Kinstone and Kinstone Academy of Applied Permaculture are located outside of Fountain City, Wisconsin on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River, across from Winona, Minnesota.
Kinstone is just a short 30 minute drive from LaCrosse, WI, 2.5 hours from the Minneapolis/St Paul metro area; 3 hours from Madison; and 5 hours from Chicago.
S3439 Cole Bluff Lane
Fountain City, WI 54629
Kinstone encourages all students and visitors to utilize transit services that reduce carbon emissions. There are multiple transportation options including planes, trains, buses and shuttles to choose from.
The Best Ways to Get to Kinstone ~ By Air, Train, Bus or Car
Get to Winona, Minnesota and you are almost there! Kinstone provides limited scheduled transportation from the Winona Amtrak station, the Winona bus station, and the Winona Go Carefree Shuttle drop-off location. Winona is just 10 minutes from Kinstone by car. Please note that any information on this page – especially the specifics on times and schedules and availability of various transportation modes provided may not be current. Please contact the airlines, trains, buses, shuttles, taxis, and hotels directly for verification of schedules, locations, and availability.
The nearest airports to Kinstone are:
- La Crosse, WI (LSE) - about 30 minutes away by car
- Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (MSP) – about 2.5 hours away by car; shuttle available via Go Carefree Shuttle (see below)
Kinstone provides limited scheduled transportation from the La Crosse airport (LSE) by prior arrangement. Contact us to inquire if an appropriate arrangement can be made with your transportation schedule.
International students are welcome! Approximate Distance (air mileage) from these international locations:
|Dublin, Ireland||3700 miles|
|Helsinki, Finland||4400 miles|
|Sau Paulo, Brazil||5500 miles|
|Shanghai, China||6700 miles|
|New Dehli, India||7300 miles|
|Cape Town, South Africa||8800 miles|
|Sydney, Australia||9000 miles|
|Perth, Australia||10,600 miles|
Winona, MN has an Amtrak station. The train is an easy way to get to Kinstone from Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Fargo – or from any destination that Amtrak serves.Amtrak 65 East Mark Street Winona, MN 55987 Amtrak’s Empire Builder Route Departs east for La Crosse, Milwaukee, Chicago DAILY at 10:11am Departs west for Minneapolis/St. Paul, Fargo DAILY at 7:50pm
Kinstone provides limited scheduled transportation from the Winona Amtrak station to Kinstone. Contact us for details.
By Bus / ShuttleJefferson Bus Lines Daily to St. Paul, Minneapolis, La Crosse, Madison, Milwaukee Go Carefree Shuttle Six departures daily to La Crosse, Rochester, and the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport (MSP) 608-781-5181 or 888-781-5181 (toll free) firstname.lastname@example.org
Kinstone provides limited scheduled transportation between Winona and Kinstone. Contact us for details.
Approximate Mileage/Driving Time Estimates (listed in order of distance away)
|LaCrosse, WI||30 miles; 35 minutes|
|Eau Claire, WI||62 miles; 1 hour & 25 minutes|
|Minneapolis/St Paul Airport||115 miles; 2 hours & 20 minutes|
|Madison, WI||172 miles; 3 hours|
|Milwaukee, WI||240 miles; 4 hours|
|Chicago, IL||315 miles; 5 hours|
|Burlington, VT||1200 miles; 20 hours (with 5 hours of rest)|
|Fort Myers, FL||1600 miles; 23 hours (with 5.5 hours of rest)|
|Phoenix, AZ||1650 miles; 25 hours (with 6 hours of rest)|
|Seattle, WA||1800 miles; 26 hours (with 6 hours of rest)|
|Anchorage, AL||3281 miles; 59 hours (with 14 hours of rest)|
There is a designated parking area at Kinstone. When you arrive, please look for signage and follow posted directions.
Although you may opt to use your GPS or favorite maps program to find Kinstone, you can find general directions from various starting points at the following links; especially note the specific, turn-by-turn directions once you reach the nearby cities of Fountain City or Winona:
- From Eau Claire and northern Wisconsin locations (including turn-by-turn directions from Fountain City, WI)
- From Lacrosse / Madison / Milwaukee / Chicago and points South and East (including turn-by-turn directions from Winona, MN)
- From Minneapolis/St. Paul and points North and West
Taxis may be an option for you for getting around Winona
- Yellow Cab Company: (507) 452-3331
- Economy Cab: (507) 454-7433
We recognize that students may be arriving from adjacent locations. We encourage ride-sharing and coordinated transportation. Contact us if you would like to attempt to coordinate travel plans with other students.
Travel safely! We look forward to seeing you at Kinstone soon!