There are 7 ways to get from Fort Wayne to Charleston 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 Danville, IL  •  8 h 48 min

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

$121 - $196

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

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

$88 - $168

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Bus, train  •  9 h 4 min

  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 to Mattoon Amtrak

$100 - $166

Bus, train via Chicago 95Th & Dan Ryan, Il  •  10 h 24 min

  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 to Mattoon Amtrak

$114 - $193

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

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

$117 - $229

Drive  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Fort Wayne to Charleston 254.6 miles

$24 - $40

Fly, taxi  •  4 h 57 min

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

$388 - $1,415

Questions & Answers

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 8 h 48 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 48 min 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 4 h 9 min and has one stopover.

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Charleston is 1 h behind Fort Wayne. It is currently 10:43 AM in Fort Wayne and 9:43 AM in Charleston.

Yes, the driving distance between Fort Wayne to Charleston is 255 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 33 min 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 $52 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Fort Wayne to Fort Wayne Airport is to taxi which takes 19 min and costs .

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

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 Central Station, take the walk to Fort Wayne, IN, take the bus to Indianapolis, IN, take the bus to Danville, IL, take the bus to Champaign, IL, take the walk to Champaign-Urbana Amtrak, take the train to Mattoon Amtrak, then take the taxi to Charleston. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Fort Wayne to Charleston via Central Station, Fort Wayne, IN, Indianapolis, IN, Champaign, IL, Champaign-Urbana Amtrak, and Mattoon Amtrak in around 9 h 4 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Fort Wayne to Champaign via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Fort Wayne to Champaign via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Fort Wayne to Champaign via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Flights from Fort Wayne to Champaign via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Fort Wayne to Champaign via Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from Fort Wayne to Champaign via Chicago O'Hare, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Champaign-Urbana Amtrak to Mattoon Amtrak
Ave. Duration
37 min
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 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
Train from Chicago Union Station to Mattoon Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
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 to Mattoon Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
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
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $30
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Fort Wayne, IN to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Book at
baronsbus.com
Burlington Trailways
Website
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Danville, IL
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Danville, IL to Champaign, IL
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.com
Bus from Indianapolis, IN to Champaign, IL
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
burlingtontrailways.com
Book at
burlingtontrailways.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Indianapolis to Champaign-Urbana
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Ft Wayne, IN to Chicago 95th & Dan R, IL
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
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
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
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45
Other operators
Taxi from Champaign to Charleston
Ave. Duration
59 min
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Atlas Cab
Phone
+1 217-419-1333
Website
atlascabco.com
Yellow Checker Cab
Phone
+1 217-355-3553
Website
yellowcheckercabchampaign.com

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