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There are 3 ways to get from Gainesville to St. Petersburg by bus, taxi or car

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Bus, taxi  •  3h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station 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  •  5h 33m

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

$43 - $57

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2h 36m

  1. Drive from Gainesville to St. Petersburg 153 miles

$15 - $22

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

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

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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 5h 33m.

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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 3h 21m and costs $240 - $280.

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It takes approximately 3h 21m 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 2h 36m to drive from Gainesville to St. Petersburg.

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There are 953+ hotels available in St. Petersburg. Prices start at $83 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: 3h 21m

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 $35 - $55 and the journey takes 3h 10m.

Bus operators
Red Coach
Phone
+1 877 733 0724
Email
webtickets@redcoachusa.com
Website
redcoachusa.com
Bus from Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station to Ocala
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Book at
redcoachusa.com
First Class
$35 - $55
Business
$26 - $40
Bus from Gainesville - UF to Tampa Downtown
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
redcoachusa.com
First Class
$45 - $65
Business
$35 - $55
La Cubana
Phone
+1 305-541-1700
Website
lacubanabus.com
Bus from Ocala, FL to Tampa, FL
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$159
Schedules at
lacubanabus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Tampa, FL to St. Petersburg
Ave. Duration
28m
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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