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

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Recommended option

Bus La Cubana  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Punta Gorda, FL to Ocala, FL Atlanta route
  2. Take the bus from Ocala to Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station RedCoach

$234 - $248

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Ft Myers, Fl to Tampa, Fl 1008 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tampa Downtown to Gainesville - UF RedCoach

$54 - $99

5 alternative options

Bus, Megabus  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort Myers - Walmart to Orlando Airport Javax Bus
  2. Take the Megabus from Orlando to Gainesville

$65 - $75

Drive  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Fort Myers to Gainesville 255.2 miles

$25 - $40

Fly Ft. Myers to Gainesville  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Ft. Myers (RSW) to Gainesville (GNV) RSW - GNV

$236 - $1,207

Bus to Miami, fly to Gainesville  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort Myers, FL to Miami Airport
  2. Fly from Miami (MIA) to Gainesville (GNV) MIA - GNV

$183 - $441

Fly Ft. Myers to Orlando, Megabus  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Ft. Myers (RSW) to Orlando (MCO) RSW - MCO
  2. Take the Megabus from Orlando to Gainesville

$120 - $491

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Fort Myers to Gainesville station. However, there are services departing from Fort Myers - Walmart and arriving at Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station via Punta Gorda, FL and Ocala. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 25 min.

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The distance between Fort Myers and Gainesville is 213 miles. The road distance is 255.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Fort Myers to Gainesville without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 25 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 25 min to get from Fort Myers to Gainesville, including transfers.

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Fort Myers to Gainesville bus services, operated by La Cubana, depart from Punta Gorda, FL station.

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The best way to get from Fort Myers to Gainesville is to bus which takes 6 h 25 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 7 h 55 min.

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There is no direct flight from Ft. Myers Airport to Gainesville Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 51 min and has one stopover.

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Fort Myers to Gainesville bus services, operated by Red Coach, arrive at Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fort Myers to Gainesville is 255 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to drive from Fort Myers to Gainesville.

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American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Ft. Myers Airport to Gainesville Airport.

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Map of how to get from Fort Myers to Gainesville.
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  • Distance: 212.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 25 min

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

You can take a bus from Fort Myers to Gainesville via Punta Gorda, FL - Pilot, Punta Gorda, FL, Ocala, FL, and Ocala in around 6 h 25 min. Alternatively, Delta, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines fly from Fort Myers to Gainesville hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Ft. Myers to Gainesville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Ft. Myers to Gainesville via Miami
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Ft. Myers to Gainesville via Reagan Washington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from Ft. Myers to Gainesville via Miami, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Miami to Gainesville
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Ft. Myers to Orlando via Miami
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Ft. Myers to Gainesville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Silver Airways
Website
silverairways.com
Flights from Ft. Myers to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Bus operators
La Cubana
Phone
+1 305-541-1700
Website
lacubanabus.com
Bus from Punta Gorda, FL to Ocala, FL
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$159
Schedules at
lacubanabus.com
Red Coach
Phone
+1 877 733 0724
Email
webtickets@redcoachusa.com
Website
redcoachusa.com
Bus from Ocala to Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Book at
redcoachusa.com
First Class
$35 - $55
Business
$26 - $40
Bus from Tampa Downtown to Gainesville - UF
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
redcoachusa.com
First Class
$45 - $65
Business
$35 - $55
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Ft Myers, Fl to Tampa, Fl
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45
Javax Bus
Phone
407-299-6360
Email
info@floridatransportation.net
Website
javaxbus.com
Bus from Fort Myers - Walmart to Orlando Airport
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
javaxbus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Bus from Fort Myers, FL to Miami Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Schedules at
javaxbus.com
Book at
gotobus.com

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