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

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Bus Barons Bus, train  •  8 h 6 min

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

$35 - $56

Cheapest option

Line 8 bus, bus, line 22 bus, line 213 bus, train  •  9 h 26 min

  1. Take the line 8 bus from Coldwater Rd. at Wal-Mart Entrance to Central Station 8
  2. Take the bus from Ft Wayne, IN to Chicago, IL
  3. Take the line 22 bus from Dearborn & Madison to Paulina & Howard Terminal 22 / ...
  4. Take the line 213 bus from Howard CTA Station to Highland Park Metra Station 213
  5. Take the train from Highland Park to Waukegan

$31 - $65

3 alternative options

Bus, train via Elkhart, IN  •  8 h 44 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 OTC to Waukegan

$59 - $103

Drive  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Fort Wayne to Waukegan 201.3 miles

$19 - $29

Fly, train  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Fort Wayne (FWA) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) FWA - ORD
  2. Take the train from Clybourn to Waukegan

$127 - $308

Questions & Answers

The distance between Fort Wayne and Waukegan is 165 miles. The road distance is 201.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Fort Wayne to Waukegan without a car is to bus and train which takes 8 h 6 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 6 min to get from Fort Wayne to Waukegan, 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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Waukegan is 1 h behind Fort Wayne. It is currently 8:13 PM in Fort Wayne and 7:13 PM in Waukegan.

Yes, the driving distance between Fort Wayne to Waukegan is 201 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 8 min to drive from Fort Wayne to Waukegan.

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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 84+ hotels available in Waukegan. Prices start at $61 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 Waukegan.
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  • Distance: 164.8 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 6 min

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

There is no direct connection from Fort Wayne to Waukegan. However, you can take the line 8 bus to Central Station, take the walk to Fort Wayne, IN, take the bus to Gary, IN, take the walk to Gary Metro Center, take the train to Millennium Station, take the walk to Michigan & Washington, take the line 60 bus to Clinton & Madison, take the walk to Chicago OTC, then take the train to Waukegan. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Fort Wayne to Waukegan via Central Station, Ft Wayne, IN, Elkhart, IN, Elkhart Amtrak, Chicago Union Station, and Chicago OTC in around 8 h 44 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 6 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
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago OTC to Waukegan
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Train from Highland Park to Waukegan
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Train from Clybourn to Waukegan
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
metrarail.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
Barons Bus
Phone
+1 888-378-3823
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Fort Wayne, IN to Gary, IN
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Book at
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
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
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
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
Citilink
Website
fwcitilink.com
Bus from Coldwater Rd. at Wal-Mart Entrance to Central Station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
fwcitilink.com
Chicago Transit (CTA)
Pace Bus
Phone
+1(847)2282322
Email
Passenger.Services@PaceBus.com
Website
pacebus.com
Bus from Howard CTA Station to Highland Park Metra Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
pacebus.com

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