La Crosse travel guide

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You're Going to Love La Crosse

With a population of 51,320, La Crosse is a must-see destination in Wisconsin, United States.

Where to Eat in La Crosse

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Charmant Restaurant (101 State St) and 4 Sisters Wine Bar & Tapas Restaurant (100 Harbor View Plaza Suite 100) are great picks.

When to visit La Crosse

La Crosse in April
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
La Crosse in April
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to La Crosse in July, when the average temperature is 23 °C, and the highest can go up to 29 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -13 °C, with an average temperature of -8 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in June, when precipitation is around 109 mm. In contrast, January is usually the driest month of the year in La Crosse, with an average rainfall of 28 mm.

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How to Get to La Crosse


When flying to La Crosse, you’ll arrive at La Crosse (LSE), which is located 9 km from the city centre.


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to La Crosse. The train journey from La Crosse to Chicago takes 4h 59m and costs around $83 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Little Rock, expect to pay about $368 for a 20h 25m trip. The train station in La Crosse is called La Crosse, and is located 4 km from the city centre.


Amtrak operates bus routes to La Crosse. The most popular bus station is La Crosse 314 Jay St, located 1.5 km from the city centre of La Crosse. La Crosse University of Wisconsin is also a commonly used station, and is 1.8 km from the city centre.

Airports near La Crosse

Airlines serving La Crosse

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British Airways
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Air France
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Qatar Airways
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Korean Air
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American Airlines
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Sun Country Air
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Virgin Atlantic
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Where to stay in La Crosse

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott La Crosse Downtown and Gundersen Hotel & Suites.

Where to stay in popular areas of La Crosse

Hiring a car in La Crosse

Expect to pay $1.68 per litre in La Crosse (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $20.09 and $26.78. The most frequently booked car type in La Crosse is Economy (Kia Rio or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Full-size car hire (Ford Fusion or similar) is, on average, 77% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.