How many hours is Jacksonville from Gainesville

The total travel time between Jacksonville and Orlando is 1 hour and 23 minutes.

Total distance: 71 miles

Directions to Jacksonville from Gainesville

1. Head north on S Main St toward NE State Rd 24/E University Ave

2. Follow NE State Rd 24, US-301 N and I-10 E to your destination in Jacksonville

  • Turn right at the 1st cross street onto NE State Rd 24/E University Ave, you will pass and Auto Parts on your right in 0.8miles
  • Turn left onto NE State Rd 24/NE Waldo Rd and drive for 0.2miles
  • Continue straight onto FL-24 E/NE State Rd 24/NE Waldo Rd and drive for about 13.2miles and then
  • Continue straight onto NE 5th Blvd/NE Waldo Rd for a short period of 266feet, after, make a
  • Slight right onto US-301 N/N Main St and stay on this road for 8.8miles and then make another 
  • Slight left to stay on US-301 N, in 10.2miles you will pass Subway Restaurants and then after driving 27.9miles 
  • Use the right lane to take the ramp onto I-10 E and drive another 17.7miles
  • Use the left lane to stay on I-10 E and follow signs for Jax Beaches/Daytona Bch and drive 0.4miles and remember to
  • Keep left to continue on US-17 N, follow signs for Interstate 95 N/Int’l Airport/Savannah drive 0.6miles
  • US-17 N turns slightly right and becomes I-95 N after 0.8miles
  • Take exit 353B toward Union St/Beaver St and then drive for 0.1miles
  • Continue onto US-17 N for a short distance of 164feet and then make a
  • Slight right onto W Union St for a drive of 0.7miles and then

3. Turn left and your destination will be on your right

Road trip from Gainesville to Jacksonville

From Gainesville you should arrive at a place called Knights Inn Gainesville, it is an amazing place and definitely worth a look at. Stop by and relax for an hour or two.  Don’t forget to check out some of the delicious restaurants on the way. After some time you will then reach Waldo, so much to do in Waldo. It is worth wasting your time there. There will be another stop in Starke for you and the family to take a breather, some fresh air, and room to stretch. Your last destination will be at Best Western Baldwin Inn, a fancy little Inn for you to embrace the last of the road trip before reaching your city destination. 

Gainesville to Jacksonville train

Taking a train from Gainesville to Jacksonville will be approximately 33 hours and 40 minutes, and this is via Amtrak, which is the fastest option for getting to Jacksonville. It would be best to take a book to keep you busy or download some movies for yourself to watch. Do not forget your battery pack because you’ll be stranded on a train without any source of technology, which means you’ll have to keep yourself busy by counting passing trees and clouds. To keep hydrated bring your own water, if the service fee is not an option for you. Traveling on a Saturday is a lot more pleasant than any other weekday, as fewer people are traveling on the train so you will have room to stretch your legs and enjoy peace and quiet. 

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