Dayton Transportation & Location

Dayton is located at the Crossroads of America, where I-75 north/south intersects with I-70 east/west. If you are traveling by air, Dayton features an international airport (DAY), and conveniently offers many daily non-stop flights to several cities, many of which are 90 minutes or less. You can also find flights to Dayton, Ohio from cities nationwide. Taxis are plentiful at the airport, and will get you to your chosen hotel in no time. Uber has recently come to Dayton as well, so if you are already using that app you’ll enjoy the ease and familiarity while you’re here.
If you are traveling by car, we’d like to make sure your trip is as stress-free as possible.  Below we have directions from all areas.

Getting here from all Directions

  • Take I-75 South; Downtown Dayton is only about 8 miles south of the I-70/I-75 interchange.
  • Take I-70 East, then I-75 South; Downtown Dayton is only about 8 miles south of the I-70/I-75 interchange Or Take I-35 East.  Downtown Dayton is at the intersection of I-75 North/South and I-35 East/West.
  • Take I-75 North. I-75 runs through Dayton, Ohio. The Austin Road Exit #39 is on the southern end of Dayton/Montgomery County and the Northwoods Blvd. Exit #64 is on the northern end of Dayton/Montgomery County.  Downtown Dayton exits begin at Exit 51.
  • Take I-70 East, then I-75 South; Downtown Dayton is only 8 miles south of the I-70/I-75 interchange, OR
  • Take I-35 West. Downtown Dayton is at the intersection of I-75/North/South and I-35 East/West.
Contact the Ohio Department of Transportation for any updates on interstates throughout Dayton (e.g. I-75, I-70, I-35)

Getting Around

Once you arrive in Dayton, getting around the city couldn’t be simpler. Traffic is nominal here, and our public transportation system of streetcars and buses is quick to master. If you prefer seeing the sights by foot, getting from point A to point B is easy, thanks to our great selection of maps. Plus, our Midwestern charm and hospitality makes it hassle-free to ask for directions. Locals are generally very friendly and happy to help visitors find their way around town.
Public Transportation
Traveling around Dayton is easy with the Miami Valley Regional Transit Authority (RTA). Their electric trolleys offer year-round transit throughout the Dayton area. RTA also has buses for year-round travel around downtown and beyond the city limits. For routes and schedule details, log onto
  • Air City Skyline Cab – 937-435-7999  1207 E. Third St., Dayton, OH 45402
  • Airport Checker Cab – 937-853-3333  1124 E. 2nd St., Dayton, OH 45403
  • Antons – 937-252-4756  2718 Wayne Ave., Suite 101, Dayton, OH 45420
  • Dayton Checker Cab – 937-222-4011/866-255-8726  1124 E. 2nd St., Dayton, OH 45403
  • Dayton Yellow Cab Co- 937-228-1155 /800-870-7775 700 E. 4th St., Dayton, OH 45402
  • Liberty Cab – 937-222-2822 /800-766-4264 1124 E. 2nd St., Dayton, OH 45403
  • United Trans Corp 937-222-2828 / 937-520-4830 1944 S. Smithville Rd., Dayton, OH 45420
Rental Cars
Do you need to book a rental car for your visit to Dayton? Several major rental car companies service the Dayton / Montgomery County area. To make a reservation, simply contact the rental car company of your choice using the information below.
National Car Rental
AVIS Car Rental
Budget Rent A Car
Hertz Car Rental
Alamo Car Rental
Enterprise Car Rental
Group Tours
  • If you need to book a motorcoach or bus for your Dayton group tour, the following companies service the Dayton area. Please contact them directly for further information.
Buckeye Charters
  • 8240 Expansion Way, Dayton, OH 45424 - 937-879-3000
  • Buckeye Charters is a locally owned and operated motorcoach provider. Located just five miles northeast of Dayton, Buckeye Charters has been in business since 2000. Providing daily local trips or several day trips to anywhere nationwide. Fleet of clean, well-maintained buses consists of ten 55 passenger, one 47 passenger, five 25 passenger and six school buses used for short, local runs. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8am-4:30pm.
Charter Vans
  • P.O. Box 90035, Dayton, OH 45490 - 937-898-4043
  • Provides airport shuttle service and is based in the baggage claim area of the airport. Also charter bus service.
Croswell VIP Motorcoach Service
  • 4828 Wolf Creek Pike, Dayton, OH 45417 - 937-275-2223
  • Motorcoach charter service, local & nationwide. Tours available.
Greyhound Bus Lines
  •  5136 Salem Avenue, Dayton, OH 45426 - 937-837-6251
  • Bus trips into Dayton originate from most major points north, south, east and west.