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There are 6 ways to get from Fort Wayne to Charleston by bus, train, car, plane or taxi

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Bus, train  •  8h 48m

  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 Mattoon Amtrak Station

$97 - $161

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Bus, train via Chicago, IL  •  11h 11m

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

$88 - $168

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Bus, train via Chicago Union Station  •  11h 6m

  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 Mattoon Amtrak Station

$117 - $229

Bus, train via Chicago 95Th & Dan Ryan, Il  •  11h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Ft Wayne, IN to Chicago 95th & Dan R, IL
  2. Take the bus from Chicago 95Th & Dan Ryan, Il to Champaign, Il
  3. Take the train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station to Mattoon Amtrak Station

$112 - $191

Drive  •  4h 33m

  1. Drive from Fort Wayne to Charleston 254.6 miles

$24 - $40

Fly, taxi  •  5h 21m

  1. Fly from Fort Wayne (FWA) to Champaign (CMI) FWA - CMI
  2. Take a taxi from Champaign to Charleston

$388 - $1,415

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The cheapest way to get from Fort Wayne to Charleston is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 4h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Fort Wayne to Charleston is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 4h 33m.

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The distance between Fort Wayne and Charleston is 197 miles. The road distance is 254.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Fort Wayne to Charleston without a car is to bus and train which takes 8h 48m and costs $95 - $170.

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It takes approximately 8h 48m to get from Fort Wayne to Charleston, including transfers.

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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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Charleston is 1h behind Fort Wayne. It is currently 12:29 PM in Fort Wayne and 11:29 AM in Charleston.

Yes, the driving distance between Fort Wayne to Charleston is 255 miles. It takes approximately 4h 33m to drive from Fort Wayne to Charleston.

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

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There are 13+ hotels available in Charleston. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Fort Wayne to Charleston.
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  • Distance: 197.4 miles
  • Duration: 8h 48m

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

There is no direct connection from Fort Wayne to Charleston. However, you can take the line 8 bus to Fort Wayne, IN, take the bus to Indianapolis, IN, take the bus to Champaign, IL, take the walk to Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station, take the train to Mattoon Amtrak Station, then take the taxi to Charleston. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Fort Wayne to Charleston via Central Station, Ft Wayne, IN, Elkhart, IN, Elkhart Amtrak Station, Chicago Union Station, and Mattoon Amtrak Station in around 11h 6m.

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 Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Station to Mattoon Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
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 Mattoon Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $90
Room
$190 - $260
Train from Homewood Amtrak Station to Mattoon Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
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 Ft Wayne, IN to Chicago 95th & Dan R, IL
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
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.

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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
Other operators
Taxi from Champaign to Charleston
Ave. Duration
59m
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Yellow Checker Cab
Phone
+1 217-355-3553
Website
yellowcheckercabchampaign.com
Atlas Cab
Phone
+1 217-419-1333
Website
atlascabco.com

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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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