6h 45m
Trips per day6
Bus lines4
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Price trends for buses from Miami to Gainesville

Average prices by travel date

$100$67$33JulJul

Monthly average prices

$100$80$60$40$20SONDJFMAMJJA

Prices as travel date approaches

$100$80$60$40$203020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Miami, FL to Gainesville, FL
4.3
Based on 6 reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
1.0
Staff
5.0
Value
3.0
Condition
3.0
Chandra
1.0
June 24, 2019Regular commuter
Pros
I don't appreciate that they let people drink on the bus and they start causing a ruckus in the back of the bus
Cons
Make sure people don't bring alchohol on the bus
Tips
Don't sit in the back where the driver can't see what happening

Based on 3 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)

Based on 1 reviews
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a train from Miami to Gainesville?

There is no direct train from Miami to Gainesville. You can take a train to cover a portion of the trip, such as from Miami to Lakeland, but you’ll have to then transfer to a bus for the rest of the way. The total trip takes an average of 9 hours 34 minutes and usually costs about $67. Instead, it may be a better bet to just take a bus the entire way. Bus tickets from Miami to Gainesville start at just $43 and take as little as 6 hours and 45 minutes.

How long does it take to drive from Miami to Gainesville?

The drive from Miami to Gainesville covers about 337 miles north on Florida’s Turnpike, and takes about 6 hours and 45 minutes by bus

What is halfway between Miami and Gainesville?

Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area is about halfway between Miami and Gainesville, and provides a scenic drive as you drive through. About two thirds of the way to Gainesville, you’ll pass through the outskirts of Orlando.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Miami to Gainesville right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Miami to Gainesville?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $59.74 was the low point for bus fares from Miami to Gainesville. Buses from Gainesville to Miami are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $59.74 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 29 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $21.12 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 7 hours and 39 minutes to cover the 299 miles (481 kilometers) from Miami, FL to Gainesville, FL. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 45 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?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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 Miami?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Miami 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 Miami 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 Miami, FL to Gainesville, FL; ticket prices start at $65.63.

What bus companies travel from Miami to Gainesville?

There are 4 bus lines from Miami, Florida to Gainesville, Florida. 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
Greyhound49h 16m$69.31
RedCoach Business26h 54m$79.25
RedCoach Economy17h 2m$74.11
Tornado Bus19h 41m$85.99

Where does the bus leave from in Miami?

Buses to Gainesville leave from multiple locations in Miami, Florida. These are the 3 most popular bus stations:

  • Miami Intl Airport - Departure Level, Concourse H, Bus Stop 5-6
  • Miami Intermodal Ctr - 3801 NW 21 St
  • Miami Airline Term - 4450 NW 20th St
  • 2980 NW 7th St

Where does the bus arrive in Gainesville?

Buses arrive in Gainesville at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Gainesville, Florida:

  • Bus Terminal - 101 NE 23rd Ave
  • Frazier Rogers Hall (after Feb 1, 1596 Gale Lemerand Dr)
  • 3509 SW Williston Rd

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