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

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

Recommended option

Bus, taxi  •  55 min

  1. Take the bus from Gainesville - UF to Ocala RedCoach
  2. Take a taxi from Ocala to Ocala

$71 - $96

Cheapest option

Bus, taxi via Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station  •  1 h

  1. Take the bus from Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station to Ocala RedCoach
  2. Take a taxi from Ocala to Ocala

$71 - $96

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  42 min

  1. Take a taxi from Gainesville to Ocala 37.8 miles

$120 - $160

Drive  •  42 min

  1. Drive from Gainesville to Ocala 37.8 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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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 bus and taxi which takes 55 min and costs $70 - $100.

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It takes approximately 55 min 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 31+ hotels available in Ocala. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Gainesville to Ocala.
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  • Distance: 34.2 miles
  • Duration: 55 min

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

There is no direct connection from Gainesville to Ocala. However, you can take the bus to Ocala then take the taxi to Ocala. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Ocala then take the taxi to Ocala.

Bus operators
Red Coach
Phone
+1 877 733 0724
Email
webtickets@redcoachusa.com
Website
redcoachusa.com
Bus from Gainesville - UF to Ocala
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Book at
redcoachusa.com
First Class
$35 - $55
Business
$26 - $40
Bus from Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station to Ocala
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Book at
redcoachusa.com
First Class
$35 - $55
Business
$26 - $40
Other operators
Taxi from Ocala 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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