There are 4 ways to get from Gainesville to Ocala by taxi, bus or car
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Taxi, bus • 1h 47m
Taxi • 42 min
$120 - $160
2 alternative options
Bus • 3h 8m
Drive • 42 min
$3 - $6
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Gainesville to Ocala is to drive which costs $3 - $6 and takes 42 min.
The quickest way to get from Gainesville to Ocala is to taxi which costs $120 - $160 and takes 42 min.
The distance between Gainesville and Ocala is 34 miles. The road distance is 37.8 miles.
The best way to get from Gainesville to Ocala without a car is to taxi and bus which takes 1h 47m and costs .
It takes approximately 1h 47m to get from Gainesville to Ocala, including transfers.
Yes, the driving distance between Gainesville to Ocala is 38 miles. It takes approximately 42 min to drive from Gainesville to Ocala.
There are 69+ hotels available in Ocala. Prices start at $100 USD per night.
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.
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.
Bus from Waldo Amtrak Station to Ocala Amtrak Bus Stop
- Ave. Duration
- 1h 30m
- Once daily
- Schedules at
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