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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Dayton Trotwood, OH Chicago

$24 - $64

3 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Drive from South Bend to Dayton 227.5 miles

$22 - $35

Fly from South Bend  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Dayton (DAY) SBN - DAY

$221 - $1,155

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Dayton (DAY) ORD - DAY

$170 - $313

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The cheapest way to get from South Bend to Dayton is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 4 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from South Bend to Dayton is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 4 h 23 min.

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The distance between South Bend and Dayton is 172 miles. The road distance is 227.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 39 min to get from South Bend to Dayton, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from South Bend to Dayton. However, there are services departing from South Bend, IN and arriving at Wright Stop Plaza via Dayton Northwest Hub. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 39 min.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Dayton is to bus which takes 5 h 39 min and costs $23 - $65. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $220 - $1,200 and takes 4 h 41 min.

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South Bend to Dayton bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, depart from Chicago station.

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Map of how to get from South Bend to Dayton.
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  • Distance: 172.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 39 min

What companies run services between South Bend, IN, USA and Dayton, OH, USA?

Hoosier Ride operates a bus from South Bend to Dayton twice daily. Tickets cost $22 - $65 and the journey takes 4 h 55 min. Alternatively, Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines fly from South Bend to Dayton hourly.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from South Bend to Dayton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from South Bend to Dayton via Chicago O'Hare, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Dayton
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $420
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from South Bend to Dayton via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from South Bend to Dayton via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Dayton
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $420
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from South Bend to Dayton via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from South Bend to Dayton via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from South Bend to Dayton via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from South Bend to Dayton via Detroit, Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from South Bend Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
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