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Chambéry city is located between the French Alps. The city has a 360° view of Alps from any point of the city. It is known for its famous landmark- the Elephant Fountain. Chambéry city is also the birthplace and historic capital of Savoie. The main train station serving Chambéry city is the Gare de Chambéry-Challes-Les-Eaux. The station is served by two major high-speed services; TGV and Thalys. There are four TGV high-speed train services daily from the station to Paris, Turin, Milan, Avignon, Anney, Marseille and other cities.
Thalys high-speed train services operate the rail line from Gare de Chambéry to Amsterdam. The station also has one local service (TER) and two regional services( TER Auvergne-Rhone-Alps). Other stations near Chambéry city include Viviers-du-lac, covering the region of Savoie-Auvergne-Rhone-Alps; and train station at Aiguebelette-le-lac covering the region of Savoie-Auvergne-Rhone-Alps. Chambéry city is an old historic city that was once a capital of its sovereign state. The city has an extensive transport network with connecting roads, rails, teams and metro running throughout the city, so getting to and from the train station shouldn't be an issue.
Chambéry public transport consists of buses including Ouibus and Alibis, rail, and tram. Although there are bus stops and terminals all around Chambéry, getting to Gare de Chambéry by bus can be inconvenient. Chambéry bus stop is located approximately 0.2 miles (0.4 kilometers) to the town center and two minutes walk away from Chambéry train station, while the main bus terminal of Chambéry is located at approximately 0.1 miles (0.2 kilometers) from Chambéry city center, so there isn't a lot of point in waiting for a bus. Most of the rail stops are located further away from Chambéry, and serves neighboring cities like Turin, Auvergne, and Rhodes hence rail transport isn't an option. The tram, whilst certainly a fun mode of transport, is also not very convenient for traveling to nd from train station Chambéry - Challes-les-Eaux. Walking is a suitable option for most travelers from Chambéry city center to train station Chambéry - Challes-les-Eaux.
Gare de Chambéry-Challes-Les-Eaux train station is located just one mile (1.7 kilometers) from the city center of Chambéry. The best options for transport to and from the station and the city center are walking (12 minutes), cycling (five minutes using a share-bike) or taking a taxi (six minute drive). Hotel de Villa- the most prominent landmark feature at Chambéry city center- via the Sommeiller route, is a popular walking route. When you walk from Chambéry city center to the train station via Chambéry art museum, it takes ten minutes to reach the station. Other points like walking from Chambéry bus terminal to Chambéry train station takes eight minutes while walking from the bus stop along the road to the train station takes approximately 15 minutes. Other train stations near Chambéry like Viviers du lac train station can be accessed by train, tram or by bicycle. Of course, taxi travel is possible for those traveling in large groups, with heavy luggage, small children, mobility issues or limited time.
Chambéry's public transportation network; trams, light rail, buses have limited mobility friendly services. Those traveling by bus, train, light rail or tram should book tickets 48 hours before travel and indicate the reduced mobility to the ticket operator. For assistance with boarding the bus, tram or train, the passenger should reach the stop/terminal/station 30 minutes before departure. Most of the trams have low floors which makes it easy to get on and off the tram when using a wheelchair. For trains and buses, there are metal ramps to use for people with limited mobility who have a wheelchair. Most of the streets in Chambéry are walkable with big enough space for people with limited mobility to pass. The crossing points for roads in Chambéry city also consider those crossing while using wheelchairs to get around town.
Local and regional buses are easily available and convenient when getting around Chambéry and it's environs. Walking from Chambéry city center to Chambéry train station is most recommended as it allows you to enjoy the beautiful historic architecture of Chambéry , the lovely scenery of the French Alps and also many scenic tourist attractions in the city. Walking is an easier and faster way to get from any point in the city to the train station. The station has an electric bicycle stand where you can hire and experience the future of electric bicycle ride-shares and use it to get anywhere in the city of Chambéry with ease and comfort.