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About 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.

Station Information

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.

Popular train stations in Gainesville:

  • Gainesville Bus Stop

What train companies travel to Gainesville, Florida?

Located in Florida, Gainesville is accessible by train from 17 other cities. You can choose from 19 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Gainesville on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Gainesville are also available..

Train companies serving Gainesville

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak8818h 50m$204.28
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey.

Which train carrier has the best service to Gainesville?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Gainesville by train with Amtrak giving them a 4.7 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak had the most comfortable train service to Gainesville taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak offers. They rate Amtrak a 4.7 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Gainesville punctually, travelers suggest that Amtrak has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Gainesville, rating them a 5 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

$60.06 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Gainesville, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on trains from your city to Gainesville. In the last month, trains from Savannah to Gainesville had the lowest average price at $60.06.

The main train station in Gainesville is Gainesville Bus Stop. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Gainesville.

The closest airport to Gainesville is Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV), it is located 4.2 miles from the city center of Gainesville.
Gainesville ranks number 23 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 482 in United States. Gainesville ranks number 22 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Gainesville via train service. On average 0 direct daily train trips serve Gainesville.
The population of Gainesville is 130128. Gainesville ranks number 7 in terms of population in Florida and number 154 in all of United States.
Train tickets to Gainesville range from for a short trip to Gainesville, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Gainesville starts at , and a longer trip by train to Gainesville can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $60.
Solo travelers choose to travel by train to Gainesville for its affordable fares and because of the safe and convenient experience that they note in their reviews.
The closest train station to the city center of Gainesville is Gainesville Bus Stop, located just 4.5 miles away. Select Gainesville Bus Stop as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Gainesville. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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