How far is Florida from Alabama driving?

I want to take a road trip to see the University of Alabama play the University of Florida in football next year. How long does it take to drive to Florida from Alabama?

Eric Schad · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
The Tide versus the Gators will be an epic rivalry game that’s well worth the trip! Florida is about 460 miles, or 7.5 hours, from Alabama if you’re driving to the University of Florida in Gainesville from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
Since you’re making the trek, you may as well soak up a bit of the scenery, culture, and experiences along the way. Here are some great places to stop:
  • Grab a dog from Chris’ Famous Hotdogs in Montgomery, which has been in continuous operation since 1917.
  • Check out the beautiful Dothan Area Botanical Gardens in Dothan, Alabama, which features 50 acres of native foliage, ponds, and walking trails.
  • Soak in Florida’s political and historical heritage at the State Capitol in Tallahassee.
  • Search for manatees in the freshwater Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River, Florida.
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