There are 6 ways to get from Gainesville to Bradenton by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Gainesville - UF to Ocala RedCoach
  2. Take the bus from Ocala, FL to Bradenton, FL Atlanta route

$211 - $226

Cheapest option

Bus #3  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Gainesville - UF to Tampa Downtown RedCoach
  2. Take the bus from Tampa, Fl to Sarasota, Fl 3749 / ...

$52 - $82

4 alternative options

Bus via Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station  •  4 h 7 min

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

$211 - $226

Bus #2  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Gainesville - UF to Tampa Downtown RedCoach
  2. Take the bus from Tampa Amtrak to Bradenton Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Drive  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Gainesville to Bradenton 168.2 miles

$16 - $24

Fly  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Gainesville (GNV) to Sarasota/Bradenton (SRQ) GNV - SRQ

$262 - $1,404

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The cheapest way to get from Gainesville to Bradenton is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gainesville to Bradenton is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gainesville to Bradenton. However, there are services departing from Gainesville - UF and arriving at Bradenton Amtrak via Marion Transit Center and Tampa Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 42 min.

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The distance between Gainesville and Bradenton is 150 miles. The road distance is 168.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Gainesville to Bradenton without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 2 min and costs $210 - $230.

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It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to get from Gainesville to Bradenton, including transfers.

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Gainesville to Bradenton bus services, operated by Red Coach, depart from Gainesville - UF station.

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The best way to get from Gainesville to Bradenton is to bus which takes 4 h 2 min and costs $210 - $230. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $260 - $1,400 and takes 6 h 42 min.

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There is no direct flight from Gainesville Airport to Sarasota/Bradenton Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 19 min and has one stopover.

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Gainesville to Bradenton bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Bradenton Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gainesville to Bradenton is 168 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 50 min to drive from Gainesville to Bradenton.

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American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Gainesville Airport to Sarasota/Bradenton Airport.

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  • Distance: 150.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 2 min

What companies run services between Gainesville, FL, USA and Bradenton, FL, USA?

You can take a bus from Gainesville to Bradenton via Ocala, Ocala, FL, and Bradenton, FL in around 4 h 2 min. Alternatively, Delta and American Airlines fly from Gainesville to Bradenton hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Gainesville to Sarasota/Bradenton via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Gainesville to Sarasota/Bradenton via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Bus operators
Red Coach
Phone
+1 877 733 0724
Email
webtickets@redcoachusa.com
Website
redcoachusa.com
Bus from Gainesville - UF to Ocala
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Book at
redcoachusa.com
First Class
$35 - $55
Business
$26 - $40
Bus from Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station to Ocala
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Book at
redcoachusa.com
First Class
$35 - $55
Business
$26 - $40
Bus from Gainesville - UF to Tampa Downtown
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
redcoachusa.com
First Class
$45 - $65
Business
$35 - $55
La Cubana
Phone
+1 305-541-1700
Website
lacubanabus.com
Bus from Ocala, FL to Bradenton, FL
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$159
Schedules at
lacubanabus.com
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Tampa Amtrak to Bradenton Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
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 Tampa, Fl to Sarasota, Fl
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $29

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