Passengers traveling by ferry to Ajaccio, arrive at a worth visiting charming tourist destination on the west coast of the island of Corsica in France!
Ajaccio town, the largest settlement on the island located 390 km southeast of Marseille, has become famous as it is the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte who was born in 1769. Nowadays his residence has become a museum, declared as a place of national interest and although 250 years have passed since his birth, Napoleon’s name still dominates the town. Monuments, hotels, squares and even the airport are named after the Emperor. On Place Foch, Place De Gaulle and Place d’ Austerlitz there are statues of Napoleon that show the historical importance of this small commercial port town.
The extraordinary beaches, the beauty of the streets and gardens, the various markets and the picturesque streets make the capital of Corsica a favorite destination for hundreds of tourists.
Ajaccio is one of the most convenient ports if you wish to visit Corsica from France and Sardinia, so visit our updated website and book your tickets in advance in order to organize your trip in the easiest, fastest and most economical way.
Ajaccio ferry routes
The Ajaccio ferry routes connect Nice, Toulon and Marseille in France with Corsica. Also Sardinia with Porto Torres ferry port has a direct connection with Corsica.
Car and passenger ferries provide a pleasant trip to your destination. With a quick search through our platform you can choose the accommodation type you prefer and make your reservation with the best prices and offers
- Ajaccio to Nice ferry route is usually operated once a week with a sailing duration of 7.5 hours
- Ajaccio to Porto Torres ferry duration is about 4h and the crossing operates 1 time each week
- Ajaccio to Toulon ferry operates usually daily with a duration of 6 hours and 45 minutes
- Ajaccio to Marseille ferry time depends on the shipping companies schedule and is estimated to be between 11.5 and 13.5 hours
Ajaccio ferry port
Ajaccio ferry port is right in the city center, so it is very convenient for passengers to visit the town upon arrival. Within a few hundred meters walking distance tourists will be found in the main shopping area and close to the main attractions of the city. Parking facilities are available at the ferry terminal and restaurants and bars are all around.
Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport to Ajaccio Port
The distance from Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport to Ajaccio Port is only 5 km. Formerly known as Campo dell´Oro Airport, it serves domestic and international flights. Parking areas, hotels and car rental offices are available in the airport. Taxis and buses can also transfer you to the city center and the ferry port. The shuttle bus runs about every hour in low season, every 30 min in high season and connects the airport with the railway station.
Do not miss to visit
Upon your visit to Ajaccio, do not miss to visit:
- The old port “Tino Rossi” known also as “Port de Plaisance” welcomes the smaller boats and yachts
- Place de Gaulle or Place du Diamant can be reached in a few minutes from Tino Rossi port. It is located in front of the sea with cinemas, bars, shops and traditional buildings around
- The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, the church where Napoleon the First was baptized on June 21, 1771 at a distance of 10 minutes walking from the port
- Take an open coach to make a tour of the whole city
- Less than ten minutes walk from Tino Rossi port you can find the Fesch Palace - Museum of Fine Arts with paintings and art objects
- Bonaparte House Museum, the residence of Napoleon’s family at a distance of 200m from the ferry station
- The Parata Tower is located just a few minutes from Ajaccio city center. Take advantage of the wonderful site of “I Sanguinari” (the bloodthirsty islands) considered as a natural heritage by the “Ministry of Environment”
- Take the “Little Train d'Ajaccio” (Petit Train d’Ajaccio) for a guided tour of the imperial city to the Sanguinaires peninsula. Visit the narrow streets of the old town and have a great experience of the history of the past
- Follow the hiking trail “Sentier des Cretes” and discover the wonderful landscape of the area
Ajaccio bay has 16 beaches visited by boat or car. Some of the most visited are the following:
- Capo di Feno (ideal for surfing)
- Grand Capo Beach in the Minaccia coves is ideal for surfers and extends for 1km. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in Ajaccio. At a close distance there is Petit Capo Beach with several tourist facilities, also preferred by surfers
- Goeland is a sandy and rocky beach on the Sanguinaires road of Ajaccio with turquoise waters where you can rent beach equipment during the summer season
- Barbicaja, one of the most beautiful beaches, is very popular during the vacation period. Car parking and restaurants are available
- Macumba, is one of the busiest beaches of Ajaccio, with sand and rocks extending for over 600 meters. A nice environment with restaurants and bars
- Marinella beach, ideal for families with children at a distance of 20 min from the Tino Rossi port
Hotels in Ajaccio
A great variety of hotels in Ajaccio can be found in order to choose your best Ajaccio accommodation. Ih the list below you can find some proposals:
- Hotel Spunta di Mare Ajaccio
- Sofitel golfe Ajaccio
- Alzo di Sole
- Albion Hotel Ajaccio
- Best Western Ajaccio
- Palazzu U Domu