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Journey Information

Gainesville, FL to Orlando, FL bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$14.00
Shortest Duration1h 50m
Trips per day5
Bus lines4

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Gainesville to Orlando 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 Orlando?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $17.00 was the low point for bus fares from Gainesville to Orlando. Buses from Orlando to Gainesville are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $17.00 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 23 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $34.10 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 3 hours and 11 minutes to cover the 96 miles (154 kilometers) from Gainesville, FL to Orlando, FL. However, the fastest bus only takes 1 hour 50 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Gainesville to Orlando for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Gainesville?

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Gainesville to Orlando, 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 Orlando 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.

What bus companies travel from Gainesville to Orlando?

There are 4 bus lines from Gainesville, Florida to Orlando, 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
Greyhound32h 24m$23.08
RedCoach Business11h 51m$39.50
RedCoach Economy12h 7m$38.12
Tornado Bus18h 13m$77.88

Where does the bus leave from in Gainesville?

Buses to Orlando leave from multiple locations in Gainesville, Florida. These are the 3 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 Orlando?

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

  • Bus Terminal - 555 N John Young Pkwy
  • 1777 McCoy Rd
  • 2417 W OakRidge Rd
  • University of Central Florida

Price trends for buses from Gainesville to Orlando

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Gainesville, FL to Orlando, FL

(Based on 9 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Anadaisy

October 25, 2019 - Visiting family

RedCoach First Class

Could not located seat belt latch Could not located seat belt latch

5.0

Qiong

August 28, 2019 - Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: Travel for Sample testing. Cons: Cleaner and on time. Tips: The staff at the station is pretty nice and remember to print your ticket. Pros: Travel for Sample testing. Cons: Cleaner and on time. Tips: The staff at the station is pretty nice and remember to print your ticket.

5.0

Chiranjib

August 13, 2019 - Vacation

Greyhound

Pros: nice timing of the bus service. Cons: no wifi in greyhound. Tips: megabus is better than greyhound. Pros: nice timing of the bus service. Cons: no wifi in greyhound. Tips: megabus is better than greyhound.

2.0

Jean

June 7, 2019 - Visiting family

Megabus

Something might have been wrong with the suspension, the bus kept vibrating.Something might have been wrong with the suspension, the bus kept vibrating.

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