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There are 7 ways to get from Fort Lauderdale to Gainesville by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Miami, fly to Gainesville  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Fort Lauderdale Broward Station to Miami Airport Station
  2. Fly from Miami (MIA) to Gainesville (GNV) MIA - GNV

$146 - $397

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Train, Megabus  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Fort Lauderdale Amtrak to Orlando Amtrak Silver Meteor / ...
  2. Take the Megabus from Orlando to Gainesville

$62 - $140

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Fly Fort Lauderdale to Orlando, Megabus  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Orlando (MCO) FLL - MCO
  2. Take the Megabus from Orlando to Gainesville

$68 - $259

Train to Miami, fly to Orlando, Megabus  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Fort Lauderdale Broward Station to Miami Airport Station
  2. Fly from Miami (MIA) to Orlando (MCO) MIA - MCO
  3. Take the Megabus from Orlando to Gainesville

$80 - $351

Bus  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort Lauderdale, FL - Tri-Rail Station to Port St Lucie, FL - Travel Plaza 1301 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Fort Pierce to Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station RedCoach

$80 - $134

Bus, Megabus  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Pompano Beach, FL McDonalds to Orlando Airport Javax Bus
  2. Take the Megabus from Orlando to Gainesville

$67 - $78

Drive  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Fort Lauderdale to Gainesville 311.8 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Fort Lauderdale to Gainesville is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Fort Lauderdale to Gainesville is to train and fly which costs $140 - $400 and takes 4 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Fort Lauderdale to Gainesville. However, there are services departing from Central Terminal - and arriving at Gainesville via Pompano Beach, FL McDonalds, Oia Transfer Center and Orlando. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 15 min.

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The distance between Fort Lauderdale and Gainesville is 279 miles. The road distance is 311.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Fort Lauderdale to Gainesville without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 54 min and costs $80 - $140.

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It takes approximately 4 h 20 min to get from Fort Lauderdale to Gainesville, including transfers.

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Fort Lauderdale to Gainesville bus services, operated by Javax Bus, depart from Pompano Beach, FL McDonalds station.

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The quickest flight from Miami Airport to Gainesville Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 8 min.

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Fort Lauderdale to Gainesville bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Gainesville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fort Lauderdale to Gainesville is 312 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 9 min to drive from Fort Lauderdale to Gainesville.

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Map of how to get from Fort Lauderdale to Gainesville.
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  • Distance: 279.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 20 min

What companies run services between Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA and Gainesville, FL, USA?

You can take a bus from Fort Lauderdale to Gainesville via Fort Lauderdale Airport Station, Fort Lauderdale, FL - Tri-Rail Station, Port St Lucie, FL - Travel Plaza, and Fort Pierce in around 7 h 54 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Miami to Gainesville
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Miami to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Silver Airways
Website
silverairways.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Fort Lauderdale Amtrak to Orlando Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
Bus operators
The Florida Express Bus
Phone
407-442-2810
Website
busticketreservations.com
Bus from Fort Lauderdale, FL - Tri-Rail Station to Port St Lucie, FL - Travel Plaza
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $60
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American Bus Tickets
Red Coach
Phone
+1 877 733 0724
Email
webtickets@redcoachusa.com
Website
redcoachusa.com
Bus from Fort Pierce to Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Book at
redcoachusa.com
First Class
$60 - $85
Business
$50 - $70
Javax Bus
Phone
407-299-6360
Email
info@floridatransportation.net
Website
javaxbus.com
Bus from Pompano Beach, FL McDonalds to Orlando Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
javaxbus.com
Book at
gotobus.com

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American Airlines offers flights from Miami Airport to Gainesville Airport.

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There are 49+ hotels available in Gainesville. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Fort Lauderdale to Fort Lauderdale Airport is to line 01 bus which takes 21 min and costs $2 - $3.

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