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Journey Information

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

Cheapest price£25.11
Shortest Duration6h 20m
Trips per day8
Coach lines4

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the distance from Gainesville to Miami?

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.

What is the best way to get from Gainesville to Miami?

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.

Is it better to fly out of Miami or Gainesville?

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.

Is it safe to travel by coach from Gainesville to Miami 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 coach 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, coach 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 coach ticket from Gainesville to Miami?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £35.92 was the low point for coach fares from Gainesville to Miami. Coaches from Miami to Gainesville are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £35.92 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 coach companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 17 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £15.31 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 7 hours and 27 minutes to cover the 299 miles (481 kilometers) from Gainesville, FL to Miami, FL. However, the fastest coach only takes 6 hours and 20 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the coach. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for coach 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 coach travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded coaches to Miami, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Gainesville?

The first coach leaves at 06:00 and the last coach leaves at 22:00. To see the times for all coaches from Gainesville to Miami, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 8 scheduled coaches that travel from Gainesville to Miami every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 6 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Gainesville, FL to Miami, FL; ticket prices start at £38.45.

What coach companies travel from Gainesville to Miami?

There are 4 coach lines from Gainesville, Florida to Miami, Florida. With 5 daily trips, Greyhound usually has the most coaches running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound58h 21m£38.64
RedCoach Business16h 28m£56.05
RedCoach Economy16h 30m£50.39
Tornado Bus19h 11m£50.37

Where does the coach leave from in Gainesville?

Coaches to Miami leave from multiple locations in Gainesville, Florida. These are the 4 most popular coach stations:

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

Where does the coach arrive in Miami?

Coaches arrive in Miami at 4 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with. These are the main coach stations in Miami, Florida:

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

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