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Ocala - Waco Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Ocala to Waco. Traveling by bus from Ocala to Waco usually takes around 41 hours and 30 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance909 mi (1462 km)
Shortest duration41h 30m
Cheapest price$286.40
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
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What bus companies travel from Ocala to Waco?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Ocala to Waco. FlixBus US is the only company that has bus schedules available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US11d 17h 30m$286.40
  • 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. On average, FlixBus US operates 1 trips per day from Ocala to Waco, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 41 hours and 30 minutes to cover the 1462 kilometers from Ocala to Waco. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Travel trends tend to vary greatly for bus trips from Ocala to Waco."

There is usually only one bus per day from Ocala to Waco. It leaves the station in Ocala at 10:00pm each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

There is usually only one bus per day from Ocala to Waco. However, it is not a direct bus, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to change buses during the trip.

City Information

Ocala

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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.

Waco

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Waco lies deep in Texas' heartland, and it is one of the most culturally unique cities in the state, offering a real treat to all travelers. You might be familiar with Waco thanks to the influence of Chip & Joanna Gaines (of Fixer Upper fame). To see the Gaines' full impact on Waco, visit the Magnolia Market At The Silos, a premier shopping area for locals and tourists alike. Here you can buy plenty of unique home decor items, and you can even go picnicking with your friends on the green fields within the area!

Waco is also comparatively famous for its many antique stores, so don't hesitate to check out local favorites such as La Salle Shoppes and Junque in the Trunk. You should also consider visiting the famous Dr. Pepper Museum and exploring the secrets behind the nation's most popular soft drink.

Waco offers a wide range of culinary options for tourists. If you are into a delectable breakfast with your friends and family, check out Magnolia Table (yes, that's in Magnolia Market!). For the best BBQ dishes around, don't miss out on Jasper's BBQ.

Although train service does not go directly into Waco, you can connect to Amtrak via several intercity bus lines or simply take a bus to destinations throughout Texas and beyond. Air travel is provided by Waco Regional Airport, about 6 miles away from the city.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Ocala?

Main departure station: 3873 SW State Rd 200

Most buses depart from the main station in Ocala.

All bus stations in Ocala:

  • 3873 SW State Rd 200

Where does the bus arrive in Waco?

Main arrival station: 301 South 8th St

The station at 301 South 8th Street is a hub for local transit within Waco, as well as for Amtrak and Jefferson Lines buses. Intercity routes from Waco reach some of the best destinations in Texas, like Houston, Austin, and Dallas, plus further destinations all over the country. The brick station is open every day, and inside you’ll find an ATM, vending machines, restrooms, and an information desk. Ideally located in downtown Waco, the station is only one block from the famous Magnolia Market and its insta-ready silos, home goods, bakery, and more.

Bus stations in Waco:

  • 301 South 8th St

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