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Orlando - Ocala Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 6 intercity buses per day from Orlando to Ocala. Traveling by bus from Orlando to Ocala usually takes around one hour and 34 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in just one hour and 10 minutes.

Distance64 mi (103 km)
Shortest duration1h 10m
Cheapest price$28.02
Trips per day6
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Orlando to Ocala

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Ismay

October 19, 2019- Visiting family

Greyhound

My trip was just awesome ❤

How much is a bus ticket from Orlando to Ocala?

$28.02 is the average price of a bus ticket from Orlando to Ocala. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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Bus tickets from Orlando to Ocala are usually around $30 and prices do not fluctuate very much throughout the year.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 17 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$4.35 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Orlando to Ocala?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Orlando to Ocala. FlixBus US connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US61h 35m$32.34
  • 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 6 trips per day from Orlando to Ocala, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of one hour and 34 minutes to cover the 103 kilometers from Orlando to Ocala. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 10 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus 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.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Ocala at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Orlando to Ocala, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Orlando to Ocala every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Orlando to Ocala without transferring.

City Information

Orlando

Orlando is the Theme Park Capital of the World, thanks to the high density of thrilling parks like Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, LEGOLAND, Gatorland and more. It's no wonder we rated Orlando the #1 travel destination for families. Family vacation or not, if the highlight of your trip is picking out a wand at Ollivanders in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter or finally meeting Elsa in the Magic Kingdom, you know we won't judge.

Winter Park and Thornton Park – not more theme parks, we promise – are trendy neighborhoods where you can experience some of Orlando's world-class shopping, dining, and craft beer. You can also immerse yourself in some of Florida's unique wildlife at Orlando Wetlands Park, or the more central Lake Eola Park downtown. Orlando enjoys an average of 233 days of sunshine a year, so even though it's one of the cheapest cities to visit over Spring Break, you'll soak up that sweet, sweet sun almost any time of year.

Craving the ocean? Head a few hours outside Orlando for some of Florida's gorgeous beaches like New Smyrna Beach, Cocoa Beach, and the Canaveral National Seashore. Two large airports, as well as many bus and train companies with service in the area, mean that traveling from Orlando to other sunny Florida destinations and beyond is a breeze.

Ocala

Ocala, FL - OCA-0

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Ocala, FL - OCA-1

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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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Orlando?

Orlando, FL - Bus Terminal (555 N John Young Pkwy) - ORLGLI-0

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Main departure station: Bus Terminal - 555 N John Young Pkwy

The Bus Terminal at 555 N John Young Pkwy is the primary Greyhound bus station in Orlando, where travelers can catch a bus to other destinations throughout Florida and beyond. The station is located under 3 miles from downtown Orlando and the nearest SunRail station. There is also a Lynx public bus stop which conveniently drops people off right at the Greyhound Bus Terminal. Open 24 hours a day, the bus station provides vending machines if you need a quick bite, and there are also several fast food options within a short walk to fuel up before your trip.

All bus stations in Orlando:

  • Bus Terminal - 555 N John Young Pkwy

  • The Florida Mall

Where does the bus arrive in Ocala?

Main arrival station: 3873 SW State Rd 200

All buses from Orlando arrive at one main station in Ocala.

Bus stations in Ocala:

  • 3873 SW State Rd 200

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