Milwaukee wisconsin

While in Milwaukee

At the western end of the Lake Michigan fast ferry shortcut, Milwaukee’s ferry terminal is conveniently located minutes south of downtown Milwaukee and north of the General Mitchell International airport. The Milwaukee ferry terminal provides a comfortable indoor seating area. Free wifi and food service are available for travelers. Outdoor spaces at the Milwaukee ferry terminal feature views of Lake Michigan and downtown Milwaukee. Enjoy convenient highway access to both I-94 and I-43 providing fast and convenient connections to Green Bay, Madison, Minneapolis and St. Paul Minnesota and beyond. The Lake Michigan ferry Lake Express provides modern and convenient 2-1/2 coast-to-coast service from Milwaukee to Muskegon, Michigan connecting with US-31 and I-96 and Grand Haven, Holland, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Detroit.

While visiting Milwaukee, travelers can enjoy a wide array of world class museums, shopping, dining and attractions. Visit our partner links at the bottom of this page to plan your visit to Milwaukee, Wisconsin and your trip on the Lake Michigan ferry Lake Express.


2330 S. Lincoln Memorial Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53207


Monday – Sunday: 5:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.



we have what you need


Handicap Accessibility
Bike Rack
Indoor Covered Waiting Area
Rental Cars
Complementary WiFi in terminals


Overnight parking is available to Lake Express customers at our Milwaukee terminal for the cost of $5.00 per day.

Short-term parking up to three hours is free.

Rental cars

Rental car pick-up and drop-offs are temporarily discontinued at the Milwaukee and Muskegon ferry terminal facilities due to the impact of COVID-19.

Lake Express is working hard to come to an agreement with an industry-leader and is hoping to restore service by summer 2020.




On site taxi service

Milwaukee’s downtown hotels and attractions are just a short ride over the Hoan Bridge by taxi. Taxis are typically available to arriving passengers at the Milwaukee ferry terminal and our staff can call for additional service within minutes of your arrival.

The Milwaukee ferry terminal is also serviced by popular rideshare services and apps.

Harley Davidson Museum

The Harley-Davidson Museum is home to over 450 motorcycles and artifacts as well as stories filled with the historical and fascinating products, people and culture of Harley-Davidson. This museum offers a variety of tours, programs, products and food guaranteeing something everyone can enjoy.

Miller Brewing Company

It is always Miller Time at the Miller Brewer Company in Milwaukee. Enjoy unique tours, ice cold beer samples and over 155 years of brewing history with friends and family at the Miller Brewer Company.

Discovery World

Spend a day exploring Discovery World and their many mind growing exhibits. These exhibits include a music factory, Reiman Aquarium, 3D environments and much more. Each exhibit is interactive and educational, providing something for people of all ages.

Milwaukee Art Museum

The Milwaukee Art Museum is always changing and updating their exhibits for others to enjoy. Here, you can view paintings and sculptures, photographs and videos, prints and drawings and even decorative art. Spend the day exploring the museum yourself or be a part of a group tour.

Iron Horse Hotel

The Iron Horse is a chic, industrial-style boutique hotel located near the Harley-Davidson Museum. This transformed 100-year-old warehouse is guaranteed to provide a true Milwaukee experience.

Pfister Hotel

The Pfister Hotel has been providing sophisticated accommodations and breathtaking architecture for over a century. Enjoy style and character at one of the best premier luxury hotels in the Midwest.

Clarion Hotel

Lake Express has partnered with the Clarion Hotel to offer special rates for Lake Express customers. This newly renovated, full-service hotel is conveniently located close to Milwaukee’s General Mitchell Airport and is a short 15 minutes from downtown Milwaukee.


Known as the world’s largest music festival, Summerfest provides 11 days of musical talent. Including over 10 ground stages and the main 23,000-seat amphitheater, there is a wide range of musical selection.

Wisconsin State Fair

At its current site since 1892, the Wisconsin State Fair in Milwaukee has been a favorite summertime celebration for generations. During the 11-day extravaganza the fair is filled with exhibits, music, rides and some of the most outrageous food combinations imaginable.

Bastille Days

Bastille Days is one of many cultural festivals put on in Milwaukee. This celebration is located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee and Cathedral Square Park and highlights French-themed cuisine, wine and entertainment. This festival kicks off with the annual “Storm the Bastille” 5K run/walk.