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Gainesville to Naples bus

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Gainesville - Naples Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Gainesville to Naples. Traveling by bus from Gainesville to Naples usually takes around 6 hours and 38 minutes, but the fastest RedCoach Business bus can make the trip in 5 hours and 55 minutes.

Distance245 mi (394 km)
Shortest duration5h 55m
Cheapest price$35.99
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Gainesville to Naples?

Bus tickets for a trip from Gainesville to Naples cost $63.32 on average. While it’s a bit pricey for a bus ticket, it’s still significantly more cost-effective than flying. 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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Taking the bus from Gainesville to Naples is usually cheapest in December, when the average ticket price is only $69. If you're planning to take the bus from Gainesville to Naples during March, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $88. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

What bus companies travel from Gainesville to Naples?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Gainesville to Naples that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus US usually offers more choice, with 3 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US310h 8m$92.04
RedCoach Business15h 56m$76.89
  • 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 3 trips per day from Gainesville to Naples, 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 Naples, Red Coach’s schedule offers 1 bus trips every day with prices starting from $36.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 38 minutes to cover the 245 miles from Gainesville to Naples. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 55 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.

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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 12:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Gainesville to Naples, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Gainesville to Naples 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.

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: Rosa Parks Downtown Station

Gainesville has two bus stations with service to Naples.

All bus stations in Gainesville:

  • Rosa Parks Downtown Station

  • 1956 Gale Lemerand Drive

Where does the bus arrive in Naples?

Main arrival station: 8875 Davis Blvd

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Naples.

All bus stations in Naples:

  • 8875 Davis Blvd

  • 8875 Davis Blvd

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