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There are 5 ways to get from Fort Myers to Gainesville by bus, car or plane

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Bus La Cubana  •  5 h 34 min

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

$203 - $221

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Amtrak Thruway, Megabus  •  9 h 52 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Fort Myers, FL to Orlando, FL
  2. Take the Megabus from Orlando to Gainesville

$15 - $25

3 alternative options

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

Drive  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Fort Myers to Gainesville 255.2 miles

$25 - $40

Fly  •  7 h 49 min

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

$236 - $1,207

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The cheapest way to get from Fort Myers to Gainesville is to Amtrak Thruway and Megabus which costs $15 - $26 and takes 9 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Fort Myers to Gainesville is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Fort Myers to Gainesville. However, there are services departing from Ft Myers, Fl and arriving at Gainesville - UF via Tampa Downtown. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 57 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 5 h 34 min and costs $200 - $230.

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It takes approximately 5 h 34 min to get from Fort Myers to Gainesville, including transfers.

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Fort Myers to Gainesville bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Ft Myers, Fl station.

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The best way to get from Fort Myers to Gainesville is to bus which takes 5 h 34 min and costs $200 - $230. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $230 - $1,300 and takes 7 h 49 min.

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There is no direct flight from Ft. Myers Airport to Gainesville Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Fort Myers to Gainesville bus services, operated by Red Coach, arrive at Gainesville - UF station.

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Map of how to get from Fort Myers to Gainesville.
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  • Distance: 212.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 34 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 Fort Myers, FL and Ocala in around 5 h 34 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 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Ft. Myers to Gainesville via Miami
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Ft. Myers to Gainesville via Miami, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 11 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Ft. Myers to Gainesville via Reagan Washington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Ft. Myers to Gainesville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Bus operators
La Cubana
Phone
+1 305-541-1700
Website
lacubanabus.com
Bus from Fort Myers, FL to Ocala, FL
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 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
3 times a day
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
Once daily
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45
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
Bus from Fort Myers, FL to Orlando, FL
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com

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

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There are 52+ hotels available in Gainesville. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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