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Distance between Dayton and Kitty Hawk

Driving non-stop from Dayton to Kitty Hawk

How far is Kitty Hawk from Dayton? Here's the quick answer if you don't sleep at all, or you have a friend with you so each person can drive some of the way, letting you make the entire trip by car without stopping.

Nonstop drive: 677 miles or 1090 km

Driving time: 10 hours, 17 minutes

This is a pretty long drive, so it's not very realistic to drive nonstop. To get a better idea of how long this road trip would really be, scroll down to calculate how many hours it would take if you drive with stops.

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Flying non-stop from Dayton to Kitty Hawk

Now let's assume you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line between Dayton, Ohio and Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula. For a long distance, this appears as a curve on the map, and this is often the route that commercial airlines will take so it's a good estimate of the frequent flyer miles you'll accumulate as well.

Flight distance: 529 miles or 851 km

Flight time: 1 hour, 33 minutes

The straight line flight distance is 148 miles less than driving on roads, which means the driving distance is roughly 1.3x of the flight distance.

Your plane flies much faster than a car, so the flight time is about 1/7th of the time it would take to drive.

This is a medium length flight, so unless you have a nice private jet, you might be booking a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. Scroll down to see a more realistic calculation that takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.

Dayton to Kitty Hawk road trip

Let's say you're actually planning a road trip to Kitty Hawk, and you want to stop along the way to rest. If it's a real road trip, you might want to check out interesting stops along the way, eat at great restaurants, and maybe even find a hotel to stay overnight. That's what Trippy is perfect for, helping you figure out travel plans in detail.

Based on the length of this trip, we think you could spread out this fun road trip over more than one day.

Road trip: 2 days of driving

With the full itinerary planned out, we can estimate your total travel time for this trip.

Travel time: 13 hours on the road with 1 overnight


Start in Dayton.

Drive for about 2 hours, then stop at Hocking Hills State Park Visitor Center and stay for about 1 hour. Next, drive for another 1 hour then stop in Gallipolis and stay for 1 hour. Drive for 1 hour then stop in Charleston (West Virginia) and stay for 1 hour. Drive for 2 hours then stop in Lewisburg (West Virginia). Stay overnight.

The next day, drive for about 2 hours, then stop at Humpback Rocks and stay for about 1 hour. Next, drive for another 2 hours then stop in Richmond and stay for 1 hour. Drive for 2 hours then stop in Virginia Beach and stay for 1 hour.

Finally, drive for about 1.5 hours and arrive in Kitty Hawk.

To see all the details on this itinerary, including recommended restaurants, hotels, and things to do along the way, check out the full road trip planner:

Dayton to Kitty Hawk airports and flights

In the quick calculation above, we assumed you had a private plane and just wanted to know the time in the air from city to city. But for most of us, we're going to be flying on a commercial airline (whether it's first class or coach). So that means we really need to account for all the extra travel time getting to the airport, waiting for our flight, and making it to the destination.

To give you a better estimate of real-life travel, we've put together a flight itinerary with actual airports. Eventually you'll be able to customize this plan, choosing your own airports and flights. But for now, here's an example we've selected to give you an idea of how traveling might work between airports.

Departure airport: James M. Cox Dayton International Airport (DAY)

Arrival airport: Norfolk International Airport (ORF)

With the airports selected, we can estimate the travel time to and from the airport, based on how far the airport is from downtown.

Getting to the airport: 30 minutes

Getting to your destination: 191 minutes

Now finally, let's look at an actual flight from DAY connecting through IAD and arriving at ORF flying on United Airlines. We can figure out how long it would take to fly including take-off and landing, time to taxi on the runways, and an average layover time of about 2 hours.

Initial flight time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Connecting airport: Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Connection flight time: 57 minutes

So now we can finally get an idea of the total travel time from Dayton to Kitty Hawk including time spent getting to and from the airports, roughly 2 hours at the departure airport for TSA security lines and waiting at the gate, plus the connecting flight with a 2-hour layover.

Total travel time: 10 hours

To see the details on this flight plan, including recommended airports, airline, and route, check out the flight planner:

Plan a trip to Kitty Hawk

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Kitty Hawk. Click the button below to explore Kitty Hawk in detail.

How far is it the other way?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line (or driving the same roads back and forth). But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse directions to get the distance from Kitty Hawk to Dayton, or go to the main page to calculate the distance between cities.

If you happen to know Dayton, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Dayton!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 677 miles
driving time of 10 hours, 17 minutes
flight distance is 529 miles
flight time of 1 hour, 33 minutes
Kitty Hawk is the same time as Dayton
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