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Lake Express

2330 S Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53207-1055
+1 866-914-1010
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Nice way to start our Michigan tri[p

We wanted to tour lower Michigan and the UP. This was a great way to start. The ferry was fast (2.5... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Racine, Wisconsin
Great way to avoid Chicago Trafic.

Round trip for business removes about 6 hours of drive time. You can get some work done on board... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rick T
Watertown, Wisconsin
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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 6 days ago

We wanted to tour lower Michigan and the UP. This was a great way to start. The ferry was fast (2.5 hours) and cut out a lot of Chicago freeway driving. The seating was comfortable although the lake as a bit rough so the boat...More

Thank WinstonB261
Reviewed 1 week ago

Round trip for business removes about 6 hours of drive time. You can get some work done on board and catch a lite lunch. It's a good investment in time management. Took the wife along and she loved the trip.

Thank Rick T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I took this express from Milwaukee to Muskegon on a beautiful August day so we had a smooth and pleasant ride. (Folks we met road 2 days earlier said there were 5-ft waves so they had a bumpy ride!) We also road...More

1  Thank Norma W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A quick way to get from Wisconsin to western Michigan. We enjoyed the premier cabin seating section with complimentary wifi, non alcoholic beverages and Steward service (Joseph was a great steward!!!!). Smooth fast ride, easy on and off loading our vehicle.

1  Thank laanjo65
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

My wife, 2 teenage grandkids, and I all really enjoyed our excursion on the Lake Express! The 4 1500 horsepower turbo Diesel engines push you across Lake Michigan fast! We also avoided a long trip around Lake Michigan through Chicago so it was practical too....More

1  Thank Andy W
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We took this from WI to MI on our way home from our road trip. it was a fun diversion and great way to see the lake. It is pricey but worth it in the end. The galley food was reasonable and the trip was...More

1  Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Wonderful experience. Fast way to go Wisconsin-Michigan and avoiding IIlinois-Indiana traffic. Costly but comfortable. Need better food quality choices. Need audio-aides if you want to watch TV. Trip was real experience. Clean ferry.

Thank harishkb
Reviewed 8 August 2017

If you are looking for a ferry boat organized, safe and reliable, check out the Lake Express. It is a phenomenal service, pleasant trip, and on time departure and arrival times. I was pleased and my money well invested. Saved me 2 hours on my...More

1  Thank Beto6226
Reviewed 8 August 2017

At over $200 for myself and car, (one way) I thought it was very expensive. But it also saved me a lot of time and avoided the Chicago traffic at rush hour. I took the 7:00pm crossing and we had 3 - 5 foot waves...More

Thank Martin085
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We took the Lake Express ferry over to Milwaukee to catch a Brewers-Cubs game and the ferry ride turned out to be one of the trip highlights too. This boat really moves! It is fun watching the light houses of Muskegon and the buildings of...More

Thank Robert T
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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