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There are 5 ways to get from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Ocala by night bus, bus, shuttle, car or towncar

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Night bus, bus

  1. Take the night bus from Tampa to Orlando International Drive
  2. Take the bus from Orlando International Drive to Marion Oaks

4 alternative options

Bus, shuttle

  1. Take the bus from Tampa to Orlando International Airport
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Orlando Airport to Hiton Garden Inn Downtown Ocala

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Tampa to Winter Haven
  2. Take the bus from Lakeland to Ocala Amtrak Bus Stop

Drive

  1. Drive from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Ocala

Towncar

  1. Take a town car from Tampa Airport to Ocala

Tampa Airport (TPA) to Ocala by bus, night bus and shuttle

4 Weekly Services
6h 31m Average Duration
$19 Cheapest Price
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Tampa Airport (TPA) → Ocala
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The cheapest way to get from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Ocala is to drive which costs $10 - $15 and takes 1h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Ocala is to drive which costs $10 - $15 and takes 1h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Ocala. However, there are services departing from TPA Internat'l Airport Post Office and arriving at Ocala Amtrak Bus Stop via Tampa, Winter Haven Terminal and Lakeland. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 25m.

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The distance between Tampa Airport (TPA) and Ocala is 87 miles. The road distance is 103.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Ocala without a car is to night bus and bus which takes 6h 31m and costs $19 - $110.

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It takes approximately 6h 31m to get from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Ocala, including transfers.

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Tampa Airport (TPA) to Ocala bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Tampa station.

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Tampa Airport (TPA) to Ocala bus services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Ocala Amtrak Bus Stop station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tampa Airport (TPA) to Ocala is 103 miles. It takes approximately 1h 47m to drive from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Ocala.

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There are 37+ hotels available in Ocala. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Ocala.
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  • Distance: 87.5 miles
  • Duration: 6h 31m

What companies run services between Tampa Airport (TPA), USA and Ocala, FL, USA?

You can take a bus from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Ocala via Florida Ave @ Polk St, Tampa, Winter Haven Terminal, Lakeland Downtown Terminal, and Lakeland in around 9h 25m.

Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Night bus from Tampa to Orlando International Drive
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $50
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Adult Standard Purchase
$14 - $50
Adult Advance Purchase
$9 - $13
Bus from Orlando International Drive to Marion Oaks
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $50
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Adult Standard Purchase
$14 - $50
Adult Advance Purchase
$8 - $12
Bus from Tampa to Orlando International Airport
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $50
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Adult Standard Purchase
$17 - $50
Adult Advance Purchase
$11 - $16
Shuttleliner of Ocala
Phone
+1 352 237-9900
Email
reservations@shuttleliner.com
Shuttle from Orlando Airport to Hiton Garden Inn Downtown Ocala
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$59
Schedules at
shuttlelinerofocala.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 Tampa to Winter Haven
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$29 - $45
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 Lakeland to Ocala Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Amtrak
Other operators
Jayride Private Transfers

Jayride is an online booking service for pick up or drop off at airports, using a pre-pay, fixed-price model. You’ll be provided with a choice of transfer companies, from luxury limos to maxi taxis, private cars to shuttle buses, depending on your journey, along with passenger reviews and star ratings. On booking, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the contact details of your transfer company and meeting instructions for your trip.

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Towncar from Tampa Airport to Ocala
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$230 - $330
Private
$230 - $330

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