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Journey Information

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

Cheapest price$15.00
Shortest Duration2h 0m
Trips per day5
Bus lines4

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Does the bus take you directly from Orlando to Gainesville?

Unfortunately there are currently no buses that go the entire distance from Orlando to Gainesville. At some point, you will need to switch onto another vehicle to complete the journey, such as a local shuttle or even a train. More details are available as you peruse individual tickets.

How much is a bus ticket from Orlando to Gainesville?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $19.29 was the low point for bus fares from Orlando to Gainesville. Buses from Gainesville to Orlando are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $19.29 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 17 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $15.26 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 2 hours and 17 minutes to cover the 96 miles (154 kilometers) from Orlando, FL to Gainesville, FL. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours, 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?

Because many passengers travel from Orlando to Gainesville at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Orlando?

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Orlando to Gainesville, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Orlando to Gainesville 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 Orlando to Gainesville?

There are 4 bus lines from Orlando, Florida to Gainesville, 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$19.95
RedCoach Business12h 0m$41.72
RedCoach Economy12h 8m$33.84
Tornado Bus17h 28m$85.60

Where does the bus leave from in Orlando?

Buses to Gainesville leave from multiple locations in Orlando, Florida. These are the 3 most popular bus stations:

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

Where does the bus arrive in Gainesville?

Buses arrive in Gainesville at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Gainesville, Florida:

  • Bus Terminal - 101 NE 23rd Ave
  • Frazier Rogers Hall (after Feb 1, 1596 Gale Lemerand Dr)
  • 3509 SW Williston Rd

Price trends for buses from Orlando to Gainesville

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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Orlando, FL to Gainesville, FL
Based on 4 ratings and reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 33 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
December 6, 2019Visiting friends
The scenery.
If an item is lost, they should have better methods to find it.
Hold on to your things.
November 9, 2019Solo travel
It was average.
Arrival time. I would really appreciate it if the bus left stops on time and arrived at the destination on time. My bus stayed at the gas station for well over the time we were scheduled to be there, and it resulted in the bus arriving to the stop in Gainesville over ha...More

Based on 1 reviews
Users that traveled with RedCoach First Class report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)

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