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How to Get from Ajaccio Airport to Ajaccio City Centre

Located in Corsica’s capital, Ajaccio Airport receives international flights all year long, making it the busiest airport on the island. Besides renting a car, there are two ways to make your way from Ajaccio Airport to the city centre; either by taxi or by bus. Booking your Ajaccio airport taxi in advance is the fastest and most convenient transportation option as in about 15 minutes it will take you directly to your hotel or apartment. A more budget-friendly alternative is taking the airport shuttle bus, which runs multiple times daily and will reach the train station in the city centre in about 20 minutes.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €25 15min 24/7
Bus €20 20min 05:20–23:20

How to get from Ajaccio Airport to the city centre by taxi

Getting from Ajaccio Airport to the city centre by taxi is a convenient option no matter what time your flight arrives. You can take a taxi from the rank or you can pre-book your Ajaccio Airport taxi and avoid waiting in line. The journey takes only about 15 minutes in light traffic so you’ll reach your hotel or apartment quickly and comfortably.

Taxi fare from Ajaccio Airport to Ajaccio city centre

Airport taxis in Ajaccio are regulated by the state; there is a set per kilometre rate and the price is calculated using a taximeter that all taxis must use for the entire ride. The price for a standard taxi for up to 4 passengers is about €25 during the daytime and €33 during the nighttime or on public holidays.

Cost

€25

Trip Duration

15 min

*Prices may vary unless you book a taxi in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Ajaccio Airport.

Where do I get a taxi from?

If you choose to take a taxi from the rank at Ajaccio Airport, make sure it’s an official taxi. There are taxis available 24/7 on the arrivals level, in front of the main terminal.

Convenience

If you’re looking for the fastest and most convenient transportation option to get from Ajaccio Airport to the city centre, then you should definitely opt for taking an airport taxi. Better yet, book your Ajaccio Airport taxi in advance to ensure a fixed rate and avoid waiting in line with the rest of the travellers arriving at the same time as you. You’ll arrive at your destination in comfort, instead of getting crammed in a crowded bus during the summer.

Editor’s Note

Taking an Ajaccio airport taxi is the best transportation option for families or larger groups. It's much more comfortable than taking the bus and all things considered, it's a great value for money choice compared to taking the bus.

Useful Tips

Once you enter the taxi, make sure that the taximeter is set to the base fare of €1.95 and that it stays on for the whole ride.
Not all taxi drivers in Ajaccio speak English so make sure to write down your address or any other important information in French.
There is a lower rate/km if you take a round trip instead of a one-way trip.
Tipping the taxi driver is entirely up to your discretion but is highly appreciated.
At the end of the ride, ask the driver for the receipt in case you leave any personal items behind or face any issues.

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Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Ajaccio. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

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Prices

DAYTIME
€31.0
NIGHTTIME
€37.0
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

PRICES FOR

Sedan Car

4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage

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How to get from Ajaccio Airport to the city centre by bus

Getting from Ajaccio Airport to Ajaccio city centre by bus is the only public transport option to reach the city. Bus line 8 runs multiple times per day all year long and the journey takes about 20 minutes in light traffic.

How much is the bus from Ajaccio Airport to Ajaccio city centre?

A single ticket for the shuttle bus from Ajaccio Airport to the city centre costs €10 if you purchase it onboard. You can get a ticket for €8 if you purchase it online in advance; in that case, you can use the same ticket to board other bus lines operated by the same company.

Cost

€10

Trip Duration

20 min

The price is for a single ticket bought on the bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

There is a bus available every hour from 05:20 until 23:20 during high season but make sure to check the latest timetable.

Where do I get the bus from?

The airport bus departs from the arrivals level at Ajaccio Airport’s main terminal; if you follow the signs after you reach the exit, you should have no trouble locating it.

Convenience

The airport shuttle bus is a cheaper alternative to taking a taxi, especially if you’re travelling alone. Bus line 8 runs multiple times per day, all year long, but the timetable changes between high and low season so if you’re in a hurry it’s best to have a look at the scheduled departures beforehand.

Editor’s Note

Taking the airport bus is a great choice if you're travelling solo as it's half the price of an airport taxi. For 2 travellers or more, the price is more or less the same, so you might as well take an airport taxi to reach your destination faster and more comfortably.

Useful Tips

Make sure to check the bus timetable online, as it changes throughout the year depending on traffic.
Children up to 5 years old can use the airport bus for free.
You can get a discount by buying an online ticket through the Muvistrada app or by sending an SMS with the word "Muvi5" to 93020.
If you purchase your ticket online, you can use it for 1 hour on other bus lines operated by the same company.

Frequently asked questions

How can I get from Ajaccio airport to the city?

If you don’t wish to drive while you’re on vacation, there are two different ways to get from Ajaccio Airport to the city. You can take either take an Ajaccio airport taxi, which will take you to directly your destination in 15 minutes or the airport shuttle bus; line 8 will take you to the central train station in about 20 minutes.

How far is Ajaccio Airport from the city centre?

Ajaccio Airport is located approximately 7 kilometres east of Ajaccio city centre. By car or by taxi, the journey takes about 15 minutes in light traffic.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Ajaccio airport to Ajaccio city centre?

In Ajaccio, taxis are required to use a taximeter for the entire ride. The cost of a standard taxi for up to 4 passengers is approximately €25 during the daytime and €33 during the nighttime. To ensure a competitive, fixed-rate and door-to-door service, you can pre-book your Ajaccio airport taxi with Welcome Pickups.

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