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Journey Information

Gainesville, FL to Fort Lauderdale, FL bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$32.00
Shortest Duration5h 45m
Trips per day5
Bus lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Gainesville to Fort Lauderdale 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 Gainesville to Fort Lauderdale?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $41.00 was the low point for bus fares from Gainesville to Fort Lauderdale. Buses from Fort Lauderdale to Gainesville are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $41.00 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 21 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $31.35 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 6 hours and 30 minutes to cover the 278 miles (447 kilometers) from Gainesville, FL to Fort Lauderdale, FL. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 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?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Fort Lauderdale. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Gainesville?

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Gainesville to Fort Lauderdale, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Gainesville to Fort Lauderdale every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Florida to Florida without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Gainesville, FL to Fort Lauderdale, FL; ticket prices start at $48.00.

What bus companies travel from Gainesville to Fort Lauderdale?

There are 3 bus lines from Gainesville, Florida to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. With 3 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
Greyhound37h 37m$53.20
RedCoach Business15h 51m$72.50
RedCoach Economy15h 54m$64.96

Where does the bus leave from in Gainesville?

Gainesville, Florida has two bus stations with service to Fort Lauderdale, Florida:

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

Where does the bus arrive in Fort Lauderdale?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Fort Lauderdale, Florida:

  • Bus Terminal - 515 NE 3rd St
  • Ft Lauderdale Intl Airport - Ground Transportation Area 1, Arrivals Level, Concourse C, btwn Terminals 1-2

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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Gainesville, FL to Fort Lauderdale, FL
Based on 6 ratings and reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
September 21, 2019Solo travel
It was very pleasant and quick.
Nothing really.
Just have a book to read or a very good call phone or tablet and enjoy the ride.
May 30, 2019Solo travel
That the arrival and departure times were accurate.
The space and comfort of the seats on the bus.
Pack jackets and or blankets. People on both trips were cuddling up to me and it probably was because they didn't have something to keep them warm when the bus got cold.

Based on 1 reviews
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Based on 2 reviews
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