Columbus has an Amtrak train station serving the Madison Metro area. The train service for Columbus is Amtrak’s daily Empire Builder.

Originally built in 1906 by the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (The Milwaukee Road), the station is well preserved, and looks much as did when first built. The station area also includes an older freight station. The Columbus, Wisconsin station has an eastbound train (#8/28 at approx 1 PM) and a westbound train (#7/27 at approx 5 PM) Empire Builders.

While there are no food vending machines within the depot itself, Columbus offers several restaurants and attractions that are within easy walking distance. The depot has numerous brochures providing information about the Columbus region available within the station, as well as schedules for connecting Amtrak trains in Chicago. The depot also features a bulletin board containing photos of past trips aboard the Empire Builder by former passengers. Also on the wall is a map of Glacier National Park, a popular destination for those travelers on vacation.

Free parking is available at the Columbus station for Amtrak passengers. Overflow parking is available across the tracks from the station on the north end of Dickason Blvd (center-street parking). Passengers leaving a vehicle in this center-street parking area must contact the Columbus Police Department (920-623-5919) to notify them of the make/model of the vehicle and the time-frame for parking.

For schedules and Amtrak ticket information, click HERE!

Heading to Madison, Green Bay, or somewhere in between?  Lamars Bus Lines can get you there!  They offer a daily pick-up at the Amtrak Station!  Click HERE for rates and schedules!