The Nice Bastia ferry route connects France with Corsica. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Corsica Sardinia Ferries. The crossing operates up to 8 times each week with sailing durations from around 5 hours.
Nice Bastia sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.
Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Nice Bastia route is a car and 2 passengers.
"Midnight sailing to corsica"
We've always watched the distinctive yellow and blue Corsica ferries travel into port and so this year we extended our holiday by spending a few days in the south of France before catching the midnight ferry to Bastia. It was fun! The cabin was clean, comfortable and spacious and we slept well. The only drawback is that the cabins have to be vacated before dawn, in good time for the crew to prepare them for the next passengers, so it's a short night. We travelled as foot passengers, which meant that the cost, even including the cabin, was low. I would definitely do it again.
'Gillian' travelled Nice Bastia with Corsica Sardinia Ferries on Mega ExpressRead More Read Less
It was a great trip and would consider repeating if I was visiting Corsica again. The only thing I would perhaps change is that I wouldn't pay to reserve seats. We did but then spent the trip sunning ourselves or in one of the dining areas, playing scrabble. With a decent choice, the food was ok.
'Paul' travelled Nice Bastia with Corsica Sardinia Ferries on Mega Express FourRead More Read Less
On time, well organised, avoided chaos from so many comings and goings
'George' travelled Nice Bastia with Corsica Sardinia Ferries on Mega Express FiveRead More Read Less
We hired a cabin for both the outward journey (overnight) and the return (daytime) The were comfortable, clean and we were able to sleep. We are planning to return to Corsica next year and plan to use the same ferry company again
'Richard' travelled Nice Bastia with Corsica Sardinia Ferries on Corsica VictoriaRead More Read Less
The French city of Nice is located on the south east coast of the country and lies on the Mediterranean Sea coast. It is the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur region's second largest city, after Marseille. Over recent years the city has been experiencing an economic, cultural, artistic and architectural revolution. For centuries, however, Nice has been a popular destination for tourists and is within driving distance to other tourist destinations in the region including Cannes, Antibes and Villefrance-sur-Mer. The city caters for the high end traveller, with a number of luxury hotels mainly located around the Promenade des Anglais, down to the most price sensitive, with an equally good selection of backpacker hostels and cheaper hotels. The villas of Nice have never been more popular, with the most exclusive having the best views of the French Riviera coastline, with others looking inland towards the surrounding hills and vineyards.
In the heart of the city is the port which provides ferry connections to Corsica, Calvi, Bastia, Ajaccio and Ile Rousse. Passenger facilities at the port's two terminals include a tourist information office, car parking, showers, toilets, public telephones and a baby changing area.
The city of Bastia is located on Corsica's east coast and faces Italy with views out to the Tuscan Archipelago, and is the second largest city on Corsica. To the north of Bastia is le Cap Corse which is a peninsular dotted with Genoese Towers and a large nature reserve that is popular with hikers. The town's history, like many in Corsica, begins with the Genoese who ruled Corsica from the 14th century. In the south of the town, the Old Port (Vieux Port) is a popular spot to take a stroll and to see the town's jaded buildings clustered around the fishing port, which are not dissimilar to those you might expect to find in Venice. From the port, a stroll through the Romieu garden will take you to the citadel above the port, which is actually the original Genoese town that was protected by defensive walls, added during the 15th century, and includes the Porte Louis XVI through which you enter the citadel.
The ferry Port of Bastia links the city to France (Marseille, Nice and Toulon) and Italy (Genoa, La Spezzia, Livorno, Piombino, Savona, Portoferraio).