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Car hire at Chambery Airport

Car hire at Chambery Airport

Chambery Airport (CMF) is a small international airport located about 8km north of the city of Chambery, the historical capital of the Savoy region and a great starting point from where to explore the French Alps and the rest of France.

What I need to know

To find the best Chambery Airport car hire deal, use our website and take advantage of our fantastic customer support along the way. We don’t charge credit card fees and amendments are free so you’re covered if you change your plans.

Where to pick up my car

Several major car hire companies are based at Chambery Airport, with the car hire desks located in dedicated buildings outside the airport terminal. However, opening hours vary throughout the year, with most activity being seen in the peak winter season when skiing fans descend on the area.

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  • “The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
    Diane T

Where to go

Chambery is a charming location that was once the capital of this part of France, and many reminders of its former glory can still be enjoyed today, such as the Chateau de Chambery. The Fontaine des Elephants is another famous landmark of the city, as is the charming cathedral.

Nearby Chambery Airport

Chambery Airport offers easy access to Les Trois Vallées, home of some of the best and most renowned ski resorts in Europe, such as Meribel, Courchevel and Saint-Bon la Tania.

Longer drives

Chambery Airport is a 90-minute drive away from the highest ski resort in France - Val d'Isère. Simply take your hire car down the N90 and through the Vanoise National Park, and you can enjoy all sorts of winter sports here, such as snowboarding and skiing.

Alternatively, why not head up the A43 to explore the sights and sounds of Lyon?

Eating and drinking

Chambery and the surrounding area offer a delightful array of local French delicacies and international dishes. For an authentic taste of France, sample some crepes, tartiflette, Fondue savoyard and goats cheese, as well as wines sourced from grapes from the Savoie vineyards.

Things to do

Visitors to the region can book guided tours around the Chateau de Chambery to get more of an insight into the area's rich past, including close-up views of the 15th century Treasury Tower and some beautiful stained glass. The gardens and the courtyard are free to enter and also well worth exploring.


Chambery lies in easy reach of two regional parks - 690 sq km Chartreuse Regional Nature Park and the 900 sq km Massif des Bauges Regional Nature Park. Both offer stunning scenery and trails to explore, as well as impressive ski slopes such as those at Savoie Grand Révard.