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Enough time for Chillon Castle?

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Enough time for Chillon Castle?

I will be arriving at Luasanne at 2.15pm and then check into the hotel. Would I have sufficient time to visit Chillon Castle? I know there's a 3.15pm train towards the castle but would I be able to make it considering I may need to grab a bite.

Also I need the best direction to reach the castle, which station do I get off to take the bus No. 1?

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1. Re: Enough time for Chillon Castle?

Hi Jericho7,

There are a few ways to get to Chillon. I would advise you to walk from Montreux to Chillon, about 45 minutes, along the very pretty lakeside promenade (one of the best things about Montreux, imo).

There's a train at 15.01 (I don't see a train at 15.15 . . .but I do see one at 15.20). If you caught the train at 15.01, you would arrive at Montreux at 15.31. Then the 45-minute-walk would get you to Chillon at about 16.15 or 16.30. That would leave you more than two hours to explore the castle before it closes (19.00).

If you can't make the 15.01 train, there is another one at 15.20, 15.34, and 15.45.

Then you could take the bus (numbers have changed; it's now bus #201) back to Montreux. Or, you could take the lake ferry from Chillon all the way back to Lausanne, which would be a very nice trip.

You can see the train schedules at


and the ferry schedules are at


Have fun as you plan!


Edited: 30 July 2012, 07:36
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2. Re: Enough time for Chillon Castle?

Thank you for you advice. :)

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