There are 6 ways to get from West Palm Beach to Gainesville by bus, train, 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.

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Bus, Megabus  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from West Palm Beach, FL to Orlando, FL Direct route
  2. Take the Megabus from Orlando to Gainesville

$15 - $25

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Train, Megabus  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from West Palm Beach Amtrak to Orlando Amtrak Silver Meteor / ...
  2. Take the Megabus from Orlando to Gainesville

$58 - $125

Bus  •  10 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from West Palm Beach, Fl to Tampa, Fl 3790
  2. Take the bus from Tampa Downtown to Gainesville - UF RedCoach

$63 - $122

Drive  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Drive from West Palm Beach to Gainesville 273.5 miles

$26 - $40

Train to Miami, fly to Gainesville  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from West Palm Beach Station to Miami Airport Station
  2. Fly from Miami (MIA) to Gainesville (GNV) MIA - GNV

$148 - $400

Train to Fort Lauderdale, fly to Orlando, Megabus  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from West Palm Beach Station to Fort Lauderdale Station
  2. Fly from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Orlando (MCO) FLL - MCO
  3. Take the Megabus from Orlando to Gainesville

$83 - $273

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from West Palm Beach to Gainesville is to bus and Megabus which costs $15 - $26 and takes 5 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from West Palm Beach to Gainesville is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 4 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from West Palm Beach to Gainesville. However, there are services departing from West Palm Beach, FL and arriving at Gainesville via S Semoran Boulevard And Andora Street and Orlando. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 57 min.

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The distance between West Palm Beach and Gainesville is 247 miles. The road distance is 273.5 miles.

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The best way to get from West Palm Beach to Gainesville without a car is to bus and Megabus which takes 5 h 57 min and costs $15 - $26.

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It takes approximately 5 h 57 min to get from West Palm Beach to Gainesville, including transfers.

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West Palm Beach to Gainesville bus services, operated by , depart from West Palm Beach, FL station.

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The quickest flight from Miami Airport to Gainesville Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 16 min.

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  • Distance: 247 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 57 min

What companies run services between West Palm Beach, FL, USA and Gainesville, FL, USA?

You can take a bus from West Palm Beach to Gainesville via Orlando, FL, S Semoran Boulevard And Andora Street, N Semoran Boulevard And E Colonial Drive, and Orlando in around 5 h 57 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Silver Airways
Website
silverairways.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Miami to Gainesville
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from West Palm Beach Amtrak to Orlando Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
Brightline
Website
gobrightline.com
Train from West Palm Beach Station to Fort Lauderdale Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
gobrightline.com
Book at
gobrightline.com
Bus operators
bus
Bus from West Palm Beach, FL to Orlando, FL
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
lacubanabus.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from West Palm Beach, Fl to Tampa, Fl
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Red Coach
Phone
+1 877 733 0724
Email
webtickets@redcoachusa.com
Website
redcoachusa.com
Bus from Tampa Downtown to Gainesville - UF
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
redcoachusa.com
First Class
$45 - $65
Business
$35 - $55

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