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La Crosse - Rochester Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from La Crosse to Rochester. Traveling by bus from La Crosse to Rochester usually takes around one hour and 50 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Thruway bus can make the trip in just one hour and 40 minutes.

Distance63 mi (102 km)
Shortest duration1h 40m
Cheapest price$25.00
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceJefferson Lines
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from La Crosse to Rochester

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)




September 11, 2021- Business

Jefferson Lines

Pros: Smooth ride; appreciate your use of confirm number in lieu of printed ticket as I had no printer. Cons: N/A. Tips: N/A.

How much is a bus ticket from La Crosse to Rochester?

Bus tickets for a trip from La Crosse to Rochester cost $25.00 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly avg. prices

If you're planning on taking a bus from La Crosse to Rochester, you'll be happy to know that the cost stays pretty stable throughout the year. You can expect to pay around $26 for your ticket regardless of when you plan to travel.

What bus companies travel from La Crosse to Rochester?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from La Crosse to Rochester that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Jefferson Lines usually offers more choice, with 2 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Thruway31h 40m$25.00
Jefferson Lines21h 58m$27.00
  • Amtrak Thruway, also known as Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach, is a system of intercity passenger buses operated by Amtrak to connect train stations to areas that are not served by the carrier’s railroads. On the bus, passengers can enjoy comfortable reclining seats with leg rests and access to onboard restroom facilities. Amtrak Thruway bus tickets from La Crosse to Rochester start at $25. On average, there are 3 Amtrak Thruway bus trips on this route every day.

  • Book Jefferson Lines from La Crosse to Rochester from $27. There are 2 trips per day offered by Jefferson Lines from La Crosse to Rochester and you can expect on average to pay for a Jefferson Lines ticket to Rochester. In La Crosse, Jefferson Lines departs to Rochester from 314 Jay St and one other station. In Rochester, Jefferson Lines arrives at Rochester Fuel Stop .

    An average trip on Jefferson Lines from La Crosse to Rochester takes 1 hours and 58 minutes , while the fastest available Jefferson Lines trip will get you to Rochester in 1 hours and 40 minutes .

    On weekends, Jefferson Lines offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Rochester.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of one hour and 50 minutes to cover the 63 miles from La Crosse to Rochester. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 40 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus trip. 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.

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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 Rochester, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from La Crosse to Rochester every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from La Crosse to Rochester without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from La Crosse to Rochester; ticket prices start at $529.00.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in La Crosse?

Main departure station: 314 Jay St

Buses to La Crosse stop at Jay Street in front of the Grand River Station. The aptly-named grand building features arching ceilings, marble decoration, and amenities like seating and vending machines inside. The station is conveniently located in downtown La Crosse with easy access to surrounding hotels, restaurants, and a rental car agency across the street. Bus lines, including Greyhound and Jefferson Lines, connect La Crosse to Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Chicago, and beyond.

All bus stations in La Crosse:

  • 314 Jay St

  • 601 St Andrew St

  • University of Wisconsin

Where does the bus arrive in Rochester?

Main arrival station: Rochester Fuel Stop

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Rochester.

All bus stations in Rochester:

  • Rochester Fuel Stop

  • Groome Transp. Office

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