Transfers from Chambery to Samoens needn’t be difficult this ski season. If you ’re planning a skiing or snowboarding holiday to this stunning French ski resort, make sure you can rely on your airport transfer provider.
If you’re powder hungry, here you will find everything you need to know about your journey, including some reasons why you can trust Alps2Alps transfers.
Usually, the transfer time from Chambery to Samoens is less than 2 hours, though this can change due to traffic or adverse weather conditions. Samoens is a part of Grand Massif ski area, one of the top five ranked ski areas in France, therefore many powder-hungry skiers head there every year.
Alps2Alps will always ensure that you are comfortable and safe while using our transfer service.
We highly recommend travelling midweek to cut down on your journey time and guarantee as much time on the slopes as possible.
The standard route from Chambery to Samoens (120km) will usually take you via route A41. Head for Route de l'Aeroport towards D1201 (Voglans). On the routes E712, A410 and A40/E25, head towards Avenue des Lacs/D304 (Scionzier). From A40/E25, take the exit 18 to Scionzier. Take the route D902 towards D4 (Morillon). If you know that weather or traffic may be bad, simply allow extra time for the journey. Always ask the driver about the best possible route.
You don’t have to go straight to your chosen destination. If you want to stop along the trip, we will happily accommodate this. You can go outside, breathe in some fresh air or have a cup of tea.
There are some supermarkets en-route to Samoens. Should you get hungry on the way to the resort, you can choose a few snacks for the journey. Alternatively, take the opportunity to buy any travel essentials. Usually, prices in the supermarkets en-route are lower than in most of the ski resorts.
Samoens is located in the Haute-Savoie region of France, close to Mont Blanc. Enjoy the spectacular panoramas over the surrounding peaks of the French Alps during the journey. Don’t forget to get your camera out!
Renting skis? Don’t wait until you get to the resort, pick these up on your way. Alps2Alps have ski rental shop closely located to Chambery airport. You will find more information about our ski rental service later.
It’s important to understand that your journey from Chambery to Samoens will take you to a very high altitude. This can present its own potential complications.
Chambery airport sits at around 235m, while the altitude of Samoens village is around 700m and the ski area is at 1600m. Some passengers can experience mild discomforts, such as nausea, headaches and dizziness. Those can be symptoms of the change in altitude. Young children are often most at risk to feeling unwell.
As a result of the combination between air pressure changes and steep, serpentine roads, the journey can be difficult., Feel free ask your driver to lower the temperature in the vehicle to help you feel more comfortable.
The breathtaking landscapes around Mont Blanccan act as great distraction if you’re feeling unwell.
Samoens is truly a unique ski resort – this old mountain village is the only French resort that has been classified as a ‘national monument’ by the Cassie Nationale des Monuments Historiques. The name “Samoëns” takes its roots from a mediaeval expression meaning “the seven mountains”, a reference to the peaks around the village - Cuidex, Vigny, Folly, Oddaz, Bostan, Chardonnière, Freterolles and La Vullie.
Located at the vast Grand Massif ski area, Samoens ski resort is linked to Flaine, Morrilon, Les Carroz and Sixt Fer à Cheval. Your ski pass will give you access to around 260km of pistes, serviced by 78 ski lifts.
Holder of the “P’tits Montagnards” resort label, the resort is ideal for families, big or small.. It’s home to one of the biggest beginner’s areas in France, giving children the perfect chance to get to grips with their skis.
Chambery is a small winter only airport which is an ideal starting point to discover the Savoie Mont Blanc area. During peak season, Chambery airport can be a little hectic. Make sure to book your ski transfer 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 goal is to offer fair and competitively priced airport transfers to all ski resorts in the Alps. We like to take a transparent approach to pricing structure. When calculating our quotes, we take a number of factors into consideration, such as:
The number of people travelling
The day and time you travel
Any discounts available
When calculating your quote, we start with our standard price and then reduce this based on the factors mentioned above. This dynamic approach means we only ever decrease our prices – never increase them.
Please note that pricing is also affected by vehicle availability, transfer schedule, vehicle utilisation and additional costs such as road tolls and parking charges.
We strongly advise you to travel in the middle of the week. If you want to lower your costs up to 60%, avoid the crowds and spend less time stuck in traffic – book midweek. More discounts are available when travelling off-season and off-peak – such as cheaper flights, cheaper hotels etc.
Alp2Alps offer a low-cost ski rental service for those who need to rent their skis. . We have a rental store situated only 45 minutes from Chambery Airport. We can pick you up from the airport and take you to the rental store to have your equipment fitted before continuing your journey to the resort.
Getting well-fitting ski equipment can be challenging, however, we have plenty of service points across the Alps. If your equipment isn’t quite right, you can exchange it with no hassle at all.
If that wasn’t enough, kids’ ski rental with Alps2Alps comes free with any full paying adult. Who doesn’t like to save money?
Booking your airport transfer to Samoens is easy and stress-free! All you need to do is to complete our online booking form. Or, if you prefer, you can contact us via e-mail or telephone.
It takes less than 5 minutes to book with us and we’ll guarantee your booking immediately. If your chosen service or destination isn’t available, don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll do everything we can to assist you.