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Calvi

Getting there & around

Bus & tram

Bus

Buses to Bastia (€15, 2¼ hours) are run by Les Beaux Voyages (04 95 65 15 02; place de la Porteuse d’Eau).

From mid-May to mid-October, Autocars SAIB (04 95 22 41 99) runs buses from the carpark opposite the Super-U supermarket to Galéria (1¼ hours) and Porto (three hours). Except in July and August, there are no buses on Sunday.

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Air

Southeast of town (7km) is Aéroport Calvi-Ste-Catherine (04 95 65 88 88; www.calvi.aeroport.fr). Air France links Calvi with Nice, Marseille, Lyon and other French cities. There is no bus service from Calvi to the airport. Taxis (04 95 65 03 10) can be picked up from place de la Porteuse d’Eau for around €20.

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Boat

The ferry terminal is below the southern side of the citadel. From Calvi there are express NGV ferries to Nice (2½ hours, five a week).

Ferry tickets can be bought at the port two hours before departure. At other times, SNCM tickets are handled by Tramar (04 95 65 01 38; quai Landry; 9am-noon & 2-5pm Mon-Fri, 9am-noon Sat). Tickets for Corsica Ferries are handled by Les Beaux Voyages (04 95 65 15 02; place de la Porteuse d’Eau).

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Train

Calvi’s train station (04 95 65 00 61; to 7.30pm) is off av de la République. There are two departures daily to Ajaccio (€24.10), Bastia (€15.70) and the stations between.

From April to October, the single-car trains of CFC’s Tramway de la Balagne make 19 stops along the coast between Calvi and Île Rousse (45 minutes). The line is divided into three sectors – you need one ticket for each sector. Carnets of six tickets (€8) are sold at stations.

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