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. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

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
C$ 155
1 night at 3-star hotel
La Crosse in April
Estimated hotel price
C$ 155
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 C$ 116 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Indianapolis, expect to pay about C$ 270 for a 9h 54m trip. The train station in La Crosse is called La Crosse, and is located 4 km from the city centre.


Another option to get to La Crosse is to pick up a car rental from Minneapolis, which is about 207 km from La Crosse. You’ll find branches of Thrifty and Ace, among others, in Minneapolis.


The most popular bus station is La Crosse 314 Jay St, located 1.5 km from downtown 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
Good (638 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,703 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (448 reviews)
Sun Country Air
Good (114 reviews)
American Airlines
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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

Most booked hotels in La Crosse

The Charmant Hotel
Excellent (9.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 308+
Home2 Suites By Hilton La Crosse
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 193+
Country Inn And Suites by Radisson La Crosse, WI
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 150+
Radisson Hotel La Crosse
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 156+
Super 8 by Wyndham La Crosse
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
C$ 97+

Renting a car in La Crosse

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 38% more expensive than at La Crosse.

Expect to pay C$ 1.36 per litre in La Crosse (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 16.29 and C$ 21.72. Economy (Mitsubishi Mirage or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in La Crosse, while also 38% cheaper than other types, on average.