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There are 5 ways to get from South Bend to Dayton by bus, car, plane or train

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Bus Hoosier Ride  •  5 h 39 min

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

$24 - $64

4 alternative options

Bus Barons Bus  •  7 h 9 min

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

$32 - $62

Drive  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Drive from South Bend to Dayton 227.5 miles

$22 - $35

Fly from South Bend  •  4 h 50 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 Station to Chicago Union Station
  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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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 distance between South Bend and Dayton is 172 miles. The road distance is 227.5 miles.

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The best way to get from South Bend to Dayton without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 39 min and costs $23 - $65.

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

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

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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 50 min.

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There is no direct flight from South Bend Airport to Dayton Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 14 min and has one stopover.

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

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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 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
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
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from South Bend to Dayton via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 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 39 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from South Bend to Dayton via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
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 South Bend Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
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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Yes, the driving distance between South Bend to Dayton is 227 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 23 min to drive from South Bend to Dayton.

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American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from South Bend 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 South Bend to South Bend Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs $10 - $15.

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