Directions from La Crosse to Appleton

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Recommended option

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from La Crosse Amtrak to Columbus Amtrak Empire Builder
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Columbus, WI to Appleton, WI 8142 / ...

$55 - $102

5 alternative options

Bus Badger Bus  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from La Crosse, WI - UW La Crosse - Sanford Hall to Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison College Connection
  2. Take the bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Appleton, WI 107 & 108 / ...

$63 - $73

Bus Jefferson Lines  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from La Crosse, WI to Madison 965
  2. Take the bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Appleton, WI 107 & 108 / ...

$58 - $79

Drive  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Drive from La Crosse to Appleton 175.6 miles

$17 - $25

Fly to Appleton  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Fly from La Crosse (LSE) to Appleton (ATW) LSE - ATW

$263 - $1,340

Fly to Green Bay, bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Fly from La Crosse (LSE) to Green Bay (GRB) LSE - GRB
  2. Take the bus from Green Bay, Wi to Appleton, Wi

$271 - $1,273

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

You can take a bus from La Crosse to Appleton via Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison and Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin in around 6 h 15 min. Alternatively, American Airlines and Delta fly from La Crosse to Appleton every 4 hours.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from La Crosse to Appleton via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from La Crosse to Appleton via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,500
Flights from La Crosse to Green Bay via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from La Crosse to Green Bay via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from La Crosse to Appleton via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from La Crosse to Green Bay via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from La Crosse Amtrak to Columbus Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Bus operators
Lamers Bus Lines
Phone
+1 800-236-1240
Website
golamers.com
Bus from Columbus, WI - Amtrak to Appleton, WI
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Bus from Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin to Appleton, WI
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
golamers.com
Book at
webstore.golamers.com
Badger Bus
Website
badgerbus.com
Bus from La Crosse, WI - UW La Crosse - Sanford Hall to Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
Book at
badgerbus.com
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from La Crosse, WI to Madison
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
jeffersonlines.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Green Bay, Wi to Appleton, Wi
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$17 - $22

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Questions & Answers

The distance between La Crosse and Appleton is 232 km. The road distance is 281 km.

The cheapest way to get from La Crosse to Appleton is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 3 h 34 min.

The quickest way to get from La Crosse to Appleton is to drive which takes 3 h 34 min and costs $17 - $25.

No, there is no direct bus from La Crosse to Appleton. However, there are services departing from La Crosse, WI - UW La Crosse - Sanford Hall and arriving at Appleton, WI via Madison, WI - Univ. of Wisconsin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 15 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 35 min to get from La Crosse to Appleton, including transfers.