When booking long distance or from another country, you may do bestwith Air Franceand its associates because Corsica's airline is CCM Airlines, in which Air France is a shareholder. This will mean you canget advantageous prices for the whole journey. You can book a CCM flight through the Air France website.
Another useful site, if you have a complicated journey, is Wegolo. This site will give you a number of different options for getting where you want to go from the French mainland and beyond.
If you are booking travel other than package holidays,remember that in Corsica, road transport is measured in time notdistance. So if you want to stay in the north, for instance, a flightor ferry to the south could easily add four hours to your journey time.
Corsica Isula has arranged a special offerfor car hire in Corsica. The way it works is that the best deals in each car category fromdifferent car hire majors is made available to you. this saves youmessing around trying to find the best deals. So, click here for Corsica Isula Car Hire.
There are four international airports in Corsica: Ajaccio (West); Bastia (Northeast); Calvi (Northwest); and Figari (South). You may wish to choose an arrival airport as close as possible to your eventual destination - travelling by car here takes longer than you'd think due to the mountainous terrain. And here's a site in English all about Bastia Airport: http://www.bastiaairport.com.
Travel from France
Air France and its partner CCM Airlines run services to Corsica from many locations in mainland France, including Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand, Nice, Marseilles, Lyon, Lille, Mulhouse, Nantes, Quimper, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Montpellier and of course Paris (Orly). You can also book flights through Wegolo.
Charter flights: summerflights are run by Regional Airlines (Air France subsidiary)from Clermont-Ferrand to Ajaccio. French charter flight operators include NouvellesFrontičres and Corsair . NouvellesFrontičres do specials on scheduled services, but in themain they only work from Corsica. CCM Airlines plan charters from Caen to Ajaccio.
chě vŕ pianuvŕ sanu, chě vŕ sanu vŕluntanu - who goes gently goes safely, who goes safely goesfar
Travel from Britain
Direct low cost flights from UK to Corsica: A number of operators run direct flights between Britain and Corsica. The main ones to check out are Corsican Places and Thomsonfly and Easyjet. Corsican Places run Sunday flights from London Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh in Scotland. Thomsonfly go from London Gatwick, Birmingham, Bristol and Manchester. Easyjet offers a Sunday service London Gatwick toBastia from April till October: there are also flights from Gatwick to Ajaccio (also Sundays). There is a full matrix of flights from the UK on the flights page of our associated site Corsica Holiday
If you decide to book your own flights, you can book a good deal on carhire through Corsica Isula Car Hire, by clicking here.
London Gatwick to Bastia, Calvi & Figari by Corsican Places .
London Gatwick to Bastia by Easyjet
Edinburgh to by Corsican Places.
London Gatwick to Figari by ThomsonFly .
Belfast toNice by Easyjet.
Birmingham to Bastia with Corsican Places .
Birmingham to Pisa (Italy) by MyTravel Lite .
Bristol toNice and Marseilles by Easyjet.
East Midlands to Nice & Pisa (Italy)by BMI Baby .
Edinburgh to Nice by Globespan .
Glasgow to Nice by Globespan .
Leeds/Bradford to Nice by Jet 2 .
Liverpool to Nice by Easyjet.
London Gatwick to Nice & Marseillesby Easyjet.
London Gatwick to Olbia (Sardinia) by Meridiana .
London Stansted to Nice by Easyjet.
London Stansted to Nice by Ryanair .
Luton to Nice by Easyjet.
Manchester to Bastia and Figari with Corsican Places .
Newcastle to Nice by Easyjet.
Southampton to Nice by flybe
Exeter to Nice by flybe
Birmingham to Nice and Marseilles by BMI Baby .
Heathrow to Nice by BMI Baby .
Durham (Tees Valley) to Nice by Globespan
Bournemouth to Pisa by Ryanair .
Doncaster to Pisa by Ryanair .
Dublin to Pisa by Ryanair .
East Midlands to Pisa by Ryanair .
Liverpool to Pisa by Ryanair .
Glasgow to Pisa by Ryanair .
London Stansted to Pisa by Ryanair .
Dublin to Marseilles by Ryanair .
Glasgow to Marseilles by Ryanair .
London Stansted to Marseilles by Ryanair .
There is a great flights matrix on our partner site Corsica Holiday which will let you choose a flight from several different locations in Britain and the four airport destinations in Corsica.
Obviouslyif you do the low-cost airlines or any others to Nice or Marseille, and if you are not using the ferry, youwill need the onward legs to Corsica with Air France. The wayinto finding out from wherever you wish to travel is best done'backwards' - i.e. go to Niceor Marseilleairports, for example, and see incoming flights and when you've locatedpossible departure points then go to the sites of the airlinesconcerned.
Cheapflights via other Continental airports: As with cheap flightsfrom the UK, most continental flights go to Marseille or Nice in Franceor such airports as Pisa in Italy (for onward travel via ferry) or toSardinia (onward by ferry also). You can book car hire at good rates byclicking here. The way intofinding out from wherever you wish to travel is best done 'backwards' -ie go toNice or Marseille airports, for example andsee incoming flights and when you've located possible departure pointsthen go to the sites of the airlines concerned. Please note that you can get to Corsica from various cities in Germany through the low-cost airline site Wegolo.
Bergento Nice by NorwegianAir .
BerlinSchoenfeld to Nice by Easyjet.
BerlinSchoenfeld to Pisa by Easyjet.
Berlin Tegelto Nice by Deutche BA .
Billund toNice by SterlingAirways .
Brusselsto Nice by VirginExpress .
Cologne toOlbia & Pisa by Hapag-Lloyd .
Copenhagento Nice by SterlingAirways .
Dortmundto Nice by Easyjet.
Düsseldorfto Nice by Deutche BA .
Frankfurt toPisa by Ryanair .
Genevato Nice by Easyjet
Genevato Olbia (Sardinia) by Easyjet
Germany to Corsica by Wegolo
Gothenbergto Nice by MalmöAviation .
Gothenbergto Nice by SterlingAirways .
Gothenbergto Florence by SterlingAirways .
Hamburg toNice by Deutche BA .
Hannover toOlbia by Hapag-Lloyd .
Hannover toPisa by Hapag-Lloyd .
Luxemberg toNice by Luxair .
Munich toNice by Deutche BA .
Oslo to Nice &Pisa by NorwegianAir
Oslo to Nice, Montpellier & Florenceby SterlingAirways .
ParisCharles de Gaulle to Nice by Easyjet.
Paris Orlyto Nice & Pisa by Easyjet.
Stavangerto Nice by NorwegianAir .
Stockholm toNice by SASSnowflake .
Stockholm toNice by SterlingAirways .
Stuttgart toNice by Deutche BA .
Stuttgart toOlbia & Pisa by Hapag-Lloyd .
Zurich toOlbia & Cagliari by Helvetic Air .
Charter flights: Tour/charteroperators fly from Austria, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Switzerlandfly to Corsica in the summer. Take a look at the web. CCM Airlines plan charters between Geneva and Ajaccio.
A new airline route between Elba& Corsica: Elbafly has opened aservice between Marina di Campo and Ajaccio, flying onvarious weekdays. The flights between Elba and Corsica had been suspended when I last looked, but hopefully will be reinstated soon.
Travel from USA and Canada
If you are travelling from North America, consider taking a low cost transatlantic flight to Paris ( with Air France) or London (with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic) and getting a connecting flight to Corsica from there using Air France. There is a US and Canada flights page on our partner site Corsica Holiday.
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