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There are 6 ways to get from Miami to Ocala by bus, car, plane, train or taxi

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Bus La Cubana  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Miami, FL to Ocala, FL Atlanta route

$204 - $219

Cheapest option

Bus Red Coach  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Miami Airport to Ocala RedCoach

$107 - $147

4 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Miami to Ocala 303.4 miles

$29 - $45

Fly Miami to Tampa, bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Miami (MIA) to Tampa (TPA) MIA - TPA
  2. Take the bus from Tampa, FL to Ocala, FL

$268 - $473

Fly Miami to Gainesville, bus  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Miami (MIA) to Gainesville (GNV) MIA - GNV
  2. Take the bus from Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station to Ocala

$215 - $494

Train to Fort Lauderdale, fly to Tampa, line 32 bus, bus, taxi  •  6 h 49 min

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

$273 - $478

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The cheapest way to get from Miami to Ocala is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 4 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Miami to Ocala is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 4 h 57 min.

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The distance between Miami and Ocala is 266 miles. The road distance is 303.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Miami to Ocala without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 35 min and costs $200 - $220.

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It takes approximately 6 h 35 min to get from Miami to Ocala, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Miami Airport to Tampa Airport is the direct flight which takes 57 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Miami to Ocala is 303 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to drive from Miami to Ocala.

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American Airlines offers flights from Miami Airport to Tampa Airport.

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There are 31+ hotels available in Ocala. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 265.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 35 min

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

La Cubana operates a bus from Miami to Ocala once daily. Tickets cost $159 and the journey takes 6 h 20 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $360
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Miami to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Miami to Gainesville
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $250
Silver Airways
Website
silverairways.com
Flights from Fort Lauderdale to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Train operators
Brightline
Phone
+1 305-521-4800
Email
guestservices@gobrightline.com
Website
gobrightline.com
Train from Miami to Fort Lauderdale Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
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Brightline
SmartPlus
$14 - $20
Smart
$10 - $14
Select
$26 - $31
Bus operators
La Cubana
Phone
+1 305-541-1700
Website
lacubanabus.com
Bus from Miami, FL to Ocala, FL
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$159
Schedules at
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
Red Coach
Phone
+1 877 733 0724
Email
webtickets@redcoachusa.com
Website
redcoachusa.com
Bus from Miami Airport to Ocala
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Book at
redcoachusa.com
First Class
$65 - $95
Business
$60 - $85
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
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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