On holiday, travelling can be a stressful experience, but transfers from Chambery to Les Menuires needn’t be. Here’s everything you need to know about your journey to this infamous French ski resort.
you are planning a trip to this spectacular French ski resort, make sure you use an airport transfer provider you can trust get you to your destination safely and on-time.
Chambery airport (CMF) is the closest airport to Les Menuires. Usually, the travel time from the airport is under 2 hours, however this depends on the traffic, weather, and road conditions.
Les Menuires is a popular ski resort in the famous 3 Valleys ski area. If your holidays are planned during peak season, you can expect longer queues and lengthier waiting times.
As a result, we highly recommend travelling midweek to cut down on journey times and guarantee yourself more time on the slopes.
The standard route from Chambery to Les Menuires 3 Valleys (112km) will take you via national route N90. Head for Route de l'Aeroport towards D1201 (Voglans). On N201, A43, E70, A430 and N90 head towards D117 (Salins-les-Thermes). From the route N90, take exit 40. Take D117 up to Les Menuires. If you’re aware that traffic may be problematic, or if bad weather is likely, simply allow more time for the journey. Always ask your driver about the best possible route.
There are many things to see and do during your journey. If you want to stop at any stage of the trip, we will happily accommodate this. You can breathe in some fresh air or have a cup of coffee along the route.
There are many supermarkets en-route to Les Menuires. If you get hungry on the way to the resort, you can stop to purchase some snacks for the journey or buy some travel essentials before your arrive at the resort . Usually, prices are cheaper in these supermarkets than in the ski resorts.
Les Menuires is situated in a picturesque location in the centre of the 3 Valleys. Enjoy the beauty of the Alps during your trip to the ski resort. Have your camera handy to take advantage of the photo opportunities!
Renting skis? Don’t wait until you get to the resort – pick them up en route! Alps2Alps have a well-appointed ski rental shop conveniently located near Chambery airport. There will be more information about our ski rental service later on.
It’s important to understand that your journey from Chambery Airport (CMF) to Les Menuires will result in a considerable change in altitude. Chambery Airport (CMF) sits at around 235m, while the main village of Les Menuires is at 1,850m. Therefore, you should be ready for any problems that may arise as a result.
Some passengers can experience mild discomfort, such as nausea, headaches, and dizziness due to the changes in altitude. Young children are more susceptible to these symptoms.
As a result of the combination of a change in air pressure coupled with steep, serpentine roads, the journey can be difficult for some. If such symptoms arise, ask your driver to open a window or lower the temperature in the vehicle to help you feel more comfortable.
The spectacular panoramic mountain views visible through the window of your vehicle along the way to Les Menuires can be the perfect medicine for those feeling unwell.
The ski resort of Les Menuires allows “ski from your doorstep” access to the largest combined ski area in the world. The 3 Valleys consists of 8 world-famous French ski resorts: Courchevel, Val Thorens, Méribel, Les Menuires, Saint Martin de Belleville, La Tania, Orelle, and Brides les Bains. The appropriate ski pass will give you the access to 600km of pistes and 330 ski runs serviced by 180 ski lifts. With over 2,100 artificial snow making machines, there will always be a layer of fresh powder available for you to enjoy on any slope.
Situated at an altitude of 1850m, Les Menuires offers varied terrain with runs for all levels of experience, and many areas specially designed for children and beginners. Listed as "Family Plus", the resort is ideal for everyone: big and small families, singles or couples. A wonderful winter ski holiday awaits you in Les Menuires!
Chambery is a small winter-only airport near the town of the same name and is an ideal starting point to explore the Savoie Mont Blanc area. During peak season, Chambery airport can become a hectic place. Make sure to book your airport ski transfer well in advance to avoid any disappointment and stress.
Flying with your own skis? Find out how much the airlines flying into Chambery airport will charge you.
If you’re looking for information about your flight to Chambery Airport, find it here.
At Alps2Alps, our main goal is to offer competitively priced airport transfers to all ski resorts in the Alps. We like to take a transparent approach to our pricing structure. We take a number of factors into consideration when calculating our rates. These factors include:
The length of your journey
The number of people travelling
The day and time of your journey
Any discounts available
When calculating fares, we start with our standard price and then reduce this price based on the factors mentioned above. This dynamic approach to rate calculation means we only ever DECREASE our prices – never increase them.
Pricing can also be affected by other factors such as: vehicle availability, transfer schedule, vehicle utilisation, and additional costs such as road tolls and parking charges.
We highly recommend that you travel midweek if you want save up to 60% on your transfer costs, avoid the crowds, and spend less time stuck in traffic. More discounts are available for travelling off-season and during off-peak times. Travelling during off-peak season can also mean cheaper flights and cheaper hotels.
Alp2Alps offers low-cost ski rentals when travelling with us. We have a rental store situated along the route to Les Menuires only 45 minutes from Chambery Airport. We can take you to the rental store and have your equipment expertly fitted by one of our qualified technicians, before continuing your journey to the resort.
If your equipment needs to be changed for any reason - we have plenty of service points across the Alps. So, if your equipment isn’t quite right, you can exchange it with minimal hassle or fuss.
Also, children’s ski rental with Alps2Alps comes free with any paying adult. Don’t miss this deal!
Booking your airport transfer with us is easy and stress-free! All you need to do is complete our online booking form. Or if you prefer, you can contact us via e-mail or telephone.
Booking online takes less than 5 minutes and we’ll guarantee your booking immediately. If your chosen service or destination isn’t available, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will do everything we can to assist you to make sure you get the experience you want.