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

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Fly  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Dayton (DAY) to Detroit (DTW) DAY - DTW

$165 - $541

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Toledo, Oh 1192 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Toledo, Oh to Detroit, Mi 1096 / ...

$34 - $79

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Dayton to Detroit 208.2 miles

$20 - $30

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The cheapest way to get from Dayton to Detroit is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dayton to Detroit is to fly which costs $160 - $550 and takes 2 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dayton to Detroit. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia & Harvard and arriving at Detroit, Mi via Dayton Trotwood, Oh and Toledo, Oh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 55 min.

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The distance between Dayton and Detroit is 189 miles. The road distance is 208.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Dayton to Detroit without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 55 min and costs $30 - $80.

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It takes approximately 2 h 37 min to get from Dayton to Detroit, including transfers.

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Dayton to Detroit bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Dayton Trotwood, Oh station.

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The best way to get from Dayton to Detroit is to fly which takes 2 h 37 min and costs $160 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $80 and takes 4 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Dayton to Detroit.
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  • Distance: 188.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 37 min

What companies run services between Dayton, OH, USA and Detroit, MI, USA?

Delta flies from Dayton to Detroit 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dayton to Detroit via Dayton Northwest Hub, Dayton Trotwood, Oh, and Toledo, Oh in around 4 h 55 min.

Flights from Dayton to Detroit
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
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
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Toledo, Oh
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Estimated price
$20 - $50
$20 - $35
$35 - $50
Bus from Toledo, Oh to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $27
$12 - $18
$21 - $27

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