Cheap flights to Corsica
With a rich and storied history, the French island of Corsica offers the best of the Mediterranean climate, culture and landscape. From stretches of golden sands and azure waters rise the awe inspiring mountains that make up two thirds of the isle. Discover its charms for yourself and book your cheap flights to Corsica with Flybe today.
- Flight frequency: Weekly
- Currency: EUR (€)
- Population: 43,477
Overview of Corsica
Set in the Mediterranean Sea next to the Italian island of Sardinia, Corsica's vibe is very different to that of mainland France. With a stunning landscape and warm weather, the summer months make for an ideal time to visit. Lovers of nature won't be disappointed, as the unspoilt beauty stretches from coast to coast, whilst foodies and adrenaline seekers are also catered for in the form of water sports, hiking and numerous cafes and restaurants. Having seen a number of invaders over the years, Corsica retains a unique character and even has its own language: Corsican. Whether you're travelling for business or pleasure, discover all the island has to offer with our travel guide below.
Restaurants and nightlife
With a Mediterranean climate and a close proximity to the island of Sardinia, it comes as no surprise that the blend of French and Italian cuisine on offer makes for a foodie's paradise. For dining with a view, whatever the weather, head to Le Cosi on the seafront and enjoy a Mediterranean meal under the stone arches or try Grazie Mille for top notch Italian cuisine. AprÃ¨s beach or post meal, we recommend heading to Raugi Glacier on Rue du Chanoine Colombani for the best ice cream in town.
As one of the first ports of call for visitors from the mainland, Bastia's centre boasts a number of shops selling everything from designer clothes to local delicacies, especially along Boulevard Paoli. Wander further and you'll discover an array of boutiques. If you're visiting on a Saturday or Sunday, be sure to check out one of the markets that sell mouth-watering local food and produce.
Events and Attractions
Beaches are abound in Corsica, and sun worshipers will be spoilt for choice when it comes to lounging shore side. Just south of Bastia lies Plage l'Arinella - a stretch of sandy beach that's perfect for relaxing or, for more active types, getting out on the water. The old port in Bastia is a great place for a post meal stroll, with multi-million pound yachts flanked by stunning architecture, it makes for the perfect spot to wander or simply people watch. If you'd like to get out and explore the island further, we recommend checking out Calvi (easily accessible by car or bus) and itâs Citadel. Home to a number of cafÃ©s and shops, the real treat comes from the views at the top.
Find Hotels around Corsica
Whether you're looking for a room with a view or the best of the basics, Corsica has some great places to stay. Once you've booked your cheap flights, find your ideal hotel with our booking tool below.
Travel to and from Bastia Airport
IATA code: BIA
Name: Bastia Airport
Address: route de l'aéroport 20290 Lucciana
Telephone: +33 4 95 54 54 54
Bastia Corsica Airport has over 400 parking spaces spread over two carparks - one of which is free.
A shuttle bus runs between the airport and city centre every hour and costs around €8. From here you can connect to local bus and train services.
Taxis are available from outside the terminal and cost between €40 to €60 for a trip to Bastia town centre.
If you're planning to explore the island at your own pace, hiring a car is a great option. A number of international companies operate from the airport including Avis. We recommend using our booking tool to ensure a suitable vehicle is available.
Travel to and from Figari Airport
As the perfect springboard to discover the south of the island, you’ll find cheap flights to Figari with Flybe. The best way to travel from Figari Airport is by taxi, though there is a bus service to Ponte-Vecchio. Bonifacio and Ponte-Vecchio are both around 20km from Figari Airport. The nearest major road to Figari Airport is the T40 (Route territoriale 40), south of the airport.
IATA code: FSC
Name: Figari–Sud Corse Airport
Address: 20114 Figari, France
Telephone: +04 95 71 10 10
Safe and secure car parking is available at Figari Airport, with around 200 spaces on site.
The Figari Airport bus offers approximately three services a day to Porto-Vecchio, but there are no services on Sundays. Buses run throughout the year, though with increased frequency in the summer than in the winter.
A taxi ride to Bonifacio city centre takes approximately 30 minutes, and to Porto Vecchio it’s around 25 minutes. It’s wise to book taxis from Figari Airport in advance. Visit the Figari Airport website for more information.
There are a number of car hire companies available at the Arrivals terminal at Figari Airport, including Flybe’s car hire partners, Avis and Budget. For the best price, we recommend booking your hire car in advance. Booking car hire with Avis and Budget is easy – simply add on a car hire option when booking your Flybe flights.