Chambéry Airport comes alive in the winter, welcoming alpine sports fans and nature addicts to the heart of French skiing territory. There’s access to Chamonix, Les Trois Vallées and Les Portes du Soleil - some of the most prestigious winter sports resorts in the world. Here we look at the benefits and details of flying by private jet to the Alpine town.
An ideal destination for skiing
If you are looking to hit the slopes this winter, Chambéry is the ideal choice. Offering some of Europe’s best ski resorts, Chambéry has a resort for every acquired taste. With stunning views of the French Alps, Chambéry is located in the eastern city of Savoie in France. Located just a 17 minute drive from Chambéry Airport, you can hit the slopes in no time.
A rich history
Chambéry itself is a pretty little town, steeped in history. The ancient capital of the Dukes of Savoy has museums, an ancient castle, mansions from the Renaissance and a maze of alleys to navigate down in your journey through time.
Chartering one of our private jets for your trip gives fast, direct and hassle-free acess to resorts including Méribel, Courchevel, Val d’Isère, Chamonix Mont-Blanc and Val Thorens. The advantage of flying privately is that you can fly easily in a group, together with all of your ski equipment.
Ready to discuss? To get a quote for flying between London and Chambéry by private jet, call our team now on on +44 (0)1959 578 444.
When is the best time to fly to Chambéry?
With some of the most imposing mountains in Europe, the area around Chambéry is a strunning place to visit at any time of the year. However, between December to April is the perfect time for skiing, snowboarding or hiking. That being said, is it then that we experience a high demand for private jet charters to the area during this period.
For an end destiation, it’s hard to beat Les Trois Vallées, one of the largest ski areas in the world with its 600km of pistes. Courchevel, Méribel, Val Thorens and former Olympic town La Tania are just a few of the big-name ski resort towns you’ll find there. Whether you’re an expert skier banking on a healthy après-ski scene, or a young family looking for fun kids’ activities, you’re sure to find it at Les Trois Vallées. The good news is that the high altitude means that the ski season is long.
Flying from London to Chambéry by private jet
Since the construction of a terminal dedicated to private flights in 2006, traffic at Chambéry airport has grown to over 30,000 private flights annually, emphasising its popularity.
From London, it is a relatively short trip by private jet – flight time is around 1 hour 25 minutes. This is compared to flying commercially, where you would have to fly to the larger Geneva, and face an hour longer transfer.
Helicopter transfers from Chambery directly into resorts are popular to save transfer time (the airport is around 60km from both Meribel and Courchevel, and 144km from Val D’Isere).
Zenith Aviation is based at London Biggin Hill, and is one of the most popular private jet airports in the UK. With a hassle-free pre-flight experience, you can go from our lounge to take off inside 20 minutes if required – a breath of fresh air compared to flying commercially!
Explore our private jets
For the flight to Chambéry, we would suggest one of our Bombardier LearJets. They can comfortably seat up to eight passengers in a luxurious club style configuration, with plenty of luggage room for your ski equipment. There is also extra space for a galley, separate fully enclosed washroom, and – of course – a champagne bar.
Private jet charter costs
Below are one way estimated costs from our main bases. We can get you closer to the resorts by assisting in arranging your transfer by car or helicopter to the resort.
LearJet 75 from London Biggin Hill
Flight Time: 1h 25m
Private Charter cost from £9,800
LearJet 75 from Manchester Airport
Flight Time: 1h 40m
Private Charter cost from £10,450
For an individual quotation on a flight to Chambéry from London, Manchester, or any other location, please contact us on +44 (0)1959 578 444.
Finding empty legs to Chambéry
Because of its popularity during the Winter months, you may find we have empty legs listed between Chambéry and other destinations, including our London Biggin Hill and Manchester airport bases.
Empty legs are the result of clients only wishing to fly one way to a destination, leaving the return leg ‘empty’ as our jet either flies back to base, or onto an different airport ready for another client. For the spontaneous, taking advantage of an empty leg can result in a discount of 50% or more.
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