Chambéry Airport

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Built to serve the 1992 Winter Olympics Chambéry airport had trouble finding a role and was almost the private domain of Crystal Holidays, a UK package holiday company until the development of low cost airlines. Today it serves 9 destinations in the UK alone with over 700 flights during the 2005-6 winter. The airport is popular with skiers, it is just 100km from the Trois-Vallees ski area and is ideal for a weekend getaway. The drive can be done in around 90 minutes. There are speed cameras in the long road tunnel to the south of Chambéry on the autoroute (90km/h) limit and in the road tunnel as you leave Moutiers (80 km/h limit).

Chambery Airport

Airport runway and lac du Bourget

The airport is located on the south-side of the large lac du Bourget in an alpine valley. It is subject to occasional closure due to fog and windshear, especially in the winter months.

The airport has car hire and bus transfer is possible using an Altibus scheduled service or by prior arrangement with one of the tour operators serving the airport. Altibus serves the following destinations: Moutiers Gare Routier and SNCF, Bourg St Maurice Gare Routier and SNCF, La Plagne, Courchevel, La Tania, Les Arcs, Le Praz, Méribel-Mottaret, Pralognan la Vanoise, Sainte Foy en Tarentaise, Tignes, Val d’Isère, Valmorel, Val Thorens. Booking is adviseable.

There is a major commercial center just of the autoroute on the north side of Chambéry with an Intersport store and Carrefour supermarket. There is also a commercial center at Albertville.

Destinations and Carriers

Nearest Ski Resorts and Areas

The nearest ski resort is le Revard in the Bauges mountains visible to the east of the airport as you land.





Further Information

Airport Code: CMF

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