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Gainesville - Tallahassee Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 13 intercity buses per day from Gainesville to Tallahassee. Traveling by bus from Gainesville to Tallahassee usually takes around 2 hours and 48 minutes, but the fastest RedCoach Business bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance129 mi (208 km)
Shortest duration2h 25m
Cheapest price$21.99
Trips per day12
Most frequent serviceRedCoach Business
Bus lines5

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How much is a bus ticket from Gainesville to Tallahassee?

Bus tickets for a trip from Gainesville to Tallahassee cost $32.97 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. 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 Tallahassee are expected to cost between $32 and $50 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Tallahassee within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $35. 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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Bus tickets from Gainesville to Tallahassee are at their cheapest average price in December. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $34. On the other hand, traveling on this route during March might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for March trips cost $40, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

Prices as travel date approaches

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To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 29 days in advance to save up to $18.54.

What bus companies travel from Gainesville to Tallahassee?

There are 5 bus lines from Gainesville to Tallahassee available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 6 daily trips, RedCoach Business 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
FlixBus US12h 40m$36.12
Greyhound23h 10m$45.29
RedCoach Business62h 35m$39.92
RedCoach Economy32h 34m$37.36
RedCoach First Class22h 35m$50.95
  • 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 1 trips per day from Gainesville to Tallahassee, 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 Tallahassee every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 10 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Tallahassee usually start from $25.

  • 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 Tallahassee, Red Coach’s schedule offers 6 bus trips every day with prices starting from $22.
  • 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 Tallahassee, Red Coach’s schedule offers 3 bus trips every day with prices starting from $32.
  • 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 Tallahassee, Red Coach’s schedule offers 2 bus trips every day with prices starting from $43.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 48 minutes to cover the 129 miles from Gainesville to Tallahassee. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 25 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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.

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Gainesville to Tallahassee 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, 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.

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Gainesville to Tallahassee, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 13 scheduled buses that travel from Gainesville to Tallahassee every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 12 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

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.

Tallahassee

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State capital since 1824, Tallahassee abounds in southern charm despite its northern location within Florida. Much of this sense of open friendliness has been created by careful town planning that sees wide boulevards and public spaces dotted with shade- and color-providing trees.

A student population of more than 70,000 makes Tallahassee one of northern Florida's most inclusive and exciting cities to visit.

A plethora of nationally-important collections includes the Museum of Florida History and the Tallahassee Automobile Museum. At the same time, Railroad Square Art District is an area brimming with small independent stores and working artists' studios.

Head just a short distance south and you're soon in the wilds of the 1,000-square-mile Apalachicola National Forest and the pristine coastline of Apalachee Bay.

As the largest city in the Florida Big Bend and Panhandle regions, Tallahassee boasts many public transportation options. Popular bus routes include from and to Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Gainesville?

Main departure station: 1956 Gale Lemerand Drive

Buses to Tallahassee leave from 3 stations in Gainesville.

All bus stations in Gainesville:

  • 1956 Gale Lemerand Drive

  • Gainesville Bus Stop

  • Rosa Parks Downtown Station

Where does the bus arrive in Tallahassee?

Main arrival station: 329 Marriott Dr

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

All bus stations in Tallahassee:

  • 329 Marriott Dr

  • 1021 St Augustine St

  • 112 W Tennessee St

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