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Opening times

The castle is open every day of the year, except the 1st January and the 25th December

April to September
9am to 7pm (last entry at 6pm)
October to March
9.30am to 6pm (last entry at 5pm)

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
Riviera Card
6.75
Adult
CHF
Riviera Card
3.50
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.

Online ticket office