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

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Bus Hoosier Ride  •  8h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Ft Wayne, IN to Chicago, IL Columbus / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Rockford, IL 1485 / ...

$68 - $117

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Bus Barons Bus  •  9h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Fort Wayne, IN to Chicago, IL Columbus-Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Rockford, IL 1485 / ...

$73 - $109

Bus, train, taxi  •  10h 28m

  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 OTC to Harvard
  4. Take a taxi from Harvard to Rockford

$162 - $236

Drive  •  4h 56m

  1. Drive from Fort Wayne to Rockford 244.6 miles

$24 - $35

Fly to Chicago O'Hare, bus  •  5h 25m

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

$168 - $366

Fly to Madison, bus  •  7h 12m

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

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

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

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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 8h 37m and costs $65 - $120.

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It takes approximately 8h 37m 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 1h 4m.

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Rockford is 1h behind Fort Wayne. It is currently 12:36 PM in Fort Wayne and 11:36 AM in Rockford.

Yes, the driving distance between Fort Wayne to Rockford is 245 miles. It takes approximately 4h 56m 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 25+ hotels available in Rockford. Prices start at $59 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: 8h 37m

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, and Rockford, IL in around 8h 37m.

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
Flights from Fort Wayne to Madison via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Fort Wayne to Madison via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Fort Wayne to Madison via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Fort Wayne to Madison via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Fort Wayne to Madison via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Fort Wayne to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Fort Wayne to Madison via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
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
+1 215-856-7924
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
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago OTC to Harvard
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Bus operators
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
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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
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Rockford, IL
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Other operators
Taxi from Harvard to Rockford
Ave. Duration
46m
Estimated price
$100 - $130

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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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