Transportation

GETTING AROUND THE CITY

Getting around the city of Gainesville is never an issue because it has one best campus and city bus routes, Regional Transit System, around. It also offers cabs, ZIP Cars and Zip Cars too. Explore the Gator Nation via public transportation.

CITY/ CAMPUS BUSES: REGIONAL TRANSIT SYSTEM (RTS)

RTSAvailable to locals and students, Regional Transit System takes you to the most common destinations of apartments, campus sites, major shopping areas, downtown and the Gainesville Regional Airport. It has stops all over campuses. View all bus routes and comprehensive schedule. It can be downloaded or picked up at any bus station.

Service is available weekdays from 6 a.m. to 3 a.m. and reduced services on Saturdays, Sundays, summer semesters and holidays. Service is not available during federal holidays. Most buses run every 10 minutes to 15 minutes on campus and 12 minutes or more off- campus. On late nights during the summer B, fall and spring semesters,

RTS is free to all students with a valid Gator 1. Reasonable fares, one-way tickets, starting from $1.50 for adults, and day passes are available for those who do not have one.

Save on gas and let RTS take you to your destinations in one of its comfortable buses, which has A/C and is wheelchair accessible.

RTS Office
100 S.E. 10th Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32601
352-334-2600
Open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

TransLoc Ap: Never Miss a Bus, When you Track It

TransLocView all bus routes, even those offline, their stops and see where each bus is in real-time when you use the user-friendly TransLoc Transit Visualization App. It is compatible with most smart phones, like the iPhone and Android, and the iPads. Plan your trip according to the app.

Download it for FREE at App Store in iTunes or on your smart device.

Ideal for traveling too because it also works in other major cities and universities, like Auburn University, Boston College and New York University.

CITY CABS

Cabs are another method to get around the city. Unlike buses, they run 24 hours a day. When calling a cab, do not put much faith in the given wait times because it may take longer than that. All cabs accept cash, but some may accept credit cards too.

Safety Cabs
820 N.W. Fifth Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32601
352-372-1444 ‎

Gainesville Cab Co.
3006 N.E. 20th Way
Gainesville, FL 32609
352-371-1515 ‎
Accepts cash and all major credit cards.

Bestway Cab
1109 N.W. 23rd Ave., Suite A
Gainesville, FL 32609
352-367-8222
Accepts cash ONLY.

A1 Yellow Cab
2525 N.E. 19th Drive
Gainesville, FL 32609
352-374-9696

Diamond Cab
1125 S.E. 13th St.
Gainesville, FL 32641
352-284-6205

Gator Taxi Cab
1109 N.W. 23rd Ave,, Suite A1
Gainesville, FL 32609
352-336-8484

AAA Taxi
4505 N.W. 13th St.
Gainesville, FL 32609
352-214-2113

Continental Cab
932 S.E. 18th Terrace
Gainesville, FL 32641
352-231-3852

ECO-FRIENDLY ELECTRIC GOLF CART SHUTTLES

Avoid the potential sorrows of drinking and driving and uses these services, which take you to areas in downtown and midtown and back home, if its close to campus.

The GOTCHA Ride
866-946-8438
Hours of Operation: Everyday from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Nights from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. (Except Sundays)
Cost: FREE, tips are welcomed

Zip CartsZipCarts
877-947-1352
Hours of Operation: Monday through Saturday from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Cost: $3 per person/ $10 for the whole cart, which holds four to five people

ZIPCAR

Lessen the emission of fossil fuel into the environment when you share a car. Introduced in the U.S. 10 years ago, Zipcars offers members 24/7 access to various types of cars around the world. Members can pay an annual fee to rent cars by the hour or day, and their annual fees include gas and insurance. Hourly and daily rate depends on model of car. Cars can be reserved online, and membership cards unlock the vehicle.

U.F. students, faculty and staff can join Zipcars for just $35 and receive $35 in free driving during their first month. Cars are located around campus, including outside of Library West. Must be 18-years-old to join. Members who are 18-years-old and up have access to the Zipcars on campus. Members who are 21-years-old and up have access to thousands of cars around the world.

Join the eco-friendly movement of Zipcar. Get wheels when you want them.


GETTING OUT OF CITY

Never get homesick again. From buses to flights, there are various ways to leave Gainesville.

BUSES

If time is not of the essence, buses are a paradigm form of travel. Save money on gas when you ride a bus.

Greyhound Lines, Inc.

Travel anywhere in the U.S. via Greyhound Lines, Inc. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone at 1-800-231-2222 with a credit card and or at the local bus terminal. If purchasing a ticket online, book in advance to take to receive great deals.

Use RTS Route 15, which runs from the downtown station to Oaks to Gainesville’s mall every 30 minutes to 60 minutes on weekdays starting at 6 a.m. and every hour on Saturday beginning at 7:30 a.m., to get to the bus terminal. On Sundays, refer to Route 407.

Greyhound Lines Bus Terminal
101 N.E. 23rd Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32609
352-376-5252
Hours of Operation

Florida Buses

wifiGo home or visit friends at Florida State University, University of Central Florida and or University of Southern Florida, when you ride any of these luxury coach buses, which go to most parts of Florida from Tallahassee to Miami. Wi-Fi is available on some buses. Spend a weekend at home or with friends, or have guests visit.

Busses leave on Thursday or Friday from the U.F. Commuter Lot Parking Garage on Gale Lemerand Drive, and return on Sunday or Monday, depending on the bus company.

Tickets can be purchased online or in person. Tickets are non-refundable or transferable, unless a valid excuse beforehand is given.

Each company also has a limit on luggage size and $5 may be charged, if the bag exceeds its set limit.

Please arrive at departure point 30 minutes before it departs. Students can take RTS Route 122, which drops off at the Commuter Lot Parking Garage on Gale Lemerand Drive.

American E-Tours
305-554-7272/ 305-251-1231
Cost: $40 for Round Trip/ $25 for One Way from Gainesville to Miami
View bus schedules and pay with a credit card online. No online payments will be accepted on the day of travel, if available, riders can buy tickets at the U.F. Commuter Lot. If you wish to be on thus standby list, arrive at least 30 minutes before departure to try and be first on the list.gmg transport

MapGMG Transport
352-215-8196 / 352-336-7026
Cost: $45 for Round Trip/ $35 for One Way from U.F. to Miami ($10 price increase for reverse trip: Miami to U.F.)
$35 Round Trip/ $50 One Way from U.C.F. to Miami
$80 Round Trip/ $65 One Way from F.S.U. to Miami and vice versa
$35 Round Trip/ $50 One Way from U.S.F. to Miami
Price increase on premium weekends: holidays.
View bus schedules and seat availability, and pay with a credit card online. If you wish to be on thus standby list, arrive at least 30 minutes before departure to try and be first on the list. Actual arrival/ departure times may be inaccurate.

Miami Bus Service
352-335-8116/ 786-515-8691
For U.F. Students with Student ID- Cost: $40 for Round Trip/ $30 for One Way from U.F. to Miami ($10 price increase for reverse trip: Miami to U.F.)
Price increase on premium weekends: holidays.
View bus schedules and seat availability, and pay with a credit card online. If you wish to be on thus standby list, arrive at least 30 minutes before departure to try and be first on the list. Actual arrival/ departure times may be inaccurate.

Red Coach
Red Coach offers trips to various cities in Florida, including Jacksonville, Tampa, Gainesville, Tallahassee, Naples, Orlando, Bradenton, St. Petersburg, Daytona Beach, Fort Myers, Fort Pierce, Ocala and West Palm Beach, and to Atlanta, Ga. Riders can choose from different time slots either early in the morning, afternoon or evening. View and download bus schedules.

From Gainesville, students can visit Miami, Tallahassee, Fort Pierce, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Orlando, Naples and Atlanta.

Prices vary depending on day of the week and time of departure. Round trip and one way tickets may be purchased online or buy phone using any major credit card or debit card. Only one-way tickets can be purchased in person with cash. Students, email a picture of your student ID and receive 10 percent off your ticket purchase. Approval takes 30 minutes to an hour.

Call 1-877-733-0724.

Ticket prices do not include a student discount.
U.F. to Miami: $90+ for Round Trip/ $65+ for One Way
U.F. to Tallahassee: $60+ Round Trip/ $45+ for One Way
U.F. to Orlando: $60+ Round Trip/ $40+ One Way
U.F. to Tampa: $120+ Round Trip/ $70 One Way
U.F. to Fort Pierce: $90+ Round Trip/ $65+ One Way
U.F. to West Palm Beach: $90+ Round Trip/ $65+ One Way
U.F. to Naples: $85+ Round Trip/ $60+ One Way
U.F. to Atlanta: $105+ Round Trip/ $65+ One Way

GAINESVILLE REGIONAL AIRPORT

GNV AirportFly to and from anywhere at Gainesville’s Regional Airport. Located at the heart of Gainesville and minutes from campus, via RTS Route 25 or an airport shuttle, it serves leisure, commercial and military aviation purposes. Book your flight with either American Eagle Airlines, Delta Connection/ Atlantic Southeast Airlines and or US Airways Express/ Pacific Southwest Airlines.

Book early, save money.

Gainesville Regional Airport Administration
3880 N.E. 39th Ave., Suite A
Gainesville, FL 32609
352-373-0249
Email: info@flygainesville.com

Airport Shuttles

Gainesville is conveniently located a couple of hours away from most major airports, including Jacksonville International and Orlando International Airports. Airport shuttles are available to Gainesville’s airport and these airports from Rawlings Hall, which is across from McCarty Hall. Reserve a your ticket online.If traveling domestically, book a seat on a bus that arrives an hour before departure. If you’re traveling internationally, book a seat on a bus that arrives two hours before your departure.

Runways Transportation Company
RunwaysRunways Transportation Company offers services to Orlando’s, Jacksonville’s and Gainesville’s airports. Fares begin at $55 from Gainesville to any of these areas. Refundable and non-refundable tickets can be purchased online.

All passengers are allowed one carry-on item and small suitcase that does not exceed 28 inches by 22 inches by 14 inches.

All passengers are encouraged to arrive at their departure station 10 minutes prior to scheduled time. They must have boarding pass or confirmation number in hand.

Runways Transportation Company
P.O. Box 18953
Jacksonville, FL 32229
1-800-578-6929

Office Hours
Monday through Saturday: 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Closed from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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BICYCLES
It’s a common sight to see students on bicycles riding to and from class during all hours of the day. Always wear a helmet if you find biking convenient, and check out some tips to remember about bike safety and bike laws at UF.

Campus bike rules

Plus, you can get your bike fixed at the Reitz Union free.

Bike repair

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