There are 5 ways to get from Ann Arbor to Dayton by plane, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  2 h 51 min

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

$168 - $550

Cheapest option

Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  6 h 16 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

3 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to Detroit, Mi
  2. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Toledo, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh

$44 - $103

Bus Barons Bus  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Ann Arbor, MI to Richmond, IN Schedules 0014 and 0015
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, IN to Dayton Trotwood, OH Schedules 0023 and 0024

$43 - $74

Drive  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Ann Arbor to Dayton 197 miles

$19 - $28

Questions & Answers

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 2 h 51 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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It takes approximately 2 h 51 min to get from Ann Arbor to Dayton, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ann Arbor to Dayton. However, there are services departing from Ann Arbor, Mi and arriving at Wright Stop Plaza via Detroit, Mi, Toledo, Oh and Dayton Northwest Hub. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 12 min.

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The best way to get from Ann Arbor to Dayton without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 12 min and costs $40 - $110.

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Map of how to get from Ann Arbor to Dayton.
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  • Distance: 176.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 51 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 Detroit, Mi, Toledo, Oh, Dayton Trotwood, Oh, and Dayton Northwest Hub in around 6 h 12 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Dayton
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Ann Arbor, Mi to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$18 - $24
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Toledo, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
Bus from Toledo, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Barons Bus
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Ann Arbor, MI to Richmond, IN
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Richmond, IN to Dayton Trotwood, OH
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Schedules at
baronsbus.com

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