Car Hire at Ajaccio Airport
This information is correct as of July 2015
Explore the hidden beaches, quaint villages, and national parks of Corsica the easy way: hire a car at Ajaccio Airport.
Where to hire a car at Ajaccio Airport
Alamo, Avis, Budget, National/Citer, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt, ADA and Rent a Car all offer car hire from Ajaccio Airport. Car rental desks can be found in a separate building across from the airport terminal building.
Petrol stations near Ajaccio Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
There are Esso, BP and Total petrol stations near the airport. The Esso and BP can both be found on the road from Ajaccio, and generally have more reasonable prices than the Total.
Driving around Ajaccio Airport
Like most of the island, the roads around Ajaccio Airport are fairly small and quiet. The N193 national road passes the airport. This is a dual carriageway with good connections onto Corsica’s other major routes. Wherever you’re going, this is going to be your starting point.
Getting to your destination
The capital city of Corsica has all the glitz of the Cote d’Azur, with plenty of buzzing pavement cafes and a trendy marina. It’s also where Napoleon Bonaparte was born, so there are plenty of museums and monuments dedicated to the island’s most famous son.
It only takes about 15 minutes to drive to Ajaccio from the airport. Car parking is widely available, although you will have to pay. There’s a Q-Park near the marina. For less stress, look for hotels in Ajaccio with car parking. It only takes a few seconds to add the option to your search, and means you’ll always have somewhere secure to leave your car overnight.
With its labyrinthine old town and fashionable restaurants, the southern town of Bonifacio is a classy choice for a beach break in Corsica.
It takes about two and a half hours to drive to Bonifacio from Ajaccio Airport. Parking can be found around the marina, although you should arrive as early as possible to secure a space. Lots of hotels in the area have guest parking, a great option if you’re basing yourself in the town during your holiday.
“The most Corsican of all Corsican towns” (according to Prosper Merimee), Sartene is a rugged and traditional town packed with intriguing history.
It takes just over an hour and a half to drive to Sartene from Ajaccio Airport. Public parking is widely available. The best place to leave your car is in the car park at the south of the town: from here you can enjoy sweeping views towards the Valinco Gulf and the mountains.
Prices subject to change