Ferry to Corsica


Ferries are one of the most popular modes of transport to Corsica, especially for travellers with their own car. However, you can also use the boats without a car.

How much do tickets cost on each route? What companies sail to Corsica and how long does the cruise take? Read in this chapter.

Where to buy a ferry ticket?

When travelling to Corsica, you will use many companies running different routes. The easiest way to compare them all is via the directferries.com search engine, where you can buy your ticket directly.

Buy a ferry ticket

We recommend buying online, especially when travelling by car in the summer, when last-minute bookings may be sold out.

Corsica is mostly served by ferry companies Corsica Ferries, Corsica Linea, Moby Lines, La Méridionale, Ichnusa Lines.

How much do ferries to Corsica cost?

Boat prices vary according to the specific route, but also according to the time of booking. Boat tickets work a bit like airline tickets, and as availability increases, so do prices.

On average, the cheapest ferry to Corsica is from the Italian ports of Livorno or Savona.

A journey with a car and 1 passenger works out at around 90 eur, each additional passenger is already cheaper and costs between 15 eur and 20 eur. Prices are one-way, but there are no discounts for return sailings.

Promotional tickets from 75 eur are usually available on the route from Genoa.

One-way tickets for solo travellers cost from 35 eur. In addition, extra charges can be made for berths ranging from 30 eur in 4 berth cabins to 150 eur in deluxe single cabins.

The price from French ports is higher and for a car with 1 passenger starts at 130 eur.

However, the amounts are very approximate and vary by up to 50% depending on the specific itinerary, company, dates and availability.

Compare ferry prices on all routes

How long does the ferry to Corsica take?

The shortest journey is from Sardinia (about 50 minutes), but most travellers sail from the mainland.

Sailing times vary not only by route, but also by boat type and speed. In particular, some overnight services run deliberately slower to give passengers enough time to rest and to accommodate decent departure and arrival times.

The fastest routes are from Italy (Livorno and Savona) where the ferry takes between 5 and 6 hours. From France, it takes between 11 and 19 hours.

How does it work on the ferry?

Are you about to embark on your first trip on a large ferry? How does it work on these boats?

If you are travelling by car, check-in is usually 90 minutes before departure, when you drive to the large marshalling yards in the port. Through the drive-in ticket office, you pay for your ticket or show your ticket purchased online.

You will then board the ferry at the direction of the staff. Everything is very clear and well organised. Parking in the bowels and boarding can be compared to parking in an overhead garage.

If you are travelling on foot, just check in 30 minutes before departure at the ticket office.

On the ship, you leave your car behind and are free to move around all the passenger areas. If you don't pay for a stateroom, there are comfortable seats scattered throughout the ship. You can also take advantage of the seating in the dining rooms, even if you don't order anything.

Especially in the summer, many travelers take their own air mattresses on the ship and sleep on the open-air decks.

Sleeper cabins for 1 to 6 people with showers are always available. However, you have to pay extra for these and they cost from 30 to 120 eur depending on the level of luxury.

The ferries always have restaurants, small grocery stores, sometimes casinos, bars or stages for any performances. Payment can be made in cash in euros or by credit card.

Which routes are used?

See the list of boat routes to Corsica. Prices are indicative and we list the lowest available amounts for which a ticket can be purchased. The price is for 1 car with 1 driver. Each additional passenger will increase the price from 20 eur to 30 eur.

From mainland Italy

  • Bastia – Livorno: From 86 eur, the cruise takes 4.5 to 5 hours and sails 3-4 times a day
  • Bastia – Savona: From 95 eur, the cruise takes 7 to 9 hours and sails 3-4 times a day
  • Bastia – Genova: from 75 eur, the cruise takes 9.5 hours and sails about 5 times a week (only from June to September)
  • Ile Rousse – Savona: from 90 eur, the cruise lasts 9 hours and sails approx. 1-3 times a week (only from June to September)
  • Compare and buy ferry tickets from Italy

From mainland France

  • Bastia – Marseille: from 115 eur, sailing time is 13 hours and sails 1x a day
  • Bastia – Toulon: From 96 eur, sailing time is 12 hours and sails approx. 5 times a week
  • Bastia – Nice: from 100 eur, the cruise takes 8 hours and sails about 3-4 times a week
  • Ile Rousse – Marseille: from 150 eur, the cruise lasts 13 hours and sails about 2-3 times a week
  • Ile Rousse – Nice: from 115 eur, the cruise lasts 6 hours and sails about 1-2 times a week
  • Ile Rousse – Toulon: from 95 eur, the cruise takes 8.5 hours and sails about 3-4 times a week
  • Ajaccio – Marseille: from 120 eur, the cruise takes 12.5 hours and sails about 1-2 times a day
  • Ajaccio – Toulon: from 85 eur, the cruise takes 11.5 hours and sails approx. 1-3 times a day
  • Porto Vecchio – Marseille: from 130 eur, the cruise takes 14 hours and sails approx. 2-3 times a week
  • Porto Vecchio – Toulon: from 125 eur, the cruise takes 17 hours and sails approx. 2-3 times a week
  • Propriano – Marseille: from 160 eur, the cruise takes 13.5 hours and sails about 3-4 times a week
  • Compare and buy ferry tickets from France

From Sardinia

From the island of Elba

Map of ferries to Corsica

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