Lake Michigan's High Speed Ferry

Since 2004 - The Lake Express provides a fast and modern Lake Michigan ferry shortcut between Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Muskegon, Michigan. Just 2-1/2 hours from coast to coast. Relax and leave hundreds of miles and Chicago traffic congestion behind. Reservations are recommended.

For reservations or assistance, call toll free:  866-914-1010

Our online reservations system is available 24 hours a day.

Lake Express ferry service area and Lake Michigan route

The Lake Michigan Shortcut

Chicago traffic and tollway hassles are a thing of the past when you take Lake Michigan's only high speed auto passenger ferry.  Get more out of your day when you enjoy the relaxing modern amenities of Lake Michigan's only 2-1/2 hour coast-to-coast service.

Lake Express arriving at Muskegon from Lake Michigan

Easy On, Easy Off

The unique drive-through design of the Lake Express allows for a full load of vehicles and passengers to unload in just minutes after arriving. 


Enjoy that New Ship Smell - Lake Express Passenger Cabins fully Remodeled for 2015

A winter spent hard at work has resulted in a top-to-bottom remodeling of the Lake Express passenger cabins.  Riders in both the family-friendly Classic Cabin and the business-focused Premier Cabin will enjoy new floors, wall coverings and new seats.  Restroom renovations were also part of our continued focus on provide first class modern passenger comfort for all.