About Lake Express - the Lake Michigan High Speed Ferry

Lake Michigan Map with Lake Express ferry route


Lake Express began Lake Michigan ferry service on June 1, 2004, linking the states of Wisconsin and Michigan with terminals in Milwaukee and Muskegon.

The high-speed Lake Michigan ferry crossing takes just two and one-half hours, saving passengers a lengthy drive through heavily congested Chicago.

The Lake Express ferry is a fun, fast and easy transportation solution. You save time, avoid traffic hassles, and can enjoy your time during the voyage however you like.

Lake Express maiden voyage ferry passes


Enjoy the Ride

Spacious, comfortable seating is configured to allow you to relax, socialize, read, eat, or work.

You are able to do what you like with your two and one-half hours of usable time. You can chat with family or friends, get some work done, or take a nap. Don’t forget to enjoy the amazing views of Lake Michigan.

Convenient scheduling

A highly flexible early spring schedule, with trips running twice daily, and a third trip added in summer, makes the Lake Express ferry convenient for all travelers. Buy tickets online, in person, or by phone with the help of a Lake Express customer service agent.

Lake Express accomodates passengers and their cars and trucks and is capable of holding 46 automobiles and 12 motorcycles for each passage across the lake. Both Lake Express ferry terminals have full-service Enterprise Rent-A-Car counters for passengers who choose to travel without their vehicles. Ground transportation is also available through taxis and shuttle service.

Modern efficient ferry terminals

Lake Express has terminals in Milwaukee and Muskegon with ample parking and easy interstate access in both locations.