Cheap train tickets from Chicago to La Crosse


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How much are train tickets from Chicago to La Crosse?

Lowest Price£31.78
Fastest4h 56m
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Overall score for Chicago to La Crosse
Based on 4 reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak Empire Builder report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 33 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
5 October 2019Visiting friends
Very comfortable and accommodating
12 September 2019
Just enjoyed everything
More cleaner
1 September 2019Visiting friends
Easy, comfortable and roomy
Pretty cold on that train! A blanket was in order😊
19 July 2019Solo travel
Easy to find the gate
My first time on a train. It would be nice if there was a brochure explaining the meal car, where restrooms were, snacks, lounge. Can you walk around into different cars? We could not hear announcements.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Chicago to La Crosse?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Chicago 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 Chicago to La Crosse was £39.16. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 29 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £24.03 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 Chicago to La Crosse?

The distance between Chicago and La Crosse is approximately 226.15 miles, or 363.87 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 4 hours and 56 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 56 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 Chicago to La Crosse?

On Friday trains from Chicago 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 Monday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak Empire Builder has the greatest number of connections between Chicago to La Crosse

Typically there are 2 schedules to compare for your trip to La Crosse. One train carrier operates regular service on the Chicago to La Crosse route. Amtrak Empire Builder offers the most scheduled departures between Chicago to La Crosse, usually offering 2 trips per day. 2 train trips per day are direct connections to La Crosse, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Coach tickets from Chicago to La Crosse, which start at £15.13.

One train company connects Chicago to La Crosse

Amtrak Empire Builder

Amtrak Empire Builder train tickets from Chicago to La Crosse start from £31.78, and on average cost £46.27. Daily there are 2 Amtrak Empire Builder schedules to La Crosse. Amtrak Empire Builder in Chicago leaves from Union Station - 225 S Canal St, And in La Crosse trains arrive at 601 St Andrew St,

From Chicago to La Crosse train travel on Amtrak Empire Builder takes 4 hours and 57 minutes. If you are looking to get to La Crosse faster, Amtrak Empire Builder offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 56 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Empire Builder offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £48.70 for a one-way train ticket to La Crosse.

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Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Chicago on their way to La Crosse. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Chicago are:
  • Union Station - 225 S Canal St
There is one train station where trains arrive in La Crosse from Chicago. These are the busiest arriving stations in La Crosse:
  • 601 St Andrew St