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Lake Express

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Address: 2330 S Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53207-1055
Phone Number: +1 866-914-1010
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Lake Michigan's only high speed car-passenger ferry. Offering convenient...

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.

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Finally got it off our to do list......

Have wanted to take the trip for years and today was our day. It's kinda pricey, so be ready for that part. The loading of the vehicles and the off loading is one thing they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Impala guy
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Grant, Michigan
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Delafield, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great way to miss Chicago traffic. Motorcycles tie down easy with the straps they supply you. Very smooth ride, across in 21/2 hours.

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Grant, Michigan
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565 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 507 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Have wanted to take the trip for years and today was our day. It's kinda pricey, so be ready for that part. The loading of the vehicles and the off loading is one thing they have down to a science.....that was neat to see. Trip was a bit rough on this day and not much to do during the trip.... More 

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Thank Impala guy
Madison, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On July 5th, we took the 6:00 am ferry from Milwaukee to Muskegon, MI as we were traveling to Maine via Canada and wanted to avoid Chicago. The weather was somewhat cloudy, but the lake was calm, and smooth as silk. I normally cannot sleep on a plane or train, but slept for at least an hour of the two... More 

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1 Thank 70plusandtraveling
Canada
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This car ferry crossing from Milwaukee, WI to Muskegon MI does the job but not without some problems. For people who have not used the service before, the staff does little to help you navigate the system. Also, if you have a pet, the kennels are not particularly great. Don't bother to purchase the Primier tickets as the area is... More 

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2 Thank GRMac54
Richmond, Michigan
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The whole experience of arriving, checking in, boarding ship, and having premier seating was fantastic. Everyone was very helpful and courteous. Smooth seas also was very nice for a very smooth trip. A little pricey, but it was relaxing trip over to Wi. No angry drivers on the road to get your blood pressure up. This was our second trip... More 

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1 Thank deaconj j
minnesota
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192 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the Express on our way from Minneapolis to Niagara Falls for our wedding anniversary. The trip was excellent, windy on top, comfortable down below. Good food and snacks. Service very friendly.

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1 Thank itraveleverywhere
Fenton, MI
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my Mom, my 2 kids, myself and my vehicle from Milwaukee to Muskegon. The onboarding and off-boarding processes were very organized and didn't take too long. Once on board it was like being on a plane or train with a bunch of people in the same room. There were some tables to play cards or eat a snack from... More 

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1 Thank jetset247
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well organized, clean. Met some nice folks along the way. It was a very cloudy, hazy day. Not much to see during the journey.

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1 Thank boni s
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traveled from Muskegon to Milwaukee on a calm day. We made our reservation well in advance--the car hold was full, but the passenger area was only about one-third full. It was easy to get the car on and off. From what I could see, "Premier" is not worth the additional cost. We paid $294.00 for two passengers and one car,... More 

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1 Thank Thomas U
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A contra dancing weekend in Delafield drew me to Milwaukee, and in order to get more cycling miles in, I left my car in Muskegon. --The route to the ferry dock is very well-marked in Michigan, but not so much in Wisconsin. --Both terminal buildings have you check in, then wheel you bike in to the ticket counter. There's no... More 

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