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There are 6 ways to get from Moline Airport (MLI) to La Crosse by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  3h 29m

  1. Fly from Moline (MLI) to La Crosse (LSE) MLI - LSE

$203 - $987

Cheapest option

Bus via Madison  •  11h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Moline Airport to Chicago, IL
  2. Take the bus from Chicago to Madison - Langdon & N Park
  3. Take the bus from Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison to La Crosse, WI - UW La Crosse - Sanford Hall

$54 - $82

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  9h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Moline Airport to Chicago, IL East Bound
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to La Crosse Amtrak Station Empire Builder

$56 - $82

Bus, train via Galesburg  •  12h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Moline, IL to Galesburg Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Galesburg Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to La Crosse Amtrak Station

Bus  •  14h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Moline, Il to Chicago, Il
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Milwaukee, Wi
  3. Take the bus from Milwaukee to La Crosse, WI 966

$80 - $124

Drive  •  4h 6m

  1. Drive from Moline Airport (MLI) to La Crosse 197 miles

$19 - $28

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The cheapest way to get from Moline Airport (MLI) to La Crosse is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 4h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Moline Airport (MLI) to La Crosse is to fly which costs $200 - $1,000 and takes 3h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Moline Airport (MLI) to La Crosse. However, there are services departing from Moline Airport and arriving at La Crosse, WI - UW La Crosse - Sanford Hall via Chicago and Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 5m.

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The distance between Moline Airport (MLI) and La Crosse is 167 miles. The road distance is 197 miles.

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The best way to get from Moline Airport (MLI) to La Crosse without a car is to bus and train which takes 9h 18m and costs $55 - $85.

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It takes approximately 3h 29m to get from Moline Airport (MLI) to La Crosse, including transfers.

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Moline Airport (MLI) to La Crosse bus services, operated by Windstar, depart from Moline Airport station.

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The best way to get from Moline Airport (MLI) to La Crosse is to fly which takes 3h 29m and costs $200 - $1,000. Alternatively, you can bus via Madison, which costs $50 - $85 and takes 11h 5m.

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There is no direct flight from Moline Airport to La Crosse Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 22m and has one stopover.

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Moline Airport (MLI) to La Crosse bus services, operated by Badger Bus, arrive at La Crosse, WI - UW La Crosse - Sanford Hall station.

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Map of how to get from Moline Airport (MLI) to La Crosse.
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  • Distance: 167.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 29m

What companies run services between Moline Airport (MLI), USA and La Crosse, WI, USA?

American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines fly from Moline Airport (MLI) to La Crosse every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Moline Airport (MLI) to La Crosse via Chicago, Madison - Langdon & N Park, and Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison in around 11h 5m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Moline to La Crosse via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Moline to La Crosse via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Moline to La Crosse via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
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 Chicago Union Station to La Crosse Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Seat
$75 - $110
Train from Galesburg Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Seat
$50 - $80
Bus operators
Windstar
Phone
+1 888-494-6378
Email
sara@gowindstar.com
Website
gowindstar.com
Bus from Moline Airport to Chicago, IL
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
gowindstar.com
Badger Bus
Website
badgerbus.com
Bus from Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison to La Crosse, WI - UW La Crosse - Sanford Hall
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
badgerbus.com
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badgerbus.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Moline, IL to Galesburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Moline, Il to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Chicago, Il to Milwaukee, Wi
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$35 - $50
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Milwaukee to La Crosse, WI
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Moline Airport (MLI) to La Crosse is 197 miles. It takes approximately 4h 6m to drive from Moline Airport (MLI) to La Crosse.

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United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Moline 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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