Lake Geneva travel guide

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You're Going to Love Lake Geneva

With a population of 7.651, Lake Geneva is a must-see destination in Wisconsin, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

Where to Eat in Lake Geneva

If you’re looking for affordable options, Medusa Grill & Bistro (501 Broad St) and Sopra Bistro (724 W Main St) are great picks.

When to visit Lake Geneva

Lake Geneva in February
Estimated hotel price
C$ 181
1 night at 3-star hotel
Lake Geneva in February
Estimated hotel price
C$ 181
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Lake Geneva in July, when the average temperature is 23 °C, and the highest can go up to 29 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -11 °C, with an average temperature of -6 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in June, when precipitation is around 107 mm. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Lake Geneva, with an average rainfall of 37 mm.

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How to Get to Lake Geneva


Although Lake Geneva doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Milwaukee-Mitchell Airport (MKE), which is located 59 km from Lake Geneva. The shortest flight to Lake Geneva from Canada departs from Toronto and takes around 1h 47m.


Amtrak is the most popular train carrier serving Lake Geneva, followed by OurBus. The train journey from Lake Geneva to Milwaukee takes 1h 19m and costs around C$ 34 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from South Bend, expect to pay about C$ 34 for a 1h 54m trip.


Another option to get to Lake Geneva is to pick up a car rental from Chicago, which is about 104 km from Lake Geneva. You’ll find branches of Routes Car & Truck Rentals and Turo, among others, in Chicago.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Lake Geneva, including Greyhound, Bus and FlixBus. From Milwaukee, the bus ride to Lake Geneva takes 169 km and will cost you around C$ 47. From Champaign, the ticket costs about C$ 53 for a journey of 241 km.

Airports near Lake Geneva

Airlines serving Lake Geneva

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British Airways
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Air France
Good (508 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (3,246 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,466 reviews)
Air Canada
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Alaska Airlines
Good (3,112 reviews)
Spirit Airlines
Good (2,887 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (187 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (489 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (363 reviews)
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Japan Airlines
Excellent (584 reviews)
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Where to stay in Lake Geneva

Average rates range from around C$ 260 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 678 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott Lake Geneva and Mill Creek Hotel.

Where to stay in popular areas of Lake Geneva

Most booked hotels in Lake Geneva

Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 193+
Comfort Suites Lake Geneva East
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 138+
The Ridge Hotel
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 177+
Timber Ridge Lodge And Waterpark
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 280+
The Cove Of Lake Geneva
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 221+
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
C$ 304+
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Renting a car in Lake Geneva

Expect to pay C$ 1.38 per litre in Lake Geneva (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 16.45 and C$ 21.93.