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About Ocala

Ocala is where the Florida of theme parks and Gulf of Mexico beaches gives way to the other Florida where traditional southern charm continues to make itself known. Located in the north of the state, just shy of the Florida panhandle, Ocala was established in 1849.

Formerly rich in plantations and citrus fruit orchards, today Ocala is a gateway to Florida's natural landscapes, such as the Rainbow Springs State Park and the Ocala National Forest.

One of the state's largest areas of protected forest, the Ocala National Forest spans a mesmerizing 600 square miles of unspoiled woodland crossed by almost innumerable rivers, footpaths, mountain biking tracks, and horse trails. Learn how to bring your bike on the bus or train with you to save money on renting one there.

But that's not to say central Ocala is free of attractions. The Ocala Historic District contains a blend of residential and non-residential buildings worth exploring. For example, The Appleton Museum of Art has a collection stretching from pre-Columbian tribal objects to the latest in modernism.

If all this has you checking out tickets to Ocala, you'll be happy to hear the city is well served by both bus and train routes. You can catch a bus to anywhere from Tallahassee to Houston, while trains connect the area to places like Winter Haven and Baltimore.

What bus companies travel to Ocala, Florida?

Located in Florida, Ocala is accessible by bus from 6 other cities. You can choose from 26 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Ocala on Wanderu. Greyhound usually has the most buses on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Ocala are also available..

Bus companies serving Ocala

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US13922h 35m$197.00
Greyhound2912h 42m$95.68
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment.

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound buses are outfitted with power outlets, free WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning for your comfort.

Which bus carrier has the best service to Ocala?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Ocala by bus with Greyhound giving them a 4 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Greyhound had the most comfortable bus service to Ocala taking into account the seats and amenities that Greyhound offers. They rate Greyhound a 4 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Ocala punctually, travelers suggest that Greyhound has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Ocala, rating them a 3.7 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

$12.94 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Ocala, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Ocala. In the last month, buses from Gainesville to Ocala had the lowest average price at $12.94.

The main bus station in Ocala is 3873 SW State Rd 200. As the busiest station, it has the most bus arrivals, although some buses may make other stops in and around Ocala.

Ocala ranks number 25 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 351 in United States. Ocala ranks number 15 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Ocala via bus service. On average 22 direct daily bus trips serve Ocala.
The population of Ocala is 58218. Ocala ranks number 22 in terms of population in Florida and number 344 in all of United States.
Bus tickets to Ocala range from $13 for a short trip to Ocala, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Ocala starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Ocala can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $51.
People who take the bus to Ocala are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a bus last minute make taking a bus to Ocala easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.
The closest bus station to the city center of Ocala is 3873 SW State Rd 200, located just 4 miles away. Select 3873 SW State Rd 200 as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Ocala. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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