Gainesville to Port Saint Lucie buses

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Gainesville - Port Saint Lucie Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Gainesville to Port Saint Lucie. Traveling by bus from Gainesville to Port Saint Lucie usually takes around 6 hours and 11 minutes, but the fastest RedCoach Business bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance203 mi (327 km)
Shortest duration4h 10m
Cheapest price$39.98
Most frequent serviceRedCoach Economy
Bus lines6

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Gainesville to Port Saint Lucie

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Thomas

August 19, 2022- Business

RedCoach Business

Pros: lots of leg room on the bus. Cons: nothing to wash your hands with on the bus.

Pros: lots of leg room on the bus. Cons: nothing to wash your hands with on the bus.

How much is a bus ticket from Gainesville to Port Saint Lucie?

Typically $62.11 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to Port Saint Lucie. Considering the long haul nature of the trip to Port Saint Lucie and taking into account ease of bus travel tickets this price is a great deal It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in October. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $36 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Gainesville to Port Saint Lucie in August, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $76 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. Booking in advance is the best way to find cheap bus tickets.

What bus companies travel from Gainesville to Port Saint Lucie?

There are 6 bus lines from Gainesville to Port Saint Lucie 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
El Expreso Bus17h 20m$98.90
FlixBus US210h 43m$53.07
RedCoach Business14h 23m$74.70
RedCoach Economy14h 22m$63.80
RedCoach First Class14h 15m$84.23
Tornado Bus17h 56m$98.90
  • El Expreso Bus

    El Expreso Bus

    El Expreso is a bus company with service to nine US states, including Illinois, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. Their buses have TV screens for onboard entertainment, outlets, complimentary WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning, and most of their staff is fluent in English and Spanish.

  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    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 Port Saint Lucie, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • RedCoach Business

    RedCoach Business

    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 Port Saint Lucie, Red Coach’s schedule offers 1 bus trips every day with prices starting from $62.
  • RedCoach Economy

    RedCoach Economy

    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. For journeys from Gainesville to Port Saint Lucie, Red Coach’s schedule offers 1 bus trips every day with prices starting from $47.
  • RedCoach First Class

    RedCoach First Class

    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 First Class is one of the most luxurious way to travel featuring 21 inch wide seats that recline up to 140 degrees, footrests and 2 included checked bags. For journeys from Gainesville to Port Saint Lucie, Red Coach’s schedule offers 1 bus trips every day with prices starting from $56.
  • Tornado Bus

    Tornado Bus

    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

Is it safe to travel by bus from Gainesville to Port Saint Lucie during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Gainesville to Port Saint Lucie?

The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 11 minutes to cover the 203 miles from Gainesville to Port Saint Lucie. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 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.

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

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Port Saint Lucie. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Gainesville?

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 3:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Gainesville to Port Saint Lucie, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Gainesville to Port Saint Lucie every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

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.

Port Saint Lucie

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Port Saint Lucie, FL - PSL-1

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Map out a Florida vacation and it will most probably lead you to Port Saint Lucie. Situated on the Atlantic Ocean coastline of southern Florida, the city includes long ribbons of pristine sand beaches that are an ideal escape from it all.

Head inland, and you'll find a heart ringed by stunning waterways and roughly 20,000 acres of a nature reserve that are just waiting to be discovered. There are various opportunities to try your luck on a fishing adventure, strike out with a rucksack on a day's hike, or ride horses at full gallop in the shallows. Should you prefer, there's also ample opportunity to take to the saddle of a mountain bike to raise the heart rate or enjoy a sedate round of golf at PGA-level facilities.

Neatly positioned between Miami to the south and Orlando to the north, Port Saint Lucie makes for a great way to break up a journey. Buses make frequent arrivals at Port Saint Lucie Service Plaza at Florida Turnpike Mile 144, just two miles from the city center, as well as at 2031 SW Gatlin Blvd and La Bonita.

The ride to Orlando or Miami will take around 3.5 hours, while if you choose, it's possible to head as far afield as Philadelphia, too.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Gainesville?

Main departure station: 1956 Gale Lemerand Drive

Buses to Port Saint Lucie leave from 3 stations in Gainesville.

All bus stations in Gainesville:

  • 1956 Gale Lemerand Drive

  • Rosa Parks Downtown Station

  • 3509 SW Williston Rd

Where does the bus arrive in Port Saint Lucie?

Main arrival station: Port Saint Lucie Service Plaza - Florida Turnpike Mile 144

Buses arrive in Port Saint Lucie at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Port Saint Lucie:

  • Port Saint Lucie Service Plaza - Florida Turnpike Mile 144

  • 2031 SW Gatlin Blvd

  • La Bonita

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