Transportation Information

Airport Shuttle Service

For Arrivals Only

UW-L provides limited free service from the La Crosse Municipal Airport to La Crosse/Onalaska hotels ONLY. The shuttle will meet all flights on Wednesday, April 15, and until 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 16. Arrival times for the two airlines are clustered; therefore, shuttles will wait for these arrivals before departing to hotels. One shuttle will provide transportation to the Days Inn and downtown hotels; another will transport passengers to hotels located on the north side of La Crosse; and a third will provide service to the Comfort Inn and Valley View Mall hotels. Taxi service is available for other arrival times (see below).

For Departures Only

UW-L provides limited free shuttle service to the La Crosse Municipal Airport. Registration for the shuttle service is located in Cartwright Center, Valhalla-Gunning Addition. You need to sign up for departure shuttle service no later than noon on Friday.
Saturday: 9 a.m.–4:15 p.m.
     From the UW-L campus to the La Crosse Municipal airport.
Sunday: 4-11:30 a.m.
     From La Crosse and Onalaska hotels to the La Crosse Municipal Airport.

Auto Rental

If you arrive via the La Crosse Municipal Airport and stay outside La Crosse/ Onalaska, you may want to consider renting a vehicle for transport. The following auto rental agencies are located at the airport:

  • Alamo: 800.462.5266
  • Avis: 800.331.1212
  • Hertz: 800.654.3131
  • National: 800.277.7368

Taxi Services

  •  A-1 Taxi Services: 608.781.6655
  • Bee Cab, Inc.: 608.784.4233
  • CTS Taxi: 608.784.7700

Municipal Transit Utility (MTU)

MTU provides city bus service throughout the La Crosse area. One-way fare is $1.25/person. NCUR® participants receive a $.50 discount when they show their conference nametag to the bus driver. MTU rider guides are available at the NCUR® information table in the registration area of Cartwright Center. Route information can also be found at or by calling 608.789.7350.

Conference Shuttle Service — Campus Drop Off/Pick Up Location

UW-L provides free round-trip service from La Crosse/Onalaska hotels to the UW-L campus. Schedules are available at hotels and the conference site. The campus drop off and pick up location is on Farwell St. near the Recreational Eagle Center. Hotel bus routes are color-coded and are anticipated to run every 20-30 minutes, depending on the route; refer to descriptions in your registration packet.

When presenting, you are encouraged to use earlier shuttles to ensure ample time for travel and set-up.

Wednesday, April 15 3:30–9:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 16 7 a.m.–9:30 p.m.
Friday, April 17 7 a.m.–10:30 p.m.*
Saturday, April 18 7 a.m.–2 p.m.

Shuttle Service will be reduced mid-day on Thursday and Friday (10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) with fewer shuttles that will run on half-hour intervals.

*Note: Friday shuttle service from the UW-L campus to hotel sites ends at 6:30 p.m. All shuttle transportation throughout the remainder of the evening is from the Southside Oktoberfest Grounds to hotels. (See Viva La Crosse! description for more information.)

Excursion Shuttle Service

Thursday and Saturday excursion shuttles will pick up and depart from designated shuttle areas in the east parking lot of the Recreational Eagle Center. Upon returning to UW-L on Thursday, you will use regularly scheduled shuttle routes for transportation back to your hotels. Upon returning to UW-L on Saturday, you will use designated shuttles for transportation back to your hotels.

Shuttles leave promptly at scheduled times.

Friday Night Viva La Crosse! Shuttle Service

Shuttle transportation is provided from UW-L on Farwell St. near the Recreational Eagle Center to the La Crosse Arena & Convention Center between 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Note: No shuttle transportation is provided from the hotels directly to the La Crosse Arena & Convention Center; therefore, we recommend that you plan your time carefully. If you return to your hotel in the afternoon, please allow sufficient time to board a shuttle from the UW-L campus to the La Crosse Arena & Convention Center.

Departure from Viva La Crosse! to Hotels

Shuttle transportation will depart from the La Crosse Arena & Convention Center directly to hotels at approximately half-hour intervals between 7:30–10:30 p.m.

Automobile and Van Parking

Automobiles and vans may be parked in commuter lots designated by the letter “C” or the word “Commuter.” Resident lots, indicated by the letter “R” or the word “Resident,” are not available for parking; parking in these lots will result in a ticket. UW-L will not be responsible for any parking tickets.

Note: UW-L classes are in session during NCUR®; therefore, parking on campus may be challenging.

Charter Bus Parking

NCUR® parking signs are posted directing buses to designated parking areas for those universities that arrive at campus by rented/chartered buses. Buses should enter UW-L via La Crosse St., turning south at the light onto East Ave., proceeding two blocks south, and turning right onto Badger St. following the signs.

Special Needs Parking

Special needs parking is available in UW-L parking lots to individuals with a “Special Needs” parking permit