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Trains from Atlanta to Gainesville

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Atlanta - Gainesville Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Atlanta to Gainesville. Traveling by train from Atlanta to Gainesville usually takes around 52 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance50 mi (80 km)
Fastest train0h 52m
Lowest price$14.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Crescent
Train lines1

Price trends for trains from Atlanta to Gainesville

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Which train should you take from Atlanta to Gainesville?

Amtrak Crescent is the one and only train line which connects Atlanta to Gainesville. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Crescent10h 52m$16.58
  • Amtrak Crescent

    Amtrak Crescent

    The Crescent is Amtrak’s passenger train service that runs from New York to New Orleans by way of Atlanta. As an overnight service, the Crescent offers a variety of amenities and accommodation options. There’s also a café car where you can enjoy freshly prepared meals and a variety of soft and alcoholic beverages. Like all Amtrak trains, the Crescent offers free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom. Train trips from Atlanta to Gainesville take about 0 hours and 52 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from $14.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Atlanta to Gainesville during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train 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, train 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.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

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 train journey from Atlanta to Gainesville?

The distance between Atlanta and Gainesville is approximately 50 miles, or 80 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 52 minutes, It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Gainesville.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Atlanta to Gainesville are the most crowded on Sunday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Saturday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Atlanta at 11:00pm and arrives in Gainesville within the hour.

Is there a direct train from Atlanta to Gainesville?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Gainesville with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Gainesville to Atlanta.

City Information

Atlanta

Atlanta, GA - ATL-0

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Atlanta, GA - ATL-1

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Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and the largest city in the Peach State. Located in the heart of America’s South, Atlanta is one of the foremost economic and cultural hubs in the region and the United States in general. As such, it's among the best vacation destinations in Georgia.

The city has played a major role in the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. As a result, across Atlanta you can find various museums and points of interest dedicated to the lives and works of various key figures in those events, including the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and the Atlanta History Center. Unsurprisingly, Atlanta is an important stop on our MLK Jr. itinerary.

Atlanta is also a key hub for the U.S. entertainment industry, and it offers some of the best nightlife experiences in the country. Here, you will find some of the finest craft beer in America and enjoy some of the best and most authentic southern food.

Atlanta is easily accessible by both bus and train from various parts of the country, and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s location on the city’s outskirts makes it easy to travel to Atlanta from all over the world.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Atlanta?

Peachtree Station - 1688 Peachtree St NW - ATLAMT-0

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Main departure station: Peachtree Station - 1688 Peachtree St NW

Located at 1688 Peachtree Street NW in Atlanta’s Brookwood Hills neighborhood, the historic two-track Peachtree Train Station opened in 1918 in the style of an Italian Renaissance pavilion. The station, which is now on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, features classic pilasters and columns. More than 70,000 passengers travel on Amtrak’s Crescent train services from Peachtree Station to major destinations including New Orleans, New York, and Washington D.C. Within the station building are two waiting rooms, restrooms, vending machines, and a ticket sales office. The station has accessible entrances and limited paid parking.

All train stations in Atlanta:

  • Peachtree Station - 1688 Peachtree St NW

Where is the train station in Gainesville?

Main arrival station: 116 Industrial Blvd

Gainesville has one train station.

All train stations in Gainesville:

  • 116 Industrial Blvd

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