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There are 8 ways to get from Fort Wayne to Carbondale by bus, train, car, plane or taxi

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus, train via Champaign, IL  •  10h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Fort Wayne, IN to Indianapolis, IN
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Champaign, IL
  3. Take the train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station to Carbondale Amtrak Station

$79 - $166

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Bus, train via Chicago, IL  •  13h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Fort Wayne, IN to Chicago, IL Columbus-Chicago
  2. Take the train from Homewood Amtrak Station to Carbondale Amtrak Station City Of New Orleans / ...

$73 - $168

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Bus, train  •  12h 58m

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

$102 - $234

Bus  •  14h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Fort Wayne, IN to Indianapolis, IN
  2. Take the bus from Indianapolis, IN to Paducah, KY
  3. Take the bus from Paducah, Ky to Carbondale

$91 - $146

Drive  •  6h 34m

  1. Drive from Fort Wayne to Carbondale 389.1 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to Cape Girardeau, taxi  •  7h 20m

  1. Fly from Fort Wayne (FWA) to Cape Girardeau (CGI) FWA - CGI
  2. Take a taxi from Cape Girardeau to Carbondale

$418 - $1,425

Fly to St. Louis, Amtrak Thruway  •  7h 20m

  1. Fly from Fort Wayne (FWA) to St. Louis (STL) FWA - STL
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from St. Louis, MO - Amtrak to Carbondale,IL - Amtrak

Fly to Paducah, bus  •  8h 10m

  1. Fly from Fort Wayne (FWA) to Paducah (PAH) FWA - PAH
  2. Take the bus from Paducah, Ky to Carbondale

$319 - $1,313

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The cheapest way to get from Fort Wayne to Carbondale is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Fort Wayne to Carbondale is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Fort Wayne to Carbondale. However, there are services departing from Coldwater Rd. at Wal-Mart Entrance and arriving at Carbondale via Fort Wayne, IN, Indianapolis, IN and Paducah, Ky. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 39m.

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The distance between Fort Wayne and Carbondale is 323 miles. The road distance is 389.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Fort Wayne to Carbondale without a car is to bus and train which takes 10h 40m and costs $75 - $170.

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It takes approximately 10h 40m to get from Fort Wayne to Carbondale, including transfers.

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Fort Wayne to Carbondale bus services, operated by Barons Bus, depart from Fort Wayne, IN station.

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There is no direct flight from Fort Wayne Airport to Cape Girardeau Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 58m and has one stopover.

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Fort Wayne to Carbondale bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Carbondale station.

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Carbondale is 1h behind Fort Wayne. It is currently 9:21 PM in Fort Wayne and 8:21 PM in Carbondale.

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  • Distance: 322.6 miles
  • Duration: 10h 40m

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

You can take a bus from Fort Wayne to Carbondale via Fort Wayne, IN, Indianapolis, IN, Paducah, KY, and Paducah, Ky in around 14h 39m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Fort Wayne to Cape Girardeau via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Fort Wayne to Cape Girardeau via Chicago O'Hare, Paducah
Ave. Duration
7h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Fort Wayne to St. Louis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Fort Wayne to Paducah via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Fort Wayne to Paducah via Chicago O'Hare, Cape Girardeau
Ave. Duration
8h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Fort Wayne to St. Louis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Fort Wayne to St. Louis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,300
Flights from Fort Wayne to St. Louis via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Fort Wayne to St. Louis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Fort Wayne to St. Louis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Fort Wayne to St. Louis via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Fort Wayne to St. Louis via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station to Carbondale Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
Train from Elkhart Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
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
Train from Chicago Union Station to Carbondale Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $140
Room
$240 - $340
Train from Homewood Amtrak Station to Carbondale Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $330
Bus operators
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Fort Wayne, IN to Indianapolis, IN
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $30
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Fort Wayne, IN to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Book at
baronsbus.com
Burlington Trailways
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Ft Wayne, IN to Elkhart, IN
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Paducah, KY
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Book at
hoosierride.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Paducah, Ky to Carbondale
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$24 - $35
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from St. Louis, MO - Amtrak to Carbondale,IL - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Other operators
Taxi from Cape Girardeau to Carbondale
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Estimated price
$140 - $180

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Yes, the driving distance between Fort Wayne to Carbondale is 389 miles. It takes approximately 6h 34m to drive from Fort Wayne to Carbondale.

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American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Fort Wayne Airport to Cape Girardeau Airport.

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There are 25+ hotels available in Carbondale. Prices start at $49 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Fort Wayne to Fort Wayne Airport is to taxi which takes 19m and costs $35 - $45.

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