Modern speed, comfort and convenience - only on the Lake Express

 


LAKE MICHIGAN'S HIGH SPEED FERRY

With top speed exceeding 40 mph, the modern Lake Express high speed ferry is more than twice as fast as any other ferry to cross Lake Michigan.
Lake Michigan sunrise from Lake Express ferry

THE GREAT LAKES EXPERIENCE

The Great Lakes, sometimes referred to as the third coast of the United States, boast the largest body of freshwater in the world. Experience sunrise or sunset and the vast expanse of an inland sea from the deck of the nation's first high speed auto/passenger ferry.
Lake Express Lake Michigan ferry route

SAVE HOURS Vs. DRIVING

Just 2-1/2 hours from coast to coast between Wisconsin and Michigan. Leave road construction, tolls and unpredicatable Chicago traffic behind as you avoid 270+ miles of driving.  

MODERN ON-SHIP AMENITIES

Why settle for less?  Enjoy climate controlled passenger cabins featuring first class seating, cafe service and movies.  Wide roomy aisles allow you room to roam and large windows allow great Lake Michigan views from the comfort of your seat. 
 
 

 

Lake Express ferry auto loading

BUILT FOR CARS, NOT CARGO, BUSES OR SEMI TRUCKS

Lake Express caters exclusively to automobile and motorcycle travelers, making it easy and convenient to travel with your vehicle. Only Lake Express puts you in the driver's seat and on the road within minutes of arriving in port. Others make you wait as long as an hour for your vehicle to be unloaded by a crew member.  We prioritize passengers and automobiles over semis, freight and other oversized loads. Don't wait for trucks, buses and cargo to unload first.

WIDE AISLES, PASSENGER-FRIENDLY ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES

The modern Lake Express is also easy to use as a walk-on passenger.  The ship  exclusively offers modern accessibility features including an elevator, wide aisles, ADA accessible restroom facilities and a variety of seating options. The Lake Express was designed and built to provide safety and comfort for all passengers.

CALL TOLL FREE 866-914-1010

Our friendly customer service representatives are available to help  via our toll free phone line.  Call for assistance in planning and booking your trip or for special needs.   Advance reservations are recommended as popular travel dates often sell out.
Lake Express online reservations

RESERVE YOUR TRIP ONLINE

Reservations are also available 24 hours a day through our online reservations system.  Simply click the "Book Now" tab on the right side of this page to get check ticket availability. Advance reservations are recommended as popular travel dates do sell out.
 
 

 

Milwaukee Lake Michigan Ferry Terminal

MODERN PASSENGER TERMINALS

Relax in our comfortable modern terminals in Milwaukee and Muskegon.  Enjoy free wireless internet connections, food service, free travel guides, maps and destination information.
Milwaukee Lake Express ferry terminal

SAVE WITH CONVENIENT AUTO RENTALS FROM ENTERPRISE

Lake Express has partnered with a Enterprise Rent-A-Car to provide special rental vehicle rates for ferry passengers.  Reserve in advance and your car will be waiting at the terminal when you arrive.  Drop off boxes at the Lake Express terminals makes your return trip easy.  Rental vehicles are the perfect way to save on short trips.    
Muskegon Lake with Lake Michigan ferry Lake Express

MUSKEGON AND WEST MICHIGAN  MILWAUKEE AND WISCONSIN

Miles of sandy beaches and dunes, charming coastal towns and the unique big city amenities await when you Visit Michigan.  Shopping, dining, museums and festivals are just the start of a great vacation when you Visit Wisconsin.
Lake Express ferry sun deck on Lake Michigan

SPEND MORE TIME ON VACATION    AND LESS TIME DRIVING

You'll enjoy more time being at your destination and enjoying your trip when you use Lake Michigan's one and only high speed ferry, the Lake Express.  Leave Chicago traffic and driving hassles behind and enjoy the 2-1/2 hour shortcut across Lake Michigan.
 

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