There are 5 ways to get from Houston to Gainesville by plane, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Gainesville  •  7 h 25 min

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

$343 - $1,703

Cheapest option

Fly Houston to Orlando, Megabus  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Houston (IAH) to Orlando (MCO) IAH - MCO
  2. Take the Megabus from Orlando to Gainesville

$117 - $629

3 alternative options

Fly Houston Hobby Apt to Orlando, Megabus  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Houston Hobby Apt (HOU) to Orlando (MCO) HOU - MCO
  2. Take the Megabus from Orlando to Gainesville

$177 - $1,027

Bus  •  22 h 29 min

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

$127 - $254

Drive  •  14 h 2 min

  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 14 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Houston to Gainesville is to fly which costs $340 - $1,700 and takes 7 h 25 min.

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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 22 h 29 min and costs $120 - $260.

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It takes approximately 7 h 25 min 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 7 h 25 min and costs $340 - $1,700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $120 - $260 and takes 22 h 29 min.

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There is no direct flight from Houston Hobby Apt Airport to Gainesville Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Gainesville is 1 h ahead of Houston. It is currently 10:47 PM in Houston and 11:47 PM in Gainesville.

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

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Southwest 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: 7 h 25 min

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

Delta, Southwest Airlines and American 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 22 h 29 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,900
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Orlando via New Orleans
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,900
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Orlando via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Houston Hobby Apt to Gainesville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,700
Flights from Houston to Orlando via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Houston to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Houston to Orlando via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Houston to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $900
Bus operators
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
18 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$140 - $190
Red Coach
Phone
+1 877 733 0724
Email
webtickets@redcoachusa.com
Website
redcoachusa.com
Bus from Tallahassee Downtown to Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Book at
redcoachusa.com
First Class
$50 - $70
Business
$40 - $55

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