VISITING

Welcome to the Department of Physics. The address of the Physics Building (NPB) is 2001 Museum Road, and the building is located at the corner of Gale Lemerand Drive and Museum Road .

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Driving from Gainesville Regional Airport to the Physics Building Print PDF
Gainesville Regional Airport is located approximately 6 miles from the University of Florida. There is only one road from the passenger terminal. When you reach the airport exit, turn right onto State Route 222 (NE 39 Ave). Take this road to its intersection with NW 13 St, a distance of 3-4 miles. (You will pass through lights at the intersections with Waldo Rd, NE 15 St, N Main St and NW 6 St before reaching the light at NW 13 St.)

Turn left onto NW 13 St and follow it for about 2.5 miles until you approach the light at W University Ave. University Avenue is equivalent to NW 0 Avenue, so it is fairly easy to count down the crossing streets between NW 39th Ave and W University Ave.

The University of Florida campus begins on the southwest corner of the intersection between W University Ave and NW 13 St. Continue on NW 13 St until the intersection at Museum Road. Take a right on Museum Rd and cross the intersections at Newell Drive and Center Drive. At the intersection of Gale Lemerand Drive the Physics Building is on the left.


Driving from NHMFL (Tallahassee) Print PDF
Take I-10 (East) from Tallahassee for about 100 miles to the intersection with I-75. Then take I-75 (South) for roughly 45 miles to Gainesville.

Two Exits You Can Use:
I-75 Exit 387 (Nouth entrance to Campus)
Stay on I-75 (South) for 45 miles until you reach Gainesville. Leave I-75 at Exit 387 (Newberry Rd, S.R. 26). Turn right and head east along S.R. 26, which at first is Newberry Rd, but after a couple of miles becomes University Ave. About 4 miles from I-75 you will come across the University of Florida campus on your right. Turn right onto Gale Lemerand Drive (near the Stadium) and the road will take you to the Physics Building which will be on your left.
I-75 Exit 384 (South entrance to Campus)
Stay on I-75 (South) for 45 miles until you reach Gainesville. Leave I-75 at Exit 384 (Archer Rd, S.R. 24). Turn left and head east along S.R. 24, which is Archer Rd. Stay on Archer Rd and about 4 miles from I-75 you will come across the University of Florida campus on your left. At the intersection of Archer Rd and Gale Lemerand Drive (Shands Cancer Center is on the corner to the left) take a left at the light and the Physics Building will be on your right.


Driving from Jacksonville Airport to Gainesville Print PDF
The drive from Jacksonville Airport to Gainesville is approximately 85 miles, and typically takes between 1.5 and 2 hours. There is only one road from the passenger terminal. Just past the first light (and right before the road passes under a bridge) turn right onto the ramp for I-95 (South).

Once on I-95, stay in the right lane because after only a mile you will exit onto I-295 (South), heading counter-clockwise around Jacksonville's version of the Beltway. Stay on I-295 for roughly 17 miles, until you reach I-10 (West), marked to Tallahassee.

After approximately 13 miles, leave I-10 at Exit 50 (U.S. 301 and Baldwin). Stay right at the fork in the exit ramp, joining U.S. 301 (South). Follow this road for about 37 miles, passing through the towns of Lawtey and Starke, until you reach Waldo. Here you fork right onto S.R. 24 (Gainesville) at the point where U.S. 301 continues on to Ocala. Take S.R. 24 for 10 miles to the outskirts of Gainesville.

As you approach Gainesville, you will pass through a light at NW 53 Ave, then see the airport perimeter on your left. At the next light, turn right onto NE 39 Ave (S.R. 222). Take this road to its intersection with NW 13 St, a distance of 2-3 miles. (You will pass through lights at the intersections with NE 15 St, N Main St and NW 6 St before reaching NW 13 St.)

Turn left onto NW 13 St and follow it for about 2.5 miles until you approach the light at W University Ave. University Avenue is equivalent to NW 0 Avenue, so it is fairly easy to count down the crossing streets between NW 39th Ave and W University Ave.

The University of Florida campus begins on the southwest corner of the intersection between W University Ave and NW 13 St. Continue on NW 13 St until the intersection at Museum Road. Take a right on Museum Rd and cross the intersections at Newell Drive and Center Drive. At the intersection of Gale Lemerand Drive the Physics Building is on the left. Parking


Driving from Orlando Airport to Gainesville Print PDF
The drive from Orlando Airport to Gainesville is approximately 120 miles, and typically takes between 2 and 2.5 hours.

On exiting the airport, follow signs for the Beeline Expressway (State Road 528 West). Take the Beeline about 6 miles to the Florida Turnpike (North). If you miss the Turnpike exit, you should stay on the Beeline another 4 miles, then take I-4 (North) 4 miles to the Turnpike. (Both the Beeline and the Turnpike are toll roads.) Follow the Turnpike for roughly 50 miles to its end, where it merges with I-75.

Two Exits You Can Use:

I-75 Exit 384 (South entrance to Campus) Stay on I-75 (North) for 60 miles until you reach Gainesville. Leave I-75 at Exit 384 (Archer Rd, S.R. 24). Turn right and head east along S.R. 24, which is Archer Rd. Stay on Archer Rd and about 4 miles from I-75 you will come across the University of Florida campus on your left. At the intersection of Archer Rd and Gale Lemerand Drive (Shands Cancer Center is on the corner to the left) take a left at the light and the Physics Building will be on your right. -- parking --

I-75 Exit 387 (Nouth entrance to Campus)
Stay on I-75 (North) for 60 miles until you reach Gainesville. Leave I-75 at Exit 387 (Newberry Rd, S.R. 26). Turn right and head east along S.R. 26, which at first is Newberry Rd, but after a couple of miles becomes University Ave. About 4 miles from I-75 you will come across the University of Florida campus on your right. Turn right onto Gale Lemerand Drive (near the Stadium) and the road will take you to the Physics Building which will be on your left. Parking


For a slower (3 hours), but more interesting, journey to Gainesville, leave the Beeline Expressway in Orlando a mile before the Florida Turnpike, at the exit for U.S. 17, 92 & 441 ("Orange Blossom Trail").

Take U.S. 441 (North) through Orlando all the way in to Gainesville. An even more scenic route (also 3 hours) adds a detour through the Ocala National Forest: Follow U.S. 441 for about 35 miles to S.R. 19 (North). Take S.R. 19 past Eustis into the Ocala Forest, switching to S.R. 40 (West) so as to rejoin U.S. 441 in Ocala. If you have time, you might want to stop along the way at Alexander Springs or Juniper Springs.