Car hire from Chambery Airport is a great way for those travelling to this part of France to see the local region - it comes into its own during the ski season when it becomes a major gateway to popular resorts such as Tignes, Val d'Isere, Les Arcs, Courchaval and Meribel, all of which are within about 1 hour 30 mins drive. There are few alternative cost effective ways to get to the slopes other than car rental from Chambery, unless time is not an issue for you.
Chambery does have a drawback in that flights to it are infrequent - and the BA flight lands at midday - meaning for short breakers two full days can be spent travelling. Chambery car hire companies are located in the airport opposite arrivals and include:
They can either be approached directly, or through car hire brokers websites, which tend to have more competitive prices, especially when booking in advance.
Do compare car hire insurance prices for Chambery Airport, as the car hire firms tend to charge three or four times as much as MoneyMaxim suppliers' similar cover, using our MoneyMaxim comparison tool above. This way you will get the best car hire deal in Chambery which can really make a big difference to your car rental costs.
Our Top Chambery Car Hire Tip - also check flights from Grenoble (and maybe Lyon) - you might be able to extend your time in your resort by getting an early flight to one airport, and a late flight from another. Car hire companies often do not charge extra for local one way trips such as this (but do check first).
This content was last reviewed on 26/11/2018