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    Car hire at Bastia Airport – Uncover Corsica

    Bastia Poretta International Airport is one of four airports located on the French Island of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea. It is in the northeastern half of the island and serves the city of Bastia. Due to its prime location, many passengers opt for a car hire at Bastia Airport for their onward journey. From its arid landscapes to it rugged coastline and pristine waters, Corsica is one of the most visited islands in the Mediterranean. The island’s historical and cultural richness has produced such iconic figures, such as Napoleon, where even his family house can be visited.

    Auto Europe has more than 65 years of international car hire industry experience. Through our trusted long-term partners, we provide great car rental rates and convenient locations. With an ever-growing fleet of vehicles in which to choose from, customers are guaranteed to find the right vehicle for their needs. Along with car hire, we also rent our luxury cars, motorhomes and provide a transfer service. All our members get a regular discount on their rentals, plus access to promotions and freebies. Contact our reservation team today on +44 123 3225 114 to find out more. You may also be interested in reading our car hire reviews in Bastia to see what previous customers have said about their rentals with us.

    Airport Information

    Bastia Poretta Airport is in Lucciana, 11 miles southeast of Bastia and serves the French island of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea. The airport consists of one terminal and one asphalt runway, and provides air routes across the European continent, to major cities such as Frankfurt, Brussels, London, Madrid, Lyon and many more. Annually the airport welcomes just over 1.5 million passengers to the island.

    Bastia Porreta Airport (BIA)
    Address: Route de l'aéroport, Lucciana, France 20290
    Telephone: +33 (0)4 95 54 54 54
    Airlines operating at Bastia Airport: Seasonal flights operate out of this airport with both national and low-cost airlines present, these include Air France, Air Corsica, Iberia, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air Shuttle, British Airways, Easyget, Eurowings and more.

    Where to pick up my car hire at Bastia Airport

    As the islands main airport, all the major car hire companies are represented here, such as Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt – to name but a few. A car hire at Bastia Airport is not only a convenient choice, but a shrewd financial one too, with great rates on rentals and regular promotions, one can’t help but make great savings. All the car hire desks are located within the Arrivals area, next to the baggage reclaim zone.

    Your car supplier is noted on the car rental voucher that was sent to you. You should have this ready before arriving at the desk, together with your identification, a valid full driving licence (incl. International Driving Permit, if required), and a credit card. The credit card must be in the main driver’s name and contain enough funds for a security deposit to be held on it. The security deposit will be released back onto the same credit card once the vehicle has been returned and it is confirmed to be in the same condition as when it left. It is therefore important that you inspect and take photographic or video evidence of the car during pick-up.

    Car hire operating hours

    Avis at Bastia Airport Avis at Bastia Airport
    Airport Arrivals Hall,
    Lucciana, France 20290

    +33 (0)4 95 54 55 46
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Sun 7am-11:30pm
    Europcar at Bastia Airport Europcar at Bastia Airport
    Airport Arrivals Hall,
    Lucciana, France 20290

    +33 (0)4 95 30 09 50
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Sun 8am-11pm
    Hertz at Bastia Airport Hertz at Bastia Airport
    Airport Arrivals Hall,
    Lucciana, France 20290

    +33 (0)4 95 30 05 00
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Sun 7am-12am
    Sixt at Bastia Airport Sixt at Bastia Airport
    Airport Arrivals Hall,
    Lucciana, France 20290

    +33 (0)8 20 00 74 98
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Sun 7:30am-11:30pm


    The airport consists of one main terminal that contains all the necessary services and facilities required for a secure and safe journey. The terminal caters to both departing and arrival guests, and includes a lounge, arrivals hall, baggage reclaim, security screening and passport control. Seasonal flights operate out of this airport with links across Europe to places such as London, Madrid, Lyon and more. The airport served as an airbase for the US Air Force in 1944 during World War II, becoming a civil entity after the war.

    Airport Facilities

    Bastia Airport although small by comparison to other airports, still contains all the facilities you would expect for a pleasant journey. Along with the standard airport services, Bastia Airport also has an information desk, a lost & found office, a nursery, a letterbox, various ATM cash points, vending machines, a first aid office, rest rooms and Wi-Fi access with mobile charging bays. Guests can further benefit from various bars, eateries and stores – including a duty-free shop.

    How to get to and from Bastia Airport

    There is an airport shuttle bus that takes passengers into Bastia in 25-minutes. This is often the most used route into the city. Alternatively, official taxis can be used to get you to where you want to go. A taxi rank is located outside the airport arrivals terminal. All official taxis are metred and have a taxi sign upon their roof. A train service operates out of Bastia to other parts of Corsica. It also links to the other airports in Calvi and Ajaccio. For some, island driving can be worrisome – if that applies to you, have a read of the French road rules and regulations section to find out more on driving in Corsica. This should help you get familiar with the rules before you rent a car at Bastia Airport. The island has a good network of roads that link all the major towns and cities. Roads will take you easily from Macinaggio to Corte, Porto-Vecchio, Figari and Bonifacio, amongst others.

    Parking Tips

    Bastia Airport has a total of four car parks – P1, P2, P3 and P4. Car park P1 is for commercial use and is where your car rental at Bastia Airport will be. P2 car park is for long-term parking but only a short walk away from the terminal. P3 is dedicated for those wishing a more exclusive parking experience. This car park is also used by regular travellers who have opened for a special airport parking pass. Lastly, the P4 car park is again for regular travellers with an airport parking pass, and for long-term parking. Drop-off zones are located outside the terminal building, allowing you to drop off and pick-up passengers without the need to enter a car park.

    Parking in Bastia itself and generally on the island isn’t a problem. There is plenty of on-street parking opportunities. In the city centre and port area it can become more problematic. Car parks exist and are often a safer alternative to parking on the street. Some areas of Corsica have narrow winding roads, which can be problematic to park on, so care should be taken. Make sure you consult all the parking restrictions for the road before leaving your car.

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