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Lake Express

1918 Lakeshore Dr, Muskegon, MI 49441-1643
+1 866-914-1010
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Please please please take seasickness pill when advised

Mid October and we were planning to cut a few hours off our drive from WI to NY by taking the... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
Great shortcut across the lake

From start to finish the Lake Express is convenient and easy! Well worth the fare to save a couple... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Dan M
via mobile
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Lake Michigan car-passenger ferry that runs between Muskegon and Milwaukee. America's first high speed auto passenger ferry, continuing a tradition of Lake Michigan carferry service between Wisconsin and Michigan ports.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“chicago traffic” (11 reviews)
“great trip” (10 reviews)
“fast trip” (5 reviews)
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1918 Lakeshore Dr, Muskegon, MI 49441-1643
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Mid October and we were planning to cut a few hours off our drive from WI to NY by taking the ferry. There was an announcement that the lake would have 4 foot waves so my DW went to the concession counter at the MKE...More

Thank MetroWest52
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

From start to finish the Lake Express is convenient and easy! Well worth the fare to save a couple of hours and and the stress of Chicago traffic!

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 19 September 2017

I always wanted to cross Lake Michigan by ferry. Booked this trip two months in advance. Arrived in plenty of time in Muskegon MI and drove the car on the ferry. It was very easy but security was good too. Went on deck and the...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Traveling from Maryland, wanted to avoid the hassle of driving around Chicago. Saw the Lake Express Ferry as an alternative. The ferry goes across Lake Michigan from Muskegon to Milwaukee in 2 1/2 hours. We avoided the Indiana and Illinois Turnpikes and the entire Chicago...More

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Day 2 of our 20 day trek...We could have driven south around the base of Lake Michigan, but nostalgia set in and we were reminded of the old Muskegon to Milwaukee ferry's which were mini-ocean voyages. The old 4-5 hour trips have been replaced by...More

Thank AlbenBrewder
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We greatly enjoyed this ferry! We did a one way trip to Milwaukee with our vehicle. The staff were all very friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating! We could see how the whole process of loading and unloading the vehicles could easily be confusing however the staff...More

2  Thank mlbdld
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The round trip from Milwaukee to Muskegon and return was just over $500. The price eliminates any savings of $, and there is no time savings...required to arrive 45 minutes prior to departure. Our trip each time was rough and the air conditioning froze all...More

1  Thank Ruby B
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent option to get to and from Wisconsin without having to drive around Chicago . Once in Milwaukee it is very easy to get on the freeway and "get out of Dodge" quickly.

Reviewed 23 August 2017

Wow, was this ever a great fast trip across Lake Michigan! We called several days ahead of time & reserved a spot for our car for the 2 1/2 hour trip. Remember that time is Central time! We upgraded to premiere class so we could...More

Thank kels1948
Reviewed 22 August 2017

The Lake Express is a viable (if not a bit pricey) alternative for those traveling between Muskegon/Milwaukee. The boat itself has reasonably comfortable seats and on a calm day the views from the various decks are enjoyable. There is a no food to be brought...More

Thank tom q
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Anjelica S
17 July 2017|
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Response from judy3338 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do.
Louise L
27 March 2017|
Response from judy3338 | Reviewed this property |
Oh, I'm sorry but I don't know. Give Lake Express a call: 1-866-914-1010. They will have to answer that. Good luck!
4 August 2016|
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Response from LauraRuth71 | Reviewed this property |
They recommend being there one hour before the departure.