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There are 6 ways to get from Minneapolis to Dayton by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  3h 40m

  1. Fly from Minneapolis (MSP) to Dayton (DAY) MSP - DAY

$182 - $413

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Bus Megabus  •  17h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Dayton Trotwood, OH Chicago

$66 - $142

4 alternative options

Train, bus via Elkhart Amtrak Station  •  18h 19m

  1. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Elkhart Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Elkhart, IN to Dayton Trotwood, OH

$143 - $310

Train, bus  •  18h 34m

  1. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station Empire Builder
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Dayton Trotwood, OH Chicago

$96 - $270

Bus Greyhound USA  •  18h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Minneapolis, Mn to Chicago, Il
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Wakarusa, IN
  3. Take the bus from Wakarusa, IN to Dayton Trotwood, OH

$85 - $183

Drive  •  11h 45m

  1. Drive from Minneapolis to Dayton 702.5 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Minneapolis to Dayton is to drive which costs $65 - $100 and takes 11h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Minneapolis to Dayton is to fly which costs $180 - $420 and takes 3h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Minneapolis to Dayton. However, there are services departing from Minneapolis, MN and arriving at Wright Stop Plaza via Chicago, IL and Dayton Northwest Hub. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 46m.

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The distance between Minneapolis and Dayton is 590 miles. The road distance is 702.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Dayton without a car is to bus which takes 17h 46m and costs $65 - $150.

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It takes approximately 3h 40m to get from Minneapolis to Dayton, including transfers.

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Minneapolis to Dayton bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Minneapolis, MN station.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Dayton is to fly which takes 3h 40m and costs $180 - $420. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $65 - $150 and takes 17h 46m.

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The quickest flight from Minneapolis Airport to Dayton Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 6m.

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Minneapolis to Dayton bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, arrive at Dayton Trotwood, OH station.

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Map of how to get from Minneapolis to Dayton.
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  • Distance: 589.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 40m

What companies run services between Minneapolis, MN, USA and Dayton, OH, USA?

Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Minneapolis to Dayton every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Minneapolis to Dayton via Chicago, Chicago, IL, Dayton Trotwood, OH, and Dayton Northwest Hub in around 17h 46m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Dayton
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,000
Flights from Minneapolis to Dayton via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,000
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Dayton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Minneapolis to Dayton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $800
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$280 - $400
Train from Chicago Union Station to Elkhart Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Bus operators
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Dayton Trotwood, OH
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $85
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hoosierride.com
Bus from Elkhart, IN to Dayton Trotwood, OH
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Book at
hoosierride.com
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 Minneapolis, Mn to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $110
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Wakarusa, IN
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Wakarusa, IN to Dayton Trotwood, OH
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Book at
baronsbus.com

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Dayton is 1h ahead of Minneapolis. It is currently 4:55 AM in Minneapolis and 5:55 AM in Dayton.

Yes, the driving distance between Minneapolis to Dayton is 702 miles. It takes approximately 11h 45m to drive from Minneapolis to Dayton.

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

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There are 92+ hotels available in Dayton. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Minneapolis to Minneapolis Airport is to tram which takes 18m and costs $2 - $3.

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