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There are 4 ways to get from Dayton to Philadelphia by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Philadelphia  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Dayton (DAY) to Philadelphia (PHL) DAY - PHL

$180 - $1,346

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Bus  •  14 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Philadelphia, Pa 1682 / ...

$57 - $142

2 alternative options

Fly to New York La Guardia, train  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Dayton (DAY) to New York La Guardia (LGA) DAY - LGA
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station

$223 - $911

Drive  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Dayton to Philadelphia 542.9 miles

$50 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Dayton to Philadelphia is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 9 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dayton to Philadelphia is to fly which costs $180 - $1,400 and takes 2 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dayton to Philadelphia. However, there are services departing from Wright Stop Plaza and arriving at Philadelphia, Pa via Dayton Trotwood, Oh. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 38 min.

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The distance between Dayton and Philadelphia is 482 miles. The road distance is 542.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Dayton to Philadelphia without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 38 min and costs $55 - $150.

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It takes approximately 2 h 29 min to get from Dayton to Philadelphia, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Dayton to Philadelphia is to fly which takes 2 h 29 min and costs $180 - $1,400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $55 - $150 and takes 14 h 38 min.

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The quickest flight from Dayton Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 34 min.

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Dayton to Philadelphia bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Philadelphia, Pa station.

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Map of how to get from Dayton to Philadelphia.
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  • Distance: 481.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 29 min

What companies run services between Dayton, OH, USA and Philadelphia, PA, USA?

American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines fly from Dayton to Philadelphia every 4 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Dayton to Philadelphia 4 times a day. Tickets cost $55 - $140 and the journey takes 13 h 10 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Dayton to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Dayton to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Dayton to New York La Guardia via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Dayton to New York La Guardia via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Dayton to New York La Guardia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Dayton to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Dayton to New York La Guardia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Dayton to New York La Guardia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Dayton to Philadelphia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $900
Flights from Dayton to New York La Guardia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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
Train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
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 Philadelphia, Pa
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140

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Yes, the driving distance between Dayton to Philadelphia is 543 miles. It takes approximately 9 h 1 min to drive from Dayton to Philadelphia.

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Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Dayton Airport to Philadelphia Airport.

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There are 439+ hotels available in Philadelphia. Prices start at $87 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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