How to Hop

Using The Hop couldn’t be easier. Each of the five 67-foot streetcars feature roll-on, roll-off access for wheelchairs, strollers, and bicycles, and has capacity for 150 people, with a mix sitting and standing. The best part? It’s totally free to use for the first year. We break down how to use it:
  • Step or roll up to one of The Hop’s 18 stations
  • Wait no more than 10-15 minutes for the next car to appear - you can get real-time vehicle updates with the TransLoc Rider app
  • Hop on the streetcar
  • Find a seat or grab a handrail
  • Listen for an audio announcement and visual aids (including Braille) to learn when your stop is coming up.
  • Enjoy!

Where to Hop

The Hop makes it easy to access many of downtown Milwaukee's most popular attractions, restaurants, and more. Within two blocks of the M Line and Lakefront Lines are:
  • 117 restaurants, bars, cafes/coffee shops
  • 59 retail shops
  • 17 entertainment destinations
  • 11 hotels
  • 7 parks
  • 38 health/wellness and beauty salons
  • 11 Bublr Bike stations
  • 70 service providers
  • 8 places of worship
  • 5 grocery options
  • And 1 intermodal station with more than 1.5 million visitors every year.

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday
5 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Arriving every 15 minutes
7 p.m. to 10 p.m. – Arriving every 10 minutes
10 p.m. to 12 a.m. – Arriving every 15 minutes
7a.m. to 12 a.m. –  Arriving every 15 minutes
7 a.m. to 10 p.m. – Arriving every 15 minutes

For the most up to date information, visit thehopmke.com

Top Hop Spots

Not sure where to ride on the Hop? Here are a few of our favorite spots to explore along the streetcar route.

Cathedral Square Park
Every Thursday evening in the summer, Cathedral Square is the place to be. Jazz in the Park is a free series of concerts, complete with local vendors, that lasts all summer long. If you like to experience the city like a local, this is the perfect way to do so. Or drop by on Saturday mornings for the Cathedral Square Market.

Pabst Theater
Originally built in 1895 by Captain Frederick Pabst, the Pabst Theater is still one of the city’s crown jewels and live-music meccas. Plan your trip around a comedy or music show at the Pabst, and you’ll be in for an unparalleled live entertainment experience. 

Milwaukee Public Market
At the Milwaukee Public Market you’ll find 20 local vendors serving up delicious eats from tacos and lobster rolls to salads, vegan smoothies, and classic Wisconsin fare like local sausage and cheese. Check out the market for lunch, then stroll through the shops and boutiques of the Third Ward. 

Milwaukee RiverWalk
Hop off The Hop at the Historic Third Ward WB stop and cross Water Street to head to the Milwaukee RiverWalk. From there you can take the RiverWalk north just over 2 miles and back again to take in the wide array of architecture downtown. Don’t forget to stop at any of the restaurants along the RiverWalk for beer, tacos, a cheese plate – or all three!

Sculpture Milwaukee
Disembark at Wisconsin Avenue and walk east or west along the city’s grandest thoroughfare. From June through October, you’ll find over 20 sculptures as part of a free public exhibition of world-class art from local and national artists. 

Milwaukee Intermodal Station
The Hop’s 2.1-mile route starts and ends at the convenient and modern Intermodal Station. From there you can board an Amtrak train or Greyhound Bus and head out on your next adventure.