Traveling to Gainesville

Location and Address

The Powell Lab is located on the Eastside Campus of the University of Florida.

The physical address is: at 2070 NE Waldo Rd., Gainesville, FL 32609. The main office number is (352) 273-0187.

Once you arrive, drive through the gate and straight through the parking lot to the lab if you have a visitor’s pass. Otherwise, make the second right to park in the visitor’s parking area.

Traveling from Weil Hall on the Main UF Campus

  1. Head north on Gale Lemerand Drive
  2. Turn right on West University Avenue
  3. Turn left on NE Waldo Road
  4. Turn left into the Eastside Campus

The driving time is ~15 minutes.

Traveling from Gainesville Airport (GNV)

  1. Drive out of the airport through the south (old) exit
  2. Turn right on NE 39th Avenue
  3. Turn left on NE Waldo Rd (0.9 mi)
  4. Turn right into the Eastside Campus (1.1 mi)

The driving time is ~3 minutes.

Traveling from Jacksonville Regional Airport (JAX)

  1. Get on I-295 S from Pecan Park Road
  2. Take exit 21B for I-10 toward Lake City
  3. Take exit 343 toward Starke
  4. Stay on US-301 S
  5. Turn right into the Eastside Campus

The driving time is ~90 minutes.

Traveling from Orlando International Airport

  1. Drive out of the airport and take FL-528 W (toll road)
  2. Take Exit 4 for the Florida Turnpike N
  3. The Turnpike will merge into I-75 N
  4. Take Exit 382 for Williston Road. Drive east
  5. Williston Road will turn into NE Waldo Rd after the large bend
  6. Turn left into the Eastside Campus

The driving time is ~ 2 hours, and FL-528 W and the Turnpike are toll roads. Make sure you activate the Sunpass on your rental car to charge tolls to the rental company.

Where to Stay

We have five options for Hilton family hotels:

Hampton Inn & Suites Gainesville Downtown
101 SE 1st Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 240-9300
Hampton Inn Gainesville (near I-75)
4225 SW 40th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 371-4171
Hilton University of Florida
1714 SW 34th St., Gainesville, FL 32607
(352) 371-3600
Homewood Suites Gainesville
3333 SW 42 St., Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 335-3133
Hilton Garden Inn Gainesville
4075 SW 33rd Pl., Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 338-1466

We have three options for Marriott family hotels:

Courtyard Gainesville – Marriott
3700 SW 42nd St., Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 335-9100
Residence Inn Gainesville I-75
3275 SW 40 Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32608
SpringHill Suites Gainesville
4155 SW 40th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32608