Corsica has four international airports Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi and Figari which operating throughout the year with flights by several regular airline and charter companies from European capitals and French cities. You can fly from London, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh. Before you decide for your flight company think about travel destination and transfer from airport to accommodation on arrival.
How to get to Corsica on holidays: By plane
British Airways, 0870 8509 850, www.britishairways.com
Easyjet, 0905 821 0905 (calls cost 65p per minute; calls from mobiles and other networks may cost more), www.easyjet.com
Air France, 0870 142 434, www.aircorsica.com
Holiday Options, 0844 477 0451, www.holidayoptions.co.uk
The most practical way and also my suggestion to reach Corsica is by boat. There are numerous ferry boats from Italy, Spain and France. All companies offer special tariffs for various travel solutions at the end of week or in the middle of the week..There are six commercial ports: Bonifacio, Calvi, Bastia, Ile Rousse,Ajaccio, Propriano,Porto-Vecchio served by five shipping lines providing daily return trips from mainland France. Spain and Italy. Crossing times will vary depending on where you travel from and to. From Livorno, Genoa or Nice crossing last about four or five houres and crossings from Marseille are generally overnight or take all day.
0033 495 32 95 95
Southern Ferries, 30 Churton Street, London SW1V 2LP, www.sncm.com
Public transport is poor in Corsica especialy by bus. Travel by bus can turn into a nightmare, so getting around by car is the best option, either you hire one or have your own. Railways offer stunning views hidden to road travellers, but the trains are slower and limited to the three lines connecting Ajaccio with Corte, Bastia and Calvi.
The most of tourists in Corsica travel by car because the best thing of Corsica is its scenery and driving around is a plesaure. You can stop whenever you find a nice spot take a picture or go to the small beach.
The roads in Corsica can be winding at times but the infrastructure has massively improved over the past 10 years with many “Route Nationale” (the main axis in Corsica) seeing reduction in travel time of 10 to sometime 30% through cutting of turns and widening of the roads. Because the winding roads prove to be fun on a motorbike and taking over is easier than with a car, the island is also popular with bikers