During the winter months, Mountain Rescue offer Chambéry airport transfers 7 days a week to all of the ski resorts in the Tarentaise valley. The resorts we cover include Tignes, Val d’Isère, Sainte Foy, Les Arcs, La Plagne, Méribel, Courchevel, Val Thorens and more. You will find the all on our destinations page.
Chambery is a popular choice when transferring because of its close proximity to the Tarentaise valley. Being the closest international airport in the winter it can get very busy at times. it's a small airport and if all goes smoothly it can be the quickest way to fly out to France and transfer to the snow.
You can book our Private Transfer service from Chambery for very reasonable prices. Our driver will meet you in the arrival hall and whisk you away in the direction of the Alps. As a guld to travel time, Chambery to Courchevel will take around 1 hour 20 minutes, Les Arcs and La Plagne will take just under 2 hours and Tignes and Val d'Isere around 2 hours.
Chambéry Airport History
In 1934 Aix-les-Bains was recognised as a popular tourist destination and so proposed a mixed military/civil aerodrome situated on the flat land close to Lac de Bourget (Lake Bourget).
In 1990, ahead of the 1992 winter Olympics in Albertville, the airport had a makeover - a modern style, larger terminal and extended runways.
2000 saw the first weekly flights between Chambéry and London Stansted, implemented by Buzz, and in 2001 the Dutch airline Transavia landed a Boeing 757 here, holding 220 passengers. The biggest airplane ever to land at Chambéry.
In 2005 a new record of more than 12,000 passengers passed through Chambéry airport in one weekend! This meant the little airport had to evolve even faster. A new bus station was added in 2009 for skiers to make their way to resorts. Airport facilities improved to handle the ever increasing numbers.