There are 4 ways to get from Jacksonville Airport (JAX) to Gainesville by bus, train, car or towncar

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

Megabus  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Jacksonville to Orlando
  2. Take the Megabus from Orlando to Gainesville

$32 - $52

Cheapest option

Towncar  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Take a town car from Jacksonville Airport to Gainesville 80.3 miles

$16 - $180

2 alternative options

Train, Megabus  •  9 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Jacksonville Amtrak to Winter Park Amtrak Silver Star / ...
  2. Take the Megabus from Orlando to Gainesville

$54 - $110

Drive  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Jacksonville Airport (JAX) to Gainesville 80.3 miles

$7 - $12

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Jacksonville Airport (JAX) to Gainesville. However, there are services departing from J.I.A. and arriving at Gainesville via Rosa Parks Station Bay I, Jacksonville and Orlando. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 50 min.

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The distance between Jacksonville Airport (JAX) and Gainesville is 70 miles. The road distance is 80.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Jacksonville Airport (JAX) to Gainesville without a car is to Megabus which takes 7 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 50 min to get from Jacksonville Airport (JAX) to Gainesville, including transfers.

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Jacksonville Airport (JAX) to Gainesville bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Jacksonville station.

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Jacksonville Airport (JAX) to Gainesville bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Gainesville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Jacksonville Airport (JAX) to Gainesville is 80 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 32 min to drive from Jacksonville Airport (JAX) to Gainesville.

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There are 49+ hotels available in Gainesville. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Jacksonville Airport (JAX) to Gainesville.
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  • Distance: 70 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 50 min

What companies run services between Jacksonville Airport (JAX), USA and Gainesville, FL, USA?

You can take a bus from Jacksonville Airport (JAX) to Gainesville via Rosa Parks Station Bay P, Rosa Parks Station Bay I, Bay St. & Johnson St. fs wb, Jacksonville, and Orlando in around 7 h 50 min.

Train operators
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Jacksonville Amtrak to Winter Park Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $250
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Jacksonville to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Orlando to Gainesville
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Book at
megabus.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Jacksonville Airport to Gainesville
Estimated price
$16 - $180

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