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There are 6 ways to get from Miami to Gainesville by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Gainesville  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Miami (MIA) to Gainesville (GNV) MIA - GNV

$144 - $394

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Train, Megabus  •  11 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Miami Amtrak to Kissimmee Amtrak Silver Meteor / ...
  2. Take the Megabus from Orlando to Gainesville

$65 - $152

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Fly to Orlando, Megabus  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Miami (MIA) to Orlando (MCO) MIA - MCO
  2. Take the Megabus from Orlando to Gainesville

$78 - $348

Bus via Port St Lucie, FL - Travel Plaza  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Miami to Port St Lucie, FL - Travel Plaza 1301 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Fort Pierce to Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station RedCoach

$77 - $129

Bus La Cubana  •  10 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Miami Beach, FL to Ocala, FL Atlanta route
  2. Take the bus from Ocala to Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station RedCoach

$187 - $201

Drive  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Miami to Gainesville 337.2 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Miami to Gainesville is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Miami to Gainesville is to fly which costs $140 - $400 and takes 3 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Miami to Gainesville station. However, there are services departing from Miami and arriving at Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station via Fort Pierce. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 45 min.

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The distance between Miami and Gainesville is 300 miles. The road distance is 337.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Miami to Gainesville without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 45 min and costs $75 - $130.

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It takes approximately 3 h 43 min to get from Miami to Gainesville, including transfers.

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Miami to Gainesville bus services, operated by The Florida Express Bus, depart from Miami station.

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The best way to get from Miami to Gainesville is to fly which takes 3 h 43 min and costs $140 - $400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $75 - $130 and takes 7 h 45 min.

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The quickest flight from Miami Airport to Gainesville Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 9 min.

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Miami to Gainesville bus services, operated by Red Coach, arrive at Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station.

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Map of how to get from Miami to Gainesville.
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  • Distance: 299.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 43 min

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

American Airlines flies from Miami to Gainesville twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Miami to Gainesville via Port St Lucie, FL - Travel Plaza and Fort Pierce in around 7 h 45 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Miami to Gainesville
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Miami to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Miami Amtrak to Kissimmee Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
Bus operators
The Florida Express Bus
Phone
407-442-2810
Website
busticketreservations.com
Bus from Miami to Port St Lucie, FL - Travel Plaza
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $60
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American Bus Tickets
Red Coach
Phone
+1 877 733 0724
Email
webtickets@redcoachusa.com
Website
redcoachusa.com
Bus from Fort Pierce to Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Book at
redcoachusa.com
First Class
$60 - $85
Business
$50 - $70
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
La Cubana
Phone
+1 305-541-1700
Website
lacubanabus.com
Bus from Miami Beach, FL to Ocala, FL
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$159
Schedules at
lacubanabus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Miami to Gainesville is 337 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 31 min to drive from Miami to Gainesville.

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American Airlines offers flights from Miami Airport to Gainesville Airport.

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

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