Glenview to La Crosse train

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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Glenview to La Crosse. Traveling by train from Glenview to La Crosse usually takes around 5 hours and 4 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Empire Builder train can make the trip in 4 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance212 mi (341 km)
Fastest train4h 35m
Lowest price£34.45
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Builder
Train lines2

What is the price of a train ticket from Glenview to La Crosse?

In the last month, £34.45 was the average price of a train ticket from Glenview to La Crosse. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 13 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £155.44 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Glenview to La Crosse by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for November. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £43 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Glenview to La Crosse in March, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £106 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Which train should you take from Glenview to La Crosse?

2 train services operate from Glenview to La Crosse. Amtrak Empire Builder usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak16h 18m£41.83
Amtrak Empire Builder24h 35m£99.86
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    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. On average, there are 1 Amtrak trains from Glenview to La Crosse every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £34.

  • Amtrak Empire Builder

    Amtrak Empire Builder

    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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Glenview to La Crosse during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Glenview to La Crosse?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Glenview to La Crosse. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Glenview to La Crosse?

The distance between Glenview and La Crosse is approximately 212 miles, or 341 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 4 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 35 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains departing from Glenview to La Crosse tend to have the most passengers on Monday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Monday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Tuesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Glenview at 08:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 15:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Glenview to La Crosse?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to La Crosse. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from La Crosse to Glenview.

City Information

La Crosse

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La Crosse, WI - LSE-1

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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

Where is the train station in Glenview?

Main departure station: 1116 Depot St

There is one train station in Glenview.

All train stations in Glenview:

  • 1116 Depot St

Where is the train station in La Crosse?

601 St Andrew St  - LSEAMT-0

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Main arrival station: 601 St Andrew St

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.

Train stations in La Crosse:

  • 601 St Andrew St

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