North Central Florida is served by four airports listed below in order of increasing distance from campus. The hyperlinks below will take you to the airport's main website, where you can find the airlines that have service there as well as information regarding rental cars, local taxi services, and other basic transportation information.
  1. Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) is 20-30 minutes away from campus. Car rentals, taxis, and the local bus service are all available to take you to your hotel. The Paramount Plaza Hotel and the Hilton University Hotel offer shuttles to the Gainesville Airport. Please see the GNV website for information on local taxis. If arriving late at night you may want to arrange beforehand a taxi to be there waiting for you.

  2. Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) is about 85 miles away and you should usually allow two hours if you are driving a car. Also please note that several towns between Jacksonville and Gainesville have been certified as speed traps by AAA. These include Lawtey, Starke, Waldo, and nearly every other small town along US Hwy 301. Observe and follow posted speed limits carefully!

  3. Orlando International Airport (MCO) is approximately 125 miles away. If renting a car, it is a two hour drive with good traffic and can take considerably longer otherwise. Also, the main route between Orlando and Gainesville includes a turnpike with tolls that are approximately $25 round trip.

  4. Tampa International Airport (TPA) is 135 miles from Gainesville, and just under 2.5 hours if there is no traffic leaving Tampa. There are no back country roads or tolls to navigate; take I-75 N to Gainesville. However due to its distance there are no shuttle services, leaving few options besides renting a car.

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Created by F.G. Garvan ( on Sunday, November 15, 2015.
Last update made Sun Nov 15 07:49:43 PST 2015.