easyJet, Jet2, British Airways, Flybe, Ryanair
As something of a gateway to the French Alps, a few hours' drive east, those looking for cheap flights to Chambery will find prices rise and fall, just like those Alps. Not that prices ever get sky-high for this particular destination, but there are two periods when prices to tend to peak. First, when the winter-sports crowds whizz through the check-out on their way to Val d'Isère, Tignes or Méribel. And then again in the summer, when hikers head out to explore the surrounding hills. So, for flight bargains, try to pick out sweet spots like April – when the Alpine thaw is in full swing – or September, when the town still basks in warm mountain sunshine.
It might only be a small airport, but it's also a favoured destination for budget carrier Flybe. That means that you have quite a few options for your cheap flights to Chambery France, from airports across the country. All winter-long, Flybe will whisk you here direct from Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh or Glasgow – usually in just two to three hours. And don't forget British Airways, who come in from Gatwick and London City – perfect for those who want a touch more panache on their way to the powder.
Chambery Airport (CMF) is less than 10 miles north of this Savoy town, so if you're not heading to one of the glistening French Alp ski resorts, the town itself is only a 20-minute taxi ride away. Alternatively, you can hire a car at one of the airport's rental agencies. For those that are heading to carve some powder, there are a number of resort-transfer companies at the airport that will get you up onto the slopes.
For many who pass through Chambery it's "hello, goodbye" as they pile onto the shuttles and head off to the snow-draped slopes. Which is a shame. They're missing out on one of the most gorgeous little cities in all of France. You'll notice a soupçon of French sophistication and a pinch of Italian verve as you amble through the alleys of its Ville Ancienne, which gives a nod to Chambery’s chequered past. The museums here are as refined as the architecture. Ponder the musings of philosopher Rousseau in the Musée des Charmettes. Or drink in some Savoy history at the Musée Savoisien. Or just pull up a chair in one of the town’s many fine bistros to savour the cheese-infused delights of Savoy's Reblochon Tartiflette.
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