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There are 7 ways to get from Fort Wayne to Rockford by plane, bus, train or car

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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Fly to Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Fort Wayne (FWA) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) FWA - ORD
  2. Take the bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL to Rockford

$171 - $369

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Bus  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Ft Wayne, IN to Chicago, IL Columbus / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL to Rockford 1486

$73 - $127

5 alternative options

Fly to Madison, bus  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Fort Wayne (FWA) to Madison (MSN) FWA - MSN
  2. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Rockford, IL

Bus Hoosier Ride, Amtrak Thruway  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Ft Wayne, IN to Chicago, IL Columbus / ...
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Chicago, IL to Rockford, IL 8960

Bus, train  •  9 h 49 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 bus from Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL to Rockford

$105 - $170

Bus Barons Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  10 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Fort Wayne, IN to Chicago, IL Columbus-Chicago
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Chicago, IL to Rockford, IL 8960

Drive  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Fort Wayne to Rockford 244.6 miles

$24 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Fort Wayne to Rockford is to drive which costs $24 - $35 and takes 4 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Fort Wayne to Rockford is to fly and bus which costs $170 - $370 and takes 3 h 46 min.

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The distance between Fort Wayne and Rockford is 220 miles. The road distance is 244.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Fort Wayne to Rockford without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 25 min and costs $70 - $130.

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It takes approximately 3 h 46 min to get from Fort Wayne to Rockford, including transfers.

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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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Rockford is 1 h behind Fort Wayne. It is currently 1:25 AM in Fort Wayne and 12:25 AM in Rockford.

Yes, the driving distance between Fort Wayne to Rockford is 245 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 56 min to drive from Fort Wayne to Rockford.

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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 24+ hotels available in Rockford. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Fort Wayne to Rockford.
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  • Distance: 220.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 46 min

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

You can take a bus from Fort Wayne to Rockford via Central Station, Ft Wayne, IN, Chicago, IL, Clinton-Blue, Cumberland, Chicago Cumberland Ave, IL, and Rockford in around 8 h 25 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
Flights from Fort Wayne to Madison via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Fort Wayne to Madison via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Flights from Fort Wayne to Madison via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,500
Flights from Fort Wayne to Madison via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Fort Wayne to Madison via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Fort Wayne to Madison via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Fort Wayne to Madison via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
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
Flights from Fort Wayne to Madison via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
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 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
Burlington Trailways
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Rockford, IL
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Ft Wayne, IN to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
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
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Fort Wayne, IN to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
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
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 Chicago, IL to Rockford, IL
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com

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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 $35 - $45.

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