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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  •  2h 14m

  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 Hoosier Ride  •  6h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Ft Wayne, IN to Chicago, IL Columbus / ...

$24 - $57

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  7h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Ft Wayne, IN to Elkhart, IN Columbus
  2. Take the train from Elkhart Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited / ...

$57 - $101

Bus Barons Bus  •  8h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Fort Wayne, IN to Michigan City, IN Columbus-Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Michigan City, IN to Chicago O'Hare Airport Notre Dame-O'hare

$42 - $81

Drive  •  3h 43m

  1. Drive from Fort Wayne to Des Plaines 178.8 miles

$17 - $26

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The cheapest way to get from Fort Wayne to Des Plaines is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Fort Wayne to Des Plaines is to fly and line 230 bus which costs $120 - $300 and takes 2h 14m.

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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 which takes 6h 52m and costs $24 - $60.

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It takes approximately 2h 14m to get from Fort Wayne to Des Plaines, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Fort Wayne Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 4m.

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Des Plaines is 1h behind Fort Wayne. It is currently 1:21 PM in Fort Wayne and 12:21 PM in Des Plaines.

Yes, the driving distance between Fort Wayne to Des Plaines is 179 miles. It takes approximately 3h 43m 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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There are 247+ hotels available in Des Plaines. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Fort Wayne to Des Plaines.
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  • Distance: 156.3 miles
  • Duration: 2h 14m

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

Hoosier Ride operates a bus from Fort Wayne to Des Plaines twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 3h 50m. Barons Bus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Fort Wayne to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Fort Wayne to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
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
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
22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Ft Wayne, IN to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Book at
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
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Fort Wayne, IN to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Fort Wayne, IN to Michigan City, IN
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $30
Book at
baronsbus.com
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Michigan City, IN to Chicago O'Hare Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Schedules at
coachusa.com
Book at
tickets.airportsupersaver.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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