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Average rating: 8.7 / 10
Number of reviews in Bastia: 12
Mr Malcolm Crundwell
“Efficient and good value for money but…”

“Efficient and good value for money but very unclear return arrangements. We arrived at the desk and were told we had to have the car checked by the operative in the car park . We eventually found him sitting in another car but was very unclear.”

07-07-2019 08:35
Ian Lovell
“Used this a few times in the last year”

“Used this a few times in the last year, seems straightforward, no problems encountered. Usually buy the 'excess cover policy' on this website, and decline it at the rental desk. Fortunately I've never had to claim”

01-07-2019 16:07
“Easy booking”

“Easy booking, clear information”

15-10-2018 07:14

Bastia Guide

Car hire Bastia
Car hire Bastia


Corsica consists of vast areas of unspoilt scenery, from the pristine beaches around the northern coastline to the lakes and snowey mountains inland. The only real way to truly appreciate the north of the island is with your own transport, and there is plenty to see within a couple hours drive of the port. The easiest way to get around Bastia is by purchasing a hire car. We offer cheap deals on car hire in Bastia by comparing quotes from dozens of leading car rental companies, to ensure we find you the best deals.

Explore Bastia

To the south of Bastia lies the town of Santa Lucia di Moriani with its historic baths, basilica and churches. The 16-kilometre beach is great for swimming, and the woods flanking the beach provide welcome relief from the midday sun.

For some spectacular views and to see the massive hanging rock, take a trip up Cape Corse peninsula, north of the city. Afterwards, head inland towards the western coast, passing olive trees and vineyards on the way to little white towns in the countryside.

The best beaches can be found around Calvi, one of the busiest resorts on the island, located in the northwest of Corsica. The beautiful crystal blue waters of the Golfe de Calvi surround Bastia, and the coast of L’Ile-Rousse is to the north.

To get to Calvi from Bastia, follow the D81 highway and the N197 coastal road. Look out for the town citadel on the approach to Calvi port. Life is centred on the Basse Ville in the town, which is where you’ll find the resorts’ many hotels, restaurants and bars.

The lively town of Corte is located in the centre of Corsica and marks the natural boundary between northern and southern Corsica. The old town exhibits the Museum of Corsica, which is dedicated to Corsican history, culture and economics. Because of its central location, Corte is a good point from which to explore the nearby unspoilt snow-capped mountains, and hiking is very popular here.


By air
Located approximately 16kms south of Bastia is is Bastia's International Airport, also referred to as Poretta Airport. Most air travellers will pass through a French connecting airport, and Nice is the closest. The airlines providing flights to and from Corsica include Air France and Corsair.

Shuttle buses and trains operate outside of the main terminal building. Taxis will charge around four times the amount for the same trip. Car rental companies at the airport are AdA, Avis, Citer, Europcar and Hertz. Book cheap car hire in Bastia online in advance with us for more options on cars and suppliers.

By boat
Approaching Corsica by sea is a great experience. From France, the Nice-Bastia route is the fastest and cheapest, taking just 3 hours on the high-speed ferry; alternatively, car ferries take 9 hours. Ferries also leave the mainland from Marseille and Toulon, and arrive in Bastia or Ajaccio. If you wish to experience some romance on the sea, reserve an overnight trip on an older ferry. Be sure to book ahead for all ferries in high season.

Ferries arrive at the Nouveau Port in Bastia, just a five-minute walk from the centre of town.

By bus
Bastia can be reached by bus from most towns on the island and it is also possible to get to and from the main towns, including Calvi, Ajaccio in the south, and Corte in the centre of the island, by rail.

By train
Leaving by rail from Italy is cheapest, and only takes 2 hours, and the regular ferry takes 4 hours. From Piombino, the journey takes 3.5 hours; while the Genoa-Bastia route takes 6.5, far longer.

Frequently asked questions

Is the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by at this location
  • ADA
  • Alamo Rent a Car
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Citer
  • Europcar
  • Hertz
  • National Car Rental
  • SIXT Rent a Car


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