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There are 7 ways to get from Washington to La Crosse by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Reagan Washington  •  5h 32m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to La Crosse (LSE) DCA - LSE

$197 - $970

Cheapest option

Bus via Madison  •  27h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc 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

$121 - $174

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Fly from Washington Dulles  •  6h 15m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to La Crosse (LSE) IAD - LSE

$202 - $924

Train to Baltimore, fly  •  5h 53m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to La Crosse (LSE) BWI - LSE

$250 - $1,119

Train  •  23h 36m

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

$124 - $176

Bus  •  27h 20m

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

$134 - $196

Drive  •  16h 13m

  1. Drive from Washington to La Crosse 984.3 miles

$95 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to La Crosse is to drive which costs $95 - $140 and takes 16h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to La Crosse is to fly which costs $190 - $1,000 and takes 5h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to La Crosse. However, there are services departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at La Crosse, WI - UW La Crosse - Sanford Hall via Harrison & Morgan, Chicago and Madison, WI - Chazen UW Madison. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 16m.

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No, there is no direct train from Washington station to La Crosse station. However, there are services departing from Washington Union Station and arriving at La Crosse Amtrak Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 36m.

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The distance between Washington and La Crosse is 814 miles. The road distance is 984.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to La Crosse without a car is to train which takes 23h 36m and costs $120 - $180.

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It takes approximately 5h 32m to get from Washington to La Crosse, including transfers.

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Washington to La Crosse bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Washington, Dc station.

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Washington to La Crosse train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Washington to La Crosse is to fly which takes 5h 32m and costs $190 - $1,000. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $120 - $180 and takes 23h 36m, you could also bus via Madison, which costs $120 - $180 and takes 27h 16m.

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  • Distance: 814.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 32m

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

American Airlines and Delta fly from Washington to La Crosse hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Washington to La Crosse via Chicago Union Station in around 23h 36m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to La Crosse via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to La Crosse via Detroit, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to La Crosse via Dayton, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to La Crosse via Columbus, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to La Crosse via Pittsburgh, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 53m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to La Crosse via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to La Crosse via Indianapolis, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to La Crosse via Norfolk, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 3m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to La Crosse via Greensboro/High Point, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to La Crosse via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to La Crosse via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Baltimore to La Crosse via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to La Crosse via Philadelphia, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to La Crosse via Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to La Crosse via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to La Crosse via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to La Crosse via Detroit, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to La Crosse via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to La Crosse via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to La Crosse via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Baltimore to La Crosse via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to La Crosse via Covington, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to La Crosse via Atlanta, Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,200
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $110
First Class
$75 - $190
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
Train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Premium
$290 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Seat
$170 - $250
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
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Washington, Dc to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
18h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $170
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
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
Book at
badgerbus.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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There is no direct flight from Reagan Washington Airport to La Crosse Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 5m and has one stopover.

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Washington 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 Washington. It is currently 4:18 AM in Washington and 3:18 AM in La Crosse.

Washington to La Crosse train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at La Crosse Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to La Crosse is 984 miles. It takes approximately 16h 13m to drive from Washington to La Crosse.

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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington 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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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15m and costs $2 - $4.

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