Up, Down and Around – We’ll Help You Get There
Whether you’re in need of transportation into or out of downtown, or simply need to get from point A to point B, turn to downtown’s many modes of transportation. From a leisurely pace to a quick trip, our wheels will get you there at your chosen speed.
This eco-friendly transportation service operates in downtown Milwaukee, East Side, Riverwest and in Bay View. Pedal-powered by strapping cyclists, Cream City Rickshaw’s pedicabs are a popular transportation option during crowds or when you’re looking for a relaxing, romantic or nostalgic ride.
Seasonal high-speed ferry service connecting Milwaukee and Muskegon, Mich. via a two and one-half hour cruise. The 248-person ferry also accommodates 46 cars and 12 motorcycles. The Lake Express departs from Milwaukee’s south shore harbor – just five minutes south of downtown.
The Milwaukee Intermodal Station is downtown’s transportation hub. For many, it’s the “gateway” into downtown. The station services approximately 1.4 million passengers annually with connections to Amtrak’s Hiawatha Service, which runs between Milwaukee and Chicago’s Union Station, and Empire Builder, which links Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Spokane and Portland; as well as Greyhound, Lamers, Jefferson Lines, Indian Trails, Coach USA buses, county transit, taxis and personal vehicles.
Milwaukee Trolley Loop
The clang, clang of downtown’s summer Milwaukee Trolley Loop can be heard Thursdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., June 5 through September 6, 2014. The 30-stop route connects riders to attractions, festivals, farm markets, shops, spas and restaurants. One complete loop is 40 minutes and stops tare serviced every 20 minutes.
Park one and hop on board! Rides are just $1 per trip. For more information call 414.562.RIDE.
Milwaukee’s transportation system will gain an edge with the addition of a new, high-speed rail system. Funding of the new system comes from a $54.9 million dollar grant. The remaining $9.7 million will be offset by local sources.
The proposed route will encompass downtown’s Westown, East Town, Historic Third Ward and lower east side neighborhoods. In addition, the route will complement many existing public transportation modes, including Milwaukee County Transit System buses and regional connections available at the Milwaukee Intermodal Station.
Construction of the Milwaukee Streetcar is on track to begin spring 2014. The system should be in operation summer 2016.
The Milwaukee County Transit System is a vital service to the community, connecting 45 million riders each year with jobs, schools, shopping, healthcare and recreation in Milwaukee County. The service area entails 241 square miles, which is accomplished through 52 routes. Enhancements such as bike racks on all Milwaukee County Transit System buses and 125 new clean diesel buses have also been added.
GO Riteway Transportation Group offers a selection of transportation options to get you to your next location including airport shuttles, private sedans, limousines and charter buses.
Click here for more information.
Need a ride to the airport or Milwaukee Intermodal Station? Care for a night on the town, but prefer to do it responsibly? Contact downtown Milwaukee's taxi cab operators.
American United Taxi Cab & All City Veteran Taxi
414.220.5000 | americanunitedmilwaukee.com
Yellow Cab Cooperative
414.271.1800 | yellowcabmilwaukee.com
Explore downtown Milwaukee with the city's new bike share program. Bublr Bikes allows individuals to pick up a bike from any self-service bike rental kiosk and return it to any other kiosk located throughout the city.
Get wheels when you want them. Drive cars by the hour or day. Membership starts as low as $6/month.