There are 4 ways to get from Gainesville to Panama City Beach by car, plane or taxi

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

Drive  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Gainesville to Panama City Beach 259.2 miles

$25 - $40

Cheapest option

Fly to Dothan, drive  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Gainesville (GNV) to Dothan (DHN) GNV - DHN
  2. Drive from Dothan to Panama City Beach

$300 - $1,516

2 alternative options

Fly to Panama City  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Gainesville (GNV) to Panama City (ECP) GNV - ECP

$312 - $1,466

Fly to Valparaiso, taxi  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Gainesville (GNV) to Valparaiso (VPS) GNV - VPS
  2. Take a taxi from Valparaiso to Panama City Beach

$372 - $1,372

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The cheapest way to get from Gainesville to Panama City Beach is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gainesville to Panama City Beach is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4 h 37 min.

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The distance between Gainesville and Panama City Beach is 213 miles. The road distance is 259.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 37 min to drive 259.2 miles from Gainesville to Panama City Beach.

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What companies run services between Gainesville, FL, USA and Panama City Beach, FL, USA?

Delta and American Airlines fly from Gainesville to Panama City Beach hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Gainesville to Panama City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Gainesville to Valparaiso via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Gainesville to Dothan via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Gainesville to Panama City via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Gainesville to Panama City via Charlotte, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,700
Flights from Gainesville to Panama City via Miami, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 59 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,800
Flights from Gainesville to Valparaiso via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Other operators
Taxi from Valparaiso to Panama City Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Quickie Taxi
Phone
+1 850-716-6545
Website
quickietaxi.com

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