Car Hire at Calvi Airport
This information is correct as of August 2015
Whether you want to keep it low key in Ajaccio, dive in to the glamorous nightlife of Calvi or wander the rambling streets of Bastia, you can find the best car hire at Calvi Airport with Skyscanner.
Where to hire a car at Calvi Airport
There are three car hire companies with desks at Calvi Airport: Avis, Citer and Europecar. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.
Petrol stations near Calvi Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
The nearest petrol station to Calvi Airport is a BP garage which is 11 minutes drive away. Head south from the airpot on to the D81, exiting for the N197. Stay on the right and the petrol station will be on the left hand side.
Driving around Calvi Airport
Calvi Airport is well connected to the region’s main roads. The major road that leads from the airport us the N197 that heads east of Calvi along the coast then south to Peidigriggio and connects up to the N193 that goes further south to Casanova and all the way down to the south east coastal town of Ajaccio.
Getting to your destination
We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Calvi Airport.
Surrounded by snowcapped mountains and breathtaking seaside, Ajaccio has a run-down but well loved Old Town that hides a multitude of lovely restaurants and relaxing cafes not to mention spectacular views out across the bay. Ajaccio is Corsica’s cultural hub and also the home of Napoleon whose legacy lives on in the family home; now the Maison Bonaparte Museum. Slip into side streets to sample delicious delicacies in friendly local bistros before a seaside sundowner by the bay.
Ajaccio is just under three hours drive from Calvi Airport. Get on to the D81 from the airport and merge with the N197. Take the exit onto Route de Calvi and continue on to the N1197. Continue straight on to the N193 coming off at the exit for the D111A following signs to Ajaccio.
Quintessentially Corsican, Bastia’s aging charm is particularly visible in its Old Quarter, Terra Vecchia, where rambling streets and endearing ramshackle architecture is studded with leafy squares and cosy cafes. There are two shopping streets n which to browse for bargains while the marina is a blue canvas of bobbing boats glistening in the sunshine.
Bastia is located just under two hours by car from Calvi Airport. Take the D81 from the airport and merge with the N197. Continue on to the N1197 exiting for the N193. Take the exit on to the D10 and follow signs for Bastia.
Calvi viewed from the sea is a sight for sore eyes. Its citadel perched high on a rocky outcrop towers over the dazzling blue water and the vibrant terracotta tiled rooftops of the city below. White boats glisten in Calvi’s port while a majestic line of mountains create a dramatic backdrop to this oasis of pleasure. Calvi is all about glamour from its restaurants and wine bars to its elegant cafes and boutique shops. Home to the French Foreign Legion’s parachute regiment, an immaculate Legionnaires is a common sight in Calvi, adding to the town’s allure. By night, the citadel shimmers with light and the town’s buzzing nightlife gets into full swing.
It takes just 13 minutes to reach Calvi from the airport. Take the D81 from the airport and exit onto the N197. Stay on the right and follow signs to the centre.
The cheapest car park is opposite the Super U supermarket and costs €2 per day. There is a car park at the citadel which costs €5.00 24 hours. Some hotels in Calvi offer free car parking.
Prices subject to change