Bastia is a city on the French island of Corsica.

View of St Jean Baptiste Cathedral from Bastia Port

Get in

By airplane

From Bastia Airport, a bus runs almost every hour for €8 - timetable at the tourist information desk at the airport.

By boat

There are several national and international ferry routes from Bastia, to number of ports in France (Marseille, Toulon, Nice) and in Italy (Genoa, Savona, Livorno, and Piombino via Portoferraio).

It is very busy during the summer, and it is always best to book early.

By train

A narrow gauge train service links Bastia with Ajaccio, Corte, Calvi, L'Île-Rousse.

By bus

There are a number of bus services to/from Calvi, L'Île-Rousse, Saint-Florent on the North Western part of the island, Solenzara, Porto-Vecchio on the South East, occasional services to the Cap Corse on the North .

Get around

By bus

The city bus network is operated by Société des Autobus Bastiais (Phone: 04 95 31 06 65 - Fax : 04 95 32 21 61).

By train

A narrow gauge tramway suburbain service runs between the Bastia train terminal and the station of Casamoza on the South (close to Bastia airport).


The citadel, built by the Genoans


One great location to eat is in one of the many restaurants in the Vieux Port. Most specialise in seafood.


Go next

A daily bus runs to Calvi (€20) as well as all other major Corsican cities, and trains run daily to Corte and Ajaccio.

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