There are 4 ways to get from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Gainesville by bus, car or plane

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

Bus La Cubana  •  4 h 18 min

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

$176 - $211

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Tampa, Fl to Gainesville, Fl 3734

$26 - $62

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Gainesville 138.6 miles

$13 - $20

Fly, bus  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Tampa (TPA) to Tallahassee (TLH) TPA - TLH
  2. Take the bus from Tallahassee FSU to Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station

$155 - $516

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Gainesville is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Gainesville is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 21 min.

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The distance between Tampa Airport (TPA) and Gainesville is 117 miles. The road distance is 138.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 18 min to get from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Gainesville, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Gainesville station. However, there are services departing from Spruce St @ O'Brien St and arriving at Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station via Tampa, FL and Ocala. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 18 min.

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Map of how to get from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Gainesville.
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  • Distance: 117.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 18 min

What companies run services between Tampa Airport (TPA), USA and Gainesville, FL, USA?

You can take a bus from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Gainesville via M L King Jr Blvd @ Central Av, Tampa, FL, Ocala, FL, and Ocala in around 4 h 18 min.

Airlines
Silver Airways
Website
silverairways.com
Flights from Tampa to Tallahassee
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Bus operators
La Cubana
Phone
+1 305-541-1700
Website
lacubanabus.com
Bus from Tampa, FL to Ocala, FL
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$159
Schedules at
lacubanabus.com
Red Coach
Phone
+1 877 733 0724
Website
redcoachusa.com
Bus from Ocala to Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $50
Schedules at
redcoachusa.com
Standard Fare
$19 - $45
Web Fare
$15 - $28
Flexible Fare
$21 - $50
Bus from Tallahassee FSU to Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $70
Schedules at
redcoachusa.com
Standard Fare
$27 - $60
Web Fare
$24 - $40
Flexible Fare
$30 - $70
Greyhound USA
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 Tampa, Fl to Gainesville, Fl
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60

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