Gainesville travel guide

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You're Going to Love Gainesville

With a population of 33,804, Gainesville is a must-see destination in Georgia, United States.

When to visit Gainesville

Gainesville in June
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Gainesville in June
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Gainesville in July, when the average temperature is 25 °C, and the highest can go up to 31 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 0 °C, with an average temperature of 5 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in March, when precipitation is around 148 mm. In contrast, October is usually the driest month of the year in Gainesville, with an average rainfall of 87 mm.

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How to Get to Gainesville


Although Gainesville doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Atlanta De Kalb/Peachtree (PDK), which is located 64 km from Gainesville. The shortest flight to Gainesville from New Zealand departs from Dunedin and takes around 22h 45m.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Gainesville. The train journey from Gainesville to Greenville takes 3h 12m and costs around $55 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Birmingham, expect to pay about $36 for a 4h 36m trip. The train station in Gainesville is called Gainesville, and is located 1.1 km from the city centre.


Another option to get to Gainesville is to pick up a car hire from Atlanta, which is about 80 km from Gainesville. You’ll find branches of Sixt and Dollar, among others, in Atlanta.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Gainesville, including FlixBus, Greyhound and Megabus. From Nashville, the bus ride to Gainesville takes 459 km and will cost you around $131. From Orlando, the ticket costs about $166 for a journey of 821 km. Gainesville’s bus station is located 2.7 km from the city centre.

Airlines serving Gainesville

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Where to stay in Gainesville

Average rates range from around $248 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $3,576 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Gainesville and Super 8 by Wyndham Gainesville.

Where to stay in popular areas of Gainesville

Hiring a car in Gainesville

Expect to pay $1.68 per litre in Gainesville (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $20.09 and $26.78. The most frequently booked car type in Gainesville is Intermediate (Mazda Mazda3 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Mitsubishi Lancer or similar) is, on average, 66% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.