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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  9 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & Park St to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Fort Wayne, IN 0351 / ...

$53 - $92

Cheapest option

Amtrak Thruway, train, bus  •  11 h 28 min

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Chicago, IL
  2. Take the train from Millennium Station to Gary Metro Center Ssl
  3. Take the bus from Gary, IN to Fort Wayne, IN

$29 - $47

5 alternative options

Bus via South Bend, IN  •  9 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI-Langdon & N Park to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport
  2. Take the bus from Chicago O'Hare Airport to South Bend, IN
  3. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Ft Wayne, IN

$83 - $112

Bus, train  •  10 h

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

$94 - $187

Drive  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Madison to Fort Wayne 308.9 miles

$30 - $45

Fly from Madison  •  5 h 7 min

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

$179 - $849

Bus to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  5 h 9 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

The cheapest way to get from Madison to Fort Wayne is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madison to Fort Wayne is to fly which costs $170 - $850 and takes 5 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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It takes approximately 9 h 27 min to get from Madison to Fort Wayne, including transfers.

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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 Glenbrook Mall via Chicago, IL and Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 27 min.

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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, Fort Wayne, IN, and Central Station in around 9 h 27 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
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Madison to Fort Wayne via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Madison to Fort Wayne via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fort Wayne
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Madison to Fort Wayne via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Madison to Fort Wayne via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 34 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Madison to Fort Wayne via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Flights from Madison to Fort Wayne via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Madison to Fort Wayne via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Fort Wayne
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Train operators
Amtrak
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to South Bend Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
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 15 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 Fort Wayne, IN
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
hoosierride.com
Book at
hos.tdstickets.com
Bus from South Bend, IN to Ft Wayne, IN
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
hoosierride.com
Book at
hos.tdstickets.com
Bus from South Bend, IN to Fort Wayne, IN
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
hoosierride.com
Book at
hos.tdstickets.com
Barons Bus
Website
baronsbus.com
Bus from Chicago, IL to Fort Wayne, IN
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Bus from South Bend, IN to Fort Wayne, IN
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Schedules at
baronsbus.com
Bus from Gary, IN to Fort Wayne, IN
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Schedules 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
Schedules 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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