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Opening times

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April to October
9am to 6pm (last entry at 5pm)
November to March (closed on 25 December and 1st January)
10am to 5pm (last entry at 4pm)



(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
  • Mask, COVID certificate and valid ID required
  • More regular cleaning and disinfecting of public and private spaces

Protection Plan for Chillon Castle

Access to the castle

According to the decision of the Federal Council, access to Chillon Castle will be limited from 13 September 2021 to persons in possession of a valid COVID certificate and an identity document. The following documents are valid for identity checks: identity card, passport, driving licence, residence permit. For the conversion of QR-codes not recognized in Switzerland, here is the online request link.

This measure applies from the age of 16. Children under 16 do not need a COVID certificate.

The wearing of a mask is once again compulsory from 2 December 2021 and applies from the age of 12.

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

With the use of the COVID certificate, the distance is no longer mandatory.

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, public events, Room hire, seminars, banquets and private events

With the use of the COVID certificate, there are no longer any special restriction measures.


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:

Opening hours of the Château de Chillon™. Café Byron complies with the specific guidelines for the bar and restaurant sector issued by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH).

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.

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