Bastia Airport - Corsica

Daily Car Hire Rates in Bastia Airport

  • Mini

    Renault Twingo
    passenger
    4 |
    luggage
    1 |
    door
    3 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 51.48
  • Economy

    Volkswagen Polo
    passenger
    5 |
    luggage
    2 |
    door
    3 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 52.66
  • Compact

    Peugeot 307
    passenger
    5 |
    luggage
    3 |
    door
    5 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 53.99
  • 5 seat minivan

    Renault Kangoo
    passenger
    5 |
    luggage
    4 |
    door
    5 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 53.99
  • Standard

    Renault Laguna
    passenger
    5 |
    luggage
    4 |
    door
    4 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 63.31

*daily rates in Bastia Airport based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.

Bastia Airport Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • Bastia Airport is located 11 miles to the south and south east of Bastia in Lucciana.
  • The United States Army Air Force Twelfth Air Force used Bastia Airport during World War II.
  • Air France has two subsidiary companies working at Bastia Airport which are Regional and Air Corsica.
  • Some 80% of the flights operating from Bastia Airport are seasonal services.
  • Bastia is actually within the Haute Corse department which belongs to mainland France.

Nearest Petrol Stations to Bastia Airport

See the nearest petrol stations to Bastia Airport below, we recommend you plan head before you return the car to Bastia Airport to avoid any Refueling fees.



Bastia Airport Mini Guide

Why do I Want to go to Bastia?
Perhaps you’re following in the footsteps of Lord Nelson who took over the city briefly in the 19th century? It could be that you are interested in the delightfully run down old buildings that surround the harbour giving it a wonderful ‘days gone by’ feel contrasting with the million-dollar luxury yachts that bob in its marina. You may even have gone there, drawn by reports of the quality of its wines, famed throughout the island. Finally, if you intend hiring a car you may be going for the dramatic scenery of Cap Corse, the finger like promontory in the north east of the island.

view of cap corse in bastia

So how do I get to This Jewel of the Mediterranean?
Bastia has its own airport called Poretta Airport which is eleven miles away from the city. There are seasonal flights from all over Europe including two easyJet flights from UK airports; Manchester and Heathrow. Out of season the airport is only reached by connecting flights from the UK to Paris or Lyon. Once at the airport you can take the shuttle bus for a 35 minute journey into Bastia for around nine euros.

What is the Airport Like?
It’s a reasonably modern regional airport with a limited range of facilities but is quite light and airy inside.

bastia airport

What is the Procedure Once I’ve Landed?
The limitations of the airport mean that you’ll have a short walk to the terminal so if mobility is an issue, ask your airline well in advance so they can organise assistance for you. After passport control and having collected your luggage you’ll find yourself in the arrivals hall. There’s an information desk that as well as giving flight details and directions around the airport can also advise on tourist matters including suggesting accommodation and transportation. If you’ve arranged to collect a hire car from the airport, they’ll also be able to direct you to the company desks which are tucked under the sloping roof and have illuminated signs.

If you’re going to be using public transport then you have the choice of the shuttle bus that goes via Bastia railway station or a taxi into the city. There are no banks at the airport but you will find an ATM should you require euros urgently.

What can I do at the Airport Whilst Waiting for my Departure?
After you’ve checked your bags in and collected the boarding passes for your journey you have a limited selection of shops and restaurants to choose from. The shops are confined to local products, crafts, gifts and music or a kiosk selling newspapers, books and magazines together with packaged snacks. After looking through these shops you can enjoy a meal at the restaurant which mainly serves hot snacks and take away style food. One pleasant surprise there is that you are able to connect, free of charge, to the airport’s Wi-Fi system if you have a wireless laptop, netbook or mobile phone.

 

Latest Update from Bastia Airport:

23/04/12 - Bastia Airport is keen to grow and has announced a series of incentives for airlines to develop new routes to and from the airport. In time this will bring more tourists to the city and offer a wider range of travel options.

Driving in Bastia Airport

  • R

    Road Driving Side

  • 50kph

    Urban speed Limit

  • 50-90kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  • 110-130kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  • 50mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  • EUR €

    Currency

  • 21

    Min Rental Age

  • YES

    Tolls

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Bastia Airport (BIA) or Bastia – Poretta Airport is a small international airport which is located in the north east of Corsica. To cater to holiday makers there are a number of low cost flights with companies such as easyJet. easyJet serves the capital with services to Paris-Charles de Gaulle as well as various UK flights although all UK destinations are seasonal.

To have a cheap holiday why not combine these flights with affordable car hire at Bastia Airport and save more spending money for more enjoyable things? Corsica is considered a French territory and it was the birthplace of the Emperor Napoleon.

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