Corsica Transportation

  • Transportation
    by piosku67
  • Transportation
    by piosku67
  • Transportation
    by piosku67

Corsica Transportation

  • THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD

    WE TOOK THE "LITTLE TRAIN" from Bastia to Calvi. The train out of Bastia was one crowded SRO car with diesel fumes streaming in through the windows. In other words, an unforgettable travel experience. Didn't get to see much of the little towns we stopped at along the coast but what we saw was pretty boring. Once we changed trains and headed over...

    more
  • Driving around on scooters

    A great way of getting around on Corsica is to rent a scooter. You have the freedom of travel and can stop along the way in all the beautiful places you pass by. The coastal roads are really beautiful and there are some really nice beaches along the way.The only drawback was a big deposit but the rental firm was really nice and helped with...

    more
  • Bus only in summer

    When you arrive by foot in the Niolu region, be prepared to leave it by the same means or to pay a big amount of money to a taxi driver.I red in the web about buses and bus schedules and understood there were buses serving Calacuccia and the surroundings. . . . . This is old story!The picture of the bus stop tells it! You see that since years, the...

    more
  • Go to the island of Beauty by boat!

    Except if you are an exceptional swimmer, there are two ways to reach an island: plane or boat.The ferry boat from Marseille to Bastia is one of the easiest and most popular ways to go on the “Île de Beauté”.There are several companies which travel from France to Corsica (Corsica Ferries, SNCM, . . . ) I took SNCM, as the cross over is during the...

    more
  • Reach the mountains by train!

    A narrow track railway links the northern city of Bastia to the southern city of Ajaccio, running across the mountains and with short secondary lines.If you go for starting a trek or for sightseeing in some place, the train is very convenient, as it really runs in the mountains and there are stations in the interior like at Corte, or even crosses...

    more
  • Driving in Corsica : road signs

    Roads signs have generally French and Corsican names on them ... but for strange (!?)reasons, French names are often not readable because strikethroughed...So, you'd better get familiar with Corsican names. Here the main list I used to be sure not to get lost:Ajaccio AiacciuBonifacio BunifaziuPorto Vecchio PurtivechjuSt Florent San FiurenzuCorte...

    more
  • Parking in St Florent

    Parking is hard to find in St Florent but we found we could always find a space in the area around the citadel. Easiest access was by heading up the hill from the square and turning left at the sign for the Citadel. Easy 5 minute walk back down into town.

    more
  • Ferries

    There are no low-budget airlines serving the island, yet, so most people still arrive by ferry. Major ports on the mainland are Marseille and Nice in France, as well as Genova and La Spezia in Italy. Major ports on Corsica are Bastia, Ajaccio and ile Rousse. There are also ferries to/from Sardegna between Bonifacio and S. Teresa. It's only a short...

    more
  • Cycling on Corsica

    Cycling is a fantastic way to see the island. But you should take into consideration that Corsica is very mountainous and there's hardly any flat terrain, except for some parts along the East coast. I would also recommend to avoid July and August for two reasons. First, it can be incredibly hot and there's not much shade and second, most of roads...

    more
  • BOAT TRIP ON THE MED

    Corsica being an island in the Mediteranean you have to go there by plane or by ferry; we chose for the last option.There are several ferry lines but we chose the ferry from LIVORNO in Italy: the Corsica Ferries.This ride took us 4 hours to reach Corsica and once we were there we had our own car to tour the Island to our hearts' contents.

    more
  • Train and Bus aournd Corsica: l'Ile de...

    If you are not planning to rent a car (which would be best so you could drive around and stop when you like the view or the perfect secluded beach where you could be alone as well as the amazing hidden spots you can get from the mountain),However if you wish to see the island without a car you can walk in Bastia, take a train to the other side of...

    more
  • Ferry

    Getting to and from Corsica is half the fun. The ferry ride to Livorno from Bastia is relaxing, has good views and passes over a nice stretch of sea. It does take 4 hours, though.

    more
  • Getting to Corsica, or back

    I took a boat from Nice to Bastia. Nice is a great place to visit so don't hesitate, if you want to go to Corsica, to do it from Nice.8 days later, I took the same boat, but from Ajaccio to Toulon. Loved it too. Don't hesitate there either.I had a nice time on the ferry out to Corsica, met fun people and even bothersome cabin-masters and waiters....

    more
  • Hire a car ,but be careful of dangerous...

    Hire a car ,but be careful of the dangerous roads and mountain roads.Order a car from home if you are going to hire one,it is cheaper.There are trains also which are ok and there are buses and bus tours of the island available.It is ok to bike in the cenrte of the island because traffic is almost non igsistant.Boat trips are great and not too...

    more
  • Ferry from Nice

    From Nice there is a 5 hour ferry to Calvi as well as to other towns like Bastia and Ajaccio. Corsica ferries is the cheapest but the ferry takes longer. They have a lot of discounts for youths, students, etc.We walked onbaord and therefor was there among the first at made sure we got sun chairs out on the aft sun deck where we spent the entire...

    more
  • Let the Train take the Strain !!!

    When Visiting Corsica an Excellent way of getting around and even getting to some of the trail-heads is to go by Train !! There is a Good service from Ajaccio to Corte and you can continue on from here to either Calvi or Bastia . The journey is Incredibly scenic, you cross the over the mountains and follow the valleys down to the coast !! -- A...

    more
  • In the smaller towns, there is...

    In the smaller towns, there is no real public transport. I suppose there must be taxis but I have seen one in Corte. The towns are small though and so walking around is not really a problem. Getting to other towns is possible by bus or train though I'd recommend the train. I travelled a lot on the train and although they are not very regular, they...

    more
  • by ferry. When I first went...

    by ferry. When I first went to Corsica, I took the ferry from Nice. It was only £45 return and half the price of flying. The ferry trip was quite long (about 3 hrs) but enjoyable. The only disadvantage was the ferry times. They are often early in the morning and in order to catch the ferry, I had to stay overnight in Nice the night before. I prefer...

    more
  • By Plane. I found the...

    By Plane. I found the cheapest way was to fly to Nice with Easyjet. I flew from Belfast to Nice via London or Liverpool and the prices were really cheap. Easyjet flights are cheaper when booked online and can be found at the easyjet website. Once in Nice, Air France offer flights to Corsican Airports in Bastia and Ajaccio. Something I discovered...

    more
  • Ask a Question

    Got a question about Corsica? Get an answer from our Location locals and frequent travelers
  • Write a Review

    Have you been to Corsica? Write about Corsica to help travelers.

Corsica Hotels

See all 86 Hotels in Corsica
  • Hotel Kalliste Ajaccio

    I only stopped overnight but this small hotel hed every thing you could want, very good location,...

    more
  • Sud Hotel

    Avenue de la Liberation, Bastia, 20600, France

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

  • Colomba Hotel

    4-6 rue Simon Varsi, Bonifacio, 20169, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Hotel Dominique Colonna

    Vallee de la Restonica BP 83, Corte, 20250, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Santa Maria

    Lieu dit Cisternino, Saint Florent, Corsica, 20217, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Le Pinarello

    Baie de Pinarello, Porto-Vecchio, 20144 , France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Residence SerenAmore

    B.P. 20, Sari-Solenzara, Corsica, 20145, France

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Castel Vecchio

    We had a pleasant stay there although the hotel is not situated in the city centre! But it was a...

    more
  • Hotel l'Alivi

    Route du Cap, Bastia, 20200, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Top Corsica Hotels

Bastia Hotels
33 Reviews - 88 Photos
Piccovaggia Hotels
See nearby hotels
Ajaccio Hotels
21 Reviews - 68 Photos
Bonifacio Hotels
22 Reviews - 119 Photos
Corte Hotels
7 Reviews - 40 Photos
Île Camaro Canto Hotels
See nearby hotels
Gurgazu Hotels
See nearby hotels
Sari-Solenzara Hotels
1 Hotel
Saint-Florent Hotels
2 Reviews - 8 Photos
Sainte-Lucie de Porto-Vecchio Hotels
1 Hotel

Instant Answers: Corsica

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

69 travelers online now

Comments

Corsica Transportation

Reviews and photos of Corsica transportation posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Corsica sightseeing.
Map of Corsica