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Gainesville - Fort Myers Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Gainesville to Fort Myers. Traveling by bus from Gainesville to Fort Myers usually takes around 5 hours and 15 minutes, but the fastest RedCoach Business bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance210 mi (338 km)
Shortest duration5h 10m
Cheapest price$30.99
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceRedCoach Business
Bus lines3

How much is a bus ticket from Gainesville to Fort Myers?

Bus tickets for a trip from Gainesville to Fort Myers cost $57.06 on average. Tickets cheaper than $57.06 are an excellent bargain. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly average prices

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Bus tickets from Gainesville to Fort Myers are at their cheapest average price in September. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $62. On the other hand, traveling on this route during March might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for March trips cost $75, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

What bus companies travel from Gainesville to Fort Myers?

There are 3 bus lines from Gainesville to Fort Myers available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. Each of these companies only runs one bus per day. The following table helps you compare your available choices:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US110h 25m$89.41
RedCoach Business15h 10m$65.99
Tornado Bus15h 10m$100.00
  • 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 1 trips per day from Gainesville to Fort Myers, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 Fort Myers, Red Coach’s schedule offers 1 bus trips every day with prices starting from $31.
  • Tornado Bus is a Texan bus company operating in Texas and Mexico. Their bus service connects cities such as Houston, McAllen, San Antonio, and the international border at El Paso. Their buses offer onboard WiFi, plenty of leg room, air conditioning, restrooms, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 15 minutes to cover the 210 miles from Gainesville to Fort Myers. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 10 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Fort Myers 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, Saturday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go.

There is usually only one bus per day from Gainesville to Fort Myers. It leaves the station in Gainesville at 12:00pm each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

There is usually only one bus per day from Gainesville to Fort Myers. Fortunately, this happens to be a direct bus, meaning that you do not have to get on a different 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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Gainesville?

Main departure station: 1956 Gale Lemerand Drive

Buses to Fort Myers leave from 3 stations in Gainesville.

All bus stations in Gainesville:

  • 1956 Gale Lemerand Drive

  • 3509 SW Williston Rd

  • Rosa Parks Downtown Station

Where does the bus arrive in Fort Myers?

Main arrival station: Ft Myers, FL

Buses arrive in Fort Myers at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Fort Myers:

  • Ft Myers, FL

  • 7-Eleven

  • Ft Myers Bus Station

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