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

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Fly, line 230 bus  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Fort Wayne (FWA) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) FWA - ORD
  2. Take the line 230 bus from Rosemont CTA Station to Des Plaines Metra

$122 - $300

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Bus Barons Bus, train  •  7 h 21 min

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

$33 - $54

3 alternative options

Bus, train Amtrak  •  7 h 59 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 / ...

$57 - $101

Bus  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort Wayne, IN to Gary, IN Columbus-Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Gary, In to Chicago, Il 1607 / ...

$39 - $77

Drive  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Fort Wayne to Des Plaines 178.8 miles

$17 - $26

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Fort Wayne to Des Plaines. However, there are services departing from Coldwater Rd. at Wal-Mart Entrance and arriving at Busse Hwy & Oakton St via Fort Wayne, IN, Gary, In, Chicago, Il and Cumberland CTA Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 28 min.

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The distance between Fort Wayne and Des Plaines is 156 miles. The road distance is 178.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Fort Wayne to Des Plaines without a car is to bus and train which takes 7 h 21 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 11 min to get from Fort Wayne to Des Plaines, including transfers.

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

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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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Fort Wayne to Des Plaines bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Chicago, Il station.

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Des Plaines is 1 h behind Fort Wayne. It is currently 2:45 AM in Fort Wayne and 1:45 AM in Des Plaines.

Yes, the driving distance between Fort Wayne to Des Plaines is 179 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 43 min to drive from Fort Wayne to Des Plaines.

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

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Map of how to get from Fort Wayne to Des Plaines.
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  • Distance: 156.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 11 min

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

You can take a bus from Fort Wayne to Des Plaines via Central Station, Fort Wayne, IN, Gary, IN, Gary, In, Chicago, Il, Chicago Cumberland Ave(E), Il, and Cumberland CTA Station in around 8 h 28 min.

Airlines
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 12 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 Millennium Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
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
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Rosemont CTA Station to Des Plaines Metra
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.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 Gary, In to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21

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There are 241+ hotels available in Des Plaines. Prices start at $75 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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