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Lake Express

1918 Lakeshore Dr, Muskegon, MI 49441-1643
+1 866-914-1010
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Lake Express across Lake Michigan

I always wanted to cross Lake Michigan by ferry. Booked this trip two months in advance. Arrived in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dayton, Ohio
Avoid Driving Around Chicago

Traveling from Maryland, wanted to avoid the hassle of driving around Chicago. Saw the Lake... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Thomas S
Cambridge, Maryland
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Lake Michigan car-passenger ferry that runs between Muskegon and Milwaukee. America's first high speed auto passenger ferry, continuing a tradition of Lake Michigan carferry service between Wisconsin and Michigan ports.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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1918 Lakeshore Dr, Muskegon, MI 49441-1643
+1 866-914-1010
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I always wanted to cross Lake Michigan by ferry. Booked this trip two months in advance. Arrived in plenty of time in Muskegon MI and drove the car on the ferry. It was very easy but security was good too. Went on deck and the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveling from Maryland, wanted to avoid the hassle of driving around Chicago. Saw the Lake Express Ferry as an alternative. The ferry goes across Lake Michigan from Muskegon to Milwaukee in 2 1/2 hours. We avoided the Indiana and Illinois Turnpikes and the entire Chicago...More

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Day 2 of our 20 day trek...We could have driven south around the base of Lake Michigan, but nostalgia set in and we were reminded of the old Muskegon to Milwaukee ferry's which were mini-ocean voyages. The old 4-5 hour trips have been replaced by...More

Thank AlbenBrewder
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We greatly enjoyed this ferry! We did a one way trip to Milwaukee with our vehicle. The staff were all very friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating! We could see how the whole process of loading and unloading the vehicles could easily be confusing however the staff...More

1  Thank mlbdld
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The round trip from Milwaukee to Muskegon and return was just over $500. The price eliminates any savings of $, and there is no time savings...required to arrive 45 minutes prior to departure. Our trip each time was rough and the air conditioning froze all...More

Thank Ruby B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent option to get to and from Wisconsin without having to drive around Chicago . Once in Milwaukee it is very easy to get on the freeway and "get out of Dodge" quickly.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow, was this ever a great fast trip across Lake Michigan! We called several days ahead of time & reserved a spot for our car for the 2 1/2 hour trip. Remember that time is Central time! We upgraded to premiere class so we could...More

Thank kels1948
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Lake Express is a viable (if not a bit pricey) alternative for those traveling between Muskegon/Milwaukee. The boat itself has reasonably comfortable seats and on a calm day the views from the various decks are enjoyable. There is a no food to be brought...More

Thank tom q
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is the second time we have traveled on the ferry. Fortunately for us both times the Lake was calm making the passage very smooth. Ferry fees are not cheap but this time we upgraded to the premier cabin and it was worth the extra...More

Thank mayh0905
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Our family recently rode the Lake Express from Muskegon to Milwaukee as part of our vacation trip. Upon arrival, an employee warned us of 4-6 foot waves and high winds, and offered motion sickness medication, which we were glad to accept. The ride was extremely...More

1  Thank epurcel1
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Anjelica S
17 July 2017|
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Response from judy3338 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do.
Louise L
27 March 2017|
Response from judy3338 | Reviewed this property |
Oh, I'm sorry but I don't know. Give Lake Express a call: 1-866-914-1010. They will have to answer that. Good luck!
4 August 2016|
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Response from LauraRuth71 | Reviewed this property |
They recommend being there one hour before the departure.