Getting here - updated July 2023
Fly - most of the direct flights from the UK tend to be at the weekends only between May and October. Airlines serving the island directly from the UK are Easyjet and BA. Easyjet fly from London Gatwick to Bastia (sat & tues), Calvi on (weds & sun) and Figari (sun & thurs). There is BA service from Heathrow to Bastia and Figari. Corsican Places have a very good summary on their website which also shows details of their dedicated Stansted - Calvi sunday flight. I’m not aware of any flights from the regional airports at the moment.
The alternative at other times of the year (or on some summer weekdays) is to fly to Paris Orly, Nice or Marseilles and then connect with Air Corsica (can also be booked via Air France) to any of the island’s airports. Connections vary by day of the week and time of year. It is also possible to fly to Bastia, Ajaccio and Figari from Paris CDG with Easyjet and again with Easyjet from Geneva.
Ferry - three ferry lines serve the Island all year round: Corsica Linea (formerly SNCM), La Méridionale and Corsica Ferries. There are daytime and overnight crossings aplenty from Nice, Toulon and Marseilles to Bastia, L’ile Rousse, Ajaccio, Propriano and Porto-Vecchio. If planning a tour note that you can arrive at and depart from different ports. All services carry cars, vans, campers, scooters, motorbikes, bicycles, foot passengers as well as cats and dogs!.
NOTE - THERE IS NO LONGER ANY FERRY SERVICE TO CALVI
Package - the main tour operator for UK visitors is Corsican Places and there is also Simpson Travel. Both offer a range of villas and/or hotels at the coast and inland throughout the island.
Accommodation - there is plenty of accommodation to be had from hotels, gites, villas, camping and chambres d'hote (B&B). Being a holiday island it's best to make some plans both in the high season because it's busy, as well as outside this time because there's so much less on offer. If you are making your own plans then the Visit Corsica website is a good place to start.