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.

Where to Eat in Gainesville

If you’re looking for affordable options, Bistro at the Oaks (2719 Tumbling Creek Rd) and Scott's Downtown (131 Bradford St NW) are great picks.

When to visit Gainesville

Gainesville in February
Estimated hotel price
$209
1 night at 3-star hotel
Gainesville in February
Estimated hotel price
$209
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

Plane

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 Wellington and takes around 32h 01m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Gainesville. The train journey from Gainesville to Greenville takes 3h 12m and costs around $61 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Birmingham, expect to pay about $48 for a 4h 36m trip. The train station in Gainesville is called Gainesville, and is located 1.1 km from the city centre.

Car

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 Dollar and Europcar, among others, in Atlanta.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Gainesville, including RedCoach, FlixBus and Greyhound. From Montgomery, the bus ride to Gainesville takes 290 km and will cost you around $46. From Nashville, the ticket costs about $59 for a journey of 394 km. Gainesville’s bus station is located 2.7 km from the city centre.

Plane

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 Wellington and takes around 32h 01m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Gainesville. The train journey from Gainesville to Greenville takes 3h 12m and costs around $61 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Birmingham, expect to pay about $48 for a 4h 36m trip. The train station in Gainesville is called Gainesville, and is located 1.1 km from the city centre.

Car

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 Dollar and Europcar, among others, in Atlanta.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Gainesville, including RedCoach, FlixBus and Greyhound. From Montgomery, the bus ride to Gainesville takes 290 km and will cost you around $46. From Nashville, the ticket costs about $59 for a journey of 394 km. Gainesville’s bus station is located 2.7 km from the city centre.

Airlines serving Gainesville

Lufthansa
Good (4,682 reviews)
KLM
Good (843 reviews)
SWISS
Good (938 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,723 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,197 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,464 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (471 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,599 reviews)
Air France
Good (970 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,110 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,952 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,377 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (220 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,198 reviews)
Finnair
Good (786 reviews)
LOT
Good (675 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (784 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,172 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (929 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (847 reviews)
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Where to stay in Gainesville

Average rates range from around $382 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $2,372 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 $1.65 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 $19.69 and $26.25. The most frequently booked car type in Gainesville is Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate car hire (Chevrolet Cruze or similar) is, on average, 66% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay $1.65 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 $19.69 and $26.25. The most frequently booked car type in Gainesville is Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate car hire (Chevrolet Cruze or similar) is, on average, 66% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.