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Gainesville - Hollywood Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Gainesville to Hollywood. Traveling by bus from Gainesville to Hollywood usually takes around 8 hours and 28 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance284 mi (458 km)
Shortest duration7h 10m
Cheapest price$37.48
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Gainesville to Hollywood

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Maria

September 2, 2019- Visiting family

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My mother is happy with this trip..thanks

How much is a bus ticket from Gainesville to Hollywood?

Bus tickets for a trip from Gainesville to Hollywood cost $48.00 on average. Tickets cheaper than $48.00 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.

Average prices by travel date

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Bus tickets from Gainesville to Hollywood are expected to cost between $46 and $67 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Hollywood within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $47. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly avg. prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Gainesville to Hollywood, mark your calendar for August. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $51. However, taking the bus from Gainesville to Hollywood during November is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $70. The best way to find deals on a trip in November is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches

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The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 29 days in advance to save $35.07 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Gainesville to Hollywood?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Gainesville to Hollywood that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 2 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US28h 9m$85.40
Greyhound28h 32m$59.89
  • 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 2 trips per day from Gainesville to Hollywood, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus 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 2 bus trips from Gainesville to Hollywood every day, with the average journey taking around 8 hours and 32 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Hollywood usually start from $37.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 28 minutes to cover the 284 miles from Gainesville to Hollywood. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 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.

Because many passengers travel from Gainesville to Hollywood at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

The first bus leaves at 4:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Gainesville to Hollywood, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Gainesville to Hollywood every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Gainesville, FL to Hollywood, FL; ticket prices start at $64.00.

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.

Hollywood

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Though much less well-known than its counterpart in California, Hollywood, FL, is a city worthy of exploring as well. The city's star attraction is its spectacular beach, which features soft white sand and turquoise water just begging to be photographed. The beach itself features many different shops and cafes, so don't hesitate to take a step back and enjoy some downtime! The best way to do so is by strolling the 2.5-mile-long boardwalk, which offers unobstructed views of the great ocean. If you are not interested in the beach, head to the Anne Kolb Nature Center, a mangrove wetland with unique flora and fauna.

Due to its proximity to the Atlantic, Hollywood is the perfect spot to enjoy the freshest seafood around. For Mediterranean-inspired dishes, check out A La Turca Mediterranean Cuisine. However, if you want classic American eats, you should head toward Hollywood Grill.

Bus and train routes connect Hollywood to Miami, West Palm Beach, Orlando, and destinations beyond Florida via transfers. Air travel is provided by the nearby Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport, but you could also travel from Fort Lauderdale to the larger Miami Airport for more varied flight options.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Gainesville?

Main departure station: Gainesville Bus Stop

Gainesville’s bus terminal at 101 NE 23rd Ave is located a few miles north of downtown Gainesville, in a retail area including dollar stores and several takeout restaurants. Greyhound and Amtrak Thruway intercity buses operate trips from this station to cities like Orlando, Atlanta, and Miami. The station building has an information desk, restrooms, and vending machines for travelers’ convenience.

All bus stations in Gainesville:

  • Gainesville Bus Stop

  • Rosa Parks Downtown Station

Where does the bus arrive in Hollywood?

Main arrival station: Sheridan St Rail Station (Bus Stops)

All buses from Gainesville arrive at one main station in Hollywood.

All bus stations in Hollywood:

  • Sheridan St Rail Station (Bus Stops)

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