There are 7 ways to get from Gainesville to Fort Myers 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  •  6 h 8 min

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

$224 - $256

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  9 h 11 min

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

$43 - $104

5 alternative options

Megabus, Amtrak Thruway  •  9 h 33 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Gainesville to Orlando
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Orlando, FL to Fort Myers, FL 6097

Drive  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Gainesville to Fort Myers 254.8 miles

$25 - $40

Fly Gainesville to Ft. Myers  •  7 h 31 min

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

$244 - $1,206

Fly Gainesville to Miami, bus  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Gainesville (GNV) to Miami (MIA) GNV - MIA
  2. Take the bus from Miami, FL - Holiday Inn to Fort Myers, FL - Walmart

$240 - $490

Bus to Orlando, fly to Ft. Myers  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station to Orlando RedCoach Station
  2. Fly from Orlando (MCO) to Ft. Myers (RSW) MCO - RSW

$128 - $528

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gainesville to Fort Myers is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gainesville to Fort Myers is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4 h 11 min.

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The distance between Gainesville and Fort Myers is 213 miles. The road distance is 254.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 8 min to get from Gainesville to Fort Myers, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gainesville to Fort Myers. However, there are services departing from Gainesville - UF and arriving at Fort Myers, FL via Ocala, FL and Punta Gorda, FL - Pilot. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 8 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Gainesville to Fort Myers.
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  • Distance: 212.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 8 min

What companies run services between Gainesville, FL, USA and Fort Myers, FL, USA?

You can take a bus from Gainesville to Fort Myers via Ocala, Ocala, FL, Punta Gorda, FL, and Punta Gorda, FL - Pilot in around 6 h 8 min. Alternatively, Delta and American Airlines fly from Gainesville to Fort Myers hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Gainesville to Ft. Myers via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Gainesville to Ft. Myers via Atlanta, Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Gainesville to Ft. Myers via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Gainesville to Ft. Myers via Charlotte, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8 h 21 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Gainesville to Miami
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Silver Airways
Website
silverairways.com
Flights from Orlando to Ft. Myers
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Bus operators
Red Coach
Phone
+1 877 733 0724
Website
redcoachusa.com
Bus from Gainesville - UF to Ocala
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $50
Schedules at
redcoachusa.com
Standard Fare
$19 - $45
Web Fare
$16 - $28
Flexible Fare
$21 - $50
Bus from Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station to Orlando RedCoach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $60
Schedules at
redcoachusa.com
Standard Fare
$24 - $55
Web Fare
$21 - $40
Flexible Fare
$28 - $60
La Cubana
Phone
+1 305-541-1700
Website
lacubanabus.com
Bus from Ocala, FL to Punta Gorda, FL
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$159
Schedules at
lacubanabus.com
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
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 Ft Myers, Fl
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Javax Bus
Phone
407-299-6360
Email
info@floridatransportation.net
Website
javaxbus.com
Bus from Miami, FL - Holiday Inn to Fort Myers, FL - Walmart
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
javaxbus.com
Book at
gotobus.com

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