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There are 3 ways to get from Ann Arbor to Dayton by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Dayton (DAY) DTW - DAY

$168 - $550

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Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Ann Arbor, MI - Amtrak to Toledo, OH Amtrak 8150 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh 1105 / ...

$21 - $49

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Ann Arbor to Dayton 197 miles

$19 - $28

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The cheapest way to get from Ann Arbor to Dayton is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 3 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ann Arbor to Dayton is to fly which costs $160 - $550 and takes 3 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ann Arbor to Dayton. However, there are services departing from Ann Arbor, MI - Amtrak and arriving at Wright Stop Plaza via Toledo, Oh and Dayton Northwest Hub. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 34 min.

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The distance between Ann Arbor and Dayton is 177 miles. The road distance is 197 miles.

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The best way to get from Ann Arbor to Dayton without a car is to Amtrak Thruway and bus which takes 6 h 34 min and costs $21 - $50.

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It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to get from Ann Arbor to Dayton, including transfers.

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Ann Arbor to Dayton bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Ann Arbor, MI - Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Ann Arbor to Dayton is to fly which takes 3 h 5 min and costs $160 - $550. Alternatively, you can Amtrak Thruway and bus, which costs $21 - $50 and takes 6 h 34 min.

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to Dayton Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 14 min.

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Ann Arbor to Dayton bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Dayton Trotwood, Oh station.

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Map of how to get from Ann Arbor to Dayton.
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  • Distance: 176.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 5 min

What companies run services between Ann Arbor, MI, USA and Dayton, OH, USA?

Delta flies from Ann Arbor to Dayton 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ann Arbor to Dayton via Toledo, OH Amtrak, Toledo, Oh, Dayton Trotwood, Oh, and Dayton Northwest Hub in around 6 h 34 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Dayton
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Bus operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Ann Arbor, MI - Amtrak to Toledo, OH Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Toledo, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50

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Yes, the driving distance between Ann Arbor to Dayton is 197 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 18 min to drive from Ann Arbor to Dayton.

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Delta offers flights from Detroit Airport to Dayton Airport.

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There are 92+ hotels available in Dayton. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Ann Arbor to Detroit Airport is to bus which takes 35 min and costs $7 - $11.

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