Category: Chambery Airport

Car Hire Chambery Airport France

Posted on January 14, 2012 by . 0 comments

With plentyful skiing within easy driving range, Chambery Airport has in recent years become a popular winter destination for visitors to the slopes.

The most popular destination for skiers into Chambery is the 3 Valleys which is around 1h 30m drive away. A 5 door hire car can often be found for less that £200 making car hire more convenient option that a transfer depending on your circumstances. Luxury vehicles and 4×4’s are also available for hire at Chambery Airport as well as minibuses such as a Renault Traffic.

Minimum driver age is usually 21 and snow chains are provided on all hire cars (additional charges may apply, check terms and conditions before booking).


Chambery Airport Address

Posted on January 11, 2012 by . 0 comments

The address of Chambery Airport is

Aeroport De Chambery
73420 Le Viviers du Lac

The airport is located just off the A41 Autoroute

Jet2 Chambery Airport Free Ski Carriage

Posted on January 9, 2012 by . 0 comments

Jet2 have provided us with a discount code to allow you free carriage on your ski’s if you are flying into Chambery Airport this winter. Just enter the discount code FREESKI on checkout. Valid until the 12th February 2012.

Car Hire from Chambery Airport to Meribel

Posted on January 7, 2012 by . 0 comments

It is around 80 minutes drive from Chambery Airport to Meribel in a hire car (approximately 100km). Bear in mind that as you start to climb towards Meribel in ski season you will most likely encounter snow so ensure you have snow chains with you when you collect your rental car.

Avis, National, Europcar and Hertz are all located at Chambery Airport in the car hire cabin just in front of the main terminal building.

Avis Car Hire at Chambery Airport

Posted on December 30, 2011 by . 0 comments

The Avis depot at Chambery Airport is located opposite the arrivals terminal in the dedicated car rental building. The desk opening hours are

Mon: 0830 – 1800
Tues: 0830 – 1800
Wed: 0830 – 1800
Thurs: 0830 – 1800
Fri: 0830 – 1800
Sat: 0715 – 2100
Sun: 0730 – 1900

Snow chains are available at this Avis depot on request. Note the extended opening hours above on weekends to accomodate increased traffic during ski season changeover days.

What is a Winterisation Fee?

Posted on December 17, 2011 by . 0 comments

In locations where there is a high chance of snow and ice (for example Chambery and Geneva Airports) many car hire companies will stipulate the inclusion of a winterisation fee.

This fee covers the cost of the vehicle being fitted with (typically) winter tyres and snow chains. In many European countries it is the law that winter tyres must be worn in snowy conditions:

Germany: Winter tyres mandatory in winter conditions
Austria: Winter tyres mandatory in winter conditions
Switzerland: Winter tyres mandatory in winter conditions
France: No laws regarding winter tyres but many car hire companies in ski locations will not release a vehicle without them.