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Gainesville, FL to Miami bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$36.00
Shortest Duration6h 15m
Trips per day7
Bus lines5
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the distance from Gainesville to Miami?

Miami is 337 miles south from Gainesville, Florida. While Gainesville is located up toward Jacksonville and Tallahassee, Miami is in the southernmost portion of the state, close to the Florida Keys and the Everglades. The shortest bus trip from Gainesville to Miami takes about 6 hours and 10 minutes.

What is the best way to get from Gainesville to Miami?

The best way to get from Gainesville to Miami depends on your priorities. If saving money is your primary concern, the best way to get from Gainesville to Miami is to take a bus, which costs as little as $15, and takes between 6.5 and 9 hours depending on the bus carrier. The fastest way to get from Gainesville to Miami is to fly, which only takes 1 hour and 10 minutes — but tickets are expensive and start at more than $300.

Is it better to fly out of Miami or Gainesville?

Gainesville Regional Airport can be a good option for domestic flights, but if you’re flying internationally, you’ll most likely want to fly out of Miami, which has more airlines and routes.

How much is a bus ticket from Gainesville to Miami?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $46.43 was the low point for bus fares from Gainesville to Miami. Buses from Miami to Gainesville are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $46.43 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 18 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $15.28 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 7 hours and 55 minutes to cover the 299 miles (481 kilometers) from Gainesville to Miami. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 15 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?

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Gainesville?

The first bus leaves at 3:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Gainesville to Miami, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from Gainesville to Miami every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 5 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Gainesville, FL to Miami; ticket prices start at $49.00.

What bus companies travel from Gainesville to Miami?

There are 5 bus lines from Gainesville to Miami. With 5 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
Greyhound59h 4m$48.67
RedCoach Business37h 1m$55.18
RedCoach Economy16h 29m$43.70
RedCoach First Class26h 25m$82.35
Tornado Bus18h 44m$60.00

Where does the bus leave from in Gainesville?

Buses to Miami leave from multiple locations in Gainesville, Florida. These are the 4 most popular bus stations:

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

Where does the bus arrive in Miami?

Buses arrive in Miami at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Miami, Florida:

  • Miami Intermodal Ctr - 3801 NW 21 St
  • Miami Intl Airport - Departure Level, Concourse H, Bus Stop 5-6
  • Perimeter Rd & Nw 20th St
  • 2980 NW 7th St

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