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There are 6 ways to get from South Bend to La Crosse by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7h 50m

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

$78 - $188

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Bus via Madison - Langdon & N Park  •  10h 22m

  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

4 alternative options

Bus Jefferson Lines  •  10h 44m

  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  •  6h 23m

  1. Drive from South Bend to La Crosse 378.5 miles

$35 - $55

Train to Chicago O'Hare, fly  •  5h 14m

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

$194 - $730

Fly from South Bend  •  5h 41m

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

$285 - $1,432

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The cheapest way to get from South Bend to La Crosse is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from South Bend to La Crosse is to train and fly which costs $190 - $750 and takes 5h 14m.

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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 10h 22m.

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

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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 7h 50m and costs $75 - $190.

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It takes approximately 7h 50m 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, arrive at South Bend Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from South Bend to La Crosse is to train which takes 7h 50m and costs $75 - $190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $100 and takes 10h 22m, you could also fly, which costs $280 - $1,500 and takes 5h 41m.

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Map of how to get from South Bend to La Crosse.
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  • Distance: 294.1 miles
  • Duration: 7h 50m

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 7h 50m. 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 10h 22m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to La Crosse
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from South Bend to La Crosse via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 59m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,700
Flights from South Bend to La Crosse via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from South Bend to La Crosse via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,500
Flights from South Bend to La Crosse via Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 14m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from South Bend to La Crosse via Atlanta, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 19m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,800
Flights from South Bend to La Crosse via Atlanta, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,800
Flights from South Bend to La Crosse via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,500
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 South Bend Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
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 Station
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
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
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
2h 45m
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
3h 25m
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
1h 45m
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
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Book at
jeffersonlines.com

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to La Crosse Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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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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La Crosse is 1h behind South Bend. It is currently 10:19 PM in South Bend and 9:19 PM 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 6h 23m to drive from South Bend 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 38+ hotels available in La Crosse. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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The best way to get from South Bend to South Bend Airport is to bus which takes 20m and costs $10 - $15.

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