Travel Documents

It is important to remember that you should keep your immigration documents with you at all times. This is especially true if you plan to travel outside of La Crosse. You should take your passport and valid I-20 with you at all times.

If you plan to leave the United States, please visit Kenneth Felts in Reinhardt Center, Room 145 or Melissa Giefer, Nursing Center 420, before leaving the U.S. so that they can make sure your I-20 is valid for travel. Failure to do so may cause you difficulties and delays upon your return to the United States.

Getting Around La Crosse

Buses – La Crosse MTU (Municipal Transit Utility) buses run every 15–60 minutes depending on the route, time, and day of the week. As a Viterbo student, you have free access to these buses. Show the bus driver your Viterbo student ID when you get on the bus and take a seat. You will receive a paper copy of the bus schedule at orientation or find it online at MTU Rider Guide.

International Students at DMV


Taxi Cabs – La Crosse has multiple taxi companies. Taxis generally take a while to arrive, so call in advance. Taxis in the La Crosse area are relatively affordable. You can ask for an estimate of the trip cost when you reserve your taxi. Make sure you know the address of where you want to be picked up and the address of your destination.

A-1 Taxi – 608-781-6655
Bee Cab – 608-784-4233
Bullet Cab – 608-519-3200
Coulee Region Taxi – 608-881-2050
CTS Taxi – 608-784-7700
La Crosse Cab Company – 608-782-6100

Driving - An international driver’s license is intended to be used only temporarily. You must obtain a Wisconsin state driver’s license if you plan to drive during your time at Viterbo. You are responsible for knowing the laws regarding driving and vehicle ownership. Wisconsin law requires that all drivers must have auto insurance.

Boat on the Mississippi River


Going Out of Town

Trains to/from La Crosse – Passenger trains leave from La Crosse for Chicago, Minneapolis, and Milwaukee. Check the Amtrak website for times and prices.

Buses to/from La Crosse – Buses go from La Crosse to larger cities such as Chicago, Minneapolis, and Milwaukee. Check the Jefferson website for times and prices.

Airports/Go Carefree Shuttle – American Airlines and Delta Airlines offer daily flights from the La Crosse Regional Airport to or through Chicago, Detroit and Minneapolis. Another option is to book a reasonably-priced shuttle through to either the Rochester or Minneapolis airport. One of the pick-up locations for the Go Carefree Shuttle is the Viterbo Student Union.