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Opening times

Due to the current coronavirus epidemic, Chillon Castle is temporarily closed. We are sorry for the inconvenience and we thank you for your understanding. Looking forward to seeing you soon!


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.

  • 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

Hand washing

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.

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.

Ticket office and visitor materials

Entertainment 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 20 January 2021

Room hire, seminars, banquets and private events

  • All private events are cancelled until 20 January 2021.

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

Special offer: until December 31 2020, free entrance 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