Transfers from Chambery Airport to Val d’Isere
Chambery is the closest airport to the ski resort of Val d’Isere – and under the right circumstances can be the most convenient for holidaymakers. Chambery airport is a small operation which opens only in the winter months. It is the nearest airport to Val d’Isere which accepts international flights and therefore is a good starting place for finding flights to Val d’Isere.
Although Chambery airport does have scheduled commercial flights from Europe arriving and departing during the winter months, the small size of the facility does mean these flights are more limited in numbers than other local airports. Geneva, Lyon & Grenoble airports all deal with more commercial flights than Chambery – and therefore the chances of finding a cheaper or more convenient flight to one of these other airports is higher.
However, if you can find a decent flight to Chambery airport then it sets you up for a shorter and cheaper transfer on your way up the mountain to Val d’Isere. The drive can be up to an hour shorter than the other three airports which is very appealing to people who want to spend more time skiing and less time travelling on their holiday.
Private transfers between Chambery and Val d’Isere are plentiful and as long as you pre-book then the small size of Chambery airport makes it very easy to find your driver as well as quick to get to their vehicle and on the road.
Shared transfers can be a little difficult to arrange between Chambery airport and Val d’Isere. The smaller number of arrivals means that fewer companies offer the option to combine passengers from different groups in to one transfer bus and pass on the savings to the customer.
How to get from Chambery Airport to Val d’Isere
Unless there are large amounts of traffic or a particular blockage along the route – the quickest way from Chambery airport to Val d’Isere ski resort should take roughly 2 hours to drive. This time will of course increase in bad weather and at peak times during the winter season (weekends in particular).
It is a quick drive from the airport to the fast A43 toll road which skirts round the city of Chambery before heading towards Albertville and onwards through the Tarentaise valley. Joining the slower N90 road transfers bound for Val d’Isere pass through Moutiers and Aime before reaching Bourg St Maurice and heading up the mountain on the road shared by both Tignes and Val d’Isere ski resorts.
Anyone who has visited some of the more well-known ski resorts in France – Val Thorens, Meribel, Courchevel, etc. will be familiar with the single lane N90 road which snakes through the valley. It is worth mentioning that at the most busy of times and on the main transfer days of Saturday and Sunday, this road can become tediously slow and it is always worth leaving plenty of time if you are driving yourself. When bad weather sets in the use of snow chains can be enforced by local police as you head upwards past Bourg St Maurice towards Val d’Isere.
Chambery Airport to Val d’Isere Transfer Time
In good weather, and with little traffic on the roads it is possible to travel between Chambery airport and Val d’Isere in 2 hours. However, during the winter months it is advisable to allow 2.5 hours – and even 3 hours on weekends or when it is snowing.
Chambery Airport to Val d’Isere Transfer Distance
The most direct route between Chambery airport and Val d’Isere is 144km. Unless there is a particular problem on the roads it is not necessary to take any other route than the most direct one.
The Cheapest Chambery Airport to Val d’Isere Transfers
Private transfers between Chambery airport and Val d’Isere are by far the most convenient method of travelling. If you have booked flights in to Chambery airport then you really want to take advantage of the relative close proximity to resort and get skiing straight away. Waiting on a shared transfer just wastes more of your holiday time and unless it is absolutely necessary it is best to pre-book a taxi or private vehicle transfer.
Using Snowcompare.com to find the cheapest private transfers from Chambery airport to Val d’Isere means that:
- A group of 4 people travelling on a weekday can get a private transfer for £207.55 GBP (£51.88 per person).
- On a Saturday this same transfer between Chambery and Val d’Isere for 4 people rises slightly to £235.85 GBP (£58.96 per person).
- For a group of 8 people travelling on a weekday the best priced private transfer would be £238.61 GBP (£29.82 per person).
- On a Saturday that group of 8 people travelling between Chambery and Val d’Isere would pay £283.70 GBP (£35.46 per person)
- For a large group of 16 passengers travelling at any time between Chambery and Val d’Isere the best priced private transfer cost would be £517.58 GBP (£32.34 per person).