Chambery is the closest airport. Surrounded by hills and on the edge of a lake. Loved by many thanks to it’s simplicity and avoided by many after previous experiences.
Only 2 baggage carousels and parking close by, so it’s great during the week. Weekends transform this sleepy airport and if you are unfortunate enough to suffer delays, the amenities are limited. Should the weather require the airport to close, be prepared for diversions and delays.
The transfer from Chambery Airport to Meribel and Courchevel is Motorway the majority of the journey. Unfortunately this is the main North to South Motorway and also carries traffic into both the French and Italian Alps.
The journey is 140 km and should take 1½ hours. During holidays and weekends be prepared for a much longer Transfer.