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There are 5 ways to get from Bismarck to La Crosse by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly  •  5h 28m

  1. Fly from Bismarck (BIS) to La Crosse (LSE) BIS - LSE

$252 - $1,226

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Bus via Minneapolis  •  13h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Bismarck, ND to Minneapolis, MN 938
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN - U. of Minnesota to La Crosse, WI - UW La Crosse - Sanford Hall College Connection

$105 - $143

3 alternative options

Bus  •  13h

  1. Take the bus from Bismarck, ND to Minneapolis, MN 938
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis, MN to La Crosse, WI 965

$113 - $155

Bus, train  •  13h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Bismarck, ND to Minneapolis, MN 938
  2. Take the train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to La Crosse Amtrak Station Empire Builder

$110 - $154

Drive  •  9h 24m

  1. Drive from Bismarck to La Crosse 588.7 miles

$55 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from Bismarck to La Crosse is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 9h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Bismarck to La Crosse is to fly which costs $250 - $1,300 and takes 5h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bismarck to La Crosse. However, there are services departing from Bismarck, ND and arriving at La Crosse, WI via Minneapolis, MN. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h.

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The distance between Bismarck and La Crosse is 511 miles. The road distance is 588.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Bismarck to La Crosse without a car is to bus which takes 13h and costs $110 - $160.

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It takes approximately 5h 28m to get from Bismarck to La Crosse, including transfers.

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Bismarck to La Crosse bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, depart from Bismarck, ND station.

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The best way to get from Bismarck to La Crosse is to fly which takes 5h 28m and costs $250 - $1,300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $160 and takes 13h.

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There is no direct flight from Bismarck Airport to La Crosse Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 3m and has one stopover.

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Bismarck to La Crosse bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, arrive at La Crosse, WI station.

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Map of how to get from Bismarck to La Crosse.
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  • Distance: 510.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 28m

What companies run services between Bismarck, ND, USA and La Crosse, WI, USA?

Delta and American Airlines fly from Bismarck to La Crosse every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bismarck to La Crosse via Minneapolis, MN in around 13h.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Bismarck to La Crosse via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Bismarck to La Crosse via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot to La Crosse Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Bus operators
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Bismarck, ND to Minneapolis, MN
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
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Bus from Minneapolis, MN to La Crosse, WI
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Badger Bus
Website
badgerbus.com
Bus from Minneapolis, MN - U. of Minnesota to La Crosse, WI - UW La Crosse - Sanford Hall
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
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Yes, the driving distance between Bismarck to La Crosse is 589 miles. It takes approximately 9h 24m to drive from Bismarck to La Crosse.

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American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Bismarck Airport to La Crosse Airport.

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There are 42+ hotels available in La Crosse. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bismarck to Bismarck Airport is to CAT which takes 13m and costs $2.

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