Travelling by ferry you will have the possibility of taking your car/motorbike/camper with you and thus be completely autonomous on the island.
From Italy, ferries to Corsica depart from the ports of Genoa, Savona, Livorno and Piombino with destination Bastia. In summer, there are also departures from Portoferraio (on the island of Elba) and from Sardinia from the ports of Golfo Aranci, Porto Torres and Santa Teresa di Gallura with destination Bonifacio.
The main ferry companies connecting Corsica with France and Italy are Corsica Ferries, Moby Lines and La Meridionale. Together they offer more than 22 daily connections and 28 weekly trips to Corsica. Connections operate all year round and obviously increase during the summer months.
If you are wondering which one to choose, you should know that the choice will depend mainly on which port of departure is most convenient for you and the offer you are able to take advantage of. In fact, you will book the ferry that costs the least, as all companies are equivalent, some more, some less, in terms of the quality of services on board.
The journey time varies depending on the port of departure and the type of vessel. Corsica can be reached by both day and night connections.
From mainland France, the shortest journey is by the Nice – Ile Rousse ferry, which takes less than 6 hours with Corsica Ferries. The quickest connections are the Nice – Ajaccio (6h 45 min) and Toulon – Ajaccio (7h 15 min).
The shortest journey fromItaly, on the other hand, is the day trip from Piombino to Bastia, which takes about 2 hours 45 minutes by high-speed ship. The fastest connections, again to Bastia, are those from Livorno (3 hours) and Genoa/Savona (5 hours). Travelling by night crossing, the journey time varies from 7 to 10 hours.
Clearly, ferries from Sardinia are faster due to the shorter distance, from Santa Teresa di Gallura to Bonifacio for example only takes 1 hour.
Given the seasonality of the destination, it is advisable to book your place well in advance, especially if you want a cabin in the best seats during the high season.
Fares vary greatly depending not only on the period but also on whether or not you are carrying a car. The basic price is for a seat, but a cabin or comfort seat supplement can be added for night crossings. Of course, there are reductions for families and children.
There are weekly low season days when you can take advantage of discounts and promotions.
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