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Air

Aéroport Bastia-Poretta is 20km south of the city. Société des Autobus Bastiais operates frequent shuttles (€9, 35 minutes) between the airport and Bastia’s Place du Maréchal Leclerc, where it stops across from the train station outside the city’s Préfecture. Taxi Aéroport Poretta charges €48/66 by day/night.

Boat

Ferry companies including Corsica Ferries, Corsica Linea, La Méridionale and Moby have information offices at Bastia Port (www.bastia.port.fr); they usually open for same-day ticket sales a couple of hours before sailings. Ferries sail to/from Marseille, Toulon and Nice (mainland France), and Livorno, Savona and Genoa (Italy).

Bus

Bastia’s bus station – really just a couple of open-air bus stops – is immediately north of place St-Nicolas, behind the Hôtel de Ville (town hall), and is used by buses to Cap Corse as well as Corsicatours/Les Rapides Bleus services to Porto-Vecchio. Buses to the airport and to Calvi run from the roundabout outside the train station.

Buses to & from Bastia

Calvi

Cost (€)

16

Duration (hr)

Frequency (daily)

1-2 Mon-Fri

Bus Stop

train station

Île Rousse

Cost (€)

14

Duration (hr)

Frequency (daily)

1-2 Mon-Fri

Bus Stop

train station

Macinaggio (Cap Corse)

Cost (€)

7

Duration (hr)

1

Frequency (daily)

1 Mon-Fri

Bus Stop

bus station

Porto-Vecchio

Cost (€)

25

Duration (hr)

3

Frequency (daily)

2 Mon-Sat

Bus Stop

bus station

Train

Services from the train station run to Ajaccio (€21.60, 3¾ hours, five daily) via Corte (€10.10, 1¾ hours), and Calvi (€16.40, 3¼ hours, two daily) via Île Rousse (€13.50, 2¾ hours).