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Getting In and Around Fort Wayne

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The transportation infrastructure in the city offers easy access to all the part of Fort Wayne. One can easily reach over here by air, rail and road. Furthermore, the public transport of the city is quite efficient in connecting every nook and corner of Fort Wayne. The outskirts can also easily be reached by either renting cars or hiring taxis.

Fort Wayne Transport

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Arriving Fort Wayne by Plane

The city of Fort Wayne is home to two municipal airports - Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) and Smith Field Airport, both of which are administered by the Fort Wayne–Allen County Airport Authority. While FWA is the main commercial airport, Smith Field Airport is mainly used for general aviation.

Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA)
Address: 3801 W Ferguson Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46809, United States
Phone: 1 260 747 4146
Website: https://www.fwairport.com/

Smith Field Airport
Address: 902 West Ludwig Road Fort Wayne, IN 46825
Phone: 1 260 489 5518
Website: https://fwairport.com/smith-field/

Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA)

Known as the friendliest airport in the country, Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) is also the third busiest airport in the US state of Indiana. If offers direct connections with five major airlines to 13 national cities in the country including Atlanta, Charlotte, Minneapolis – Saint Paul, Chicago, Orlando, Phoenix, Dallas, Philadelphia and Detroit. Top airlines operating over here include United Express, Delta Connection, American Eagle and Allegiant Air.

The airport also offers a number of services and facilities to its passengers like free Wi-Fi, children’s play area, complimentary parking for half and hour, Greater Fort Wayne Aviation Museum, a business center and much more. From friendly customer service to free shuttle to the parking lots, FWA ensures that its passengers have a comfortable travel experience.

Getting To and From Fort Wayne International Airport

Fort Wayne has an extensive public transportation that can be used at any time to reach the airport from the city and vice versa. Taxi, car rentals, limousine services and hotel shuttles are some ways of transporting to and from the airport.

Car Rentals: If you need to rent a car after arriving at the airport, visit one of the seven car rental agencies situated next to the baggage claim at FWA. Here are the details of the agencies operating at the airport:

Alamo/National: 800 227 7368
Avis: 800 331 1212
Budget: 800 527 7000
Enterprise: 800 736 8222
Hertz: 800 654 3131
Dollar: 800 800 4000
Thrifty: 800 847 4389

Hotel Shuttles:
Several hotels in the city of Fort Wayne offer hotel shuttle services to and from Fort Wayne International Airport. Passengers need to contact the hotel before arriving to know the frequency of their shuttles.

Courtyard by Marriott – Downtown: (260) 490 3629
Comfort Suites: (260) 436 4300
Fort Wayne Hilton - Grand Wayne Center: (260) 420 1100
Hampton Inn: (260) 459 1999
Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites: (260) 459 1888
Residence Inn: (260) 432 8000

Limo Services:
Passengers can also hire limos to transport them to the city from the airport.

A-1 Limo: (260) 478 9910
Elite Limousine: (260) 740 4084

Taxi Services: Several taxis operate their services from Fort Wayne International Airport. After arriving at the airport, give them a call and they’ll meet you at the exit. These taxis can also be used in traveling intra-city. Here is a list of some taxi companies operating from FWA:

Yellow Taxi Company
Address: 3823 W Ferguson Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46809, United States
Phone: (260) 422 1010

A-1 Taxi
Address: 7671 Bluffton Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46809, United States
Phone: (260) 478 9910
Website: http://www.a-1limoservice.com/

American Taxi Company
Phone: (260) 446 7429

Ben’s Economy Taxi
Phone: (260) 440 4999
Website: http://benseconomytaxi.com/

Cardinal Taxi
Phone: (260) 446 2004

Deluxe Taxi
Address: 1520 E Berry St, Fort Wayne, IN 46803, United States
Phone: (260) 426 8555
Website: http://deluxetaxifortwayne.net/

Josh’s Taxi Service
Phone: (260) 205 9802
Website: http://www.fortwaynetaxi.info/

Elite Taxi
Phone: (260) 740 4084
Website: http://www.elitetaxiservices.com/

Summit City Taxi
Address: 5928 Trier Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46815, United States
Phone: (260) 418 8741

Skyline Taxi
Phone: (260) 797 7388

Yo Taxi
Address: 7012 Selkirk,  46816  Fort Wayne  Indiana
Phone: (260) 403 6455

1st Class Taxi
Phone: (260) 387 9193
Website: http://1stclasstaxi.com/Contact.html

Fort Wayne Taxi
Phone: (260) 633 8777
Website: http://www.fortwayne.taxi/

Arriving Fort Wayne by Rails and Buses

Amtrak: Situated about 40 kilometers north from the city, Amtrak’s Capital Limited is the nearest passenger railway service operating from Waterloo Railway Station. It offers service between Chicago and Washington DC. Click here, to find more information about routes, schedules and ticket prices. https://www.amtrak.com/find-train-bus-stations-train-routes

Public Transportation: Fort Wayne’s public transport is mainly run by the city’s public transportation corporation called Citilink. It offers services from Monday to Saturday and is closed on New Years Day and Sundays. The buses operate on twelve fixed routes throughout the city along with two deviation routes. For more information on Fort Wayne’s Citilink, click here. www.fwcitilink.com/

In 2009, a complimentary facility was started called the CampusLink for students, teachers and the public travelling between North campus and Tech’s Coliseum, Waterfield Campus and IPFW, and between residential and shopping areas. In 2013, Medlink was started between Randallia Campus and Parkview Regional Medical Center.

There are two types of intercity bus providers in Fort Wayne – Greyhound Line and Lakefront Lines.

Greyhound Lines: Greyhound buses provide connection between Indianapolis, Toledo and Detroit. It has a bus station on West Baker Street in Fort Wayne. To know more about the timings and ticket prices, click here. http://locations.greyhound.com/bus-stations/us/indiana/fort-wayne/bus-station-260271

Lakefront Lines:
It provides connection between Chicago, Columbus and Akron. To know more about the tours and services offered by this company, click here. www.lakefrontlines.com/

Arriving Fort Wayne by Road

Getting to Fort Wayne via road is one of the best ways to arrive in the city. Fort Wayne is home to several interstates and expressways that connect the city to all the other major cities in the country.

Interstate 69 is the single most important road in the city running north to United States – Canada Border and south to Indianapolis. It also has a secondary beltway – Interstate 469. Four United State Highways (US Routes) – US 24, 27, 30 and 33 also run through the city along with 5 Indiana State Roads. A four lane Airport Expressway directly links FWA to Interstate 69.

Moreover, traveling within the city via road is also very comfortable. One can easily rent taxis or hire cars at their convenience. Taxi Fare Finder is a great site to find out the taxi rates applicable in the city. http://www.taxifarefinder.com/main.php?city=Fort-Wayne-IN

For the list of taxis and limousines operating in the city of Fort Wayne, please see the section under Fort Wayne International Airport above.

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