There are 3 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  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Gainesville, FL to Tampa, FL Atlanta route
  2. Take a taxi from Tampa, FL to St. Petersburg

$240 - $264

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Gainesville to Tampa, FL Tallahassee-Miami

$29 - $69

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Gainesville to St. Petersburg 153 miles

$15 - $22

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gainesville to St. Petersburg is to drive which costs $15 - $22 and takes 2 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gainesville to St. Petersburg is to bus and taxi which costs $240 - $270 and takes 2 h 21 min.

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

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 2 h 21 min to get from Gainesville to St. Petersburg, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gainesville to St. Petersburg. However, there are services departing from Gainesville 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 35 min.

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

Red Coach operates a bus from Gainesville to St. Petersburg once daily. Tickets cost $23 - $65 and the journey takes 3 h 10 min.

Bus operators
La Cubana
Phone
+1 305-541-1700
Website
lacubanabus.com
Bus from Gainesville, FL to Tampa, FL
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$159
Schedules at
lacubanabus.com
Red Coach
Phone
+1 877 733 0724
Website
redcoachusa.com
Bus from Gainesville to Tampa, FL
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $65
Schedules at
redcoachusa.com
Standard Fare
$26 - $55
Web Fare
$23 - $40
Flexible Fare
$30 - $65
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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