Car Hire Bastia Poretta Airport
Address & Contact DetailsAeroport De Poretta, Borgo, 20290. Tel: 0495545546
Bastia Poretta Airport car hireWe make car rental easy, because we know you can’t wait to feel the freedom of the road and get the very most out of your stay. Wherever your travels take you, the keys are waiting for you to unlock the world.
Avis have rental stations at Ajaccio, Figari and Calvi as well as at Bastia Airport - so you can pick up your rental car from one location and drop it off at another, if you so desire.
Plan your trip from Bastia Poretta AirportThe town of Bastia is less than 30 minutes drive from the airport via the N193.
Bastia is a bustling city with a busy old port and is famous for its wines. The vieux port is a beautiful place to hang out, soak up the atmosphere and sample some delicious local delicacies in the many cafes and restaurants.
Visit the 15th Century Cathédrale Ste-Marie, one of the town's prettiest churches. You’ll find baroque style and detailed decoration as well as fine works of art from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Learn more about Corsican history in the Musée de Bastia (History Museum of Bastia). On display is folk art and collections representing Corsica’s economic history.
Road trips from BastiaAs transport options on Corsica are limited, the best way to explore this beautiful Mediterranean island is by car. Corsica is mountainous and driving along the narrow coastal roads is an exhilarating and spectacular experience. There are many hidden corners of the island that can only be reached by car/bike - including remote villages and coastal towns.
Stop off and enjoy the numerous hiking trails and, if you’re feeling brave, take on the challenging GR 20 path that runs across the island and is known as one of Europe’s finest mountain treks. For the less adventurous, drive to one of Corsica’s diverse beaches. Boasting everything from tranquil bays to busier town beaches there are nearly 200 beaches to visit.
The vibrant port town of Ajaccio is a 3 hour drive from Bastia, and the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte. The Musée des Beaux-Arts was created by Napoleon’s uncle and displays France’s largest collection of Italian paintings outside of the Louvre, including work from Botticelli and Bellini.
The first thing you’ll notice about Bonifacio are the old houses balancing precariously along the cliff edge above a harbour. The port is a great place to eat, shop and admire the grand boats moored there. Explore the maze of streets in the Old Town and visit the Church of Saint-Dominique and Sainte-Marie-Majeure. Follow the stone ‘Staircase of the King of Aragon’, from the Old Town down to the sea.
The 'Lady of Bonificio', is the oldest human skeleton ever found on Corsica, dated back to around 6750 BC.
Driving rules in FranceWhich side of the road?
In France, please drive on the right side of the road.
Country driving laws
- Mobile phones may only be used with a hands-free device. Do not use headphones or earpieces
- In towns and rural areas, on minor roads and where there is no clear indication of right of way, it may be prudent to give way to traffic coming from the right (“priorité a droite”)
- Bus lanes are reserved exclusively for buses, taxis and bicycles
- It is recommended that drivers use dipped headlights at all times
All speed signs will be in km/h.
For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailer:
- Urban areas: 50 km/h (31 mph)
- Rural areas: 90 km/h (55 mph)
- 4-lane expressways (rural areas): 110 km/h (68 mph)
- Motorways: 130 km/h (80 mph)
Unless indicated by road signs.
Be aware of changes to speed limits displayed on road signs due to adverse weather conditions
Child safety / Seatbelt laws
- It is compulsory for the driver and all passengers to wear a seatbelt
- Children aged under 10 and weighing less than 36kg must be seated in appropriate child restraint
- Children weighing up to 9 kg must travel in a rear-facing car seat, in the back of the car only
Please note - It is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.
This road rules information is for provided for general guidance only. We endeavour to keep the information up to date and accurate, but any reliance you place on this information is at your own risk.