La Cubana operates a bus from Gainesville to Bradenton 3 times a week. Tickets cost $159 and the journey takes 2 h 45 min. Alternatively, American Airlines and Delta fly from Gainesville to Bradenton hourly.
How to get from Gainesville to Bradenton
From Gainesville taxi to Gainesville, FL, bus to Bradenton, FL, then taxi to Bradenton. 3 h 8 min $214. From Gainesville drive to Bradenton. 2 h 50 min $20. From Rosa Parks Downtown Station line 26 bus to Gainesville airport, fly to Sarasota/Bradenton airport, then bus to Bradenton. 6 h 42 min $753.