There are 5 ways to get from Gainesville to Tampa by bus 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 La Cubana  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Gainesville, FL to Tampa, FL Atlanta route

$180 - $184

Cheapest option

Bus Red Coach  •  3 h 10 min

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

$23 - $65

3 alternative options

Bus Red Coach #2  •  3 h 30 min

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

$35 - $106

Bus Greyhound USA  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Gainesville, Fl to Orlando, Fl 1111 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Orlando, Fl to Tampa, Fl 3749 / ...

$31 - $74

Drive  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Gainesville to Tampa 130.7 miles

$12 - $19

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gainesville to Tampa is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gainesville to Tampa is to bus which costs $179 - $184 and takes 1 h 53 min.

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The distance between Gainesville and Tampa is 119 miles. The road distance is 130.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 53 min to get from Gainesville to Tampa, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Gainesville and arriving at Tampa, FL. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 3 h 10 min.

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

La Cubana operates a bus from Gainesville to Tampa 3 times a week. Tickets cost $159 and the journey takes 1 h 45 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
Bus from Gainesville to Ocala, FL
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $50
Schedules at
redcoachusa.com
Standard Fare
$18 - $40
Web Fare
$15 - $27
Flexible Fare
$21 - $50
Bus from Ocala, FL to Tampa, FL
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $60
Schedules at
redcoachusa.com
Standard Fare
$23 - $50
Web Fare
$20 - $35
Flexible Fare
$26 - $60
Greyhound USA
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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, Fl to Orlando, Fl
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Orlando, Fl to Tampa, Fl
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35

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