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Travel time from Jacksonville to Gainesville

Jacksonville to Gainesville airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Jacksonville to Gainesville? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Gainesville, you need to include time at the airports. Eventually, you'll be able to customize this itinerary to select other nearby airports and choose your preferred airline.

Thursday, 7:32 am:  start in Jacksonville
drive for about 33 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 9:00 am at the latest

8:05 am:  Jacksonville International (JAX)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 9:30 am

8:35 am:  get your boarding pass and go through TSA security
allow enough time for long security lines during busy travel seasons or holidays, and prepare for the wait time

9:35 am:  arrive at the gate
once you're ready to board, you can get something to eat in the airport or just relax near the gate

10:05 am:  prepare for boarding
check your boarding pass for your group number or listen to the gate agent as they announce boarding, some airlines require you to be in the boarding area 10-15 minutes before departure or risk losing your seat

10:20 am:  board Delta Air Lines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

10:30 am:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 8 minutes

10:38 am:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 14 minutes to taxi to the runway

10:52 am:  wheels up! take-off from JAX
fly for about 47 minutes in the air

11:39 am:  Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL)
Atlanta, GA is the same time as Jacksonville, FL
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 8 minutes to the gate

11:47 am:  arrive at the connecting airport
make sure you schedule enough time for your layover
there may be a minimum connection time for your flight

12:39 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 52 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

12:54 pm:  board ExpressJet Airlines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

1:04 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 26 minutes

1:30 pm:  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 15 minutes to taxi to the runway

1:45 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from TPA
fly for about 46 minutes in the air

2:31 pm (local time):  Gainesville Regional (GNV)
Gainesville is the same time as Jacksonville
taxi on the runway for an average of 4 minutes to the gate

2:35 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at GNV
deboard the plane, and claim any baggage
if you're renting a car, check if you need to take a shuttle to car rental agency, otherwise you can ride in a cab, limo, or Uber for about 13 minutes to your destination

2:48 pm (local time):  arrive in Gainesville

Total travel time: 7 hours

Flying non-stop from Jacksonville to Gainesville

How far is Gainesville from Jacksonville? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 62 miles or 99 km

Flight time: 37 minutes

Compare this to a whole day of commercial travel with the airports and waiting in line for security, which ends up taking a total of 7 hours, 16 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 11.6x faster, and saves you about 6.5 hours in your total travel time.

Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula.

This is a relatively short flight in a private plane, but you might be planning to book a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. The flight itinerary at the top of the page takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.

Best day of the week to fly to Gainesville

Looking at flights on Delta Air Lines Inc. from JAX to ATL, and connecting flights on ExpressJet Airlines Inc. from ATL to GNV, here's a breakdown of the number of flights available each day:

  • Sunday
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday

Based on these statistical results, we chose Thursday for the flight itinerary above.

Alternate flights from Jacksonville to Gainesville

The most common route is JAX to ATL, then connecting to GNV, so that's what we used in the sample itinerary. However, you may want to explore travel alternatives, you could try one of these routes:

  1. JAX to ATL to GNV
    Jacksonville International to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International to Gainesville Regional
  2. JAX to MIA to GNV
    Jacksonville International to Miami International to Gainesville Regional

Airlines that fly to Gainesville

We picked Delta Air Lines Inc. for your main flight, and ExpressJet Airlines Inc. for your connecting flight, but there are other airlines that you should check if you're looking for the cheapest flight, or you need a different schedule. Check the websites of these airlines:

  1. Delta Air Lines Inc. (DL)
  2. Southwest Airlines Co. (WN)
  3. ExpressJet Airlines Inc. (EV)

Plan a trip to Gainesville

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Gainesville, Florida. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Gainesville. Click the button below to explore Gainesville in detail.

What about the return flight?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line. But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse flight itinerary to fly from Gainesville to Jacksonville, or go to the main page to calculate other flight times.

You can also compare the travel time if you were to drive instead. Get the full itinerary for a Jacksonville to Gainesville road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Jacksonville to Gainesville?

If you happen to know Jacksonville, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Jacksonville!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 62 miles
flight time of 37 minutes
21 Jacksonville travel answers
2 Gainesville travel answers


Gainesville Airports
  1. Gainesville Regional Airport

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