There are 5 ways to get from Dayton to Bloomington by plane, bus, night bus, train 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  •  4 h 33 min

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

$224 - $1,040

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 29 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

$60 - $103

3 alternative options

Bus, night bus  •  11 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, OH to Chicago, IL 0350 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Chicago, Il to Bloomington Pilot Sta 4821

$68 - $130

Bus, train  •  12 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Toledo, Oh
  2. Take the train from Toledo Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak

$81 - $362

Drive  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Dayton to Bloomington 280.5 miles

$27 - $40

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

American Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from Dayton to Bloomington every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dayton to Bloomington via Dayton Northwest Hub, Dayton Trotwood, OH, Richmond, IN, and Indianapolis, IN in around 9 h 29 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Dayton to Bloomington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Dayton to Bloomington via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Dayton to Bloomington via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Dayton to Bloomington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Dayton to Bloomington via St. Petersburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Toledo Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 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
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Bloomington-Normal Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$14 - $21
Business Seat
$28
Roomette
$183
Bedroom
$330 - $350
Bus operators
Barons Bus
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, OH to Richmond, IN
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Richmond, IN to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Burlington Trailways
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from Chicago, Il to Bloomington Pilot Sta
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Toledo, 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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Dayton to Bloomington?

The distance between Dayton and Bloomington is 416 km. The road distance is 449 km.

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

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

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

The quickest way to get from Dayton to Bloomington is to fly which takes 4 h 33 min and costs $220 - $1,100.

Is there a direct bus between Dayton and Bloomington?

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 9 h 29 min.

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

It takes approximately 4 h 33 min to get from Dayton to Bloomington, including transfers.