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. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Lake Geneva has to offer.

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.

Most popular restaurants in Lake Geneva

Wonderful (195 reviews)
Wonderful (174 reviews)
Wonderful (113 reviews)

When to visit Lake Geneva

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

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Lake Geneva in July, when the average temperature is 73.4 °F, and the highest can go up to 84.2 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 12.2 °F, with an average temperature of 21.2 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in June, when precipitation is around 4.2″. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Lake Geneva, with an average rainfall of 1.5″.

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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. Chicago All airports is the most popular, with regular flights from Delta, Virgin Atlantic, WestJet and other airlines departing from the United States. The shortest domestic flight to Lake Geneva departs from Fort Lauderdale and takes around 3h 13m.


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 $25 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from South Bend, expect to pay about $16 for a 2h 05m 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 Hertz, among others, in Chicago.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Lake Geneva, including Miller Transportation, Greyhound and FlixBus. From Milwaukee, the bus ride to Lake Geneva takes 145 km and will cost you around $37. From Madison, the ticket costs about $21 for a journey of 193 km.

Airports near Lake Geneva

Airlines serving Lake Geneva

United Airlines
Good (3,007 reviews)
Good (2,418 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (4,573 reviews)
Good (364 reviews)
Air France
Good (450 reviews)
British Airways
Good (1,621 reviews)
Excellent (3,227 reviews)
Good (977 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,340 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (1,726 reviews)
Good (753 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (2,931 reviews)
Good (1,348 reviews)
Spirit Airlines
Good (2,653 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (160 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (859 reviews)
Good (778 reviews)
Excellent (183 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (477 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Good (542 reviews)
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Where to stay in Lake Geneva

Average rates range from around $183 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $502 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, 957 reviews)
Comfort Suites Lake Geneva East
Excellent (8.4, 444 reviews)
The Ridge Hotel
Excellent (8.3, 411 reviews)
Timber Ridge Lodge And Waterpark
Excellent (8.2, 1427 reviews)
The Cove Of Lake Geneva
Excellent (8.2, 1190 reviews)
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
Good (7.8, 407 reviews)
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Renting a car in Lake Geneva

Renting a car in Lake Geneva costs $54 per day, on average, or $163 if you want to rent if for 3 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 27% cheaper than airport locations in Lake Geneva.

Expect to pay $3.75 per gallon 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 $44.97 and $59.96.