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

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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

$187 - $201

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Bus  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Tampa Downtown to Gainesville - UF RedCoach

$37 - $57

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 21 min

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

$13 - $20

Fly, bus  •  5 h 12 min

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

$174 - $505

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

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The best way to get from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Gainesville without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 18 min and costs $180 - $210.

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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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Tampa Airport (TPA) to Gainesville bus services, operated by La Cubana, depart from Tampa, FL station.

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The quickest flight from Tampa Airport to Tallahassee Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Tampa Airport (TPA) to Gainesville bus services, operated by Red Coach, arrive at Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tampa Airport (TPA) to Gainesville is 139 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 21 min to drive from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Gainesville.

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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, and Ocala in around 4 h 18 min.

Airlines
Silver Airways
Website
silverairways.com
Flights from Tampa to Tallahassee
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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
Email
webtickets@redcoachusa.com
Website
redcoachusa.com
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
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
Bus from Tallahassee Downtown to Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Book at
redcoachusa.com
First Class
$50 - $70
Business
$40 - $55

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Silver Airways offers flights from Tampa Airport to Tallahassee Airport.

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There are 48+ hotels available in Gainesville. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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