There are 4 ways to get from Gainesville to St. Petersburg 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.

Recommended option

Bus, taxi  •  3 h 16 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 St. Petersburg

$245 - $275

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Gainesville - UF to Tampa Downtown RedCoach

$43 - $57

2 alternative options

Bus, line 100 bus  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station to Ocala
  2. Take the bus from Ocala to Tampa Downtown
  3. Take the line 100 bus from Marion Transit Parking Lot to Gateway Mall - Shelter - 1 100

$62 - $87

Drive  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Gainesville to St. Petersburg 153 miles

$15 - $22

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Gainesville to St. Petersburg. However, there are services departing from Gainesville - UF and arriving at 4Th St S + Central Ave via Marion Transit Parking Lot and Gateway Mall - Shelter - 1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 33 min.

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The distance between Gainesville and St. Petersburg is 132 miles. The road distance is 153 miles.

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The best way to get from Gainesville to St. Petersburg without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 3 h 16 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 16 min to get from Gainesville to St. Petersburg, including transfers.

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

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Gainesville to St. Petersburg bus services, operated by Red Coach, arrive at Tampa Downtown station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gainesville to St. Petersburg is 153 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 36 min to drive from Gainesville to St. Petersburg.

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There are 869+ hotels available in St. Petersburg. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Gainesville to St. Petersburg.
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  • Distance: 132.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 16 min

What companies run services between Gainesville, FL, USA and St. Petersburg, FL, USA?

Red Coach operates a bus from Gainesville to St. Petersburg 3 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 3 h 10 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
Bus from Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station to Ocala
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Book at
redcoachusa.com
First Class
$35 - $55
Business
$26 - $40
Bus from Ocala to Tampa Downtown
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
redcoachusa.com
First Class
$40 - $60
Business
$30 - $45
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 Gateway Mall - Shelter - 1
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
psta.net
Other operators
Taxi from Tampa, FL to St. Petersburg
Ave. Duration
28 min
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 813-253-0121
Website
yellowcaboftampa.com
Cab Plus
Phone
+1 813-288-8888
Website
cabplus.com

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