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There are 4 ways to get from Dayton to Bloomington by plane, bus, night bus or car

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Fly  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Dayton (DAY) to Bloomington (BMI) DAY - BMI

$224 - $1,040

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Bus  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, OH to Richmond, IN
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, IN to Indianapolis, IN
  3. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Bloomington/Normal, IL

$55 - $98

2 alternative options

Bus, night bus  •  11 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, OH to Chicago, IL Columbus
  2. Take the night bus from Chicago, Il to Bloomington Pilot Sta 4821

$83 - $130

Drive  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Dayton to Bloomington 280.5 miles

$27 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Dayton to Bloomington is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dayton to Bloomington is to fly which costs $220 - $1,100 and takes 4 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dayton to Bloomington. However, there are services departing from Wright Stop Plaza and arriving at Bloomington/Normal, IL via Dayton Trotwood, OH, Richmond, IN and Indianapolis, IN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 43 min.

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The distance between Dayton and Bloomington is 260 miles. The road distance is 280.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Dayton to Bloomington without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 43 min and costs $50 - $100.

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It takes approximately 4 h 37 min to get from Dayton to Bloomington, including transfers.

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Dayton to Bloomington bus services, operated by Barons Bus, depart from Dayton Trotwood, OH station.

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The best way to get from Dayton to Bloomington is to fly which takes 4 h 37 min and costs $220 - $1,100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $100 and takes 8 h 43 min.

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There is no direct flight from Dayton Airport to Bloomington Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 46 min and has one stopover.

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Dayton to Bloomington bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Bloomington/Normal, IL station.

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Map of how to get from Dayton to Bloomington.
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  • Distance: 260.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 37 min

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

American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines fly from Dayton to Bloomington hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dayton to Bloomington via Dayton Northwest Hub, Dayton Trotwood, OH, Richmond, IN, and Indianapolis, IN in around 8 h 43 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Dayton to Bloomington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Dayton to Bloomington via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Dayton to Bloomington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Dayton to Bloomington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Dayton to Bloomington via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Bus operators
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, OH to Richmond, IN
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Richmond, IN to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Book at
baronsbus.com
Burlington Trailways
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 Indianapolis to Bloomington-Normal, IL
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice 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
Night bus from Chicago, Il to Bloomington Pilot Sta
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45

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Bloomington is 1 h behind Dayton. It is currently 4:43 PM in Dayton and 3:43 PM in Bloomington.

Yes, the driving distance between Dayton to Bloomington is 281 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 45 min to drive from Dayton to Bloomington.

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American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Dayton Airport to Bloomington Airport.

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There are 31+ hotels available in Bloomington. Prices start at $50 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dayton to Dayton Airport is to taxi which takes 16 min and costs $30 - $40.

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