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La Crosse - Minneapolis Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 5 intercity buses per day from La Crosse to Minneapolis. Traveling by bus from La Crosse to Minneapolis usually takes around 4 hours and 29 minutes, but the fastest Jefferson Lines bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance129 mi (207 km)
Shortest duration3h 25m
Cheapest price$29.00
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceJefferson Lines
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Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from La Crosse to Minneapolis

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)




August 2, 2022- Visiting friends

Jefferson Lines

Pros: Was great. Cons: Better wifi and have tv work. Have Bluetooth accessibility for tv(if they are available).


Mai Zoue

April 23, 2022- Solo travel

Jefferson Lines

Pros: Wuiet. Cons: On time. Tips: Mask.



January 30, 2022- Business

Jefferson Lines

Pros: Plenty of room on the bus and comfortable seating. Cons: It was a bit hard to hear the driver say where we were stopping. I wonder if they could speak up or if there could be signs that say stops like on a subway..

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What bus companies travel from La Crosse to Minneapolis?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from La Crosse to Minneapolis. Jefferson Lines connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Jefferson Lines54h 29m$29.00
  • Book Jefferson Lines from La Crosse to Minneapolis from $29. There are 5 trips per day offered by Jefferson Lines from La Crosse to Minneapolis and you can expect on average to pay for a Jefferson Lines ticket to Minneapolis. In La Crosse, Jefferson Lines departs to Minneapolis from University of Wisconsin and one other station. In Minneapolis, Jefferson Lines arrives at University of Minnesota (Huron Blvd at 2428 Delaware St SE) and 2 other stations.

    An average trip on Jefferson Lines from La Crosse to Minneapolis takes 4 hours and 29 minutes , while the fastest available Jefferson Lines trip will get you to Minneapolis in 3 hours and 25 minutes .

    On weekends, Jefferson Lines offers 5 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Minneapolis.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 29 minutes to cover the 129 miles from La Crosse to Minneapolis. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 25 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from La Crosse to Minneapolis for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first bus leaves at 12:00pm and the last bus leaves at 12:00pm. To see the times for all buses from La Crosse to Minneapolis, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from La Crosse to Minneapolis every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

City Information

La Crosse

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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.


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Situated along the bank of the Mississippi River in Minnesota, Minneapolis is one of the biggest and most exciting cities to visit in the Midwest. It is home to the Chain of Lakes, where you can swim, fish, boat and even bike or walk along the lakeside trails. It’s no wonder Minneapolis is among the top 10 cities in the U.S. for outdoor activities!

Although it's known as the City of Lakes, Minneapolis has a lot more to offer than gorgeous lakes, wetlands, and waterfalls. Shopaholics can spend days getting lost in the Mall of America, which boasts over 500 stores and an indoor theme park. If you're visiting Minneapolis on a romantic vacation, Minneapolis' bustling theater district offers excellent date nights from dozens of theater companies. Or, for a less musical and more brews-ical date option, head to one of 62 top-rated breweries in the #2 best city in America for craft beer.

Minneapolis can be visited in any season, but keep in mind that it becomes a frigid, snowy destination in the winter. January hovers around 0° Fahrenheit, but it's worth bundling up to enjoy the St. Paul Winter Carnival, or hockey and ice skating on any of the 13 lakes in the city. Have we mentioned how great the lakes are?

If you're visiting both of the Twin Cities, you can take public transport from downtown Minneapolis to Saint Paul in about 30 minutes. Public transit also connects downtown to the Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport. Thanks to bus stations throughout Minneapolis, traveling by bus is the easiest way to arrive directly in the middle of the action and begin your adventure.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in La Crosse?

Main departure station: University of Wisconsin

La Crosse has two bus stations with service to Minneapolis.

All bus stations in La Crosse:

  • University of Wisconsin

  • 314 Jay St

Where does the bus arrive in Minneapolis?

Main arrival station: University of Minnesota (Huron Blvd at 2428 Delaware St SE)

Buses arrive in Minneapolis at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Minneapolis:

  • University of Minnesota (Huron Blvd at 2428 Delaware St SE)

  • Minneapolis-St Paul Airport

  • Minneapolis

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