There are 5 ways to get from Dayton to Chicago by plane, 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  •  2 h 13 min

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

$145 - $254

Cheapest option

Bus Barons Bus, train  •  9 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, OH to Gary, IN Schedules 0023 and 0024 / ...
  2. Take the train from Gary Metro Center to Van Buren St. Ssl

$35 - $85

3 alternative options

Bus  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, OH to Chicago, IL 0350 / ...

$47 - $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 Amtrak Capitol Limited / ...

$67 - $172

Drive  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Dayton to Chicago 290 miles

$28 - $45

Questions & Answers

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 takes 2 h 13 min and costs $140 - $260.

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The distance between Dayton and Chicago is 373 km. The road distance is 464 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 13 min to get from Dayton to Chicago, including transfers.

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

United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Dayton to Chicago every 2 hours. Alternatively, Hoosier Ride operates a bus from Dayton to Chicago twice daily. Tickets cost $45 - $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 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Dayton to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $420
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
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
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, OH to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Schedules at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, OH to Gary, IN
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
hoosierride.com
Book at
hos.tdstickets.com
Greyhound USA
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

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