There are 5 ways to get from Champaign to Fort Wayne by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Champaign, IL to Indianapolis, IN 1401 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Fort Wayne, IN Cincinnati

$51 - $78

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Bus Hoosier Ride  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Champaign, Il to Chicago 95Th & Dan Ryan, Il 4808 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago 95th & Dan R, IL to Ft Wayne, IN Chicago

$61 - $100

Train, bus  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Elkhart Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Elkhart, IN to Ft Wayne, IN

$86 - $169

Drive  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Champaign to Fort Wayne 243.1 miles

$23 - $35

Fly  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Champaign (CMI) to Fort Wayne (FWA) CMI - FWA

$204 - $867

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Champaign to Fort Wayne. However, there are services departing from Champaign, IL and arriving at Coldwater Rd. at Noble Ave. via Indianapolis, IN and Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 32 min.

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The distance between Champaign and Fort Wayne is 179 miles. The road distance is 243.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Champaign to Fort Wayne without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 32 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 32 min to get from Champaign to Fort Wayne, including transfers.

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Champaign to Fort Wayne bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, depart from Champaign, IL station.

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The best way to get from Champaign to Fort Wayne is to bus which takes 6 h 32 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 3 h 31 min.

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There is no direct flight from Champaign Airport to Fort Wayne Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 2 min and has one stopover.

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Champaign to Fort Wayne bus services, operated by Barons Bus, arrive at Fort Wayne, IN station.

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Fort Wayne is 1 h ahead of Champaign. It is currently 9:53 PM in Champaign and 10:53 PM in Fort Wayne.

Yes, the driving distance between Champaign to Fort Wayne is 243 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 5 min to drive from Champaign to Fort Wayne.

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Map of how to get from Champaign to Fort Wayne.
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  • Distance: 178.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 32 min

What companies run services between Champaign, IL, USA and Fort Wayne, IN, USA?

You can take a bus from Champaign to Fort Wayne via Indianapolis, IN, Fort Wayne, IN, and Central Station in around 6 h 32 min. Alternatively, American Airlines flies from Champaign to Fort Wayne every 3 hours.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Champaign to Fort Wayne via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Champaign to Fort Wayne via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Champaign to Fort Wayne via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Champaign to Fort Wayne via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from Chicago Union Station to Elkhart Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Bus operators
Burlington Trailways
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Champaign-Urbana to Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Champaign, Il to Chicago 95Th & Dan Ryan, Il
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Chicago 95th & Dan R, IL to Ft Wayne, IN
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Elkhart, IN to Ft Wayne, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Book at
hoosierride.com

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American Airlines offers flights from Champaign Airport to Fort Wayne Airport.

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There are 48+ hotels available in Fort Wayne. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Champaign to Champaign Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs .

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