There are 5 ways to get from Dayton to Chicago by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Dayton (DAY) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) DAY - ORD

$145 - $254

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Bus Barons Bus, train  •  10 h

  1. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, OH to Portland, IN
  2. Take the bus from Portland, IN to Gary, IN
  3. Take the train from Gary Metro Center to Van Buren St. Ssl

$43 - $75

3 alternative options

Bus  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, OH to Chicago, IL Columbus

$62 - $82

Bus, train Amtrak  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Toledo, Oh 1192 / ...
  2. Take the train from Toledo Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited / ...

$67 - $172

Drive  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Dayton to Chicago 290 miles

$28 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Dayton to Chicago is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 4 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dayton to Chicago is to fly which costs $140 - $260 and takes 2 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dayton to Chicago. However, there are services departing from Wright Stop Plaza and arriving at Chicago, IL via Dayton Trotwood, OH. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 3 min.

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The distance between Dayton and Chicago is 233 miles. The road distance is 290 miles.

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The best way to get from Dayton to Chicago without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 3 min and costs $60 - $85.

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It takes approximately 2 h 19 min to get from Dayton to Chicago, including transfers.

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Dayton to Chicago bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, depart from Dayton Trotwood, OH station.

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The best way to get from Dayton to Chicago is to fly which takes 2 h 19 min and costs $140 - $260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $60 - $85 and takes 8 h 3 min.

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The quickest flight from Dayton Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Dayton to Chicago bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, arrive at Chicago, IL station.

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Map of how to get from Dayton to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 233 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 19 min

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

United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Dayton to Chicago hourly. Alternatively, Hoosier Ride operates a bus from Dayton to Chicago twice daily. Tickets cost $60 - $80 and the journey takes 6 h 35 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Dayton to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Dayton to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $420
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Dayton to Chicago O'Hare via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Toledo Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
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
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from Gary Metro Center to Van Buren St.
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $8
Schedules at
nictd.com
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 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
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, OH to Portland, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Portland, IN to Gary, IN
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Book at
baronsbus.com

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Chicago is 1 h behind Dayton. It is currently 9:21 PM in Dayton and 8:21 PM in Chicago.

Yes, the driving distance between Dayton to Chicago is 290 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 56 min to drive from Dayton to Chicago.

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Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Dayton Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are 574+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $104 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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