Free entry to Chillon Castle with Swiss Travel Pass

An unmissable offer for your trip to Switzerland!

Suitcases packed, hotel booked… all that stands between you and your ideal holiday are your travel plans! Take the hassle out of your trip with our combo offer and get free access to the heart of our historical cultural site.


Translation by Amy Reid

Chillon Castle a flagship stop on the Swiss tourist trail. © FCC

As a flagship stop for tourists on the Swiss heritage trail, the Chillon Castle Foundation has partnered with Swiss Travel System to offer you the chance to explore the rooms of our ancient monument, as well as our contemporary art exhibitions, free of charge! All you need to do is purchase a Swiss Travel Pass, with the ‘Swiss Museum Pass’ option.

Swiss Travel Pass gets you free entry to 500 museums across the country. ©

This combined offer gives you added peace of mind as you head off on your adventure. With just one card, you get unlimited access to almost all the entire Swiss public transport network. No more last-minute stress! Just choose the length of your stay (3, 4, 6, 8, or 15 days) and save precious holiday time.

You can also opt for the Swiss Travel Pass Flex to choose flexible travel dates within the same month.

All roads lead to Chillon! © Clara Felli

This pass gets you to Chillon Castle in one of three ways:  

  • CFF SBB FFS Train: take in the sublime view over Lake Geneva and the Alps. The railway runs along the waterfront, transporting you through the region’s most unique landscape. You can take the direct train to Montreux, or take the local stopping service to Veytaux-Chillon, which is just 500 metres from our cultural side (10 mins. on foot).


  • VMCV bus: explore the surrounding towns of Vevey, Montreux or Villeneuve by bus, with connections every 10-20 minutes. If you fancy it, why not get off a few stops early and finish your journey on foot? Take a stroll along the magnificent flower-lined Montreux quays (approx. 45 minutes).


  • CGN Boat: sit back and relax as you take in the breathtaking view over the lake, looking out towards France and the Alps. The boat docks at the castle jetty, just 100 metres from the entrance. One of the main highlights of this route is the incredible view of the residential wing of the fortress, where you’ll spot the famous Bernese flag and the ancient Savoy vineyard – a true glimpse of the castle’s history. There are regular departures from Lausanne, Vevey, Montreux and Villeneuve in peak season.

We wish you a wonderful trip to Switzerland and we look forward to seeing you at our cultural site very soon.

The VMCV bus stops right next to the medieval fortress. © William Gammuto

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