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Cheap Flights to Corsica

The island of Corsica has four airports. The largest of these is Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport, but they are mostly designed around access to nearby resorts rather than as bases for specific airlines. Bastia-Poretta is the next largest airport, followed by Calvi - Saint Catherine and Figari - Sud Corse.

Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport is closest to the island's population center and has regular service to and from points throughout France via Air France and Air Corsica. A number of other carriers also serve this airport during the peak travel seasons. Bastia-Poretta is about 10 miles from the commune of Bastia and also has regular service to and from most major French cities, as well as regular service from Vienna and Dusseldorf by way of Eurowings. As with Napoleon Bonaparte, many more carriers from points throughout Europe fly here only during the peak tourist season. Calvi has regular connections to France's largest cities exclusively through Air France, as does Figari with some added service from Air Corsica.

Corsica High and Low Seasons

Corisca has winters that are milder than much of the rest of Europe, so you'll still see some amount of tourist traffic even in the traditional slow season of winter. The busiest time of year is late summer, when most French people take their big annual vacations (and many opt for fun in the sun and late night partying on this island). Shoulder season is spring into early summer and fall. These seasons are still fairly warm, but tourist traffic is lower. Winter is technically the "low" season, but you'll sometimes run into spikes of other travelers looking to escape the cold.

Direct international flights to Corsica are generally only available during the summer peak season; during the other seasons you'll either need to connect through one of the large cities in mainland France (Nice and Marseille are closest) or take a Eurowings flight from Dusseldorf or Vienna.

Corsica Airport Tips

Expect all of the airports on Corsica to be very small and extremely basic. The largest, Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport, does not have free WiFi and has only one restaurant. Since most people connect from France and flight times are generally less than two hours, most travelers tend to eat on the departure end and get out of the Corsica airports and on to their destination as quickly as possible.

If your resort or hotel is on the north side of the island, you'll want Bastia or Calvi. Napoleon Bonaparte is in the center-west of the island close to Ajacciu, the island's largest city. If you're headed to the southern end of the island, you'll want to fly into Figari.

Transportation from Corsica's Airports

Public transportation on Corsica is limited to nonexistent depending on your airport. There are two public buses from Napoleon Bonaparte to Ajacciu. Each airport also has taxi stands, as well as a variety of the usual car rental agencies. If you have already made reservations at a hotel or resort near the airport, they may have a shuttle available to pick you up.

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