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About La Crosse

A busy college town blessed with lush and beautiful green zones, La Crosse is one of the best places to just chill out and unwind. The city's star attraction is the Grandad Bluff, which offers a panoramic view of the entire city and the Mississippi River. Hiking up the hill will certainly be a challenge, but the view from the top makes it all worthwhile. While staying in the city, don't miss out on the chance to go on a cruise aboard the La Crosse Queen, a replica paddle steamer, and unwind while enjoying the sunset. For some family fun, head over to the Children's Museum of La Crosse.

La Crosse does have a pretty reputable food scene, with a strong focus on beers and cheese curds. For an upscale dining experience with the best local dishes, The Waterfront Restaurant & Tavern is a local favorite that has a stellar reputation. Or head to the Dublin Square Irish Pub & Eatery for a combination of good foods and drinks.

La Crosse is easily accessible by bus or train, and regional flights operate out of the La Crosse Municipal Airport.

Station Information

601 St Andrew St  - LSEAMT-0

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The La Crosse Amtrak Station is located in the city's Lower Northside neighborhood at 601 St Andrew St. The station was built in 1926, and even though it has undergone several renovations, many of the original elements – including the marble surfaces and wooden ticket counters – have been preserved. In fact, the station is on the National Register of Historic Places. The station serves as the only stop in La Crosse for Amtrak's Empire Builder train line. At the station, travelers can find a spacious indoor waiting area, as well as an information desk with brochures and guides for local attractions. In addition, since the station is located in a residential neighborhood, various restaurants and bars are in close proximity.

Popular train stations in La Crosse:

  • 601 St Andrew St

What train companies travel to La Crosse, Wisconsin?

Located in Wisconsin, La Crosse is accessible by train from 16 other cities. You can choose from 51 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to La Crosse on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to La Crosse are also available..

Train companies serving La Crosse

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak879h 32m$133.36
Amtrak Empire Builder254h 33m$81.56
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey.

  • The Amtrak Empire Builder is a long-distance passenger rail service that has been in operation since 1929. The full 2,200-mile route takes 45 hours to connect Chicago with the Pacific Northwest. Don’t let the length of the trip intimidate you; the Empire Builder is one of Amtrak’s most popular services, and often rated as the most scenic train route in the country. The sightseer lounge, home to enormous windows, is the perfect place to drink in the incredible views of the Mississippi River, the North Dakota Plains, Glacier National Park, and the Columbia River Gorge. Overnight trips on the Empire Builder include the option to book sleeper cabins, for a more comfortable journey and included meals. All passengers can purchase meals or snacks in the cafe car.

Which train carrier has the best service to La Crosse?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to La Crosse by train with Amtrak giving them a 4.3 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak Empire Builder had the most comfortable train service to La Crosse taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak Empire Builder offers. They rate Amtrak Empire Builder a 4.6 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to La Crosse punctually, travelers suggest that Amtrak has the best on time performance on their train schedules to La Crosse, rating them a 4.5 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

$10.95 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to La Crosse, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on trains from your city to La Crosse. In the last month, trains from Tomah to La Crosse had the lowest average price at $10.95.

The main train station in La Crosse is 601 St Andrew St. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around La Crosse.

The closest airport to La Crosse is La Crosse Municipal Airport (LSE), it is located 5.5 miles from the city center of La Crosse.
La Crosse ranks number 5 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 176 in United States. La Crosse has the second most number of destinations in Wisconsin that are connected to La Crosse by train service. Each day 41 direct train schedules arrive in the La Crosse.
The population of La Crosse is 52306. La Crosse ranks number 8 in terms of population in Wisconsin and number 228 in all of United States.
Train tickets to La Crosse range from $11 for a short trip to La Crosse, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to La Crosse starts at , and a longer trip by train to La Crosse can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $12.
People who take the train to La Crosse are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a train last minute make taking a train to La Crosse easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.
The closest train station to the city center of La Crosse is 601 St Andrew St, located just 2.2 miles away. Select 601 St Andrew St as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of La Crosse. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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