Car Hire in Chambery Airport
This information is correct as of June 2015
Chambery can be your gateway to the French Alps, or a stepping-stone to Switzerland and Italy.
Where to hire a car in Chambery Airport
Sixt, Enterprise, Budget, Hertz and Avis have a selection of cars available for you to hire in Chambery Airport, so whether you’re braving the mountains or heading to the city there’s sure to be a motor that suits you. The desks are located in the main building of Chambery Airport.
Petrol stations close to Chambery Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
It’s really easy to top up before you return your car as the closest petrol station is just five minutes away. Head right as you exit the airport, and right again onto Route de l'Aéroport. At the next roundabout, head onto the D1201. One kilometre down, you should take the 1st exit onto Route du Lac/D17B, and the fuel station will be on your right next to the supermarket.
Driving around Chambery Airport
The roads around the airport are small and easy to navigate, but it’s also well connected to the D1201, the E70 and the D712. The airport is on the end of Lac du Bourget, so as you depart from the airport you might be met with some cracking photo opportunities. Annecy is to the northeast, Grenbole is south and Lyon is to the west.
Popular destinations to drive to from Chambery Airport
Chambery is a charming town in the Rhône-Alpes area of the South of France. The airport is only 11km away from the centre of Chambery. To get to the city, turn right on the D1201 when leaving the airport. Merge onto the N201, and take exit 15 towards Chambery, and continue onto the D1006. At the roundabout, continue on this road by taking the second exit. At the next roundabout, take the second exit onto Avenue de Lyon, and proceed into Chambery. There are plenty of car parks in Chambery, and many of the hotels have parking facilities too.
Lac’de Annecy is one of the main draws for Annecy, but the real wow factor is in the pastel hued cottages in the Old Town. It’s worth stopping for coffee and cake if you’re heading up to the Alps.
It’s really easy to reach Annecy from Chambery. Head right when leaving the airport and merge onto the D1201. Take exit 14 for Annecy, drive for 40km on this toll road, then take exit 16 for Annecy Sud (South). Keep right at the fork and merge onto D3508, and at the roundabout take the 3rd exit for D2201. Take the first exit at the next roundabout to head to Annecy centre and the lake. There are several places to park up around Lake Annecy.
Val Thorens is another popular ski resort south of Chambery, well known for it’s powder and après ski scene.
To get to Val Thorens, drive through Chambery on the N201, then merge onto the N70. Keep left on the N430, then merge onto the N90. Continue down to Moutiers for 25km, and take exit 40 for Belleville – keep on the D117. Continue on this road until it becomes Grand Rue, and keep going to reach Val Thorens. Most ski resorts have parking facilities.