Ajaccio, France

Corsica: an island with a large marina, a rich history featuring Napoleon Bonaparte and an abundance of spring flowers.

Book your ticket to Ajaccio, the picturesque capital city of the island of Corsica! Its attractive large marina and pretty bays are reminiscent of the Côte d’Azur. You will certainly enjoy your time here! Go to the city centre for some history. The city is the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte. He is very important for the island and this is evident everywhere. There are museums, statues and even street names dedicated to him throughout the city.

Fly to ‘Île de Beauté’

Ajaccio is a good place from which to visit other parts of the islands. Put on good hiking boots as the island has several mountainous areas. The highest mountain, Monte Cinto, is over 2,700 metres high! Discover why the island is also called the ‘Île de Beauté’. This is naturally because of its beautiful scenery with trees, brush and meadows. In spring these are all in full bloom!

Practical information

Transport to/from the airport

Ajaccio Airport is located about 7 km from the city centre. You can travel to/from the airport by taxi or bus.
  • Taxi

    The taxis are ready to bring you to your destination upon your arrival. It is a 15-minute drive to the centre of Ajaccio.
  • Bus

    It takes about 20 minutes to get to the city of Ajaccio by bus.

Transport in the city/region

Travel anywhere within Ajaccio:
  • Bus

    The bus is the perfect mode of transport for exploring the city of Ajaccio. Note: the times are often irregular.
  • Train

    Do you want to travel to the region around Ajaccio? The train station is located in the centre of Ajaccio. The trains will bring you to your destination quickly and conveniently.
  • Taxi

    You can hail a taxi anywhere in Ajaccio. You can also go to the taxi ranks, which are often located at train stations.

Passport and visa

You need a valid passport or identity card.

Time zone

GMT +1 (summer time +2) 
There is no time difference between Ajaccio and the Netherlands.


The currency used in Ajaccio is the Euro (EUR).

Duration of flight

The flight to Ajaccio lasts approximately one and a half hours. The outbound and inbound flights may be shorter if the wind direction is favourable.

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