Fort Wayne travel guide

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You're Going to Love Fort Wayne

With a population of 253,691, Fort Wayne is a must-see destination in Indiana, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Fort Wayne deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Where to Eat in Fort Wayne

If you’re looking for affordable options, Club Soda (235 E. Superior Street) and Ophelia's (1603 N Wells St) are great picks.

When to visit Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne in November
Estimated hotel price
$101
1 night at 3-star hotel
Fort Wayne in November
Estimated hotel price
$101
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Fort Wayne in July, when the average temperature is 73.4 °F, and the highest can go up to 84.2 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 17.6 °F, with an average temperature of 24.8 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in May, when precipitation is around 4.3″. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Fort Wayne, with an average rainfall of 2″.

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How to Get to Fort Wayne

Plane

When flying to Fort Wayne, you’ll arrive at Fort Wayne (FWA), which is located 7 miles from the city center. Airlines that fly from the United States to Fort Wayne include American Airlines, Air France and Aeromexico. The shortest domestic flight to Fort Wayne departs from Las Vegas and takes around 3h 50m.

Car

Another option to get to Fort Wayne is to pick up a car rental from Chicago, which is about 140 miles from Fort Wayne. You’ll find branches of Kyte and Turo, among others, in Chicago.

Bus

Fort Wayne’s bus station is located 0.6 miles from the city center.

Plane

When flying to Fort Wayne, you’ll arrive at Fort Wayne (FWA), which is located 7 miles from the city center. Airlines that fly from the United States to Fort Wayne include American Airlines, Air France and Aeromexico. The shortest domestic flight to Fort Wayne departs from Las Vegas and takes around 3h 50m.

Car

Another option to get to Fort Wayne is to pick up a car rental from Chicago, which is about 140 miles from Fort Wayne. You’ll find branches of Kyte and Turo, among others, in Chicago.

Bus

Fort Wayne’s bus station is located 0.6 miles from the city center.

Airports near Fort Wayne

Airlines serving Fort Wayne

Lufthansa
Good (4,672 reviews)
KLM
Good (839 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,752 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,448 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (467 reviews)
Air France
Good (974 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,101 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,938 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,351 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (219 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,930 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (519 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (767 reviews)
Avianca
Good (1,333 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (950 reviews)
Aeromexico
Good (771 reviews)
Copa Airlines
Good (739 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (555 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,626 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (444 reviews)
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Where to stay in Fort Wayne

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Hampton Inn & Suites Ft. Wayne-North and Hampton Inn Ft. Wayne/Dupont Road.

Where to stay in popular areas of Fort Wayne

Most booked hotels in Fort Wayne

The Bradley Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (9, 552 reviews)
$168+
Best Western Fort Wayne I-69 North
2 stars
Excellent (8.2, 720 reviews)
$91+
Wyndham Garden Fort Wayne
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, 943 reviews)
$73+
Best Western Plus Fort Wayne Inn & Suites North
2 stars
Good (6.6, 519 reviews)
$77+
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Fort Wayne
3 stars
Mediocre (3.9, 741 reviews)
$51+

Renting a car in Fort Wayne

Renting a car in Fort Wayne costs $82 per day, on average, or $163 if you want to rent if for 2 days. Avis, Alamo and Enterprise Rent-A-Car are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Fort Wayne is the Hertz branch at 725 West Coliseum Blvd, which is 3 miles from the city center.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 15% cheaper than airport locations in Fort Wayne.

Expect to pay $3.82 per gallon in Fort Wayne (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.88 and $61.17. The most frequently booked car type in Fort Wayne is Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Full-size rental cars (Class Full-size Car or similar) are, on average, 48% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Fort Wayne costs $82 per day, on average, or $163 if you want to rent if for 2 days. Avis, Alamo and Enterprise Rent-A-Car are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Fort Wayne is the Hertz branch at 725 West Coliseum Blvd, which is 3 miles from the city center.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 15% cheaper than airport locations in Fort Wayne.

Expect to pay $3.82 per gallon in Fort Wayne (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.88 and $61.17. The most frequently booked car type in Fort Wayne is Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Full-size rental cars (Class Full-size Car or similar) are, on average, 48% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.