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There are 4 ways to get from Gainesville to Cape Coral by bus, car or plane

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Bus La Cubana  •  5h 40m

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

$225 - $250

Cheapest option

Bus via Tampa, Fl  •  9h 39m

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

$57 - $99

2 alternative options

Drive  •  4h 17m

  1. Drive from Gainesville to Cape Coral 255.8 miles

$25 - $40

Fly  •  8h 3m

  1. Fly from Gainesville (GNV) to Ft. Myers (RSW) GNV - RSW

$214 - $1,106

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The cheapest way to get from Gainesville to Cape Coral is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Gainesville to Cape Coral is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gainesville to Cape Coral. However, there are services departing from Gainesville - UF and arriving at Forty-Seventh Terrace @ Vincennes Boulevard via Tampa, Fl and Rosa Parks Transportation Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 39m.

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The distance between Gainesville and Cape Coral is 216 miles. The road distance is 255.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Gainesville to Cape Coral without a car is to bus which takes 5h 40m and costs $220 - $250.

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It takes approximately 5h 40m to get from Gainesville to Cape Coral, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Gainesville to Cape Coral is to bus which takes 5h 40m and costs $220 - $250. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $210 - $1,200 and takes 8h 3m.

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There is no direct flight from Gainesville Airport to Ft. Myers Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h and has one stopover.

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Gainesville to Cape Coral bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Ft Myers, Fl station.

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Map of how to get from Gainesville to Cape Coral.
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  • Distance: 215.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 40m

What companies run services between Gainesville, FL, USA and Cape Coral, FL, USA?

You can take a bus from Gainesville to Cape Coral via Ocala, FL and Fort Myers, FL in around 5h 40m. Alternatively, Delta and American Airlines fly from Gainesville to Cape Coral hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Gainesville to Ft. Myers via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Gainesville to Ft. Myers via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Gainesville to Ft. Myers via Miami
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Gainesville to Ft. Myers via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 48m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Flights from Gainesville to Ft. Myers via Miami, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
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 Fort Myers, FL
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$159
Schedules at
lacubanabus.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 Ft Myers, Fl
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45

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Yes, the driving distance between Gainesville to Cape Coral is 256 miles. It takes approximately 4h 17m to drive from Gainesville to Cape Coral.

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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Gainesville Airport to Ft. Myers Airport.

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There are 1643+ hotels available in Cape Coral. Prices start at $112 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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