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Opening times

If you have purchased your tickets by time slot on our online ticketing service, you will have priority access to the bridge. Due to the sanitary measures decreed by the State of Vaud, a limited number of 230 people are allowed in the castle at any one time.

Thank you for your understanding and enjoy your visit!

2021

January to March (closed on 1 January) - Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Mondays)
10:00am to 5:00pm (last entry at 4:00pm)
April to December (closed on 25 December) - Monday to Sunday
10:00am to 6:00pm (last entry at 5:00pm)

Rates

INDIVIDUAL VISITORS

Adult
13.50
(from 16 years old)
CHF
Child
7.00
(6-15 years old)
CHF
Reduced fee
11.50
Students, apprentices, pensioners, disability insurance recipients, Swiss military wearing their uniform
CHF
Family
35.00
(2 adults + 2 to 5 children 6 to 15 years old)
CHF
Montreux Riviera Card
6.75
Adult
CHF
Montreux Riviera Card
3.00
Child
CHF
Free
Swiss Travel Pass, Passeport Musées Suisses, ICOM
Audioguide
6.00
rent on site
CHF

GROUPS (15 people min)

Adult
10.50
(from 16 years old)
CHF
Child
6.00
(6 to 15 years old)
CHF
Adult
15.00
(from 16 years old) combi price admission fee + audioguide rental
CHF
Enfant
11.00
(6 to 15 years old) combi price admission fee + audioguide rental
CHF

The following prices are subject to change during special events or themed days at Chillon Castle.

For visits without a guide there is an explanatory brochure available for individual visitors in the following languages: Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai and Arabic.

Tickets may be paid for in cash: CHF, EUR* or USD* (*bills only, change in CHF) or by credit cards (Maestro and Postcard, Mastercard, American Express, JCB and Visa) or with REKA travel cheques (no bank or travellers cheques). Payment can also be made with V pay, Diner Club, UnionPay, Alipay, WeChat Pay and TWINT.

Chillon offers different guided tours, which are highly recommend for groups available in 10 languages. Guided tours are only available with advance booking, made at least 2 working days before the date required.

Discover the castle in all glory by booking a guided tour!

Tour types

Time for an adventure! From the underground rooms to the banquet halls, by way of the famous latrines, right up to the top of the keep… Pick whichever option suits you best!

Access

How do you get to Chillon Castle ?

All roads lead to.. the most visited historical monument in Switzerland!

 

BY CAR

You can get to Chillon Castle via the A9 motorway, Villeneuve or  Montreux junctions. Chillon Castle is by  the lake side between Montreux (4 km away) and Villeneuve (2 km away).

There is a large car park that you can use, free of charge, in front of the castle (but parking permits must be displayed, available  at the ticket office) Caution: Never leave valuables in your vehicle. If necessary, lockers are available within the castle grounds.

Calculate your route with Google Maps. or Michelin.

Free parking for coaches.

By train

Direct train to Montreux (4 km away) or local  train to “Veytaux-Chillon” (300 m away).

Find your train with CFF.

Take advantage of the RailAway combined offer for 20% discount on your journey by train or boat and reduced entry fee to Chillon.

By BUS

Bus N 201 from Vevey, Montreux or Villeneuve.

“Chillon” stop in front of the castle. Buses every 10 to 20 minutes.

Find your bus with VMCV.

On foot

Romantic lake-side walk along the “flower-path” from Montreux (4km, 45 minutes) or Villeneuve (2km, 20 minutes), far from the noise and bother of road traffic.

Close to the castle, there is a pretty beach just right for a dip in the lake.

by boat

Regular departures from Lausanne, Vevey, Montreux and Villeneuve in pick season.

“Chillon” boat stop (100m away).

Find your boat with CGN.

Practical info

Accessibility

WARNING: the castle is not wheelchair accessible. There are two interactive screens available in the cafeteria showing 8 short films on the castle’s history. Disabled toilets are available upon request.

Babies

Prams are not allowed on our tour itineraries. Prams can be parked (unsupervised) at the cafeteria. We recommend you use a baby carrier instead. Baby-changing facilities are available.

Boats

There is limited visitor docking space for private vessels in front of the castle (shallow water).

Dogs

Dogs are not permitted in the castle; however, they can be left at unsupervised stations at the castle entrance.

Luggage

There is a left luggage area for visitor use inside the castle.

Miscellaneous

The nearest cash machine is in Villeneuve (2km away).

Remember

As per our regulations, Chillon Castle kindly requests visitors dress appropriately: entry will be refused to visitors in swimwear, or those who are topless and/or have bare feet.

COVID-19 information

Hygiene measures at Chillon Castle

In line with the guidance set out by the Swiss Public Healthy Authority (OFSP) and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) to protect workers’ health and well-being, the Swiss Museums Association (AMS) has developed a global protection plan specifically for the museum sector.

The castle protection plan is regularly updated according to the new provisions decreed by the authorities.

  • Information on our protection plan in French, English and German
  • Barriers such as plexiglass screens, floor markings and safety barriers
  • ! Masks are compulsory !
  • More regular cleaning and disinfecting of public and private spaces
  • Access control and limitations
  • Some rooms are closed for health reasons related to COVID-19

Protection Plan for Chillon Castle

General rules and measures in place on Chillon Castle premises

Hand washing

Hand sanitiser is available at the castle entrance, ticket office, castle shop and at the entrance to each section of the building: everyone must sanitise their hands before entering the building. Antibacterial hand wash is provided in the public toilets. The hand towels provided are single use and disposable.

Cleaning

Surfaces that are frequently touched are regularly disinfected. This includes Selecta button machines, door handles, banisters, counters, payment terminals, public toilets, lockers, tables, benches, etc.

Social distancing

Chillon Castle Foundation has taken all the necessary steps in waiting areas and areas with heavy footfall to ensure that people can keep at a safe distance of 1,5 metres from one another. This includes safety barriers, plexiglass screens and arrows along the visitor itinerary. Certain rooms are, unfortunately, closed to the public as it would be too difficult for people to safely pass through them.

Ticket office and visitor materials:

We recommend booking your tickets online and downloading your visitor materials:

  • You can download our PDF visitor brochure (available in 17 languages) onto your phone or print it at home
  • Our visitor app is available in 9 languages in the Apple Store or GooglePlay store
  • You can also print the children’s brochure at home

You can request these materials at the castle ticket office. Each document is single use. Audioguides are disinfected after each use.

The touchscreens are not in use. Instead, visitors can scan QR codes to watch the short films on their smartphones in French, English and German.

Entertainment and public events

Group visits and public events

  • Visits to the castle must be facilitated as much as possible, ensuring a safe environment with no crowding. Hence, temporarily, only unaccompanied tours of the castle are authorised during opening hours.
  • The visit of the castle can be done alone, in pairs or in small groups of 5 people (over 16 years old) maximum.
  • All public events, workshops, private birthdays, guided tours, wine tastings are cancelled until 14. April 2021. Exception: activities are authorized for school groups and young people born in 2001 and after.

Room hire, seminars, banquets and private events

All private events are cancelled until 14. April 2021.

Shops

Castle Shop:

The shop is open during Chillon Castle opening hours. All hygiene and social distancing regulations applicable inside the castle also apply to the shop.

Castle Bazaar:

The Bazaar is closed until further notice.

Café Byron:

Café Byron is open only for take-out during Chillon Castle opening hours. Café Byron adheres to the specific regulations stipulated by the Swiss Public Health Authority (OFSP) for bars and restaurants.

We invite you to read the protection plan for the Chillon Castle.

Partners offers

Are there any offers for discounted entry to the castle?

Montreux-Vevey Tourisme

50% discount upon presentation of a Riviera Card

Passeport Musées Suisses

Free entry upon presentation of an annual pass

Swiss Travel Pass

Free entry upon presentation of a Swiss Travel Pass or Swiss Travel Pass Flex

RailAway

Reduced admission and 20% discount on your journey when you use public transport to get to Chillon Castle

BCV

Discounted admission (children go free) on presentation of a Maestro BCV card

Passeport Loisirs

Free entry for one additional guest per paying visitor upon presentation of a Passeport Loisirs gift card or voucher

CGN

15% discount on combined cruise + admission tickets. Purchase from CGN ticket offices or on board

15% discount on admission tickets for Horizon card holders.

Online ticket office