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

Cheapest price£18.05
Shortest Duration2h 45m
Trips per day2
Coach lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by coach from Tampa 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 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 Tampa to Gainesville?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, £18.05 was the low point for coach fares from Tampa to Gainesville. Coaches from Gainesville to Tampa are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than £18.05 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 12 days in advance. By doing so, you could save £19.70 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 4 hours and 56 minutes to cover the 118 miles (190 kilometers) from Tampa, FL to Gainesville, FL. However, the fastest coach only takes 2 hours and 45 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the coach.

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

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for coaches, as many passengers take the coach to Gainesville at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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 coach 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 coaches leave Tampa?

The first coach leaves at 07:00 and the last coach leaves at 13:00. To see the times for all coaches from Tampa to Gainesville, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are usually only 2 coaches per day from Tampa to Gainesville. One coach is a direct connection, meaning that you can stay on the same vehicle for the entire trip, without having to transfer onto a connecting coach at any point.

What coach companies travel from Tampa to Gainesville?

There are 3 coach lines from Tampa, Florida to Gainesville, Florida. Each of these companies only operates one coach on a typical day. The following table helps you compare the available choices:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound15h 6m£26.30
RedCoach Business12h 45m£34.23
Tornado Bus14h 29m£70.52

Where does the coach leave from in Tampa?

Coaches to Gainesville leave from multiple locations in Tampa, Florida. These are the 3 most popular coach stations:

  • Bus Terminal - 610 E Polk St
  • La Mexicana Latin
  • USF - Theatre Ctr - 3801 USF Holly Drive

Where does the coach arrive in Gainesville?

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

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

Price trends for coaches from Tampa to Gainesville

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