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Bus Route Overview: Gainesville to Orlando

There are 11 intercity buses per day from Gainesville to Orlando. Traveling by bus from Gainesville to Orlando usually takes around 2 hours and 28 minutes, but the fastest RedCoach Business bus can make the trip in just one hour and 50 minutes.

Distance96 mi (154 km)
Shortest duration1h 50m
Cheapest price€18.09
Trips per day10
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines7

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Gainesville to Orlando

(Based on 9 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Anadaisy

25 October 2019- Visiting family

RedCoach First Class

Could not located seat belt latch

Could not located seat belt latch

5.0

Qiong

28 August 2019- Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: Travel for Sample testing. Cons: Cleaner and on time. Tips: The staff at the station is pretty nice and remember to print your ticket.

Pros: Travel for Sample testing. Cons: Cleaner and on time. Tips: The staff at the station is pretty nice and remember to print your ticket.

5.0

Chiranjib

13 August 2019- Vacation

Greyhound

Pros: nice timing of the bus service. Cons: no wifi in greyhound. Tips: megabus is better than greyhound.

Pros: nice timing of the bus service. Cons: no wifi in greyhound. Tips: megabus is better than greyhound.

2.0

Jean

7 June 2019- Visiting family

Megabus

Something might have been wrong with the suspension, the bus kept vibrating.

Something might have been wrong with the suspension, the bus kept vibrating.

How much is a bus ticket from Gainesville to Orlando?

€20.71 is the average price of a bus ticket from Gainesville to Orlando. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. 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

€43€29€14MayMay

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Gainesville to Orlando is expected to range from €27 to €34. If you are looking to travel to Orlando within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from €27. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are €27 and can be found on 24 May 2022.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in September. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just €24 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Gainesville to Orlando in December, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to €28 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

€48€38€29€19€103020100

Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 27 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save €12.59 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Gainesville to Orlando?

There are 7 bus lines from Gainesville to Orlando available for you to search and book on Wanderu. With 4 daily trips, FlixBus US 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
El Expreso Bus17h 41m€63.46
FlixBus US42h 49m€21.48
Greyhound42h 19m€32.08
RedCoach Business21h 54m€42.68
RedCoach Economy12h 7m€40.96
RedCoach First Class12h 6m€59.05
Tornado Bus18h 15m€63.16
  • El Expreso Bus

    El Expreso Bus

    El Expreso Bus, a sub-brand of Tornado Bus Company, operates intercity bus trips in the United States, plus several routes that cross the border into Mexico. The carrier’s professional and helpful staff are often fluent in both English and Spanish. El Expreso buses feature comfortable seats, onboard restrooms, power outlets, and free WiFi. The average ticket price for a Gainesville to Orlando trip is €62 on El Expreso Bus, and they usually make the trip in just 7 hours and 41 minutes.

  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    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 4 trips per day from Gainesville to Orlando, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    Greyhound is the largest nationwide coach 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 4 bus trips from Gainesville to Orlando every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 19 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Orlando usually start from €25.

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  • RedCoach Business

    RedCoach Business

    Red Coach is an American bus company headquartered in Orlando, FL and one of the most prominent ground travel providers in the United States. Red Coach buses are some of the best in the industry, featuring large reclining seats, extra legroom, flat screen TVs, as well as free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. Red Coach Business service features 18 inch wide seats, foot rests and 2 checked bags. For journeys from Gainesville to Orlando, Red Coach’s schedule offers 2 bus trips every day with prices starting from €18.
  • RedCoach Economy

    RedCoach Economy

    Red Coach is an American bus company headquartered in Orlando, FL and one of the most prominent ground travel providers in the United States. Red Coach buses are some of the best in the industry, featuring large reclining seats, extra legroom, flat screen TVs, as well as free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. For journeys from Gainesville to Orlando, Red Coach’s schedule offers 1 bus trips every day with prices starting from €41.
  • RedCoach First Class

    RedCoach First Class

    Red Coach is an American bus company headquartered in Orlando, FL and one of the most prominent ground travel providers in the United States. Red Coach buses are some of the best in the industry, featuring large reclining seats, extra legroom, flat screen TVs, as well as free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. Red Coach First Class is one of the most luxurious way to travel featuring 21 inch wide seats that recline up to 140 degrees, footrests and 2 included checked bags. For journeys from Gainesville to Orlando, Red Coach’s schedule offers 1 bus trips every day with prices starting from €59.
  • Tornado Bus

    Tornado Bus

    Tornado Bus is a regional bus company that primarily serves the southern United States and Mexico. Founded in 1993, Tornado Bus Company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. For Tornado travel from Gainesville to Orlando, Tornado operates 1 scheduled trips per day with prices starting from €62.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Gainesville to Orlando during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 28 minutes to cover the 154 kilometers from Gainesville to Orlando. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 50 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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.

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

Buses from Gainesville to Orlando are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your bus tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Thursday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Gainesville?

The first bus leaves at 06:00 and the last bus leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all buses from Gainesville to Orlando, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 11 scheduled buses that travel from Gainesville to Orlando every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 10 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

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.

Orlando

Orlando is the Theme Park Capital of the World, thanks to the high density of thrilling parks like Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, LEGOLAND, Gatorland and more. It's no wonder we rated Orlando the #1 travel destination for families. Family vacation or not, if the highlight of your trip is picking out a wand at Ollivanders in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter or finally meeting Elsa in the Magic Kingdom, you know we won't judge.

Winter Park and Thornton Park – not more theme parks, we promise – are trendy neighborhoods where you can experience some of Orlando's world-class shopping, dining, and craft beer. You can also immerse yourself in some of Florida's unique wildlife at Orlando Wetlands Park, or the more central Lake Eola Park downtown. Orlando enjoys an average of 233 days of sunshine a year, so even though it's one of the cheapest cities to visit over Spring Break, you'll soak up that sweet, sweet sun almost any time of year.

Craving the ocean? Head a few hours outside Orlando for some of Florida's gorgeous beaches like New Smyrna Beach, Cocoa Beach, and the Canaveral National Seashore. Two large airports, as well as many bus and train companies with service in the area, mean that traveling from Orlando to other sunny Florida destinations and beyond is a breeze.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Gainesville?

Departure stations

Buses to Orlando leave from 4 stations in Gainesville.

All bus stations in Gainesville:

  • Rosa Parks Downtown Station

  • Bus Terminal - 101 NE 23rd Ave

  • 1956 Gale Lemerand Drive

  • 3509 SW Williston Rd

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