How to get from Fort Lauderdale to Gainesville

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Recommended option

Train, bus Red Coach  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Northbound / ...
  2. Miami-Tallahassee

$51 - $106

Cheapest option

Bus, Megabus  •  10 h 9 min

$23 - $67

7 alternative options

Train Amtrak, bus  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Silver Meteor / ...
  2. 1243 / ...

$71 - $167

Train Amtrak, bus #2  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Silver Meteor / ...
  2. Miami-Tallahassee

$70 - $182

Drive  •  5 h 9 min

  1. 311.8 miles

$30 - $45

Bus to Miami, fly to Gainesville  •  4 h 19 min

  1. MIA - GNV

$150 - $409

Fly Fort Lauderdale to Orlando, bus  •  6 h 32 min

  1. FLL - MCO

$77 - $300

Fly Fort Lauderdale to Tampa, bus  •  8 h 5 min

  1. FLL - TPA

$92 - $352

Fly Miami to Orlando, bus  •  6 h 50 min

  1. MIA - MCO

$93 - $405

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

You can take a bus from Fort Lauderdale to Gainesville via Orlando and Orlando, FL in around 10 h 9 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $360
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Miami to Gainesville
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Miami to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Silver Airways
Website
silverairways.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Miami to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $480
Train operators
Brightline
Website
gobrightline.com
Train from Fort Lauderdale Station to West Palm Beach Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
gobrightline.com
Book at
gobrightline.com
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Fort Lauderdale Amtrak to Kissimmee Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$210 - $290
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
Red Coach
Phone
+1 877 733 0724
Website
redcoachusa.com
Bus from West Palm Beach, FL to Gainesville
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Schedules at
redcoachusa.com
Standard Fare
$35 - $80
Web Fare
$35 - $55
Flexible Fare
$40 - $90
Bus from Orlando - RedCoach Station, FL to Gainesville
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $65
Schedules at
redcoachusa.com
Standard Fare
$25 - $55
Web Fare
$22 - $40
Flexible Fare
$28 - $65
Bus from Tampa - USF, FL to Gainesville
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $65
Schedules at
redcoachusa.com
Standard Fare
$25 - $55
Web Fare
$22 - $40
Flexible Fare
$29 - $65
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Orlando, Fl to Gainesville, Fl
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $45
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Orlando, FL to Gainesville, FL
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Fort Lauderdale to Miami, FL
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $14
Schedules at
us.megabus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Fort Lauderdale and Gainesville is 447 km. The road distance is 499 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Fort Lauderdale to Gainesville is to bus and fly which takes 4 h 19 min and costs $150 - $410.

No, there is no direct bus from Fort Lauderdale to Gainesville. However, there are services departing from Fort Lauderdale and arriving at Gainesville, FL via Orlando, FL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 9 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 59 min to get from Fort Lauderdale to Gainesville, including transfers.