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. Consider staying at least one whole day in Lake Geneva to see all of its attractions.

Where to Eat in Lake Geneva

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Grandview Restaurant (N2009 S Lake Shore Dr) and Medusa Grill & Bistro (501 Broad St) are great picks.

When to visit Lake Geneva

Lake Geneva in November
Estimated hotel price
C$ 170
1 night at 3-star hotel
Lake Geneva in November
Estimated hotel price
C$ 170
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

Plane

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 Vancouver and takes around 4h 01m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Lake Geneva. The train journey from Lake Geneva to Milwaukee takes 1h 19m and costs around C$ 27 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from South Bend, expect to pay about C$ 44 for a 2h 05m trip.

Car

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 Europcar, among others, in Chicago.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Lake Geneva, including Amtrak, Greyhound and Tornado Bus. From Milwaukee, the bus ride to Lake Geneva takes 153 km and will cost you around C$ 52. From Monona, the ticket costs about C$ 54 for a journey of 290 km.

Plane

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 Vancouver and takes around 4h 01m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Lake Geneva. The train journey from Lake Geneva to Milwaukee takes 1h 19m and costs around C$ 27 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from South Bend, expect to pay about C$ 44 for a 2h 05m trip.

Car

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 Europcar, among others, in Chicago.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Lake Geneva, including Amtrak, Greyhound and Tornado Bus. From Milwaukee, the bus ride to Lake Geneva takes 153 km and will cost you around C$ 52. From Monona, the ticket costs about C$ 54 for a journey of 290 km.

Airports near Lake Geneva

Airlines serving Lake Geneva

Lufthansa
Good (4,689 reviews)
KLM
Good (839 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,672 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,559 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,605 reviews)
Air France
Good (982 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,112 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,989 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,405 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,058 reviews)
Finnair
Good (841 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,798 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (839 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,566 reviews)
Spirit Airlines
Good (4,576 reviews)
Frontier
Okay (1,370 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (733 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (776 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (492 reviews)
Avianca
Good (1,325 reviews)
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Where to stay in Lake Geneva

Average rates range from around C$ 446 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 639 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Mill Creek Hotel and Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott Lake Geneva.

Where to stay in popular areas of Lake Geneva

Most booked hotels in Lake Geneva

The Ridge Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 240+
Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva
3 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 276+
Timber Ridge Lodge And Waterpark
3 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 341+
The Cove Of Lake Geneva
3 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 255+
Comfort Suites Lake Geneva East
2 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 175+
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 416+

Renting a car in Lake Geneva

Expect to pay C$ 1.36 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$ 16.32 and C$ 21.76.

Expect to pay C$ 1.36 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$ 16.32 and C$ 21.76.