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

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Fly Columbia to Orlando Sanford, drive  •  4h 53m

  1. Fly from Columbia (CAE) to Orlando Sanford (SFB) CAE - SFB
  2. Drive from Orlando Sanford to Ocala

$318 - $442

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Train, drive  •  9h 45m

  1. Take the train from Florence Amtrak Station to DeLand Amtrak Station Silver Meteor
  2. Drive from DeLand Amtrak Station to Ocala

$77 - $198

4 alternative options

Bus to Charlotte, fly to Daytona Beach, bus, taxi  •  7h 55m

  1. Take the bus from White Street Park and Ride to Johnson & Wales Way & 4th St
  2. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Daytona Beach (DAB) CLT - DAB
  3. Take the bus from Daytona International Speedway to Lady Lake - Bealls Dept Store
  4. Take a taxi from Lady Lake - Bealls Dept Store to Ocala

$337 - $575

Bus to Charlotte, fly to Gainesville, bus  •  7h 31m

  1. Take the bus from White Street Park and Ride to Johnson & Wales Way & 4th St
  2. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Gainesville (GNV) CLT - GNV
  3. Take the bus from Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station to Ocala

$341 - $1,513

Bus to Charlotte, fly to Tampa, line 32 bus, bus, taxi  •  7h 57m

  1. Take the bus from White Street Park and Ride to Johnson & Wales Way & 4th St
  2. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Tampa (TPA) CLT - 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

$354 - $582

Drive  •  6h 54m

  1. Drive from Florence to Ocala 409.5 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from South Carolina to Ocala is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 6h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from South Carolina to Ocala is to fly and drive which costs $310 - $450 and takes 4h 53m.

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The distance between South Carolina and Ocala is 329 miles. The road distance is 409.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 4h 53m to get from South Carolina to Ocala, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Columbia Airport to Orlando Sanford Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 36m.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Carolina to Ocala is 409 miles. It takes approximately 6h 54m to drive from South Carolina to Ocala.

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ViaAir offers flights from Columbia Airport to Orlando Sanford Airport.

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There are 32+ hotels available in Ocala. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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The best way to get from South Carolina to Columbia Airport is to line 28 bus which takes 33m and costs $2.

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Map of how to get from South Carolina to Ocala.
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  • Distance: 328.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 53m

What companies run services between South Carolina, USA and Ocala, FL, USA?

There is no direct connection from Columbia to Ocala. However, you can take the line 28 bus to Columbia Metropolitan Airport, take the walk to Columbia airport, fly to Orlando Sanford, then take the drive to Ocala. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Johnson & Wales Way & 4th St, take the walk to 4th St Ext & Victoria Ave, take the line 8 bus to Transit Center- Bay A, take the walk to Transit Center- Bay V, take the line 5 bus to Charlotte Douglas Airport, take the walk to Charlotte airport, fly to Daytona Beach, take the walk to Daytona International Speedway, take the bus to Lady Lake - Bealls Dept Store, then take the taxi to Ocala.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charlotte to Daytona Beach
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $750
Flights from Charlotte to Gainesville
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Charlotte to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Charlotte to Daytona Beach via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Charlotte to Gainesville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Charlotte to Tampa via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $700
ViaAir
Website
flyviaair.com
Flights from Columbia to Orlando Sanford
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $430
Corporate Flight Management
Website
contouraviation.com
Flights from Charlotte to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Charlotte to Tampa
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Train 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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Florence Amtrak Station to DeLand Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$300 - $420
Bus operators
Charlotte Area Transit System
Phone
+1 704-336-7433
Email
telltransit@charlottenc.gov
Website
charlottenc.gov
Bus from White Street Park and Ride to Johnson & Wales Way & 4th St
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
charlottenc.gov
Yankee Trails
Website
yankeetrails.com
Bus from Daytona International Speedway to Lady Lake - Bealls Dept Store
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$39
Schedules at
yankeetrails.com
Red Coach
Phone
+1 877 733 0724
Email
webtickets@redcoachusa.com
Website
redcoachusa.com
Bus from Gainesville - Rosa Parks Station to Ocala
Ave. Duration
45m
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
28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Website
HART
La Cubana
Phone
+1 305-541-1700
Website
lacubanabus.com
Bus from Tampa, FL to Ocala, FL
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$159
Schedules at
lacubanabus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Lady Lake - Bealls Dept Store to Ocala
Ave. Duration
27m
Estimated price
$70 - $85
A-1 Taxi
Phone
+1 352-753-1415
Website
a1taxi.us

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