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There are 6 ways to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to La Crosse by plane, shuttle, train, bus or car

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Fly to La Crosse  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to La Crosse (LSE) ORD - LSE

$164 - $641

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Train  •  6 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Glenview Amtrak to La Crosse Amtrak Empire Builder

$49 - $135

4 alternative options

Fly to Rochester, shuttle  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Rochester (RST) ORD - RST
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Rochester Airport to La Crosse Amtrak Station

$189 - $723

Bus Jefferson Lines  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak Airport Express from Chicago O'hare / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milwaukee to La Crosse 966

$62 - $98

Bus Megabus  •  8 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Madison - Langdon & N Park
  2. Take the bus from Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison to La Crosse, WI - UW La Crosse - Sanford Hall College Connection

$57 - $71

Drive  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to La Crosse 271.5 miles

$26 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to La Crosse is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 4 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to La Crosse is to fly which costs $160 - $650 and takes 1 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to La Crosse. However, there are services departing from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport and arriving at La Crosse via Milwaukee. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 55 min.

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The distance between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) and La Crosse is 212 miles. The road distance is 271.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to La Crosse without a car is to train which takes 6 h 30 min and costs $45 - $140.

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It takes approximately 1 h 17 min to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to La Crosse, including transfers.

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Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to La Crosse bus services, operated by Coach USA, depart from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport station.

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The best way to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to La Crosse is to fly which takes 1 h 17 min and costs $160 - $650. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $45 - $140 and takes 6 h 30 min, you could also bus, which costs $60 - $100 and takes 6 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to La Crosse Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to La Crosse bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, arrive at La Crosse station.

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Map of how to get from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to La Crosse.
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  • Distance: 211.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 17 min

What companies run services between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD), USA and La Crosse, WI, USA?

American Airlines flies from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to La Crosse 3 times a day. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to La Crosse 3 times a day. Tickets cost $45 - $130 and the journey takes 4 h 32 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to La Crosse
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Rochester via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $750
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Glenview Amtrak to La Crosse Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Room
$220 - $320
Bus operators
Groome Transport
Website
groometransportation.com
Shuttle from Rochester Airport to La Crosse Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
groometransportation.com
Coach USA
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Milwaukee to La Crosse
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Badger Bus
Website
badgerbus.com
Bus from Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison to La Crosse, WI - UW La Crosse - Sanford Hall
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
Book at
badgerbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to La Crosse is 272 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 33 min to drive from Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) to La Crosse.

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American Airlines offers flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to La Crosse Airport.

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There are 39+ hotels available in La Crosse. Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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