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Travel Guide & Transportation for Dayton, Ohio


Information on flying to Dayton, Ohio and surrounding airports, airport shuttles and taxis, car rentals, and more.


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Conference Materials


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Attendees will receive complimentary Link passes – Dayton’s bike share program

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Link is Dayton’s bike share program that includes 24 stations throughout greater downtown, including the convention center, Oregon District, Dayton Art Institute, and RiverScape MetroPark (location of the Trails Rock Party).

Dayton is a remarkably walkable and bike-able city, with its myriad attractions and assets easy to access with a variety of forms of transportation. Dining, drinks, entertainment, and arts and culture destinations are a short walk or bike ride from the convention center. Dayton is a bronze-level Bike Friendly City and currently on its way to achieving a silver-level designation. Read more about Link Bike Share...


Visit the Hotel Accommodations page for the host hotels offering discounts to Symposium attendees.

To receive the discounted rate, attendees must identify themselves as an attendee with the “American Trails International Trails Symposium” when making their reservation.


For air travelers, Dayton International Airport offers direct flights from many of the country’s major hubs on American, American Eagle, Delta, Southwest, United, and United Express. Current nonstop services to Dayton include: Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Minneapolis, New York (LaGuardia), Newark, Orlando, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. (Dulles and Reagan).

The airport has a variety of ground transportation options. Downtown is nine miles away, a 15-minute ride in a complimentary shuttle to the Crowne Plaza Dayton, taxi, or Uber.

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Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (RTA) serves the airport and RTA will provide Symposium participants complimentary bus passes. There is a bus stop at the convention center, and the transit hub is a block and a half away. For visitors not attending the Symposium, day passes are $5 and weekly passes at $19. See RTA's convenient online trip planner...


If traveling by car, Dayton is easy to reach for a tremendous number of people. Sixty percent of the American population lives within 500 miles of Dayton, Ohio, and 14 million people live within 150 miles of Dayton. Interstates 70 and 75, two of the nation’s most traveled freeways that bisect the country in both directions, intersect just 10 minutes north of downtown Dayton. Once Symposium participants arrive, none of the attractions listed below are more than a 15-minute drive from the Dayton Convention Center.

While both host hotels provide complimentary shuttles to and from the airport, both provide ample parking for their guests.

The Dayton International Airport is remarkably convenient and has excellent ground transportation options.

Distances to Dayton

Dayton, Ohio is easy to get to. Situated at the crossroads of America, you are likely to pass through Dayton somewhere along the way.

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4-6 hours


Air City Yellow Taxi – (937) 254-1100

All American Taxi – (937) 610-0202

All-USA Taxi – (937) 567-1111

Clean Cab – (937) 242-8779

Dayton Express – (937) 226-9999

Diamond Taxi – (937) 227-1000




More Resources

View the Dayton Area Trails page for more trails within Dayton and the surrounding area.

View the Top Ten Reasons to join us in Dayton May 7-10, 2017.

Read the announcement of Dayton, Ohio being chosen to host the 2017 International Trails Symposium in the Spring 2016 American Trails Magazine:






American Trails

P.O. Box 491797
Redding, CA 96049-1797
(530) 605-4395

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