There are 6 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 Hoosier Ride  •  9 h 27 min

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

$53 - $92

Cheapest option

Bus via 95th Red Line Station  •  11 h

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI University to Chicago via Chicago
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Fort Wayne, IN Schedules 0023 and 0024

$43 - $71

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison, WI University to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to South Bend Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from South Bend, IN to Fort Wayne, IN

$75 - $127

Bus, train via Milwaukee  •  10 h 4 min

  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

$91 - $152

Drive  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Madison to Fort Wayne 308.9 miles

$30 - $45

Fly  •  5 h 13 min

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

$179 - $849

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, United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines fly from Madison to Fort Wayne hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Madison to Fort Wayne via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 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 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Madison to Fort Wayne via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Madison to Fort Wayne via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Madison to Fort Wayne via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to South Bend Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 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
Train from Milwaukee Intermodal Station Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25
Bus operators
Vangalder Bus
Phone
+1 608-752-5407
Email
vangalder@coachusa.com
Bus from Madison, WI University to Chicago, IL - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vangalderbus.com
Book at
govangalder.com
Hoosier Ride
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 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
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Madison and Fort Wayne is 413 km. The road distance is 494 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Madison to Fort Wayne is to fly which takes 5 h 13 min and costs $170 - $850.

No, there is no direct bus from Madison to Fort Wayne. However, there are services departing from Madison, WI University and arriving at Glenbrook Mall via Chicago, IL and Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 27 min.

It takes approximately 9 h 27 min to get from Madison to Fort Wayne, including transfers.