Walking and active holidays in Corsica

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Travel to Corsica

There are two ways to get to Corsica, either by air from mainland France or certain European capitol cities or overland by car or train, and then by sea. Public transport on the island is limited so your entry point to the island should be chosen with care for the start of your walk.

Fly to Corsica

Corsica is a French island located in the heart of the Mediterranean, just 80km from the coast of Italy and 170km from mainland France. Accessible from many European countries during the summer months, the island has 4 international airports, Calvi & Bastia in North Corsica, and Figari and Ajaccio in South Corsica. Direct flights are from France and major European cities, with many other connecting flights for those from further afield. Please call us for further information.

Ajaccio (AJA) is the largest international airport on the island, just 6km from Ajaccio. It is the main hub in the South for Air Corsica with daily flights to Paris, Marseille and Nice. Low cost carriers now also use the airport, including Easyjet, Volotea, Tui.

The main airport in the North is Bastia (BIA) 25km south of the town. Low cost flights are possible from mainland France, and the UK with Easyjet. Other operators include Volotea, Vueling, Norwegian.

Direct Flights from the UK

Route Dates Outbound Inbound
Dep Arr Dep Arr
London Stansted - Calvi Air Corsica 18 May - 12 October (-----S-) 13:55 17:10 11:45 13:00
London Stansted - Ajaccio Air Corsica 18 April - 26 October (----TFSS) 12:10 15:20 15:50 17:00
London Gatwick - Ajaccio Easyjet 30 June - 02 September (------S) 06:15 09:30 10:00 11:15
London Stansted - Bastia Air Corsica 18 April - 26 October (---T--S) 08:15 11:40 12:10 13:30
London Heathrow - Bastia  BA 25 May - 28 September (-----S-) 07:40 11:00 11:50 13:10
London Gatwick - Bastia Easyjet 30 June - 20 October (------S) 12:10 15:20 15:50 17:00
London Stansted - Figari Air Corsica 11 May - 26 October (--W--S-) 09:20 12:40 07:00 08:20
London Gatwick - Figari Easyjet 27 June - 27 September (-----S-) 08:15 11:40 12:10 13:30
Manchester - Bastia Easyjet 5 May - 20 October (------S) 06:50 10:35 11:10 12:40
Manchester - Calvi Flybe 19 May - 29 September (------S) 07:30 10:50 11:25 12:50
Birmingham - Bastia Flybe 26 May - 16 June (------S) 07:00 10:15 10:55 12:20
Southampton - Bastia Flybe 26 May - 16 June (------S) 07:35 11:10 11:40 13:35
Flight times given in local time. Low cost flights and charter flights available, please ask for details of the best route available.

Direct Flights from France & Europe

Route Operator Dates Days
 
Paris CDG - Ajaccio, Bastia Air Corsica Until 26th March (M---F--)
Paris CDG - Ajaccio, Bastia Easyjet 26th March - 28th October (-TWTFSS)
Paris ORY - Ajaccio, Bastia, Figari, Calvi Air Corsica All season (MTWTFSS)
Marseille - Ajaccio, Bastia Air Corsica All season (MTWTFSS)
Nice - Ajaccio, Bastia Air Corsica All season (MTWTFSS)
Toulouse - Ajaccio Air Corsica All season (M---F--)
Brussels - Ajaccio Air Corsica 26th March - 28th October (--WT--S)
Lyon - Bastia Air Corsica / Easyjet 1st April - 28th October (M-W--SS)
Geneva - Ajaccio, Bastia Easyjet 1st April - 28th October (M-W--SS)
Toulouse - Bastia Easyjet 1st April - 28th October (-T-T-SS)
Correct at time of publishing. Low cost flights and charter flights available, please ask for details of the best route available. Above is just a selection of routes, other connections include Nantes, Bordeaux, Lille, Rennes, Berlin, Stockholm.

Overland Travel

Corsica is a hop over the Med from both mainland France and the coastal towns of northern Italy. Car ferries run from Marseille, Toulon, and Nice to Ajaccio, L'Ile Rousse, Propriano, Porto Vecchio and Bastia. These crossings are long, taking anything from 6 to 12 hours, private cabins or seats are available. Crossings are with Corsica Linea, La Meridionale, and Corsica Ferries. Sardinia can be reached by ferry from Bonifacio.

The port towns of Marseille, Toulon and Nice are easily accessible on the French TGV network SNCF. There is also a direct Eurostar service from London to Marseille.

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