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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort Lauderdale to Ocala RedCoach

$102 - $143

7 alternative options

Train, bus via Tampa, FL  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Fort Lauderdale Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak Silver Star
  2. Take the bus from Tampa, FL to Ocala, FL Atlanta route

$257 - $341

Bus via Port St Lucie, FL - Travel Plaza  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort Lauderdale, FL - Tri-Rail Station to Port St Lucie, FL - Travel Plaza 1301 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Fort Pierce to Ocala RedCoach

$114 - $183

Train, bus  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Fort Lauderdale Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak Silver Star
  2. Take the bus from Tampa Downtown to Ocala RedCoach

$122 - $219

Drive  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Fort Lauderdale to Ocala 278 miles

$27 - $40

Fly Fort Lauderdale to Tampa, line 32 bus, bus, taxi  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Tampa (TPA) FLL - TPA
  2. Take the line 32 bus from Airport Rental Car Facility to M L King Jr Blvd @ Central Av
  3. Take the bus from Tampa, FL to Ocala, FL
  4. Take a taxi from Ocala, FL to Ocala

$263 - $464

Train to Miami, fly to Tampa, bus  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Fort Lauderdale Broward Station to Miami Airport Station
  2. Fly from Miami (MIA) to Tampa (TPA) MIA - TPA
  3. Take the bus from Tampa, FL to Ocala, FL

$270 - $476

Train to Miami, fly to Gainesville, bus  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Fort Lauderdale Broward Station to Miami Airport Station
  2. Fly from Miami (MIA) to Gainesville (GNV) MIA - GNV
  3. Take the bus from Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station to Ocala

$217 - $497

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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The best way to get from Fort Lauderdale to Ocala without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 41 min and costs $100 - $150.

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It takes approximately 6 h 41 min to get from Fort Lauderdale to Ocala, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Fort Lauderdale Airport to Tampa Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fort Lauderdale to Ocala is 278 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to drive from Fort Lauderdale to Ocala.

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Spirit Airlines, Silver Airways and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Fort Lauderdale Airport to Tampa Airport.

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There are 29+ hotels available in Ocala. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Fort Lauderdale to Fort Lauderdale Airport is to line 01 bus which takes 21 min and costs $2 - $3.

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Map of how to get from Fort Lauderdale to Ocala.
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  • Distance: 245.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 41 min

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

Red Coach operates a bus from Fort Lauderdale to Ocala every 4 hours. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 5 h 5 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $360
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Miami to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Miami to Gainesville
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Silver Airways
Website
silverairways.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Fort Lauderdale Amtrak to Tampa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
Frequency
Once 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
Email
webtickets@redcoachusa.com
Website
redcoachusa.com
Bus from Fort Lauderdale to Ocala
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Book at
redcoachusa.com
First Class
$65 - $90
Business
$55 - $80
Bus from Fort Pierce to Ocala
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Book at
redcoachusa.com
First Class
$50 - $75
Business
$40 - $60
Bus from Tampa Downtown to Ocala
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Book at
redcoachusa.com
First Class
$40 - $60
Business
$30 - $45
Bus from Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station to Ocala
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Book at
redcoachusa.com
First Class
$35 - $55
Business
$26 - $40
La Cubana
Phone
+1 305-541-1700
Website
lacubanabus.com
Bus from Tampa, FL to Ocala, FL
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$159
Schedules at
lacubanabus.com
The Florida Express Bus
Phone
407-442-2810
Website
busticketreservations.com
Bus from Fort Lauderdale, FL - Tri-Rail Station to Port St Lucie, FL - Travel Plaza
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $60
More information at
American Bus Tickets
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit
Phone
+1 813-254-4278
Website
gohart.org
Bus from Airport Rental Car Facility to M L King Jr Blvd @ Central Av
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Website
HART
Other operators
Taxi from Ocala, FL to Ocala
Ave. Duration
15 min
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Signature Taxi
Phone
+1 352-207-2008
Website
signatureshuttle.net
A-1 Taxi
Phone
+1 352-753-1415
Website
a1taxi.us

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