Fly - from the UK you can only fly direct during the summer season on Sundays. Airlines serving the island directly from the UK are Easyjet, Flybe, Titan and BA. Easyjet fly from London Gatwick to Bastia, Ajaccio and Figari. They also fly from Manchester to Bastia. There are charter services from London Stansted or Manchester to Calvi, Bristol to Bastia and a BA service from Heathrow to Figari (note - some of the Corsican Places flights include bike carriage). Flybe have seasonal services from Birmingham and Southampton to Bastia. Just Corsica and Corsican Places have a good summaries on their websites.
The alternative at other times of the year (or Mon-Sat during the summer) 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.
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 vehicles, bikes and foot passengers. All routes and lines can also be booked at ferry
NOTE - THERE IS NO LONGER ANY FERRY SERVICE TO CALVI
Package - the main tour operator for UK visitors is Corsican Places, Just Corsica 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.
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