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Lake Express

2330 S Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53207-1055
+1 866-914-1010
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Great ferry

We took the ferry to avoid Chicago traffic or even longer trip around the UP of MI. Everything was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kathy B
Sanford, Mi
via mobile
Great when it goes- but only do it if you don't Have to be somewhere

2 out of 3 of my trips this year were canceled. One for mechanical reasons, which is fine, except... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
Tom C
La Crosse, United States
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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.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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2330 S Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53207-1055
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the ferry to avoid Chicago traffic or even longer trip around the UP of MI. Everything was great from the efficient loading of cars to seating on the boat. We took our dog & had reserved a kennel on the boat.

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 1 November 2017

2 out of 3 of my trips this year were canceled. One for mechanical reasons, which is fine, except we were more than 1/4 of the way across. (the maintenance company is back where we came from - so maybe they thought it better that...More

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 25 October 2017

I didn't want to spend seven hours driving around Chicago with the traffic and road problems. The boat ride was a great saving of time and stress. Good accommodations made for a pleasant, though unexciting trip. A safe trip, a relaxing trip; good experience.

Thank Hayden S
Reviewed 25 October 2017

The Lake Express is a fun way to get to MIchigan. While it is expensive, nothing beats the break from being in the car, the ability to bypass construction and traffic in Chicago , IL and Gary, IN. It is a great way to meet...More

Thank Jenna S
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Boat is nice and convenient. Brought my family and our car across the lake and it was good with nice views near both shores, especially MI, just very expensive. Something like 800. Definitely take motion sickness pills if there is a swell!

Thank puravida919
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Mid October and we were planning to cut a few hours off our drive from WI to NY by taking the ferry. There was an announcement that the lake would have 4 foot waves so my DW went to the concession counter at the MKE...More

Thank MetroWest52
Reviewed 5 October 2017

This is a large high speed boat going across Lake Michigan powered by 4 big MTU engines with total power 12000 Bhp. It is a unique exciting experience as you stand on the top deck and the wind blows about 40 mph chasing away the...More

Thank lfiloti
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Traveled in premier from Wisconsin to Michigan and it was worth every penny. We had wifi and no children under 12 were allowed in the premier section. We had private restrooms and a steward to get us drinks and food. There were a lot of...More

Thank Polkadot72
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

This was our first trip across the lake. The process on and off the ship with our car was very quick and easy. It was a beautiful day and very smooth. We paid for the nicer seating and enjoyed the food service, private bathroom, movie...More

Thank GoGreenGoWhite1
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Even though it is pricey, it is worth every penny. Beautiful day, a little choppy lake but nothing major. It cuts your driving considerably and by pass Chicago all together. You can fly for the same price but then you dont have a car. Staff...More

Thank Ekuk54
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Susan S
7 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