There are 7 ways to get from Washington to Gainesville by plane, 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.

Recommended option

Fly Reagan Washington to Gainesville  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Gainesville (GNV) DCA - GNV

$255 - $1,305

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  21 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Orlando, Fl
  3. Take the bus from Orlando, Fl to Gainesville, Fl

$104 - $267

5 alternative options

Fly Reagan Washington to Orlando, bus  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Orlando (MCO) DCA - MCO
  2. Take the bus from Orlando RedCoach Station to Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station

$107 - $616

Fly Washington Dulles to Orlando, bus  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Orlando (MCO) IAD - MCO
  2. Take the bus from Orlando RedCoach Station to Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station

$123 - $673

Bus La Cubana  •  20 h 1 min

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

$127 - $214

Train, bus  •  20 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Orlando Amtrak Silver Meteor / ...
  2. Take the bus from Orlando RedCoach Station to Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station RedCoach

$145 - $410

Drive  •  12 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Gainesville 782.6 miles

$75 - $120

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Washington to Gainesville is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 12 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Gainesville is to fly which costs $250 - $1,400 and takes 6 h 26 min.

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The distance between Washington and Gainesville is 710 miles. The road distance is 782.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 26 min to get from Washington to Gainesville, including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Washington station to Gainesville station. However, there are services departing from Pentagon Station & Bus Bay U4 and arriving at Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station via Arlington, VA and Ocala. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 1 min.

More details

The nearest airport to Gainesville is Gainesville (GNV) Airport which is 3.8 miles away. Other nearby airports include Jacksonville (JAX) (70 miles), Orlando Sanford (SFB) (89.5 miles), Orlando (MCO) (104.9 miles) and Tampa (TPA) (117.1 miles).

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Map of how to get from Washington to Gainesville.
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  • Distance: 710.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 26 min

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Gainesville, FL, USA?

American Airlines and Delta fly from Washington to Gainesville hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Gainesville via S Four Mile Run Dr & #4077, Arlington, VA, Ocala, FL, and Ocala in around 20 h 1 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Gainesville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Gainesville via Miami
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to Gainesville via Norfolk, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to Gainesville via Columbia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to Orlando via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Washington Dulles to Orlando via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Orlando via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to Orlando via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Gainesville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Washington Dulles to Orlando via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,100
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Orlando
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Orlando Amtrak
Ave. Duration
17 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $350
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Coach Seat
$250 - $350
Room
$490 - $700
Bus operators
Red Coach
Phone
+1 877 733 0724
Website
redcoachusa.com
Bus from Orlando RedCoach Station to Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $60
Schedules at
redcoachusa.com
Standard Fare
$24 - $55
Web Fare
$21 - $40
Flexible Fare
$28 - $60
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
La Cubana
Phone
+1 305-541-1700
Website
lacubanabus.com
Bus from Arlington, VA to Ocala, FL
Ave. Duration
16 h 37 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
lacubanabus.com
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Richmond, Va to Orlando, Fl
Ave. Duration
16 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$70 - $120
Flexible
$140 - $190
Bus from Orlando, Fl to Gainesville, Fl
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40

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