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How to get to Corsica

The French island of Corsica is located in the Mediterranean Sea around 170km (105mi) southeast of the French mainland, 90km (56mi) west of the Italian Peninsula, and 12km (7.4mi) north of the island of Sardinia.

Corsica has four international airports, with the main airports located at Ajaccio and Bastia.

All four airports are served by regional French airline Air Corsica, as well as Air France which offers direct flights to and from Paris-Orly Airport (ORY). Budget carriers such as EasyJet and Ryanair offer seasonal connecting flights to and from all the major cities in Europe.

Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport (AJA), formerly known as Campo dell’Oro Airport, is located around 6km (3.7mi) east of Ajaccio on the west coast of Corsica. Ajaccio is the main international airport serving Corsica.

Bastia – Poretta Airport (BIA) is located 8.4km (5.2mi) southeast of Bastia on the east coast.

Calvi – Sainte-Catherine Airport (CLY) is located 6km southeast of Calvi on the northwest coast.

Figari – Sud Corse Airport or Figari South Corsica Airport (FSC) is located about 5km (3mi) northwest of Figar in southern Corsica, and 24km (15mi) of Porto-Vecchio.

By ferry, Corsica is four hours from Nice, two hours from the Tuscan port of Livorno in Italy and even less from the neighbouring island of Sardinia.


Flight times to Corsica

The following are the most convenient and quickest routes to Corsica.

Within France: Air France and Air Corsica offer the most convenient daily direct flights from Paris-Orly Airport (ORY) to Corsica.

Paris to Ajaccio is 1 hr 35 min, direct flight
Paris to Bastia is 1 hr 35 min, direct flight
Paris to Calvi is 1 hr 35 min, direct flight
Paris to Figari is 1 hr 40 min, direct flight


From United Kingdom: British Airways, Air France, Air Corsica and easyJet offer the most convenient daily direct flights to Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport (AJA), Corsica.

London to Corsica is 3 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ
Manchester to Corsica is 6 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ


From Ireland: Aer Lingus, easyJet, Ryanair and Air Corsica offer the most convenient flights to Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport (AJA), Corsica.

Dublin to Corsica is 5 hrs, connecting flightˆ


From Germany: EasyJet, Swiss, Ryanair, Condor Flugdienst, Eurowings, Air Corsica and Lufthansa offer the most convenient flights to Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport (AJA), Corsica.

Berlin to Corsica is 5 hrs 20 min, connecting flightˆ
Dusseldorf to Corsica is 4 hrs 35 min, connecting flightˆ
Frankfurt to Corsica is 3 hrs 10 min, connecting flightˆ
Hamburg to Corsica is 4 hrs 50 min, connecting flightˆ
Munich to Corsica is 3 hrs 55, connecting flightˆ


From United States: Delta Air Lines, Air France, Alitalia and easyJet offer the most convenient daily flights to Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport (AJA), Corsica.

Atlanta to Corsica is 11 hrs 48 min, connecting flightˆ
Boston to Corsica is 11 hrs 10 min, connecting flightˆ
Chicago to Corsica is 13 hrs, connecting flightˆ
Dallas-Fort Worth to Corsica is 11 hrs 50 min, connecting flightˆ
New York to Corsica is 10 hrs 50 min, connecting flightˆ
Los Angeles to Corsica is 13 hrs 40 min, connecting flightˆ
San Francisco to Corsica is 14 hrs 15 min, connecting flightˆ


From Canada: Air Transat, Air France and easyJet offer the most convenient daily flights to Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport (AJA), Corsica.

Toronto to Corsica is 11 hrs 5 min, connecting flightˆ
Montreal to Corsica is 9 hrs 30 min, connecting flightˆ
Vancouver to Corsica is 13 hrs 35 min, connecting flightˆ


From Australia: Qatar Airways, Emirates, Etihad, Swiss Air, Alitalia and Air Corsica offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport (AJA), Corsica.

Adelaide to Corsica is 24 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ
Brisbane to Corsica is 24 hrs 50 min, connecting flightˆ
Sydney to Corsica is 26 hrs 30 min, connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to Corsica is 25 hrs 45 min, connecting flightˆ
Perth to Corsica is 22 hrs 50 min, connecting flightˆ


From New Zealand: Emirates and Alitalia offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport (AJA), Corsica.

Auckland to Corsica is 29 hrs 35 min, connecting flightˆ


From Singapore: Air France and easyJet offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport (AJA), Corsica.

Singapore to Corsica is 16 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ

(ˆincludes transfer time.)


Flying in

Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport (AJA) is located around 6km (3.7mi) east of Ajaccio on the west coast of Corsica. It is the main international airport serving Corsica.

Taxis and hire cars are available. An hourly bus service connects the airport with Ajaccio city centre, taking just 22 mins.


Entry requirements to France

A passport valid for at least six months beyond intended period of stay, a return/onward ticket and proof of sufficient funds. No visa is required for a stay of up to 90 days.


Getting around

Hire a car or explore the island aboard the island’s famous railway – the Chemins de Fer de Corse (CFC).

Corsica has 232km (144mi) of railway. The main line runs between Bastia and Ajaccio, with a branch line from Ponte Leccia to Calvi. The rail network is an excellent way to get around the island.


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Latest update: How to get to Corsica: 24 November, 2019


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