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There are 4 ways to get from La Crosse to Eau Claire by train, bus, car or shuttle

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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Train, bus  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from La Crosse Amtrak Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot Empire Builder
  2. Take the bus from St. Paul to Eau Claire Univ of WI, WI 915

$57 - $109

3 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from La Crosse, WI - UW La Crosse - Sanford Hall to Minneapolis, MN - U. of Minnesota College Connection
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis to Eau Claire Univ of WI, WI 915

$69 - $79

Drive  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Drive from La Crosse to Eau Claire 91.8 miles

$9 - $13

Shuttle  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from La Crosse Amtrak Station to Minneapolis Airport La Crosse
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Minneapolis Airport to Eau Claire Msp

$84 - $117

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The cheapest way to get from La Crosse to Eau Claire is to drive which costs $9 - $13 and takes 1 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from La Crosse to Eau Claire is to drive which costs $9 - $13 and takes 1 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from La Crosse to Eau Claire. However, there are services departing from La Crosse, WI - UW La Crosse - Sanford Hall and arriving at Eau Claire Univ of WI, WI via Minneapolis. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 45 min.

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The distance between La Crosse and Eau Claire is 71 miles. The road distance is 91.8 miles.

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The best way to get from La Crosse to Eau Claire without a car is to train and bus which takes 5 h 22 min and costs $55 - $110.

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It takes approximately 5 h 22 min to get from La Crosse to Eau Claire, including transfers.

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La Crosse to Eau Claire bus services, operated by Badger Bus, depart from La Crosse, WI - UW La Crosse - Sanford Hall station.

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La Crosse to Eau Claire bus services, operated by Jefferson Lines, arrive at Eau Claire Univ of WI, WI station.

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Yes, the driving distance between La Crosse to Eau Claire is 92 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 48 min to drive from La Crosse to Eau Claire.

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There are 30+ hotels available in Eau Claire. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from La Crosse to Eau Claire.
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  • Distance: 71.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 22 min

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

You can take a bus from La Crosse to Eau Claire via Minneapolis in around 5 h 45 min.

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 La Crosse Amtrak Station to St. Paul-Minneapolis Union Depot
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 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
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from St. Paul to Eau Claire Univ of WI, WI
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis to Eau Claire Univ of WI, WI
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Badger Bus
Website
badgerbus.com
Bus from La Crosse, WI - UW La Crosse - Sanford Hall to Minneapolis, MN - U. of Minnesota
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
Book at
badgerbus.com
Groome Transport
Website
groometransportation.com
Shuttle from La Crosse Amtrak Station to Minneapolis Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
groometransportation.com
Shuttle from Minneapolis Airport to Eau Claire
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
groometransportation.com

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