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Gainesville - Savannah Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 5 intercity buses per day from Gainesville to Savannah. Traveling by bus from Gainesville to Savannah usually takes around 10 hours and 4 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance183 mi (295 km)
Shortest duration7h 25m
Cheapest price$23.97
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Gainesville to Savannah?

Bus tickets for a trip from Gainesville to Savannah cost $35.83 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

$60$40$20JulJul

If you're planning to travel by bus from Gainesville to Savannah in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $31 to $54. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on July 28, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Savannah this week, bus tickets are available starting at $35.

Monthly avg. prices

$75$60$45$30$15ASONDJFMAMJJ
Bus tickets from Gainesville to Savannah are at their cheapest average price in September. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $45. On the other hand, traveling on this route during November might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for November trips cost $62, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

Prices as travel date approaches

$125$100$75$50$253020100

Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 14 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $58.89 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Gainesville to Savannah?

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

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US411h 6m$71.50
Greyhound39h 58m$44.70
  • 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 4 trips per day from Gainesville to Savannah, 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 3 bus trips from Gainesville to Savannah every day, with the average journey taking around 9 hours and 58 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Savannah usually start from $24.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 10 hours and 4 minutes to cover the 183 miles from Gainesville to Savannah. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 25 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.

Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Savannah. 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.

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Gainesville to Savannah, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Gainesville to Savannah 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.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Gainesville, FL to Savannah, GA; ticket prices start at $48.00.

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.

Savannah

As the oldest city in the state of Georgia, Savannah still impressively preserves a charming vibe that so many cities have lost. For fans of U.S. history, the city is a must-not-miss, as it houses one of the oldest Black churches in the country, the First African Baptist Church. Fort Pulaski, famous for being a safe haven for enslaved African Americans, has now been converted into a national monument where visitors can learn more about the city’s heritage. Among the most unique destinations in Savannah is the 100-year-old Bonaventure Cemetery, which serves as the final resting place for many famous people.

Savannah's cuisine is just one of many reasons the city ranks in the best vacation destinations in Georgia. Savannah offers staple Southern fried dishes that will indulge your senses. The best place to try these indulgences is The Olde Pink House. If you are looking for some black-owned eateries, Sisters Real Southern Cooking and Geneva’s Famous Chicken & Cornbread Co. will suffice.

Visitors can reach Savannah by bus via service from several different bus carriers, most of which operate out of the bus terminal at 610 W Oglethorpe Ave. The local Amtrak station takes on the Palmetto, and the Silver Meteor and Silver Star trains. The principal airport in the city, the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, sits 8 miles northwest of the Savannah Historic District, and it also provides quick access to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Gainesville?

Main departure station: Gainesville Bus Stop

Gainesville’s bus terminal at 101 NE 23rd Ave is located a few miles north of downtown Gainesville, in a retail area including dollar stores and several takeout restaurants. Greyhound and Amtrak Thruway intercity buses operate trips from this station to cities like Orlando, Atlanta, and Miami. The station building has an information desk, restrooms, and vending machines for travelers’ convenience.

All bus stations in Gainesville:

  • Gainesville Bus Stop

  • Rosa Parks Downtown Station

Where does the bus arrive in Savannah?

Main arrival station: Savannah

Located in the Yamacraw Village neighborhood of downtown, the bus terminal at 610 W Oglethorpe Ave is a hub for bus travel in and out of Savannah. Jefferson Lines, Greyhound, and Southeastern Stages buses stop at this station and travel to destinations throughout the South, like Atlanta, Charlotte, Orlando, and beyond. The station has an indoor seating area complete with vending machines, restrooms, and an ATM. A variety of hotels, restaurants, and coffee shops surround the station, and you can even stop by the SCAD Museum of Art around the corner to experience some of Savannah’s culture before or after your trip. Local buses also stop in front of the station to make it easy to continue to your final destination.

All bus stations in Savannah:

  • Savannah

  • 1 Gateway Blvd S

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