There are 8 ways to get from Fort Lauderdale to Ocala by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Fort Lauderdale Station to West Palm Beach Station Northbound / ...
  2. Take the bus from West Palm Beach, FL to Ocala, FL Miami-Tallahassee

$46 - $101

7 alternative options

Train Amtrak, bus  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Fort Lauderdale Amtrak to Orlando Amtrak Silver Meteor / ...
  2. Take the bus from Orlando - RedCoach Station, FL to Ocala, FL Miami-Tallahassee

$67 - $172

Drive  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Fort Lauderdale to Ocala 278 miles

$27 - $40

Fly Fort Lauderdale to Orlando, bus  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Orlando (MCO) FLL - MCO
  2. Take the bus from Orlando - RedCoach Station, FL to Ocala, FL

$74 - $290

Fly Fort Lauderdale to Tampa, bus  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Tampa (TPA) FLL - TPA
  2. Take the bus from Tampa - USF, FL to Ocala, FL

$89 - $342

Fly Miami to Orlando, bus  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Miami (MIA) to Orlando (MCO) MIA - MCO
  2. Take the bus from Orlando - RedCoach Station, FL to Ocala, FL

$90 - $395

Bus to Miami, fly to Gainesville, bus  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort Lauderdale to Miami, FL
  2. Fly from Miami (MIA) to Gainesville (GNV) MIA - GNV
  3. Take the bus from Gainesville to Ocala, FL

$165 - $459

Fly Miami to Tampa, bus  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Miami (MIA) to Tampa (TPA) MIA - TPA
  2. Take the bus from Tampa - USF, FL to Ocala, FL

$100 - $367

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Fort Lauderdale to Ocala is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Fort Lauderdale to Ocala is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4 h 36 min.

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The distance between Fort Lauderdale and Ocala is 246 miles. The road distance is 278 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 4 min to get from Fort Lauderdale to Ocala, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA and Ocala, FL, USA?

There is no direct connection from Fort Lauderdale to Ocala. However, you can take the train to West Palm Beach Station, take the walk to Quadrille Blvd @ Datura St, take the line 1 bus to Wpb Itc @ Bay J, take the walk to West Palm Beach, FL, then take the bus to Ocala, FL. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Fort Lauderdale to Ocala via Orlando Amtrak, Orlando Health/Amtrak, Sand Lake Road, and Orlando - RedCoach Station, FL in around 7 h 20 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $360
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Miami to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Miami to Gainesville
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Miami to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Silver Airways
Website
silverairways.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Miami to Orlando
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $480
Train operators
Brightline
Website
gobrightline.com
Train from Fort Lauderdale Station to West Palm Beach Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
gobrightline.com
Book at
gobrightline.com
Amtrak
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Fort Lauderdale Amtrak to Orlando Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
Bus operators
Red Coach
Phone
+1 877 733 0724
Website
redcoachusa.com
Bus from West Palm Beach, FL to Ocala, FL
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Schedules at
redcoachusa.com
Standard Fare
$35 - $75
Web Fare
$30 - $50
Flexible Fare
$40 - $85
Bus from Orlando - RedCoach Station, FL to Ocala, FL
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $55
Schedules at
redcoachusa.com
Standard Fare
$22 - $50
Web Fare
$19 - $35
Flexible Fare
$25 - $55
Bus from Tampa - USF, FL to Ocala, FL
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $55
Schedules at
redcoachusa.com
Standard Fare
$22 - $50
Web Fare
$19 - $35
Flexible Fare
$25 - $55
Bus from Gainesville to Ocala, FL
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $50
Schedules at
redcoachusa.com
Standard Fare
$18 - $40
Web Fare
$15 - $27
Flexible Fare
$21 - $50

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