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There are 5 ways to get from Ocala to Cayo Costa State Park by bus, shuttle or plane

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Amtrak Thruway, bus, travel

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Ocala Amtrak Bus Stop to Lakeland
  2. Take the bus from Lakeland to Sarasota Cattlemen Transfer Center
  3. Travel from Sarasota Cattlemen Transfer Center to Cayo Costa State Park

Amtrak Thruway, bus, travel via Port Charlotte

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Ocala Amtrak Bus Stop to Lakeland
  2. Take the bus from Lakeland to Sarasota Cattlemen Transfer Center
  3. Take the bus from Sarasota to Port Charlotte
  4. Travel from Port Charlotte to Cayo Costa State Park

Bus, travel

  1. Take the bus from Ocala Amtrak Bus Stop to Lakeland
  2. Take the bus from Lakeland to Port Charlotte
  3. Travel from Port Charlotte to Cayo Costa State Park

Shuttle to Orlando, fly, travel

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Ocala to Orlando Airport
  2. Fly from Orlando (MCO) to Ft. Myers (RSW)
  3. Travel from Ft. Myers to Cayo Costa State Park

Amtrak Thruway to Gainesville, fly, travel

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Ocala Amtrak Bus Stop to Gainesville
  2. Fly from Gainesville (GNV) to Ft. Myers (RSW)
  3. Travel from Ft. Myers to Cayo Costa State Park
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Cayo Costa State Park is 800-232-4636.

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The distance between Ocala and Cayo Costa State Park is 175 miles.

The best way to get from Ocala to Cayo Costa State Park without a car is to Amtrak Thruway and bus and travel which takes 7h 30m and costs .

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It takes approximately 7h 30m to get from Ocala to Cayo Costa State Park, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Orlando Airport to Ft. Myers Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Frontier Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Orlando Airport to Ft. Myers Airport.

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There are 183+ hotels available in Cayo Costa State Park. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Ocala to Orlando Airport is to shuttle which takes 1h 45m and costs $45.

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Map of how to get from Ocala to Cayo Costa State Park.
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  • Distance: 174.9 miles
  • Duration: 7h 30m

What companies run services between Ocala, FL, USA and Cayo Costa State Park, FL, USA?

There is no direct connection from Ocala to Cayo Costa State Park. However, you can take the Amtrak Thruway to Lakeland, take the bus to Sarasota Cattlemen Transfer Center, then take the travel to Cayo Costa State Park. Alternatively, you can take the Amtrak Thruway to Lakeland, take the bus to Sarasota Cattlemen Transfer Center, take the walk to Sarasota, take the bus to Port Charlotte, then take the travel to Cayo Costa State Park.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Gainesville to Ft. Myers via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Gainesville to Ft. Myers via Atlanta, Detroit
Ave. Duration
9h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Gainesville to Ft. Myers via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Gainesville to Ft. Myers via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Orlando to Ft. Myers
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Orlando to Ft. Myers
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Bus operators
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Ocala Amtrak Bus Stop to Lakeland
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Bus from Ocala Amtrak Bus Stop to Gainesville
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Lakeland to Sarasota Cattlemen Transfer Center
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Sarasota to Port Charlotte
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from Lakeland to Port Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $30
Flexible
$40 - $60
Shuttleliner of Ocala
Phone
+1 352 237-9900
Email
reservations@shuttleliner.com
Shuttle from Ocala to Orlando Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
shuttlelinerofocala.com

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