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There are 6 ways to get from Cleveland to Dayton by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  5h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh 1537

$27 - $64

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Bus Barons Bus  •  6h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Cleveland, OH to Columbus, OH Schedule 21:Cleveland-Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh 1537 / ...

$34 - $70

Train, bus  •  6h 18m

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

$53 - $118

Drive  •  3h 31m

  1. Drive from Cleveland to Dayton 212.3 miles

$20 - $30

Fly Cleveland to Dayton  •  4h 58m

  1. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to Dayton (DAY) CLE - DAY

$162 - $792

Fly Cleveland Burke Lakefront Apt to Cincinnati, bus  •  5h 9m

  1. Fly from Cleveland Burke Lakefront Apt (BKL) to Cincinnati (LUK) BKL - LUK
  2. Take the bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh

$42 - $259

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The cheapest way to get from Cleveland to Dayton is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Cleveland to Dayton is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cleveland to Dayton. However, there are services departing from Cleveland, Oh and arriving at Wright Stop Plaza via Dayton Northwest Hub. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 9m.

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The distance between Cleveland and Dayton is 179 miles. The road distance is 212.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Cleveland to Dayton without a car is to bus which takes 5h 9m and costs $27 - $65.

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It takes approximately 5h 9m to get from Cleveland to Dayton, including transfers.

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Cleveland to Dayton bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Cleveland, Oh station.

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The best way to get from Cleveland to Dayton is to bus which takes 5h 9m and costs $27 - $65. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $160 - $800 and takes 4h 58m.

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There is no direct flight from Cleveland Airport to Dayton Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 15m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Cleveland to Dayton.
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  • Distance: 178.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h 9m

What companies run services between Cleveland, OH, USA and Dayton, OH, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Cleveland to Dayton twice daily. Tickets cost $26 - $65 and the journey takes 4h 25m. Alternatively, Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Cleveland to Dayton hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cleveland to Dayton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Cleveland to Dayton via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Cleveland to Dayton via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Cleveland to Dayton via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cleveland to Dayton via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Cleveland to Dayton via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cleveland to Dayton via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Cleveland to Dayton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Cleveland to Dayton via Newark
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Regional Sky
Website
regionalsky.com
Flights from Cleveland Burke Lakefront Apt to Cincinnati
Ave. Duration
42m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$28 - $230
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Cleveland Amtrak Station to Toledo Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
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 Cleveland, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $45
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
Bus from Toledo, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Cincinnati, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Cleveland, OH to Columbus, OH
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
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Bus from Columbus, OH to Dayton Trotwood, OH
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
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Yes, the driving distance between Cleveland to Dayton is 212 miles. It takes approximately 3h 31m to drive from Cleveland to Dayton.

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Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Cleveland 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 Cleveland to Cleveland Airport is to subway which takes 27m and costs $3.

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