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

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Bus  •  4h 7m

  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

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Megabus, bus  •  7h 14m

  1. Take the Megabus from Gainesville to Orlando
  2. Take the bus from Orlando, FL - McDonalds to Bradenton, FL - McDonalds 300 / ...

$43 - $87

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Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  5h 43m

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

Drive  •  2h 50m

  1. Drive from Gainesville to Bradenton 168.2 miles

$16 - $24

Fly to Sarasota/Bradenton  •  6h 27m

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

$262 - $1,404

Fly to Tampa, Amtrak Thruway  •  8h 49m

  1. Fly from Gainesville (GNV) to Tampa (TPA) GNV - TPA
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Tampa, FL to Bradenton, FL

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

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

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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, FL via Marion Transit Center and Tampa, FL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 43m.

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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 4h 7m and costs $210 - $230.

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It takes approximately 4h 7m 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 4h 7m and costs $210 - $230. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $260 - $1,400 and takes 6h 27m.

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There is no direct flight from Gainesville Airport to Sarasota/Bradenton Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 5m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Gainesville to Bradenton.
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  • Distance: 150.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 7m

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

You can take a bus from Gainesville to Bradenton via Ocala, FL and Bradenton, FL in around 4h 7m. 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
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Gainesville to Tampa via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Gainesville to Sarasota/Bradenton via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Gainesville to Sarasota/Bradenton via Miami, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 6m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,500
Flights from Gainesville to Tampa via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Gainesville to Tampa via Miami
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Gainesville to Tampa via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Flights from Gainesville to Tampa via Charlotte, Miami
Ave. Duration
6h 44m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Bus operators
Red Coach
Phone
+1 877 733 0724
Email
webtickets@redcoachusa.com
Website
redcoachusa.com
Bus from Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station to Ocala
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Book at
redcoachusa.com
First Class
$35 - $55
Business
$26 - $40
Bus from Gainesville - UF to Tampa Downtown
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
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
2h 8m
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Tampa, FL to Bradenton, FL
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
The Florida Express Bus
Phone
407-442-2810
Website
busticketreservations.com
Bus from Orlando, FL - McDonalds to Bradenton, FL - McDonalds
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $60
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Yes, the driving distance between Gainesville to Bradenton is 168 miles. It takes approximately 2h 50m 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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There are 1561+ hotels available in Bradenton. Prices start at $150 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Gainesville to Gainesville Airport is to line 26 bus which takes 25m and costs $2.

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