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Ocala to Fort Lauderdale bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$40.82
Fastest time4h 55m
Trips per day4
Bus lines3
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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Ocala to Fort Lauderdale
Based on 2 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Users that traveled with RedCoach Business report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
May 31, 2019Visiting friends
The bus was so comfortable. Too bad we had to get off and refuel in Orlando because I was sleeping and sooo comfortable.

Based on 1 reviews
Users that traveled with RedCoach First Class report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
July 22, 2019Visiting family
Excellent travel. Had time to think and plan.
Advise customers of where at the location the Coach arrives.
o USB ports for charging phones. WIFI off and on.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Ocala to Fort Lauderdale right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Ocala to Fort Lauderdale?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $57.24 was the low point for bus fares from Ocala to Fort Lauderdale. Buses from Fort Lauderdale to Ocala are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $57.24 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 15 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $16.44 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 5 hours and 20 minutes to cover the 394 kilometers (245 miles) from Ocala to Fort Lauderdale. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 55 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Fort Lauderdale. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Ocala?

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Ocala to Fort Lauderdale, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Ocala to Fort Lauderdale every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Ocala to Fort Lauderdale; ticket prices start at $58.51.

What bus companies travel from Ocala to Fort Lauderdale?

There are 3 bus lines from Ocala to Fort Lauderdale. Each of these companies only operates one bus on a typical day. The following table helps you compare the available choices:
BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound38h 5m$86.94
RedCoach Business15h 11m$59.79
RedCoach Economy15h 6m$58.11

Where does the bus leave from in Ocala?

Ocala, Florida has two bus stations with service to Fort Lauderdale, Florida:

  • Pilot Travel Ctr - 2020 135th St
  • 4032 Hwy 326 W

Where does the bus arrive in Fort Lauderdale?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Fort Lauderdale, Florida:

  • Ft Lauderdale Intl Airport - Ground Transportation Area 1, Arrivals Level, Concourse C, btwn Terminals 1-2
  • Bus Terminal - 515 NE 3rd St

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