Fly - from the UK you can only fly direct during the summer season (June to late Sep). The only airlines serving the island directly are Easyjet, Titan and BA. Easyjet fly on Sundays only from London Gatwick to Bastia and Ajaccio and Manchester to Bastia. Titan also fly on a Sunday from London Stansted to Calvi and Figari (in the south). BA also have a summer service from Heathrow to Figari and Corsican Places have a seasonal Bristol to Bastia flight. The alternative is to fly to Paris Orly, Nice or Marseilles and then connect with Air Corsica 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 and Ajaccio from Paris CDG with Easyjet. For visitors from other parts of Europe Air Berlin have some direct flights to Calvi with connections from many major European airports.
Ferry - two ferry lines serve the Island all year round: SNCM and Corsica Ferries. There are daytime and overnight crossings aplenty from Nice, Toulon and Marseilles to Bastia, Calvi, L’Ille Rousse, Ajaccio, Propriano and Porto-Vecchio.
Package - the main tour operator for UK visitors is Corsican Places and there is also Corsican Affair and Simpson Travel. All three 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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