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There are 4 ways to get from Fort Walton Beach to Gainesville by bus, car, plane or taxi

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Bus  •  8h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Ft Walton Beach, Fl to Tallahassee, Fl 1250 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tallahassee Downtown to Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station RedCoach

$85 - $134

3 alternative options

Drive  •  5h 16m

  1. Drive from Fort Walton Beach to Gainesville 312 miles

$30 - $45

Fly from Valparaiso  •  5h 5m

  1. Fly from Valparaiso (VPS) to Gainesville (GNV) VPS - GNV

$308 - $1,532

Taxi to Pensacola, fly  •  5h 38m

  1. Take a taxi from Fort Walton Beach to Pensacola
  2. Fly from Pensacola (PNS) to Gainesville (GNV) PNS - GNV

$386 - $1,537

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The cheapest way to get from Fort Walton Beach to Gainesville is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Fort Walton Beach to Gainesville is to fly which costs $300 - $1,600 and takes 5h 5m.

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The distance between Fort Walton Beach and Gainesville is 264 miles. The road distance is 312 miles.

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The best way to get from Fort Walton Beach to Gainesville without a car is to bus which takes 8h 53m and costs $85 - $140.

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It takes approximately 8h 53m to get from Fort Walton Beach to Gainesville, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Fort Walton Beach to Gainesville is to bus which takes 8h 53m and costs $85 - $140. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $300 - $1,600 and takes 5h 5m.

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There is no direct flight from Valparaiso Airport to Gainesville Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 38m and has one stopover.

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Gainesville is 1h ahead of Fort Walton Beach. It is currently 4:56 PM in Fort Walton Beach and 5:56 PM in Gainesville.

Yes, the driving distance between Fort Walton Beach to Gainesville is 312 miles. It takes approximately 5h 16m to drive from Fort Walton Beach to Gainesville.

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American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Valparaiso Airport to Gainesville Airport.

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Map of how to get from Fort Walton Beach to Gainesville.
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  • Distance: 263.7 miles
  • Duration: 8h 53m

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

You can take a bus from Fort Walton Beach to Gainesville via Ft Walton Beach, Fl, Tallahassee, Fl, and Tallahassee Downtown in around 8h 53m. Alternatively, Delta and American Airlines fly from Fort Walton Beach to Gainesville every 2 hours.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Valparaiso to Gainesville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from Pensacola to Gainesville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Valparaiso to Gainesville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,600
Flights from Valparaiso to Gainesville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,800
Flights from Valparaiso to Gainesville via Charlotte, Miami
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,700
Flights from Pensacola to Gainesville via Miami
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Pensacola to Gainesville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,500
Flights from Pensacola to Gainesville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Bus operators
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 Walton Beach, Fl to Tallahassee, Fl
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Red Coach
Phone
+1 877 733 0724
Email
webtickets@redcoachusa.com
Website
redcoachusa.com
Bus from Tallahassee Downtown to Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Book at
redcoachusa.com
First Class
$50 - $70
Business
$40 - $55
Other operators
Taxi from Fort Walton Beach to Pensacola
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Quickie Taxi
Phone
+1 850-716-6545
Website
quickietaxi.com

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

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The best way to get from Fort Walton Beach to Valparaiso Airport is to taxi which takes 13m and costs $25 - $31.

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