There are 3 ways to get from Gainesville to Clearwater by bus, taxi or car

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

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Bus, taxi  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Gainesville - UF to Ocala
  2. Take the bus from Ocala, FL to Tampa, FL
  3. Take a taxi from Tampa, FL to Clearwater

$245 - $270

Cheapest option

Bus, line 300 bus  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Gainesville - UF to Tampa Downtown RedCoach
  2. Take the line 300 bus from Marion Transit Parking Lot to Ulmerton Park N Ride Lot 300 / ...

$43 - $57

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Gainesville to Clearwater 150.2 miles

$14 - $22

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Gainesville to Clearwater. However, there are services departing from Gainesville - UF and arriving at Park St Terminal - Platform - F via Marion Transit Parking Lot and Starkey Rd + Ulmerton Rd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 46 min.

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The distance between Gainesville and Clearwater is 121 miles. The road distance is 150.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Gainesville to Clearwater without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 3 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to get from Gainesville to Clearwater, including transfers.

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

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Gainesville to Clearwater bus services, operated by Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, arrive at Ulmerton Park N Ride Lot station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gainesville to Clearwater is 150 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 39 min to drive from Gainesville to Clearwater.

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There are 831+ hotels available in Clearwater. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Gainesville to Clearwater.
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  • Distance: 120.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 20 min

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

You can take a bus from Gainesville to Clearwater via Tampa Downtown, Marion Transit Parking Lot, Ulmerton Park N Ride Lot, and Starkey Rd + Ulmerton Rd in around 6 h 46 min.

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 - 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 Tampa, FL
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$159
Schedules at
lacubanabus.com
Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority
Phone
+1 727-540-1900
Email
ride@psta.net
Website
psta.net
Bus from Marion Transit Parking Lot to Ulmerton Park N Ride Lot
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
psta.net
Other operators
Taxi from Tampa, FL to Clearwater
Ave. Duration
32 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 813-253-0121
Website
yellowcaboftampa.com
Cab Plus
Phone
+1 813-288-8888
Website
cabplus.com

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