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There are 4 ways to get from Gainesville to Ocala by taxi, bus or car

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Taxi, bus  •  1h 47m

  1. Take a taxi from Gainesville to Waldo Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Waldo Amtrak Station to Ocala Amtrak Bus Stop Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

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Taxi  •  42 min

  1. Take a taxi from Gainesville to Ocala 37.8 miles

$120 - $160

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Waldo Amtrak Station to Ocala Amtrak Bus Stop Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Drive  •  42 min

  1. Drive from Gainesville to Ocala 37.8 miles

$3 - $6

Gainesville → Ocala
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The cheapest way to get from Gainesville to Ocala is to drive which costs $3 - $6 and takes 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Gainesville to Ocala is to taxi which costs $120 - $160 and takes 42 min.

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The distance between Gainesville and Ocala is 34 miles. The road distance is 37.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Gainesville to Ocala without a car is to taxi and bus which takes 1h 47m and costs .

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It takes approximately 1h 47m to get from Gainesville to Ocala, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Gainesville to Ocala is 38 miles. It takes approximately 42 min to drive from Gainesville to Ocala.

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There are 69+ hotels available in Ocala. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 34.2 miles
  • Duration: 1h 47m

What companies run services between Gainesville, FL, USA and Ocala, FL, USA?

Amtrak operates a bus from Waldo Amtrak Station to Ocala Amtrak Bus Stop once daily, and the journey takes 1h 30m.

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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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Waldo Amtrak Station to Ocala Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Other operators
Taxi from Gainesville to Waldo Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
17 min
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Gainesville Cab Co.
Phone
+1 352-371-1515
Website
gainesvillemarooncab.com
Cabs 24HR
Phone
+1 855-374-8484
Website
cab24hr.com

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