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There are 5 ways to get from Lakeland to Gainesville by bus, train 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.

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Bus, Megabus  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Lakeland to Orlando
  2. Take the Megabus from Orlando to Gainesville

$22 - $42

4 alternative options

Train, Megabus  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Lakeland Amtrak to Kissimmee Amtrak Silver Star
  2. Take the Megabus from Orlando to Gainesville

$41 - $74

Bus  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Lakeland, Fl to Tampa, Fl 3790 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tampa Downtown to Gainesville - UF RedCoach

$46 - $78

Bus, Megabus via Orlando Airport  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Lakeland, FL - Wafflehouse to Orlando Airport Javax Bus
  2. Take the Megabus from Orlando to Gainesville

$66 - $76

Drive  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Lakeland to Gainesville 124.9 miles

$12 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Lakeland to Gainesville is to drive which costs $12 - $18 and takes 2 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lakeland to Gainesville is to drive which costs $12 - $18 and takes 2 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lakeland to Gainesville. However, there are services departing from Lakeland Downtown Terminal and arriving at Gainesville via Lakeland and Orlando. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 23 min.

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The distance between Lakeland and Gainesville is 114 miles. The road distance is 124.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Lakeland to Gainesville without a car is to bus and Megabus which takes 5 h 23 min and costs $21 - $45.

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It takes approximately 5 h 23 min to get from Lakeland to Gainesville, including transfers.

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Lakeland to Gainesville bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Lakeland station.

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Lakeland to Gainesville bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Gainesville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lakeland to Gainesville is 125 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 20 min to drive from Lakeland to Gainesville.

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There are 49+ hotels available in Gainesville. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Lakeland to Gainesville.
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  • Distance: 114.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 23 min

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

You can take a bus from Lakeland to Gainesville via Park & Ride at U.S. 98 N., Lakeland, and Orlando in around 5 h 23 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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Lakeland Amtrak to Kissimmee Amtrak
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Lakeland to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Orlando to Gainesville
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Book at
megabus.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Lakeland, Fl to Tampa, Fl
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$18 - $23
Red Coach
Phone
+1 877 733 0724
Email
webtickets@redcoachusa.com
Website
redcoachusa.com
Bus from Tampa Downtown to Gainesville - UF
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
redcoachusa.com
First Class
$45 - $65
Business
$35 - $55
Javax Bus
Phone
407-299-6360
Email
info@floridatransportation.net
Website
javaxbus.com
Bus from Lakeland, FL - Wafflehouse to Orlando Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
javaxbus.com
Book at
gotobus.com

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