Getting Around Town
Jump on "The Hop"
The Hop, presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, is a modern, fixed-transit network connecting the Milwaukee Intermodal Station with the Historic Third Ward, East Town business district and Lower East Side. Proposed route extensions will link to the Lakefront, Westown (including the Wisconsin Center, Fiserv Forum and Deer District), Bronzeville and Walker’s Point. Trains run seven days a week, and all rides are free. See the website for schedule information. thehopmke.com
Bikeshare With Bublr
Bublr Bikes is greater Milwaukee's locally operated, non-profit bike-share system. It's ideal for short distance point-to-point trips, allowing users to pick up a bicycle at one self-serve Bublr bike station and drop it off at another. There are currently more than 100 bike stations located throughout Milwaukee with plans in place for additional stations to be installed in 2021. For information about locations and how to use the bikes, please visit bublrbikes.org.
Several vendors offer electric scooters throughout the downtown area. Riders grab a scooter when they see them and then drop them off wherever their destination is. Payment is by phone app. The city prohibits scooters from being used on sidewalks
Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE) is located just off I-94, south of Milwaukee and offers convenient hourly and daily parking. It provides more than 135 daily departures to more than 35 non-stop destinations. Principal commercial airlines include: Air Canada, Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, and United. For more information, please visit: flymke.com.
Amtrak's Hiawatha Service is the busiest route in the Midwest, offering numerous daily passenger trains that connect Milwaukee with Amtrak's regional hub in Chicago, where there are connections to cities around the country. Milwaukee is also served by Amtrak's Empire Builder, which provides service to La Crosse, St. Paul/Minneapolis and Seattle or Portland. The city's Amtrak station is located at the Milwaukee Intermodal Station, which is located just south of downtown Milwaukee, with a suburban stop at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport. Website: amtrak.com.
Lake Express Ferry
The Lake Express High Speed Ferry connects Milwaukee and Muskegon, MI, allowing travelers to bypass Chicago's congested roadways. The ferry makes two round trips per day, three during the summer months. Website: lake-express.com.