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

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Bus  •  9 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Ft Wayne, IN Chicago / ...

$53 - $87

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Bus, train  •  10 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison - Langdon & N Park to Chicago
  2. Take the train from Millennium Station to Gary Metro Center Ssl
  3. Take the bus from Gary, IN to Fort Wayne, IN

$48 - $76

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Bus, train via Milwaukee  •  9 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison to Milwaukee 965
  2. Take the train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Elkhart Amtrak
  4. Take the bus from Elkhart, IN to Ft Wayne, IN

$99 - $150

Drive  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Madison to Fort Wayne 308.9 miles

$30 - $45

Fly from Madison  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Madison (MSN) to Fort Wayne (FWA) MSN - FWA

$179 - $849

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Fort Wayne (FWA) ORD - FWA

$145 - $325

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Madison to Fort Wayne. However, there are services departing from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St and arriving at Coldwater Rd. across from Northeast Dr. via Chicago, IL and Northbound on Lafayette @ Wayne St.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 7 min.

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The distance between Madison and Fort Wayne is 258 miles. The road distance is 308.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Madison to Fort Wayne without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 7 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 7 min to get from Madison to Fort Wayne, including transfers.

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Madison to Fort Wayne bus services, operated by Vangalder Bus, depart from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St station.

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The best way to get from Madison to Fort Wayne is to bus which takes 9 h 7 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 5 h 30 min.

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There is no direct flight from Madison Airport to Fort Wayne Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 3 min and has one stopover.

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Madison to Fort Wayne bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, arrive at Ft Wayne, IN station.

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Fort Wayne is 1 h ahead of Madison. It is currently 5:12 PM in Madison and 6:12 PM in Fort Wayne.

Yes, the driving distance between Madison to Fort Wayne is 309 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 52 min to drive from Madison to Fort Wayne.

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Map of how to get from Madison to Fort Wayne.
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  • Distance: 258.3 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 7 min

What companies run services between Madison, WI, USA and Fort Wayne, IN, USA?

You can take a bus from Madison to Fort Wayne via Chicago, IL - Amtrak, Chicago, IL, Ft Wayne, IN, and Northbound on Lafayette @ Wayne St. in around 9 h 7 min. Alternatively, American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines fly from Madison to Fort Wayne hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Madison to Fort Wayne via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Madison to Fort Wayne via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Madison to Fort Wayne via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Madison to Fort Wayne via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fort Wayne
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Madison to Fort Wayne via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fort Wayne
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Madison to Fort Wayne via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Madison to Fort Wayne via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Madison to Fort Wayne via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
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 Milwaukee Intermodal Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25
Train from Chicago Union Station to Elkhart Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 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
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from Millennium Station to Gary Metro Center
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $8
Schedules at
nictd.com
Bus operators
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Hoosier Ride
Phone
800-544-2383
Website
hoosierride.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Ft Wayne, IN
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Book at
hoosierride.com
Bus from Elkhart, IN to Ft Wayne, 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 Chicago, IL to Fort Wayne, IN
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Book at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Gary, IN to Fort Wayne, IN
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Book at
baronsbus.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Madison to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Badger Bus
Website
badgerbus.com
Bus from Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison to Milwaukee, WI
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $23
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
Book at
badgerbus.com

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United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Madison Airport to Fort Wayne Airport.

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