There are 3 ways to get from Gainesville to Jacksonville by bus or car

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Megabus  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Gainesville to Orlando
  2. Take the Megabus from Orlando to Jacksonville

$28 - $49

2 alternative options

Bus  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Gainesville - UF to Tampa Downtown RedCoach
  2. Take the bus from Tampa, Fl to Jacksonville, Fl 1002 / ...

$64 - $116

Drive  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Gainesville to Jacksonville 71.6 miles

$7 - $11

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No, there is no direct bus from Gainesville to Jacksonville. However, there are services departing from Gainesville and arriving at Jacksonville via Orlando. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 50 min.

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The distance between Gainesville and Jacksonville is 62 miles. The road distance is 71.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Gainesville to Jacksonville without a car is to Megabus which takes 5 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 50 min to get from Gainesville to Jacksonville, including transfers.

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Gainesville to Jacksonville bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Gainesville station.

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Gainesville to Jacksonville bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Jacksonville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gainesville to Jacksonville is 72 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 23 min to drive from Gainesville to Jacksonville.

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There are 135+ hotels available in Jacksonville. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 62.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 50 min

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

You can take a bus from Gainesville to Jacksonville via Orlando in around 5 h 50 min.

Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Gainesville to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Orlando to Jacksonville
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Book at
megabus.com
Red Coach
Phone
+1 877 733 0724
Email
webtickets@redcoachusa.com
Website
redcoachusa.com
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
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 Jacksonville, Fl
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65

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