Getting There

Fort Wayne is the second-largest city in Indiana, one of America’s most affordable cities, and consistently ranks in the Top 10 of “Best Places to Live in the US.”

Two hours by car from several other midwestern cities, Fort Wayne has everything the IJA needs for a fabulous festival, all in a revitalized, safe, clean, compact, affordable and vibrant downtown.

Fort Wayne is in the Eastern US Time Zone (GMT -5).

by air

by car

By Bus

By Air

Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) is just 9 miles south of all of our festival venues in downtown Fort Wayne, and connects Fort Wayne to the world with over 30 flights a day to seven world air hubs: Chicago O’Hare, Detroit/Metro, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Minneapolis/St. Paul on flights from American Airlines, Delta Airlines, and United Airlines.
Additional service is provided on Allegiant Airlines to and from the Sunbelt destinations Phoenix/Mesa, Orlando/Sanford, Tampa/St.Petersburg, Fort Myers/Punta Gorda, and Myrtle Beach, SC.
Hotel Airport Transfers
Both IJA headquarters hotels provide complimentary airport shuttle service for registered guests.
Call the hotel directly for pickup times and details.
Additional ground transportation options from the airport to downtown include in-airport car rental, independent airport shuttles, taxi, limousine, Uber and Lyft.

By Car

Fort Wayne is located near I-69 in northeastern Indiana. Travel times by car from other midwestern cities are shown below.

Chicago:  3 hours / 165 miles

St. Louis: 5.5 hours / 380 miles

Minneapolis: 8.5 hours / 575 miles

Detroit: 2.5 Hours / 175 miles

Indianapolis: 2 hours / 125 miles

Cleveland: 3 hours / 200 miles

By Bus

Greyhound serves Fort Wayne with frequent bus service to over 600 cities on their route network throughout the US and eastern Canada.

Barons Bus serves Fort Wayne with service to over 50 cities in the midwest.

Miller Transportation / Hoosier Ride serves Fort Wayne with bus service throughout Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and Michigan, as well as Chicago.
All buses use the downtown Fort Wayne Transit CitiLink terminal at 121 West Baker Street, just an eight-minute walk south (0.3 miles) of our main festival venues and both hotels.