There are 5 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  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Tampa, FL to Gainesville, FL Atlanta route

$181 - $186

Cheapest option

Bus Red Coach  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Tampa, FL to Gainesville Miami-Tallahassee

$25 - $67

3 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  6 h 45 min

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

$26 - $62

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, FL to Gainesville

$154 - $516

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

La Cubana operates a bus from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Gainesville 3 times a week. Tickets cost $159 and the journey takes 1 h 45 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 Gainesville, FL
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 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 Tampa, FL to Gainesville
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $65
Schedules at
redcoachusa.com
Standard Fare
$26 - $55
Web Fare
$23 - $40
Flexible Fare
$30 - $65
Bus from Tallahassee FSU, FL to Gainesville
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $70
Schedules at
redcoachusa.com
Standard Fare
$27 - $60
Web Fare
$24 - $40
Flexible Fare
$30 - $70
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Gainesville?

The distance between Tampa Airport (TPA) and Gainesville is 187 km. The road distance is 222 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Gainesville?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Gainesville?

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

Is there a direct bus between Tampa Airport (TPA) and Gainesville?

No, there is no direct bus from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Gainesville. However, there are services departing from TPA Internat'l Airport Post Office and arriving at Gainesville via Tampa, FL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 32 min.

How long does it take to get from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Gainesville?

It takes approximately 3 h 13 min to get from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Gainesville, including transfers.