Cheap train tickets from Madison to La Crosse


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How much are train tickets from Madison to La Crosse?

Lowest Price$46.09
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Madison to La Crosse?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Madison to La Crosse is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Madison to La Crosse was $73.08. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 10 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $29.09 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Madison to La Crosse?

The distance between Madison and La Crosse is approximately 105.12 miles, or 169.13 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 7 hours and 20 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 1 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest day for trains from Madison to La Crosse?

On Sunday trains from Madison to La Crosse are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Friday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most frequent connections between Madison to La Crosse

Typically there are 5 schedules to compare for your trip to La Crosse. One train carrier operates regular service on the Madison to La Crosse route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Madison to La Crosse, usually offering 5 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Madison to La Crosse, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Madison to La Crosse, which start at $26.33.

One train company connects Madison to La Crosse


Amtrak train tickets from Madison to La Crosse start from $46.09, and on average cost $90.42. Daily there are 5 Amtrak schedules to La Crosse. Amtrak in Madison leaves from University of Wisconsin and 2 other stations. And in La Crosse trains arrive at 601 St Andrew St,

From Madison to La Crosse train travel on Amtrak takes 7 hours and 21 minutes. If you are looking to get to La Crosse faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 1 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 6 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $95.84 for a one-way train ticket to La Crosse.

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Plan your next adventure

There are 3 different stations that serve train trips to La Crosse that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Madison are:
  • University of Wisconsin
  • UW Memorial Union - 800 Langdon St
  • 4 Collins Ct
There is one train station where trains arrive in La Crosse from Madison. These are the busiest arriving stations in La Crosse:
  • 601 St Andrew St