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How to get from Bastia Airport to City Centre

Located at the northern peak of Corsica, Bastia is a truly magical city. With its rugged Mediterranean landscapes packed with myrtle and strawberry trees, vineyards, turquoise sea and white sandy beaches, Bastia is an incredible holiday destination for all.

When travelling to the stunning city, you will be landing at Bastia Poretta International Airport, and there are two transportation options to reach Bastia city centre from there; you can take a taxi or the airport shuttle. Taking a taxi or private transfer from Bastia airport to Bastia city centre is always the best option, as taxis are safe, reliable and provide 24/7 door-to-door transportation, getting you to your hotel Downtown in just 25 minutes. Alternatively, a more cost-savvy option would be to take the airport shuttle bus. The shuttle is direct and takes 35 minutes to reach the Bastia train station.

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Comparison of the options

Taxi €40 25min 24/7
Bus €20 35min 05:00–23:50

How to get from Bastia Airport to City Centre by taxi

Taking a Bastia airport taxi is always the best option when arriving in the city. Taxis are reliable and provide easy door-to-door transportation in the comfort of a private vehicle. Your trip from Bastia airport to the city centre should take just under 25 minutes.

Taxi fare from Bastia airport to the city centre

Different taxi companies operate in and around Corsica, using a taximeter to calculate their fares. However, it is important to keep in mind that a 20% surcharge will be added to your end fare when travelling from 19:00 to 07:00 and on Sundays and public holidays. You can expect to pay around €40 for your 25-minute journey into Downtown Bastia.

Nevertheless, if you want to travel at a competitive, set rate with no hidden fees, it is recommended to pre-book your Bastia airport to City transfer with Welcome Pickups.



Trip Duration

25 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Bastia International Airport.

Where do I get a taxi from?

You can find Bastia Poretta airport’s official taxi ranks outside the arrival halls.


Taking a taxi from Bastia airport to the city is the easiest and most reliable way to travel. Taxis are available 24/7 and provide safe and comfortable door-to-door transfers – even more so if you’re travelling late at night, with children or with heavy luggage.

Editor’s Note

Please note that most taxis don't accept credit card payments; asking your driver before starting the journey is best.

Useful Tips

Tipping your taxi driver in Bastia is not mandatory, although it is appreciated. Most travellers round up their end fare or leave a 5 to 10% tip.
It is recommended to ask your driver for a price estimate before starting your trip to avoid surprises.
Ensure your taxi driver has turned on and reset their taximeter before starting your journey to Bastia city centre.

How to get from Bastia Airport to the Centre by shuttle bus

An excellent option for solo travellers or travellers on a budget is to take the shuttle bus from Bastia airport to the city centre. The bus only takes 10 additional minutes and is direct from the airport to Bastia’s train station.

How much is a shuttle bus ticket from Bastia airport to the city centre?

A one-way ticket on the Bastia airport bus costs €10. You can purchase your ticket directly on the shuttle with the driver.



Trip Duration

35 Min.

The airport shuttle bus runs every 40 minutes.

Value for Money

The bus is available daily from 05:00 to 23:50.

Where do I get the bus from?

You can easily find the Bastia airport shuttle bus at the bus stop outside the arrival halls.


Taking the shuttle bus from Bastia airport to the city centre is a great alternative for solo travellers or those on a budget. The shuttles are direct, and the waiting time is moderate. Although, if you are travelling in a group of up to 4 people, taking a taxi is the same price without the hassle.


Editor’s Note

Please be aware the shuttle bus times can vary slightly, depending on traffic conditions.

Useful Tips

If you are taking the shuttle from Bastia to the airport, the bus stop can be found at Bastia Prefecture at the Square du Maréchal Leclerc near the train station.
The bus vehicles are large and comfortable and provide ample luggage storage space.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Bastia airport to Bastia?

There are two transportation options when travelling from Bastia airport to the centre of Bastia; you can take a taxi or a private transfer which takes 25 minutes, or the airport shuttle bus, which takes 35 minutes.

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

Taxis in Bastia calculate their fares using a taximeter based on the time and distance travelled and the time and day of the week. You can expect to pay around €40 for your trip from Bastia airport to Bastia city centre.

What’s the distance between Bastia airport and the centre of Bastia?

Bastia Poretta airport is located 21 km from Bastia city centre, taking 25 minutes to reach by taxi or car.

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