A spotlight on Bastia and Cap Corse
A forty minute plane ride from Nice to Bastia, a small jump over the Mediterranean, and just like that you’re in a whole new world. Welcome to Corsica! An authentic Corsica with its own unique character that's beyond compare. Your direct Nice-Bastia flight drops you straight in, right at the foot of Saint-Nicolas Place, the wild slopes of Cap Corse, the Patrimonio vineyards or the Castagniccia forests, a road trip to Pietrosu.
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Your Nice-Bastia direct flight
To cross the Mediterranean, hop aboard the Nice-Bastia flight operated by Air Corsica, Corsica’s regional airline. At Nice Airport all departures for Bastia, as for all island destinations, fly out of Terminal 2.
But even if your flight is short, you’ll need to give yourself time! Avoid the stress of security screenings by giving yourself a bit of extra time before your flight by arriving at the airport at least one hour before departure. Leave a little more time if you need to collect your ticket or check your bags at the Air Corsica counter.
Departure airport Nice Côte d’Azur Airport Departure terminal Terminal 2 Arrival airport Bastia-Poretta Airport
Arriving in Bastia
Upon the arrival of your Nice-Bastia flight, you’ll be able to get to the centre of the Northern Corsica prefecture easily. Located just 20 kilometres south of the city, the Poretta Airport offers:
- a shuttle service. Just 25 minutes will take you to the station at the heart of the city. One to two departures every hour.
- taxis. You’ll find a taxi stand just in front of the Arrivals Hall. A taxi to Bastia centre costs a bit less than €50. Rates are higher at night (from 7 pm) and on Sundays and bank holidays.
- hire cars. Seven companies have counters in the Arrivals Hall of the airport.
What to do in
Bastia and its surroundings don’t offer the same tropical paradise as Southern Corsica. Here you’ll find a rougher, more mysterious landscape, and fewer luxury resorts. But that’s why people come here: for its simplicity, authenticity, and to discover its beauty for themselves! And you can start in Bastia itself, by wandering through its narrow streets and alleyways behind the ramparts of this fortified city. Wherever you go next - be it neighbouring villages or one of the many hiking trails that weave their way through the maquis - your efforts will be well-rewarded by breath-taking views.
Regular flights Nice - Bastia BIA
Flights per day :
- Mon 3
- Tue 3
- Wed 3
- Thu 3
- Fri 3
- Sat 2
- Sun 2
Frequently asked questions
How long does a Nice-Bastia flight take?
The average flight time between Nice and Bastia is 45 minutes.
Which airlines provide Nice-Bastia direct flights?
Flights to Corsica are operated by Air Corsica.
How many Nice-Bastia flights are there per week?
During the high season, Air Corsica offers 19 flights to Bastia. And during winter they continue to offer 17 flights per week.
How much does a Nice-Bastia flight cost?
The lowest price for a Nice-Bastia return ticket based on prices from the last 90 days is 77€
What is the best time of year to visit Bastia?
It depends on what you’re looking for! Are you looking to spend time on the beautiful beaches of Cap Corse and in the festive atmosphere of Saint-Florent, checking out some good music while you’re at it? Summer is the time for you: it's festival season, with Guitar Nights in Patrimonio, Piano Nights in Erbalunga, and more to be found from Porto Latino to Saint-Florent and beyond! Are you more of a hiker, and the thought of a long hike through the Cap Course maquis gets you as excited as ending it with a figatellu cooked over a wood fire? Then you’ve got a choice to make: spring or autumn? Are you most interested in Corsican cuisine, sampling local charcuteries and wines when they're at their peak, and visiting Bastia in milder weather? Then winter is for you.