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Journey Information

Milwaukee to La Crosse bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$32.00
Shortest Duration4h 45m
Trips per day2
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Milwaukee to La Crosse right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $33.67 was the low point for bus fares from Milwaukee to La Crosse. Buses from La Crosse to Milwaukee are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $33.67 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 26 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $6.33 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 4 hours and 50 minutes to cover the 175 miles (282 kilometers) from Milwaukee, WI to La Crosse, WI. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 45 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the bus.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Milwaukee?

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00am. To see the times for all buses from Milwaukee to La Crosse, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Milwaukee to La Crosse. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Milwaukee to La Crosse; ticket prices start at $32.00.

What bus companies travel from Milwaukee to La Crosse?

There is one bus company that operates from Milwaukee to La Crosse. Jefferson Lines is the one bus line that services this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different travel times to choose from each day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Jefferson Lines24h 50m$39.87

Where does the bus leave from in Milwaukee?

Milwaukee, Wisconsin has two bus stations with service to La Crosse, Wisconsin:

  • Intermodal Station - 433 W ST Paul Ave

Where does the bus arrive in La Crosse?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in La Crosse, Wisconsin:

  • 314 Jay St
  • University of Wisconsin

Price trends for buses from Milwaukee to La Crosse

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15OctNov

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Milwaukee, WI to La Crosse, WI
4.5
Based on 2 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Jefferson Lines report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
4.0
Value
3.0
Condition
5.0
Michaela
5.0
December 7, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Convenient
Cons
Less in cost

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with OurBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.0
Staff
4.0
Value
3.0
Condition
3.0
Timothy
4.0
November 30, 2019Solo travel
Pros
It went by really quick and the bus driver was entertaining
Cons
More space for feet room

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