There are 8 ways to get from Houston to Gainesville by plane, bus, shuttle or car

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Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Gainesville  •  7h 26m

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to Gainesville (GNV) HOU - GNV

$343 - $1,703

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Bus  •  22h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Houston, Tx to Tallahassee, Fl 1262
  2. Take the bus from Tallahassee Downtown to Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station RedCoach

$132 - $178

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Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Jacksonville, line 3 bus, bus  •  8h 53m

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to Jacksonville (JAX) HOU - JAX
  2. Take the line 3 bus from Rosa Parks Station Bay K to Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Jacksonville Amtrak Station to Gainesville Amtrak Bus Stop

Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Tampa, bus  •  9h 3m

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to Tampa (TPA) HOU - TPA
  2. Take the bus from Tampa Downtown to Gainesville - UF

$168 - $859

Fly Houston to Jacksonville, line 3 bus, bus  •  9h 4m

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Jacksonville (JAX) IAH - JAX
  2. Take the line 3 bus from Rosa Parks Station Bay K to Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Jacksonville Amtrak Station to Gainesville Amtrak Bus Stop

Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Orlando, shuttle, bus  •  8h 14m

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to Orlando (MCO) HOU - MCO
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Orlando Airport to Sleep Inn
  3. Take the bus from Ocala to Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station

$232 - $1,086

Fly Houston to Orlando, shuttle, bus  •  8h 27m

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Orlando (MCO) IAH - MCO
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Orlando Airport to Sleep Inn
  3. Take the bus from Ocala to Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station

$172 - $688

Drive  •  14h 2m

  1. Drive from Houston to Gainesville 860.4 miles

$80 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Houston to Gainesville is to drive which costs $80 - $130 and takes 14h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Houston to Gainesville is to fly which costs $340 - $1,700 and takes 7h 26m.

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The distance between Houston and Gainesville is 787 miles. The road distance is 860.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Houston to Gainesville without a car is to bus which takes 22h 29m and costs $130 - $180.

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It takes approximately 7h 26m to get from Houston to Gainesville, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Houston to Gainesville is to fly which takes 7h 26m and costs $340 - $1,700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $130 - $180 and takes 22h 29m.

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There is no direct flight from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to Gainesville Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 17m and has one stopover.

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Gainesville is 1h ahead of Houston. It is currently 6:50 PM in Houston and 7:50 PM in Gainesville.

Yes, the driving distance between Houston to Gainesville is 860 miles. It takes approximately 14h 2m to drive from Houston to Gainesville.

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American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to Gainesville Airport.

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Map of how to get from Houston to Gainesville.
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  • Distance: 786.7 miles
  • Duration: 7h 26m

What companies run services between Houston, TX, USA and Gainesville, FL, USA?

Delta, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines fly from Houston to Gainesville hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Houston to Gainesville via Tallahassee, Fl and Tallahassee Downtown in around 22h 29m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Jacksonville
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Jacksonville via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Jacksonville via Nashville
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Tampa via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Tampa via Austin
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Tampa via Dallas
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Tampa via San Antonio
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,900
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Orlando via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Gainesville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,700
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Jacksonville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Houston to Jacksonville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,100
Flights from Houston to Orlando via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to Jacksonville
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Houston to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Gainesville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,700
Flights from Houston to Jacksonville via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from Houston to Jacksonville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Houston to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $900
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Houston to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Bus operators
Jacksonville Transport
Phone
+1 904-630-3100
Website
jtafla.com
Bus from Rosa Parks Station Bay K to Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
jtafla.com
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Jacksonville Amtrak Station to Gainesville Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Red Coach
Phone
+1 877 733 0724
Email
webtickets@redcoachusa.com
Website
redcoachusa.com
Bus from Tampa Downtown to Gainesville - UF
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
redcoachusa.com
First Class
$45 - $65
Business
$35 - $55
Bus from Ocala to Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Book at
redcoachusa.com
First Class
$35 - $55
Business
$26 - $40
Bus from Tallahassee Downtown to Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Book at
redcoachusa.com
First Class
$50 - $70
Business
$40 - $55
Shuttleliner of Ocala
Phone
+1 352 237-9900
Email
reservations@shuttleliner.com
Shuttle from Orlando Airport to Sleep Inn
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
shuttlelinerofocala.com
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 Houston, Tx to Tallahassee, Fl
Ave. Duration
18h 34m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $110
Flexible
$110 - $170

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The best way to get from Houston to Houston Hobby Apt Airport is to line 040 bus which takes 53 min and costs $2.

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