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There are 4 ways to get from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Ocala by bus, car or towncar

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Line 30 bus, bus  •  3h 46m

  1. Take the line 30 bus from TPA Internat'l Airport Post Office to Marion Transit Center 10 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tampa Downtown to Ocala RedCoach

$62 - $107

3 alternative options

Bus  •  6h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Tampa to Lakeland "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from Lakeland to Ocala Amtrak Bus Stop Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service

Drive  •  1h 47m

  1. Drive from Tampa Airport (TPA) to Ocala 103.1 miles

$10 - $15

Towncar  •  1h 47m

  1. Take a town car from Tampa Airport to Ocala 103.1 miles

$230 - $330

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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 and Lakeland. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 33m.

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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 line 30 bus and bus which takes 3h 46m and costs $60 - $110.

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It takes approximately 3h 46m 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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  • Distance: 87.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 46m

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 Tampa Downtown and Ocala in around 3h 46m.

Bus operators
Hillsborough Area Regional Transit
Phone
+1 813-254-4278
Website
gohart.org
Bus from TPA Internat'l Airport Post Office to Marion Transit Center
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Website
HART
Red Coach
Phone
+1 877 733 0724
Email
webtickets@redcoachusa.com
Website
redcoachusa.com
Bus from Tampa Downtown to Ocala
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $45
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redcoachusa.com
Web
$15 - $29
Standard
$16 - $35
Flexible
$22 - $45
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 Lakeland
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$27 - $40
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
Bus from Lakeland to Ocala Amtrak Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
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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