Dayton International Airport has daily flights from around the country. Ground transportation to and from the Dayton airport is available through Charter Vans, Clean Cab Ohio and Uber. Apart from Dayton, the closest major airports are in Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio, each about an hour’s drive away.
Attendees arriving at the Dayton International Airport can call Charter Vans (937-898-4043) to arrange pick-up (must call 24 hours in advance to let them know the time and how many people you have). To travel to the Marriott at the University of Dayton, per-person prices are $37 for one or two passengers. It’s $15 per person for three or more. These prices do not include tax.
Transportation also is available from Clean Cab Ohio (937-242-8779). The flat-rate fare is $38, which includes tax. (Please request the special Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop rate. The normal fare is $43.) The cabs seat four to six people. Arrangements can be made in advance by phone or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s recommended you make arrangements a day or two in advance.
Uber is also available. The estimated rates range from $21 to $27 for uberX and $32 to $42 for uberXL per ride.
For driving directions, click here.
The Dayton Marriott at the University of Dayton (1414 S. Patterson Blvd.) is the official hotel of the Bombeck Workshop. The keynote dinners and other workshop events will take place at the Marriott. The hotel is sold out, but we expect cancellations. Please call 937-449-5572 and speak to either Colleen Whalen or Todd Kernan, who will put you on the wait list. They have assured us they will try to accommodate as many attendees as possible as rooms are canceled or open up.
For those still needing rooms, please consider reserving a room at the nearby Holiday Inn Express, University Area, and cancelling when a spot becomes available on the Marriott’s wait list. To book a room, click here. Most attendees arrive Thursday, April 2, in time for the networking reception and opening dinner, and leave Sunday, April 5.
Workshop sessions and keynote lunches take place in Curran Place (1700 S. Patterson Blvd.), which is within a short walking distance from the Marriott. Free shuttle buses between the two venues are available. Each venue offers free parking.