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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus Burlington Trailways  •  9 h 6 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 Hoosier Ride  •  12 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, OH to Chicago, IL Columbus
  2. Take the bus from Terminal 2 O'Hare Intl Airport to Uptown Station Southbound

$91 - $128

Drive  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Dayton to Bloomington 280.5 miles

$27 - $40

Fly  •  5 h 22 min

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

$224 - $1,040

Questions & Answers

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 drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4 h 45 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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It takes approximately 9 h 6 min to get from Dayton to Bloomington, including transfers.

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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 9 h 6 min.

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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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Map of how to get from Dayton to Bloomington.
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  • Distance: 260.1 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 6 min

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

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 6 min. Alternatively, American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines fly from Dayton to Bloomington hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Dayton to Bloomington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Dayton to Bloomington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Dayton to Bloomington via Reagan Washington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Dayton to Bloomington via New York La Guardia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Dayton to Bloomington via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Dayton to Bloomington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Dayton to Bloomington via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 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 48 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
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 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Burlington Trailways
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Terminal 2 O'Hare Intl Airport to Uptown Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com

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