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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 540 people are allowed in the castle at any one time.

Thank you for your understanding and enjoy your visit!


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)



(from 16 years old)
(6-15 years old)
Reduced fee
Students, apprentices, pensioners, disability insurance recipients, Swiss military wearing their uniform
(2 adults + 2 to 5 children 6 to 15 years old)
Montreux Riviera Card
Montreux Riviera Card
Swiss Travel Pass, Passeport Musées Suisses, ICOM
rent on site

GROUPS (15 people min)

(from 16 years old)
(6 to 15 years old)
(from 16 years old) combi price admission fee + audioguide rental
(6 to 15 years old) combi price admission fee + audioguide rental

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!


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.

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.


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


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.

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.


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.

Cultural mediation 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, groups are now limited to 40 people (+ castle guide). A group must book in advance on our website or per email Furthermore, the group leader must provide a name, telephone number and list of the people on the tour. Each group must be accompanied by a castle guide for safety and security reasons and in order to manage the flow of people within the castle rooms. Guided tours come at an additional cost.
  • Workshops, private birthday parties and wine-tasting tours are permitted as long as groups are kept to fewer than 40 people (+ castle guide) and a contact list is provided. Exception Exception: activities for school groups and young people born in 2001 and later are authorized without limitation of participants.
  • Public events are permitted up to 100 persons indoors and 300 outdoors
  • Room hire, seminars, banquets and private events:
    Private events are permitted up to 50 persons. The event organiser must also provide the Chillon Castle Foundation with a protection plan for the evening and a guestlist.


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 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


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


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


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