There are 7 ways to get from Arlington to Dayton by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Reagan Washington to Dayton  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Dayton (DAY) DCA - DAY

$144 - $695

Cheapest option

Bus  •  15 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to Pittsburgh, PA
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Dayton Trotwood, Oh 1683 / ...

$61 - $121

5 alternative options

Fly Washington Dulles to Dayton  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Dayton (DAY) IAD - DAY

$168 - $749

Fly Reagan Washington to Columbus, bus  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Columbus (CMH) DCA - CMH
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh

$95 - $407

Train, bus via Pittsburgh Amtrak  •  16 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Rockville Amtrak to Pittsburgh Amtrak Capitol Limited
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Dayton Trotwood, Oh 1683 / ...

$85 - $215

Train, bus  •  18 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Toledo Amtrak Capitol Limited
  2. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh 1105 / ...

$106 - $288

Drive  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Arlington to Dayton 468 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

The distance between Arlington and Dayton is 386 miles. The road distance is 468 miles.

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The best way to get from Arlington to Dayton without a car is to bus which takes 15 h 1 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 4 min to get from Arlington to Dayton, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Arlington to Dayton is to fly which takes 3 h 4 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 15 h 1 min.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Dayton Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 27 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Arlington to Dayton is 468 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 7 min to drive from Arlington to Dayton.

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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington 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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Map of how to get from Arlington to Dayton.
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  • Distance: 385.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 4 min

What companies run services between Arlington, VA, USA and Dayton, OH, USA?

American Airlines and Delta fly from Arlington to Dayton every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Arlington to Dayton via METRO CENTER station, UNION STATION station, Washington DC, Pittsburgh, PA, Pittsburgh, Pa, Dayton Trotwood, Oh, and Dayton Northwest Hub in around 15 h 1 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dayton
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dayton via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to Dayton via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Dayton via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Washington Dulles to Dayton via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Columbus
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Dayton
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Train 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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Rockville Amtrak to Pittsburgh Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Washington Union Station to Toledo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
13 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Room
$340 - $470
Bus operators
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 Columbus, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
Bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
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

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