There are 8 ways to get from South Bend to La Crosse by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited / ...
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to La Crosse Amtrak Empire Builder

$78 - $188

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Bus via Madison - Langdon & N Park  •  10 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from South Bend, IN 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

$70 - $99

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Train via Notre Dame  •  9 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Airport to Millennium Station Ssl
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to La Crosse Amtrak Empire Builder

$75 - $162

Bus Jefferson Lines  •  10 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Notre Dame to Chicago O'Hare Airport
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Milwaukee to La Crosse 966

$88 - $142

Drive  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Drive from South Bend to La Crosse 378.5 miles

$35 - $55

Fly South Bend to La Crosse  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to La Crosse (LSE) SBN - LSE

$285 - $1,432

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly to La Crosse  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from South Bend Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
  2. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to La Crosse (LSE) ORD - LSE

$194 - $730

Fly South Bend to Minneapolis, bus  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Minneapolis (MSP) SBN - MSP
  2. Take the bus from Minneapolis-St Paul Airport, MN to La Crosse, WI

$186 - $435

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from South Bend to La Crosse. However, there are services departing from South Bend, IN 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 10 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct train from South Bend to La Crosse. However, there are services departing from South Bend Amtrak and arriving at La Crosse Amtrak via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 50 min.

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The distance between South Bend and La Crosse is 294 miles. The road distance is 378.5 miles.

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The best way to get from South Bend to La Crosse without a car is to train which takes 7 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 50 min to get from South Bend to La Crosse, including transfers.

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South Bend to La Crosse bus services, operated by Hoosier Ride, depart from South Bend, IN station.

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South Bend to La Crosse train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from South Bend Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from South Bend to La Crosse is to train which takes 7 h 50 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 17 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 5 h 12 min.

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There is no direct flight from South Bend Airport to La Crosse Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 29 min and has one stopover.

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South Bend 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 South Bend to La Crosse.
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  • Distance: 294.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 50 min

What companies run services between South Bend, IN, USA and La Crosse, WI, USA?

You can take a train from South Bend to La Crosse via Chicago Union Station in around 7 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from South Bend to La Crosse via Chicago, IL, Chicago, Madison - Langdon & N Park, and Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison in around 10 h 17 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from South Bend to La Crosse via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to La Crosse
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from South Bend to La Crosse via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,500
Flights from South Bend to La Crosse via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,500
Flights from South Bend to Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
Flights from South Bend to Minneapolis via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from South Bend to Minneapolis via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $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 South Bend Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Train from Chicago Union Station to La Crosse Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
nictd.com
Train from South Bend Airport to Millennium Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
nictd.com
Bus operators
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
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Notre Dame to Chicago O'Hare Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Schedules at
coachusa.com
Book at
tickets.airportsupersaver.com
Bus from Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport to Milwaukee, WI - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
coachusaairportexpress.com
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Minneapolis-St Paul Airport, MN to La Crosse, WI
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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La Crosse is 1 h behind South Bend. It is currently 1:25 AM in South Bend and 12:25 AM in La Crosse.

South Bend to La Crosse train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at La Crosse Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Bend to La Crosse is 378 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 23 min to drive from South Bend to La Crosse.

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United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from South Bend 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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The best way to get from South Bend to South Bend Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs .

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