Quickest 5h 28min
There are 1 bus company, 1 train company operating 1 routes - Cardinal from Dayton to Charlottesville. The cheapest bus costs $50 and is 15h 49min. The cheapest train costs $71 and is 6h 39min.
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There are 4 ways to travel from Dayton to Charlottesville. 4 buses, 4 flights, 4 trains and 1 by car are possible between the two areas. The by car from Dayton to Charlottesville is the cheapest. The flight from DAY to SHD is the fastest. The train operated by Amtrak running from CIN to CVS is the most convenient.
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There is only one bus company, Greyhound, with routes running from Dayton to Charlottesville. One train provider, Amtrak, runs trains from Dayton to Charlottesville. But, because the flight only takes 5h 28min and costs $258, we recommend the flight. Although, the prices for flights vary drastically more so than buses or trains, so as you get closer to your date of travel, the likelihood of finding a cheap flight gets smaller.