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Lake Express

2330 S Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53207-1055
+1 866-914-1010
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Easy way home

We ended our vacation in Milwaukee and wanted a quick way to get back to Michigan. What better way... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fort Gratiot, Michigan
Quick but pricy

I used the Lake Express to get from Milwaukee to Michigan. Unfortunately the day I took it, it was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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 good32%
  • Average12%
  • 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 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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!

2  Thank kocb2017
Reviewed May 23, 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

Thank mhackbarth
Reviewed May 19, 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
Reviewed May 19, 2017

The Lake Express is a great and comfortable way to cross the lake. It avoids the crazy Chicago traffic and other construction zones, allows you to gaze at the lake, nap, or sit on the back deck. It's not inexpensive, but when all told, very...More

Thank Rafiki485
Reviewed March 9, 2017

My hockey team based in Milwaukee had an annual summer game against a friend's team in Muskegon. The first year we did it we mentioned it when pre-ordering our tickets. When we showed up at the dock on Saturday morning, the staff had a trophy...More

Thank Zman06
Reviewed February 20, 2017

We took the motorcycles on the ferry and had a drink and enjoyed the boat ride. We were in Muskegan in no time. Smooth sailing for us, but not always the case.

Thank FastGirl39
Reviewed January 22, 2017

I'm batting 1000 for cancelled legs of round trips on this service, even though I specifically planned my second trip after consulting the weather. They're just like the airlines, if the boat is not full they try to find a reason to cancel, as they...More

2  Thank mdh612016
Reviewed November 23, 2016

Love when I went to Michigan in the Lake Express. Its motion is very smooth. The weather outside was not the best (it was windy) and I could not feel anything wrong inside. It is really a relaxing experience. But, it is expensive, but worth...More

Thank ana20002015
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Susan S
How long in advance do you need to be there if you have a reservation?
May 6, 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
Can you Smoke on this boat?
April 23, 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.
Do they offer more frequent times in the summer, or the same year-round?
March 30, 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