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Chambery Airport - CMF

 

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Aéroport de Chambery
73420 Viviers du Lac

Tel: 00 33 479 54 49 54

IATA Code: CMF

Chambery Airport

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Chambery - BMF

Chambery airport is a small airport designed mainly to get people to the ski slopes.  Unlike the airports for the sunshine destinations which are much busier in summer, Chambery airport's busy time is definitely winter and then, mainly on Saturdays.  This is a shame because the scenery is stunning at any time of the year.

The airport at Chambery is situated on the southern shore of Lake Bourget, equidistant from both Chambery and Aix les Bains.  Grenoble is only a 35 minute drive away making Chambery a viable alternative for travel to this destination.

Chambery Airport Flights

As Chambery airport was developed mainly for the ski industry, you will mainly find winter flights to Chambery airport.

For an up to date list of available flights from UK to Chambery use the widget on our flights to Chambery page.

Chambery Airport Car Hire

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At Cahmbery airport there are four well-known Chambery car hire companies including – Avis at Chambery Airport,  Hertz at Chambery Airport,  Europcar at Chambery Airport and National/Citer at Chambery Airport.

The car hire desks are in the terminal, opposite arrivals.

Remember, to drive in the mountains in winter you must have snow chains and know how to fit them.

Chambery Airport Arrivals

In this mountainous terrain, the lake makes a wonderful natural approach path and the pilots make good use of it.  Skimming over the water with the mountains towering above is an amazing experience in summer or winter.  The terminal building itself is compact and functional but means that your Chambery airport arrivals should be pretty straight forward.  For live information on flights read our page showing Live Chambery airport arrivals Information.

Chambery Airport Departures

The obvious way out for Chambery airport departures is the same as the way in – over the lake – spectacular. 

The departures area is in the same building as the arrivals so it makes no difference which door you use.  Only three airlines use the airport so it is not difficult to find your check-in desk.  After check-in you can get some refreshment (see Chambery Airport Bars and Restaurants) or do a bit of last-minute shopping (Chambery Airport Shops)  For information regarding flights be sure to read our page showing Live Chambery airport departures Information.

Chambery Airport Taxis

The Chambery airport taxi rank is easy to find – just outside the main doors.  The ride into either Chambery or Aix les Bains is about 15 minutes.  If you are using this airport as an alternative to get to Grenoble or Grenoble airport, that will take you about 35 minutes depending on traffic in or around the city.

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Chambery Airport Buses

There is a Chambery airport bus to the resort of Les Arcs but it only runs on Saturdays in winter.  For other destinations or at other times, you will need to take a Chambery airport taxi taxi or, better still, hire a car.  Be sure to read our guide to get a really great deal on France airport car hire.

Chambery Airport Parking

The car park at Chambery airport is fairly small having only 300 spaces but this is sufficient as the large majority of people using the airport are on ski holidays and will either travel by coach or France airport car hire.

Chambery Airport Bars and Restaurants

There is only one bar/restaurant at Chambery airport which opens according to flight arrivals and departures.  You can get coffee, tea, beer, juices and snacks.  If you have more time, a more substantial meal can be ordered.
There are some beautiful views from the windows of the Chambery airport restaurant.

Chambery Airport Shops

There are two shops at Chambery Airport, both of which are only open in the winter.  There is a small boutique selling regional produce including some of the excellent Savoie cheeses (try Tomme de Savoie)  There is also a duty free Chambery airport shop in the departure lounge.

Chambery Weather

As you would expect in a mountain location, the weather in Chambery can be changeable going from sun to snow in a matter of minutes.  For an up-to-date forecast for the next 10 days we will shortly be publishing an information page on Chambery Weather
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