There are 5 ways to get from Chicago to Dayton by plane, taxi, train, 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, taxi  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Dayton (DAY) ORD - DAY
  2. Take a taxi from Dayton to Dayton

$142 - $255

Cheapest option

Train, bus Barons Bus  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Van Buren St. to Gary Metro Center Ssl
  2. Take the bus from Gary, IN to Dayton Trotwood, OH Schedules 0023 and 0024 / ...

$34 - $85

3 alternative options

Train Amtrak, bus  •  7 h 50 min

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

$67 - $163

Bus  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Dayton Trotwood, OH 0351 / ...

$47 - $88

Drive  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Dayton 291.7 miles

$28 - $45

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Dayton, OH, USA?

Hoosier Ride operates a bus from Chicago to Dayton twice daily. Tickets cost $45 - $90 and the journey takes 7 h 10 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Dayton
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Dayton
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $420
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Toledo Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from Van Buren St. to Gary Metro Center
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $8
Schedules at
nictd.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
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
Hoosier Ride
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Dayton Trotwood, OH
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Schedules at
hoosierride.com
Book at
hos.tdstickets.com
Bus from Gary, IN to Dayton Trotwood, OH
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
hoosierride.com
Book at
hos.tdstickets.com
Other operators
Taxi from Dayton to Dayton
Ave. Duration
16 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Area Wide Taxi
Phone
+1 937-339-2367
Liberty Cab
Phone
+1 937 222 2822
Dayton Checker Cab
Phone
+1 937 222 4011

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Chicago to Dayton?

The distance between Chicago and Dayton is 373 km. The road distance is 467 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Chicago to Dayton?

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Dayton is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 4 h 55 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Chicago to Dayton?

The quickest way to get from Chicago to Dayton is to fly and taxi which takes 2 h 59 min and costs $140 - $260.

Is there a direct bus between Chicago and Dayton?

No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Dayton. However, there are services departing from Chicago, IL and arriving at Wright Stop Plaza via Dayton Northwest Hub. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 54 min.

How long does it take to get from Chicago to Dayton?

It takes approximately 2 h 59 min to get from Chicago to Dayton, including transfers.