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There are 6 ways to get from Gainesville to Ruskin by bus, night bus, car or plane

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  1. Take the bus from Gainesville to Orlando International Drive
  2. Take the bus from Orlando International Drive to Tampa

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Bus, night bus, line 8 bus, line 31 bus

  1. Take the bus from Gainesville to Orlando International Drive
  2. Take the night bus from Orlando International Drive to Tampa
  3. Take the line 8 bus from Marion Transit Center to Westfield Brandon Mall
  4. Take the line 31 bus from Westfield Brandon Mall to US Hwy 41 @ 7th Av NW F/S

4 alternative options

Bus via Westfield Brandon Mall

  1. Take the bus from Gainesville to Orlando
  2. Take the bus from Orlando to Tampa

Amtrak Thruway, bus

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Gainesville to Lakeland
  2. Take the bus from Lakeland to Tampa

Drive

  1. Drive from Gainesville to Ruskin

Fly

  1. Fly from Gainesville (GNV) to Tampa (TPA)

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The most affordable way to get from Gainesville to Ruskin is to drive, which costs $14 - $22 and takes 2h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Gainesville to Ruskin is to drive which costs $14 - $22 and takes 2h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gainesville to Ruskin. However, there are services departing from Gainesville and arriving at US Hwy 41 @ 7th Av NW F/S via Orlando International Drive, Marion Transit Center and Westfield Brandon Mall. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 7m.

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The distance between Gainesville and Ruskin is 134 miles. The road distance is 149.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Gainesville to Ruskin without a car is to bus which takes 4h 52m and costs $70 - $95.

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It takes approximately 4h 52m to get from Gainesville to Ruskin, including transfers.

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Gainesville to Ruskin bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from Gainesville station.

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The best way to get from Gainesville to Ruskin is to bus which takes 4h 52m and costs $70 - $95. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $210 - $320 and takes 5h 1m.

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There is no direct flight from Gainesville Airport to Tampa Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 8m and has one stopover.

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Gainesville to Ruskin bus services, operated by Hillsborough Area Regional Transit, arrive at US Hwy 41 @ 7th Av NW F/S station.

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Map of how to get from Gainesville to Ruskin.
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  • Distance: 134.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 52m

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

You can take a bus from Gainesville to Ruskin via Orlando International Drive and Tampa in around 4h 52m. Alternatively, American Airlines and Delta fly from Gainesville to Ruskin hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Gainesville to Tampa via Miami
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Gainesville to Tampa via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Gainesville to Tampa via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $210
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Gainesville to Orlando International Drive
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from Orlando International Drive to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from Lakeland to Tampa
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit
Phone
+1 813-254-4278
Website
gohart.org
Bus from Marion Transit Center to Westfield Brandon Mall
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Website
HART
Bus from Westfield Brandon Mall to US Hwy 41 @ 7th Av NW F/S
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$0
Website
HART
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 Gainesville to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $26
Flexible
$35 - $55
Bus from Orlando to Tampa
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $23
Flexible
$30 - $50
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Gainesville to Lakeland
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Gainesville to Ruskin is 149 miles. It takes approximately 2h 30m to drive from Gainesville to Ruskin.

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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Gainesville Airport to Tampa Airport.

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There are 35+ hotels available in Ruskin. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Gainesville to Gainesville Airport is to line 25 bus which takes 16 min and costs $2.

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