Car Rental Ajaccio

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Hertz in Ajaccio

Ajaccio, located on the sunny west coast of Corsica, is a much-loved vacation destination for families, couples and solo travelers. It’s the capital of this remarkably beautiful French Mediterranean island and boasts some excellent beaches, stunning mountains and a scenic port on its seafront.

Corsica is not a very large island so car rental in Ajaccio is a wonderful way to see all of it on your trip. You’ll find our pick-up desk handily located at Napoleon Bonaparte Airport, right in the center and easily accessible from the terminal.

Our rental process is quick and easy, and you can pre-book your vehicle online before you arrive. The airport is just a short drive out of the city, so you’ll soon be on your way to explore Ajaccioand all the others sights Corsica has to offer.

Pickup Locations Ajaccio

  • Ajaccio Airport

    Opening hours: (Seasonal Location) / April-October: Mo-Su 0700-2400. November-March: Mo-Su 0830-2300

    Address: Campo dell'Oro Airport, , Corsica

    Phone: 33-0-4-95-23-57-04

  • Ajaccio Airport_

    Opening hours: (Seasonal Location) / April-October: Mo-Su 0700-2400. November-March: Mo-Su 0830-2300

    Address: Campo dell'Oro Airport,
    Corsica

    Phone: +33 (0) 4 95 23 57 04

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Driving in and around Ajaccio

Ajaccio

Ajaccio’s Napoleon Bonaparte Airport is the largest of four airports in Corsica and can be reached by flights from cities on the mainland including Paris, Nice and Marseille. Corsica can also be reached by ferry from France or Italy, with the crossing taking around four to six hours.

French driving rules apply on the island, such as driving on the right hand side of the road and on-the-spot fines for not wearing a seatbelt, illegally overtaking or not stopping at a ‘stop’ sign. Renting a car when you arrive in Ajaccio is one of the best ways to see the island, as many destinations are not accessible by public transport. The airport is located just 4 miles from the city center and is connected by the T21 highway and Route de Campo Dell’Oro.

The main roads connecting the airport to the rest of the island are the T20 to the north and the T40 to the south. The T20 will take you through the natural park of Corsica, which covers much of the inner landscape of the island, and emerges onto the T30 in the north close to resorts including Calvi. Following the T40 will take you to the southernmost tip of the island, where you’ll find the lively marina of Bonifacio.

Corsica is also home to some other great destinations, from the picturesque villages of La Balagne to the rugged landscapes of the Restonica Valley, all of which can be reached by car from Ajaccio.Speed limits on the island vary from 50 km/h in built-up areas, to 90 km/h on the highway and 110 km/h on the freeway. Top speeds are reduced in wet weather.

A quick guide to Ajaccio

Ajaccio

With its warm climate, picturesque marina and what feels like a special place in the sun, Ajaccio is a popular destination for visitors to Corsica. Perhaps its biggest claim to fame is being the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte, and you’ll find many monuments to the former emperor around its streets. From this small town he was a man whose presence was felt around the world.

Near to Napoleon

Many visitors to Ajaccio start their trip at the citadel, an impressive military fort that’s still used today. It’s not open to the public but is a striking sight from outside, and you might even spot mules or goats grazing peacefully around its walls. Not far away you’ll find the beach, Plage Saint-Francois, and the harbor that is dotted with charming cafés where you can relax and admire the view.

In Ajaccio old town, you’ll find La Maison Bonaparte, the birthplace of Napoleon and now the National Bonaparte Museum. Here you can learn all about his life, from his early days in Ajaccio to his exile on Saint Helena. Close by, at the Hotel de Ville, you’ll find the Salon Napoleonien where you can see his medals and eerie death mask.

To round off the full Napoleon experience, head for the Cathedrae Ste-Marie which contains the font where he was baptized, in addition to art by Delacroix.

Calvi and the Cape

There’s plenty to see in Ajaccio but, if you want to head out of the city, Corsica’s delights – French in flavor but with an Italian influence - await. Taking the T20 inland leads you on a scenic route, with mountains and forests illuminating the way. Follow the road to the north of the island and you’ll arrive in Calvi, a beautiful old town with an impressive citadel perched high on a hill.

Yacht owners love to sail here from the harbors of Cannes and Nice, and it’s easy to see why. You can take a stroll around the cobbled streets, sunbathe on the beach or admire the mountains in the distance. There are also a number of cafes where you can sample traditional French soups, stews and cured meats.

From Calvi you can also take a boat trip to Scandola Nature Reserve on the Cape Girolata peninsula. This area is home to many species of sea bird, and you might even spot some of its resident seal and dolphin colonies.

Southern sophistication

Head south out of Ajaccio, taking the T40 to the southeast of the island, to reach Porto-Vecchio. This winningly handsome town is home to a lively harbor filled with bustling bars, restaurants, and boutique stores.

It’s a stylish and fashionable resort that wouldn’t be out of place sitting between Cannes and Nice on the mainland. July and August are the peak tourist months, but it’s still possible to escape the crowds by heading out into its coves or mountain paths, where you’ll find a more peaceful atmosphere.

See Ajaccio and Corsica by rental car and you’ll tick off all the main attractions of this serene nook of Europe.