Cheap flights from Birmingham to Corsica

The international airport at Birmingham is located in Solihull, in the Midlands, eight miles east of the city centre. It is a small, but busy airport served by two terminals. There are flights from Birmingham to Bastia in Corsica, as well as other European locations.

Birmingham International Airport Facilities

Although Birmingham Airport isn’t a large airport, it still boasts plenty of facilities for travellers of all ages.

There are three on-site hotels for those taking early flights and if you have arrived by car you can park in one of  the six car parks available.

Inside the airport you will find a wide range of shopping facilities. Once you are air-side you can relax with a drink or treat yourself to a meal. If you have time after you’re meal browse the shops.  Make your way to departure gate 55 if you have children. There you’ll find the Sky Zone pay area which has activities for children up to the age of thirteen.

Flight time from Birmingham International Airport to Bastia

The flight from Birmingham International Airport to Bastia takes 2 hours and 20 minutes. The airport is about 20 minutes from the port of Bastia.


Getting to Birmingham International Airport

Whether you’re travelling by road or rail, Birmingham Airport is easy to get to from any part of the country.

Depending where you are coming from you’ll need to be on the M42 or the M6 to get to Birmingham. Then you either follow the signposts on the M42 or you take the A45 to the airport.

There are local buys services which will take you to Solihull’s International Rail Station or direct to the airport. If you’re travelling from further afield, Megabus and National Express have regular services to Birmingham International Airport.

Birmingham International Rail Station serves the airport. You can take the free monorail from the station which takes a couple of minutes to get to the terminus. It runs all day apart from the hours between 12.20 am and 2 am, when you can catch a shuttle bus.

You can reach Birmingham International Airport directly from some locations, otherwise you can catch a train there from Birmingham’s New Street.

Travelling to and from Bastia’s Poretta Airport

Travelling by car you need to head north from the airport to the resort of Bastia. You can also take a train. There are trains directly from the airport to the port of Bastia. The journey time is about 25 minutes. There is also an airport shuttle which travels frequently between the airport and the train station.


Things to See & Do in Bastia

Bastia is a lovely seaside resort with a busy port. There are regular ferries to Sardinia, and you can also take boat trips around the island. If you want to see more of Corsica you can visit:

Bastia Old Town and Port

Walk through the narrow streets and admire the 18th century architecture. Make your way to the town square with its fountain. It’s home to the 16th century Jean-Baptiste Church. Then stroll down to the old harbour region and ad mire the views across the water.

Scandola Nature Reserve

The Scandola Nature Reserve is a land and sea based reserve which lies on top of a collapsed volcano. See the sculptured stone grottos in the beautiful turquoise waters. On the hills you’ll find oak trees, strawberry bushes and heather. Above the water there are Ospreys, bald eagles and falcons. You need to take a boat to reach the reserve. On your way you might be lucky and see some dolphins. 

Calvi

Calvi is a pretty fortress town with a beach that’s five miles long. The locals say Christopher Columbus was born here and you can see the ruins of his home. It was destroyed by Nelson in the famous battle that saw him lose his eye. It’s the perfect spot for a relaxing stroll around the port to see the yachts owned by the super-rich. Then treat yourself to a meal of fresh seafood in the Plage de Calvi.

Paglia Orba

Paglia Orba is the 4th highest mountain on the island of Corsica. It is 2525 metres high. On the way from Bastia to Paglia Ora you will drive through the Scala di Sta Regina, which is a wild, rock gorge, which is also popular with hikers.


The Best Time to Visit Bastia

If you want to avoid the crowds and you don’t mind the reduction in daylight hours then travel in May or September. If you want the hot weather and longer days visit between June and August.

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