How to reach Chillon Castle
The castle is located in Veytaux, directly along the shores of Lake Geneva and within easy reach of Montreux. It can be reached by train, bus or boat, on foot or by car.
Access to Chillon Castle by public transportation
There are several ways to reach the castle in Veytaux by public transportation:
- take a local train from Montreux or Villeneuve. The train ride from Montreux takes 3 minutes. The walk from the train stop to the castle takes 5 minutes;
- take a bus from Montreux, Vevey or Villeneuve. The bus ride takes about 15 minutes from Montreux. The walk from the bus stop to the castle takes 3 minutes;
- board a boat from Montreux, Lausanne or Villeneuve. The walk from the boat dock to the castle takes 2 minutes. Note that connections are limited in winter season.
Please check the timetable for details.
Reach the castle on foot
There’s a paved and easy footpath along the lake between Montreux and Villeneuve, so you can combine a visit to the castle with an easy walk.
Reach the castle by car
You can drive up to the castle. There’s a large free parking space. Using a parking disk is obligatory.
The castle is accessible all year round, except for January 1 and December 25. Opening times in April-September are 09h00-19h00 (last entry at 18h00), and in October-March 09h30-18h00 (last entry at 17h00). Note that boat services on Lake Geneva are limited in winter season.
Find train and bus schedules for your trip. The name of the bus stop near the castle is 'Veytaux, Château de Chillon'. The train stop is called 'Veytaux-Chillon'. The name of the boat dock is 'Château-de-Chillon (lac)'.
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