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Car rental location La Crosse Airport

La Crosse Airport Guide

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Located on French Island just over four miles from La Crosse, this regional airport is the gateway to La Crosse, the Mississippi River and other nearby attractions. There is no public transportation to take passengers into the city though there are taxis. This makes car rental in La Crosse Airport the best way to access the city and surrounding locations, with La Crosse less than a 20-minute drive to the south.

Who to Book With
A number of international car hire firms have a presence at the airport, including Hertz, Avis and National. Suppliers’ counters are found in the terminal building, yet vehicles are picked up at the designated car rental car park, situated right next to the passenger terminal building.

Need to Know Essentials
Presentation of the following documents on vehicle collection is required:

- Both parts of your UK licence
- The credit card which was used to make the booking
- A document such as a utility bill or passport to confirm your ID
- Booking voucher

For more info read our FAQ's.

Driving
Each US state has different parking restrictions, but generally motorists should expect a fine and towing if parked in an illegal area. Curbs are colour coded according to parking laws, with white, red and yellow zones indicating parking is prohibited. Green allows parking for up to 30 minutes. Most petrol stations have automatic pumps and accept payment by credit and debit card, but it is recommended that UK drivers carry cash in case their card is rejected. RFID transponders are needed for turnpikes and are usually supplied with rental vehicles in areas where tolls are common. Some toll roads also have toll booths that accept cash payment.

For more tips on driving here, see our guide to the US.

Transport

Self-drive is the most convenient and speediest way for passengers arriving at the airport to reach the city. Courtesy phones are available for contacting taxi companies though taxis are an expensive option. Public transport is available on request but only on weekdays.

Trains
La Crosse Amtrak station is a 13-minute taxi ride from the airport grounds. From here, the Empire Builder connects the city to Chicago and Seattle, as well as to plenty of other destinations en route. Tickets to Tomah, one stop to the east, are around £10.

Taxis
Next to the car rental counters is a courtesy telephone where passengers can contact a local taxi company for transportation into the city.

Taxi prices:
La Crosse Airport to La Crosse city centre is around £8

Buses
Local MTU buses stop at the terminal if called via the airport’s courtesy phone. Otherwise, passengers can walk to the bus stop on Airport Road and wait for a passing bus. The number 7 bus takes passengers to the Clinton and Caledonia transfer point where connecting buses can then be caught to the Amtrak station or downtown La Crosse. Buses operate every hour between 06:08 and 17:08 and take around 20 minutes to reach the transfer point. A one-way journey including transfer is less than £1.

Facilities

Terminals
The modern, two-level passenger terminal building is small, with just three gates, and serves around 250,000 passengers annually. No international flights arrive here but UK travellers can arrive via Chicago, Minneapolis or Detroit.

Parking
Three car parks can be found on site, with one dedicated to short-term use and two used for long-term parking. The short-term car park is situated directly in front of the passenger terminal, while the long-term car parks are accessible on foot. Prices run from about £4 to £6 a day.

Wi-Fi
Wireless internet is provided to passengers free of charge throughout the terminal building.

Information Services
Information is available at the airline check-in counters.

Useful Numbers
Contact Center: +1 608 789 7464

Accessibility
Passengers with reduced mobility can avail of assistance at their airline check-in desk. The car parks have spaces reserved for disabled persons, and toilets are wheelchair-friendly.

Restaurants and Bars
Vinny's Runway is the airport’s sole restaurant. It serves up a variety of food and beverages. There are also plenty of vending machines on site where passengers can grab a quick snack.

VIP Lounges
There is no VIP lounge at La Crosse Airport.

Money and ATMs
There is an ATM in the terminal’s public area, but there are no bank branches or money exchange offices.

Shopping
There are no shopping facilities at the airport.

Practical information

  • Currency
    United States Dollar
  • Driving direction
    Right
  • City speed limit
    25 - 70 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    90 - 130 km/h
  • Language
    English

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).