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Dayton Airport

Dayton International Airport (DAY)


Located 12 miles (19km) from the central business district of Dayton, Dayton International Airport is conveniently situated for flights to Ohio as it is near several main interstate highways.

A travel hub for the Midwestern US, Dayton International Airport is reachable from most major US airports within a 90-minute flight, and so flights to Dayton International Airport are available from many cities, including Atlanta, New York, Denver, Chicago, Minneapolis, Cleveland, Dallas, Baltimore, Orlando, and Washington DC.

The airport itself is pleasant, with a variety of restaurants and shops, as well as seasonal art exhibitions to entertain passengers while they wait. The facility has only one terminal, making connections quick and easy.


The airport is located 12 miles (19km) north of central Dayton.

Getting to the city

Ride-hailing apps such as Uber and Lyft are available, as too are courtesy shuttles. The bus service RTA Route 43 connects the airport to downtown Dayton.


GMT -5 (GMT -4 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).

Car rental

Car rental desks are located in the baggage claim area, and include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, and National.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available between 7am and midnight, and can be booked via the Taxi Starter booth directly in front of the terminal.


Terminal facilities include an information centre, lost and found, business centre, post office, shoeshine service, massage chairs, charging stations, ATMs, vending machines, postal and FedEx shipping services, several restaurants and bars, a book store and newsagent, as well as a number of other shops.


The garage costs $3 per half hour while it has a daily maximum $20. The short-term lot is free for the first 30 minutes, then charges at $3 per half hour, with a $18 daily limit. The long-term lot is $2 per hour up to $14 per day. Connected to the terminal via shuttle, the economy lot has a $4.95 flat rate and a weekly rate of $34.65.



Flights to James M. Cox Dayton International Airport are available via Allegiant Air, American Eagle, Delta and United Express.


Free WiFi is available throughout the terminal.

Business Lounges

There is a Business Travellers' Centre with fax, photocopying, phone and internet services, as well as meeting rooms and conference facilities. It is located between Heritage Booksellers and Boston Stoker Gourmet Coffees.

Dayton Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.