A Nice-Bastia flight

right into the heart of history

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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Ideal For

  • Family
  • Couple
  • With friends
  • Alone
La citadelle de Bastia en Corse au bord de l'eau
Les côtes de la Corse et ses tours Gênoises
  • Useful information for your trip to Bastia

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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 airportNice Côte d’Azur Airport
    Departure terminalTerminal 2
    Arrival airportBastia-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 ?

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.

Le vieux port de Bastia ses bateaux de pécheurs et de plaisance
  • Visit Bastia for a weekend or longer

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    Feeling restless and have a few days off? Don’t feel like taking a long trip, but desperate for a nice getaway? Do you like nature and good food? Bastia is the place for you! Whether you go with family, friends, or a special someone, a holiday here can only be a success. Northern Corsica is much to offer visitors.
    Its scenery: From the weathered façades of the Bastia citadel to weather-beaten fishing huts, from hilltop villages to Genoese towers that enchant visitors with their raw beauty. And so what if the stones sometimes show their years? It only serves to make them more interesting, more moving.
    Its landscapes: Cap Corse is full of surprises: a little-known but beautiful beach stumbled upon by accident, a hilltop with a view over the sea that goes on for miles, a forgotten tower in the middle of the maquis...
    And then there's the food. Do we even need to tell you about the inimitable flavour of Corsican charcuterie? To praise the work of Patrimonio winemakers and the bouquets of their rosé and Muscat wines? To make your mouth water with promises of freshly caught fish, grilled lobster, steaming bowls of polenta and melt-in-your-mouth fiadone? No, the Island of Beauty is well-known for its gastronomy and love of food.

  • The top 10 things to do in and around Bastia

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    • Take the time to walk around Bastia and absorb the charms of the old city, the citadel, the cathedral and ancient port, or relax on some of the many restaurant terraces - a pastime enjoyed by locals and tourists alike.
    • Don’t miss the Palais de Gouverneurs (Governor’s Palace). This Genoese castle is six centuries old and is today home to the Mastia Museum of History. Each year in June, the Creazione is held here, the Mediterranean fashion and design festival.
    • Head to Place Saint-Nicolas and sample a Cap Corse in the heart of Bastia. Have you fallen in love with this wine-based cinchona and plant aperitif yet? Just a few steps will take you to the Art Déco boutique where it’s made: the Mattei distillery. A truly local institution!
    • The Place Saint-Nicolas also plays host to the Sunday food market and flea market. You’ll find another market at the Place de l’Hôtel de Ville. But how do you choose the best cheese and charcuterie? With your ears! If the person in front of you is speaking with a Corsican accent, follow their lead!
    • Travel the ‘route des vins’ and discover the full-bodied reds and fresh rosés of the Patrimonio AOP (PDO in English, or Protected Designation of Origin), and the sweet gourmet whites of the Muscat-du-Cap-Corse AOP.

Regular flights Nice - Bastia BIA

Nice → Bastia BIA

from 75

Flights per week, From April to October

Flights per day :

  • Mon 3
  • Tue 3
  • Wed 3
  • Thu 4
  • Fri 4
  • Sat 4
  • Sun 3

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 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 75

  • 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.

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