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 230 people are allowed in the castle at any one time.
Thank you for your understanding and enjoy your visit!
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.
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.
General rules and measures in place on Chillon Castle premises
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.
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 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.
Entertainment and public events
Group visits and public events
Room hire, seminars, banquets and private events
All private events are cancelled until 14. April 2021.
The shop is open during Chillon Castle opening hours. All hygiene and social distancing regulations applicable inside the castle also apply to the shop.
The Bazaar is closed until further notice.
Café Byron is open only for take-out during Chillon Castle opening hours. Café Byron adheres to the specific regulations stipulated by the Swiss Public Health Authority (OFSP) for bars and restaurants.
Are there any offers for discounted entry to the castle?
Discounted admission (children go free) on presentation of a Maestro BCV card
Free entry on presentation of a Raiffeisen ‘YoungMemberPlus’ card and/or a membership card from another entity displaying the ‘MemberPlus’ logo