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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 train companies travel to Ocala, Florida?

Located in Florida, Ocala is accessible by train from 22 other cities. You can choose from 26 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Ocala on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.

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

Train companies serving Ocala

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak10222h 16m$206.18
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey.

Which train carrier has the best service to Ocala?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Ocala by train with Amtrak giving them a 4.5 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak had the most comfortable train service to Ocala taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak offers. They rate Amtrak 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 Amtrak has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Ocala, rating them a 4 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

$47.00 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Ocala, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on trains from your city to Ocala. In the last month, trains from West Palm Beach to Ocala had the lowest average price at $47.00.

The main train station in Ocala is Central Transfer Station. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Ocala.

Ocala ranks number 24 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 534 in United States. Ocala ranks number 19 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Ocala via train service. On average 0 direct daily train trips serve Ocala.
The population of Ocala is 58218. Ocala ranks number 15 in terms of population in Florida and number 271 in all of United States.
Train tickets to Ocala range from for a short trip to Ocala, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Ocala starts at , and a longer trip by train 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 $49.
People who take the train to Ocala are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a train last minute make taking a train 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 train station to the city center of Ocala is Central Transfer Station, located just 0.5 miles away. Select Central Transfer Station 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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