The castle is open every day of the year, except the 1st January and the 25th December.
10am to 6pm (last entry at 5pm)
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!
How do you get to Chillon Castle ?
All roads lead to.. the most visited historical monument in Switzerland !
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.
Free parking for coaches.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There is limited visitor docking space for private vessels in front of the castle (shallow water).
Dogs are not permitted in the castle; however, they can be left at unsupervised stations at the castle entrance.
There is a left luggage area for visitor use inside the castle.
The nearest cash machine is in Villeneuve (2km away).
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.
On the basis of the principles to protect workers’ health and well-being set out by the Swiss Public Healthy Authority (OFSP) and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), the Swiss Museums Association (AMS) has developed a global protection plan specifically for the museum sector.
The castle protection plan is regularly updated according o the new provisions decreed by the authorities.Barriers such as plexiglass screens, floor markings and safety barriers
Hand sanitiser is available at the castle entrance and at the entrance to each section of the building
Surfaces that are frequently touched are regularly disinfected.
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.
Ticket office and visitor materials
Entertainment and public events
Room hire, seminars, banquets and private events