At Ajaccio Airport head to the rentals building located in the car park outside arrivals where you will see our desk clearly signposted. From the airport, it takes just 15 minutes to reach the centre of Ajaccio. Our car rental in Corsica desk at Bastia Airport is in the arrivals hall. Bastia Airport is a coastal drive of around 25 minutes from the city centre.
As Corsica is a large island rental cars are almost essential to appreciate its variety and beauty. The main road between Ajaccio and Bastia and most of the coastal roads are in good conditions. Narrow carriageways, hairpin bends and possibly animals on the road make travelling slower as you venture onto country routes but the scenery always makes the effort worthwhile.
The capital cities and popular resorts such as Calvi and Porte Vecchio become very congested during the peak season of the Summer months and parking spaces can be tricky to find. However, away from the major cities and across the island, parking is easy and often free.
To the South of the island, Porte Vecchio is Corsica's oldest resort. The ancient walled town nestles high up above a modern marina while sandy coves spread out along the coastline. Also in the South is Bonifacio, a dramatic deep water port below crumbling ramparts. This part of the island also has beautiful coastal grottos to visit. Ajaccio was the birthplace of Napolean so enjoy the biographical exhibits and faded grandeur of the Maison Bonaparte house-museum. Bastia to the North is less resort oriented and gives a colourful and vibrant glimpse into contemporary Corsican life while at Calvi a huge Foreign Legion citadel dominates the skyline of this resort town. Here, long family-friendly stretches of sandy beach are backed by dunes and palm trees.