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Lake Express

2330 S Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53207-1055
+1 866-914-1010
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Great way to take a road trip

My hockey team based in Milwaukee had an annual summer game against a friend's team in Muskegon... read more

Reviewed March 9, 2017
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Fast trip to MI

We took the motorcycles on the ferry and had a drink and enjoyed the boat ride. We were in... read more

Reviewed February 20, 2017
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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 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
Reviewed November 13, 2016

We were looking for a shortcut to Michigan so that we did not have to travel thru the Chicago traffic. The Lake Express Ferry traveled from Milwaukee, WI to Muskegon, MI. It was about a 2 1/2 hour trip. When we got in line for...More

Thank KeepTheMotorRunning
Reviewed November 2, 2016

I have taken the Lake Express several times and have been it an efficient way to shave some time off a trip to western Michigan. My only caution would be that some times the boat doesn't sail due to inclement weather or mechanical problems. We...More

Thank Chiav5555
Reviewed October 24, 2016

We had a wonderful cruise this summer on the Lake Express. They are very punctual, and provide great service. I've been four times and aways sit in the VIP area where they provide a wait staff, have a separate bathroom, and have a separate look...More

Thank Barbara K
Reviewed October 21, 2016

Our group went to Michigan for a wedding. Very fun, relaxing and easy way to travel with both children and elderly people. They do a great job accommodating everyone, you just need to ask! Headphones and movies for the children, wheelchair and elevators for elderly....More

Thank judyja2016
Reviewed October 19, 2016

You have a choice in getting from one side of Lake Michigan to the other. You can drive through Chicago (make sure your will is up to date) or you can take the high speed ferry. 2.5 hours of driving terror or 2.5 hours of...More

Reviewed October 12, 2016

Nice way to avoid Chicago traffic, tolls, construction. I had an 8 week puppy that I wanted to minimize travel stress on. I got to read, snack, enjoy a movie while he snoozed in the spacious, well padded & well-attended kennel.

Thank jestar
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Susan S
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
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.
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