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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus La Cubana  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Gainesville, FL to Bradenton, FL Atlanta route

$206 - $215

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  9 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Gainesville, Fl to Orlando, Fl 1111 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Orlando, Fl to Sarasota, Fl 3749

$39 - $91

3 alternative options

Bus Red Coach  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Gainesville to Tampa, FL Tallahassee-Miami
  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 11 min

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

$262 - $1,404

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

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, 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 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Gainesville to Sarasota/Bradenton via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Bus operators
La Cubana
Phone
+1 305-541-1700
Website
lacubanabus.com
Bus from Gainesville, FL to Bradenton, FL
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$159
Schedules at
lacubanabus.com
Red Coach
Phone
+1 877 733 0724
Website
redcoachusa.com
Bus from Gainesville to Tampa, FL
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $65
Schedules at
redcoachusa.com
Standard Fare
$26 - $55
Web Fare
$23 - $40
Flexible Fare
$30 - $65
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Gainesville, Fl to Orlando, Fl
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Orlando, Fl to Sarasota, Fl
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Gainesville and Bradenton is 241 km. The road distance is 269 km.

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

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

No, there is no direct bus from Gainesville to Bradenton. However, there are services departing from Gainesville and arriving at Bradenton Amtrak via Marion Transit Center and Tampa Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 39 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 8 min to get from Gainesville to Bradenton, including transfers.