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

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Bus, train  •  7h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Ft Wayne, IN to Chicago, IL Columbus / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Waukegan Up-N

$29 - $63

4 alternative options

Bus, train via Elkhart, IN  •  8h 44m

  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 Waukegan

$59 - $103

Bus Barons Bus, train  •  8h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Fort Wayne, IN to Chicago, IL Columbus-Chicago
  2. Take the train from Chicago OTC to Waukegan Up-N

$32 - $51

Drive  •  4h 8m

  1. Drive from Fort Wayne to Waukegan 201.3 miles

$19 - $29

Fly, train  •  4h 24m

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

$127 - $308

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The cheapest way to get from Fort Wayne to Waukegan is to drive which costs $19 - $29 and takes 4h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Fort Wayne to Waukegan is to drive which costs $19 - $29 and takes 4h 8m.

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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 7h 34m and costs $29 - $65.

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It takes approximately 7h 34m 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 1h 4m.

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Waukegan is 1h behind Fort Wayne. It is currently 4:43 PM in Fort Wayne and 3:43 PM in Waukegan.

Yes, the driving distance between Fort Wayne to Waukegan is 201 miles. It takes approximately 4h 8m 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 78+ hotels available in Waukegan. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Fort Wayne to Waukegan.
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  • Distance: 164.8 miles
  • Duration: 7h 34m

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 Ft Wayne, IN, take the bus to Chicago, IL, take the walk to Harrison & Jefferson, take the line 60 bus to Canal & 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 Station, Chicago Union Station, and Chicago OTC in around 8h 44m.

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
Metra
Phone
+1 312-322-6777
Website
metrarail.com
Train from Chicago OTC to Waukegan
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
metrarail.com
Train from Clybourn to Waukegan
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
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
+1 215-856-7924
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
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
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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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Bus from Fort Wayne, IN to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
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baronsbus.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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