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

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Bus  •  6h 53m

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

$44 - $71

Cheapest option

Bus via Chicago 95Th & Dan Ryan, Il  •  9h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Fort Wayne, IN to Chicago, IL Columbus-Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Chicago 95Th & Dan Ryan, Il to Champaign, Il 1163 / ...

$39 - $81

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  9h 52m

  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 Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station

$82 - $169

Drive  •  4h 5m

  1. Drive from Fort Wayne to Champaign 242.6 miles

$23 - $35

Fly  •  4h 33m

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

$277 - $1,268

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The cheapest way to get from Fort Wayne to Champaign is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Fort Wayne to Champaign is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Fort Wayne to Champaign. However, there are services departing from Coldwater Rd. at entrance of Easter Seals / ARC and arriving at Champaign, IL via Fort Wayne, IN and Indianapolis, IN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 53m.

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The distance between Fort Wayne and Champaign is 179 miles. The road distance is 242.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Fort Wayne to Champaign without a car is to bus which takes 6h 53m and costs $40 - $75.

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It takes approximately 6h 53m to get from Fort Wayne to Champaign, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Fort Wayne to Champaign is to bus which takes 6h 53m and costs $40 - $75. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $270 - $1,300 and takes 4h 33m.

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There is no direct flight from Fort Wayne Airport to Champaign Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 32m and has one stopover.

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Fort Wayne to Champaign bus services, operated by Burlington Trailways, arrive at Champaign, IL station.

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Map of how to get from Fort Wayne to Champaign.
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  • Distance: 178.8 miles
  • Duration: 6h 53m

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

You can take a bus from Fort Wayne to Champaign via Fort Wayne, IN and Indianapolis, IN in around 6h 53m. Alternatively, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Fort Wayne to Champaign every 2 hours.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Fort Wayne to Champaign via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Fort Wayne to Champaign via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Fort Wayne to Champaign via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from Fort Wayne to Champaign via Philadelphia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Fort Wayne to Champaign via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 34m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Fort Wayne to Champaign via Dallas/Ft.Worth, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 33m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,500
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 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 Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
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
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
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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
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 Chicago 95Th & Dan Ryan, Il to Champaign, Il
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45

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More Questions & Answers

Champaign is 1h behind Fort Wayne. It is currently 7:08 AM in Fort Wayne and 6:08 AM in Champaign.

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

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

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There are 40+ hotels available in Champaign. 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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