There are 3 ways to get from Gainesville to Ocala by bus, taxi or car

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Bus  •  1h

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

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Taxi  •  42 min

  1. Take a taxi from Gainesville to Ocala 37.9 miles

$120 - $160

1 alternative option

Drive  •  42 min

  1. Drive from Gainesville to Ocala 37.9 miles

$3 - $6

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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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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Gainesville Amtrak Bus Stop and arriving at Ocala Amtrak Bus Stop. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h.

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The distance between Gainesville and Ocala is 34 miles. The road distance is 37.9 miles.

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

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The bus from Gainesville Amtrak Bus Stop to Ocala Amtrak Bus Stop takes 1h including transfers and departs once daily.

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Gainesville to Ocala bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Gainesville Amtrak Bus Stop station.

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Gainesville to Ocala bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Ocala Amtrak Bus Stop station.

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

Amtrak operates a bus from Gainesville Amtrak Bus Stop to Ocala Amtrak Bus Stop once daily, and the journey takes 1h.

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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 Gainesville Amtrak Bus Stop to Ocala Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Other operators
Taxi from Gainesville to Ocala
Ave. Duration
42 min
Estimated price
$120 - $160
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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