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There are 3 ways to get from Dayton to Chicago by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  2h 24m

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

$145 - $254

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Bus  •  8h 3m

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

$62 - $82

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Drive  •  4h 56m

  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 4h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Dayton to Chicago is to fly which costs $140 - $260 and takes 2h 24m.

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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 8h 3m.

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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 8h 3m and costs $60 - $85.

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It takes approximately 2h 24m 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 2h 24m and costs $140 - $260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $60 - $85 and takes 8h 3m.

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The quickest flight from Dayton Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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

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  • Distance: 233 miles
  • Duration: 2h 24m

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

United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Dayton to Chicago every 3 hours. Alternatively, Hoosier Ride operates a bus from Dayton to Chicago twice daily. Tickets cost $60 - $80 and the journey takes 6h 35m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Dayton to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Dayton to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $420
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Chicago is 1h behind Dayton. It is currently 9:31 AM in Dayton and 8:31 AM in Chicago.

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

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

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

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