There are 6 ways to get from Fort Wayne Airport (FWA) to Chicago by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Fort Wayne (FWA) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) FWA - ORD

$86 - $253

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Bus  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Ft Wayne, IN to Chicago, IL Columbus / ...

$45 - $81

4 alternative options

Fly to Chicago Midway  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Fort Wayne (FWA) to Chicago Midway (MDW) FWA - MDW

$179 - $944

Bus Barons Bus, train  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort Wayne, IN to Gary, IN Columbus-Chicago
  2. Take the train from Gary Metro Center to Van Buren St. Ssl

$49 - $71

Bus, train Amtrak  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Ft Wayne, IN to Elkhart, IN Columbus
  2. Take the train from Elkhart Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited / ...

$77 - $124

Drive  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Fort Wayne Airport (FWA) to Chicago 165.3 miles

$16 - $24

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The distance between Fort Wayne Airport (FWA) and Chicago is 141 miles. The road distance is 165.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Fort Wayne Airport (FWA) to Chicago without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 2 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 49 min to get from Fort Wayne Airport (FWA) to Chicago, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Fort Wayne Airport (FWA) to Chicago is to fly which takes 1 h 49 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 2 min.

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The quickest flight from Fort Wayne Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 1 min.

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Chicago is 1 h behind Fort Wayne Airport (FWA). It is currently 10:03 PM in Fort Wayne Airport (FWA) and 9:03 PM in Chicago.

Yes, the driving distance between Fort Wayne Airport (FWA) to Chicago is 165 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 31 min to drive from Fort Wayne Airport (FWA) to Chicago.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Fort Wayne Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are 580+ hotels available in Chicago. Prices start at $103 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Fort Wayne Airport (FWA) to Chicago.
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  • Distance: 141.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 49 min

What companies run services between Fort Wayne Airport (FWA), USA and Chicago, IL, USA?

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Fort Wayne Airport (FWA) to Chicago every 4 hours. Alternatively, Hoosier Ride operates a bus from Fort Wayne Airport (FWA) to Chicago twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 3 h 50 min. Barons Bus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Fort Wayne to Chicago Midway via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Fort Wayne to Chicago Midway via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Fort Wayne to Chicago Midway via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Fort Wayne to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Fort Wayne to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Train operators
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from Gary Metro Center to Van Buren St.
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $8
Schedules at
nictd.com
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 Elkhart Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 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
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Ft Wayne, IN to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Ft Wayne, IN to Elkhart, IN
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Book at
hoosierride.com
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Fort Wayne, IN to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Fort Wayne, IN to Gary, IN
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Book at
baronsbus.com

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