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Saint Paul-La Crosse Train Timetable

Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Saint Paul to La Crosse. Traveling by train from Saint Paul to La Crosse usually takes around 2 hours and 47 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance121 mi (195 km)
Fastest train2h 47m
Lowest price€20.33
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Empire Builder
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Saint Paul, MN to La Crosse, WI

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Thomas

7 September 2019 - Solo travel

Amtrak Empire Builder

Pros: Easy to get on and the announcements were laced with humor which was a nice change. Cons: It's tough being that you share the rails with large freight trains, but making up the time was welcomed.

Pros: Easy to get on and the announcements were laced with humor which was a nice change. Cons: It's tough being that you share the rails with large freight trains, but making up the time was welcomed.

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

In the last month, €25.06 was the average price of a train ticket from Saint Paul, MN to La Crosse, WI. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €17.08 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€38€25€13JulAug

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Saint Paul to La Crosse will vary between €22 and €37. Planning a train trip to La Crosse within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Saint Paul over the next 7 days is €24. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

€42€34€25€17€8ASONDJFMAMJJ
Traveling from Saint Paul to La Crosse by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around €21 whenever you decide to board the train to La Crosse.

Prices as travel date approaches

€42€34€25€17€83020100

Since the average price of train trips from Saint Paul to La Crosse remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Saint Paul to La Crosse?

Amtrak Empire Builder is the one and only train line which connects Saint Paul, Minnesota to La Crosse, Wisconsin. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Empire Builder22h 47m€33.31

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Saint Paul 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.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

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.

How long is the train journey from Saint Paul to La Crosse?

The distance between Saint Paul and La Crosse is approximately 121 miles, or 195 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 47 minutes, Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Saint Paul to La Crosse are the most crowded on Tuesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Saint Paul at 08:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 08:00. 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 Saint Paul to La Crosse?

Trains leave the station in Saint Paul twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to La Crosse with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from La Crosse to Saint Paul. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Saint Paul to La Crosse for €20.33.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Saint Paul?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Saint Paul.

Where is the train station in La Crosse?

Arrival stations

La Crosse has one train station.

Need a return trip from La Crosse to Saint Paul?

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