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Lake Express

2330 S Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53207-1055
+1 866-914-1010
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Great trip across the Lake

We used the ferry to cross Lake Michigan from Muskegon to Milwaukee. It is pricey, especially if... read more

Reviewed yesterday
san francisco
Nice way to cross Lake Michigan

We stumbled on this new way to travel between MI and WI. Nice and good speed. The cost is high... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sarmad K
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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Lake Michigan's only high speed car-passenger ferry. Offering convenient 2-1/2 hour runs between Muskegon and Milwaukee. Visit our website for a full schedule of daily crossings and to book your trip. Cut hundreds of miles of driving and enjoy the hours you save when you take the Lake Michigan ferry shortcut offered by Lake Michigan's fast ferry, the Lake Express.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible9%
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2330 S Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53207-1055
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+1 866-914-1010
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Reviewed yesterday

We used the ferry to cross Lake Michigan from Muskegon to Milwaukee. It is pricey, especially if you are bringing your car, but I guess you pay for the efficiency and novelty. The ride was smooth and the seating was comfortable. Out on deck, it...More

Thank kpottersf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled on this new way to travel between MI and WI. Nice and good speed. The cost is high. They charge 100 per person plus another 100 for the car. I thought if u cross the car u can sit in it and will...More

1  Thank Sarmad K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We boarded the boat in Muskegon, MI and sailed over to Milwaukee. The boat ride was nice and comfortable. A little chilly up top. The view of Milwaukee from the boat was amazing. It was my first time in the city and we wanted to...More

Thank EVanzant
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great way to zip over to Michigan for a fun weekend without spending all that time driving around Lake Michigan and dealing with traffic going through Chicago.

Thank NDanger427
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great choice for an early summer one day trip. Everyone should try a round trip at least once. 2 and 1/2 hours across at 37mph. Hot day felt cold on user deck. Destination Muskegon, Mi. Sand beaches can be seen for miles. Will do it...More

1  Thank Lawrence K
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We ended our vacation in Milwaukee and wanted a quick way to get back to Michigan. What better way then to take a beautiful trip across lake Michigan? The Lake Express was clean, great staff. We paid extra for primere seating and would recommend it.

Thank kandtswenson
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

I used the Lake Express to get from Milwaukee to Michigan. Unfortunately the day I took it, it was cold and windy. The ride was very choppy. A couple kids got sick next to us and attempting to walk anywhere onboard was nearly impossible for...More

Thank Soupman1100
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Disappointing to learn at 7am that ferry cancelled thus facing 5 hour drive to make it in time for a concert. They said mechanical problems but do not trust them for later ferry service. Furthermore they will not refund us our hotel. Bad PR!

3  Thank kocb2017
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I was nervous about coordinating the logistics of getting to the terminal in Milwaukee without wasting the time savings of not driving around Chicago but was pleased with the organization of the process. The terminal was easy to find, driving the vehicle on was organized...More

1  Thank mhackbarth
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Arrived for our 6:00am crossing at 4:45am as requested. Got in line, and someone came out and told us the ferry was cancelled due to conditions on the lake. You people had my cellphone, there's this thing called a "text message" that is free, and...More

2  Thank Ride2fast4u
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Susan S
6 May 2017|
Response from lexhsf | Property representative |
We ask that you arrive and check in 45 minutes prior to your scheduled departure. Passengers that arrive less than 15 minutes prior to a scheduled departure cannot be loaded. Please call our callcenter at 866-914-1010... More
24 April 2017|
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Response from lexhsf | Property representative |
Smoking is not allowed on board the Lake Express ferry. Smoking is allowed outside the Milwaukee and Muskegon terminals.
30 March 2017|
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Response from lexhsf | Property representative |
The Lake Express departs every 6-1/2 hours from its port cities in Milwaukee and Muskegon. In the spring, we run 2 roundtrips (2 departures from each city) each day. Our summer schedule adds a third roundtrip (and... More