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Getting here and getting around

Situated at the heart of the Sillon Alpin region, Chambéry is a major European transport hub. So the city is both easy to reach and well served by all means of transport. Within the city, priority is given to ecological transport and Chambéry has both an extensive bus network and very good cycling facilities.

How to get here…

…by road

Chambéry is easily reached by motorway: A43 from Lyon or Italy, A41 from Geneva
or Grenoble, A6 from Paris and A7 from Marseille.

Some distances from Chambéry:

  • Paris – 560 km
  • Marseille – 350 km
  • Turin – 240 km
  • Chamonix – 149 km
  • Lyon – 98 km
  • Genève – 90 km
  • Grenoble – 57 km

…by train

Daily TGV services to Paris (3 hrs). For timetables, see the SNCF website.

The forthcoming Lyon-Turin TGV service will cut the journey time from Chambéry to Milan to under 3 hours and Chambéry to Paris to 2½ hours.

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A frequent service of regional trains connects Chambéry to Annecy, Lyon, Grenoble, Bourg-Saint-Maurice, Modane…
For timetables, see the TER Rhône-Alpes website.

…by plane

Chambéry Savoie Airport is located approximately 10 kms north of the city centre. Flybe, Jet2, British Airways, Blue Island and Transavia flights to and from Paris, the Netherlands and the UK operate between December and April.

Other nearby airports:

Getting around the Chambéry region…

…by bus

The Chambéry Area Transport Service (STAC) connects the various communes in the region and provides easy access to the city centre. The bus network consists of 27 regular routes and 3 on-demand services. 24-hour or 7-day tickets provide unlimited travel and can be purchased from STAC’s sales office in the Boulevard du Musée.

…by bike

Chambéry Vélostation provides a range of services: security, bike hire and accessories, a Stac bus centre, events… It was set up by Chambéry Métropole to promote alternatives to the private car. You can hire a bike and use the almost 80 kms of cycle routes throughout the Chambéry region.

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