There are 5 ways to get from Dayton to Bloomington by bus, night bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  9h 13m

  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 - $112

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Bus, night bus  •  11h 13m

  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

$84 - $114

Drive  •  4h 45m

  1. Drive from Dayton to Bloomington 280.4 miles

$27 - $40

Fly to Bloomington  •  6h 13m

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

$227 - $1,043

Fly to Peoria, bus  •  6h 57m

  1. Fly from Dayton (DAY) to Peoria (PIA) DAY - PIA
  2. Take the bus from Peoria Amtrak Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station

$202 - $869

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

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

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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 9h 13m.

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The distance between Dayton and Bloomington is 260 miles. The road distance is 280.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Dayton to Bloomington without a car is to bus which takes 9h 13m and costs $50 - $120.

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It takes approximately 9h 13m 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 bus which takes 9h 13m and costs $50 - $120. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $220 - $1,100 and takes 6h 13m.

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There is no direct flight from Dayton Airport to Bloomington Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 40m 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: 9h 13m

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 9h 13m. Alternatively, Delta and American Airlines fly from Dayton to Bloomington hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Dayton to Bloomington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Dayton to Bloomington via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Dayton to Bloomington via Philadelphia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Flights from Dayton to Bloomington via Reagan Washington, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Dayton to Bloomington via Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Dayton to Peoria via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Dayton to Peoria via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Dayton to Peoria via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Dayton to Bloomington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Dayton to Bloomington via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 43m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Dayton to Peoria via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Dayton to Peoria via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Dayton to Peoria via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
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
$9 - $25
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Richmond, IN to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Book at
baronsbus.com
Burlington Trailways
Phone
1(800) 992-4618
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Bloomington/Normal, IL
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Peoria, IL to Bloomington/Normal, IL
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Hoosier Ride
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
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $29
Flexible
$40 - $60
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 Peoria Amtrak Station to Bloomington-Normal Uptown Station
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
amtrak.com
Peoria Charter Coach Company
Website
peoriacharter.com
Bus from Peoria to Uptown Station
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
peoriacharter.com

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Bloomington is 1h behind Dayton. It is currently 4:12 PM in Dayton and 3:12 PM in Bloomington.

Yes, the driving distance between Dayton to Bloomington is 280 miles. It takes approximately 4h 45m to drive from Dayton to Bloomington.

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

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There are 33+ hotels available in Bloomington. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dayton to Dayton Airport is to taxi which takes 17 min and costs $35 - $45.

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