Chambéry is both the gateway to some of the finest skiing in the French Alps and an irresistibly charming destination in its own right.
Stroll around the narrow Medieval streets of its immaculate old town, and you’ll be treated to a stunning castle, impressive art galleries and family-run restaurants overflowing with character.
Flying to Chambery
If you’re thinking of flying from London to Chambéry, there’s almost certainly one thing on your mind: skiing. The closest airport to many of the big-name destinations of the Tarentaise, as well as an even shorter distance from the charmingly French ski resorts of the Maurienne valley, Chambéry is a seasonal route from LCY that makes for the easiest possible journey straight from Central London to the heart of the Alps, whether you’re off to a Brit favourite like the Three Valleys, Tignes or Les Arcs, or you’re exploring the lesser-known pistes of Valloire or La Norma.
Flying from London City Airport to Chambéry: Q&A
If you’ve not flown from London City Airport to Chambéry before, we’ve got you covered – read on for answers to some of the most common questions about the route.
How long is the flight from London to Chambéry?
It takes 1 hour 30 minutes to fly directly from London to Chambéry. Getting to London City Airport is just a quick 20-minute DLR ride from Bank station. Once you land in Chambéry, there are several car rental outlets at the airport (find out more about booking car hire with LCY). There are also buses to major resorts running directly from the airport.
How many flights a week are there from London City Airport to Chambéry?
During the winter season there are flights on Saturdays and Sundays from London City Airport to Chambéry. You can choose between an early-morning departure or flying later in the evening. Shuttle buses will run from the airport to lots of major ski resorts nearby to pick you up whatever your time of arrival.
What airlines fly most frequently between London City Airport and Chambéry?
If you’re flying directly from London City Airport to Chambéry (CMF), your flight operator will probably be British Airways. If you see a fare available with another airline, check the stops – it will be for an indirect flight, which could add a lot of travel time.
Practical information about flying from London to Chambéry
If you're flying to Chambéry for a skiing holiday (and chances are that you are), make sure you’ve sorted out appropriate travel insurance (if you’re planning to ski off-piste, read the small print to check whether you’re covered – most standard policies won’t include skiing outside designated boundaries). You should also make sure when booking your flight that you’ve included the right luggage options if you’re planning to take any gear with you. As always, make sure you take your passport.
What to expect in Chambéry
Chambéry is a busy tourist city, filled with art galleries, classic eateries and a medieval old town that begs to be photographed. It’s also a major destination for winter sports fans, and thousands of people land in Chambéry airport each year to head off into the mountains in search of perfect powder. Whether you love getting that adrenaline going, or you prefer to sip hot chocolate by the town’s chateau, Chambéry is a perfect winter city break and an ideal place to start a more adventurous trip around the Alps.