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Bastia car hire

Driver's age: 26-65
Thu 25/7
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Bastia

  • Take in the beautiful scenes of nature as you drive through the region of Upper Corsica in your hire car. Having a car will enable you to drive to numerous islands and relax on their sandy beaches. Sports activities like surfing, fishing, or hiking are also possible. Bastia offers plenty of historical and cultural attractions along with an exciting nightlife. With a car you’ll be able to visit local bars and clubs for some nighttime entertainment.
  • Travelers to the French Riviera often fly into the Bastia-Poretta Airport. Offering numerous shops and services, you’ll find it easy to rent a car from this facility. Once you’re off the plane, you’ll take just a short walk through the arrivals hall, where you’ll find numerous hire car agencies including Alamo, Budget, and Hertz.
  • There are many winding roads around the islands so you’ll need to be extra-cautious. Additionally, Bastia has strict driving laws about being distracted. Note that you could get pulled over for eating or talking on the phone without a headset while driving.
  • Traffic is busiest around Bastia in the summer months. Because of its small population, rush hour is typically not a major problem but it can still get congested at times. This is mostly around the downtown area during the peak commuting hours of 7 a.m. - 9 a.m. in the morning and 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. in the evening.
  • Book your rental car in Bastia at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Bastia are around 29% cheaper than other car types, on average

Bastia car hire experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travellers who hired a car in Bastia 
MikeJun 2024
Know which charging card the car rental company will offer (e-motum, freshmile, etc) and if that charging card aligns with the charging stations at or near your accommodations. Find out where the above charging stations are located, and which ones are the fast ones vs slow ahead of time. Know how to setup the car/station to be charged. It's easy once you know how, but difficult to do the first or second time without having had any guidance or instruction
Verified travelerJun 2023
To receive a written contract that states how you should return your rental car.

FAQs about renting a car in Bastia

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Bastia?

    With such beautiful routes, it would be nice to let down the top of a convertible as you drive around North Corsica. A smaller vehicle might also be ideal because of the winding roads around the beach towns and communities. Be sure to let your hire agent know if you need a car with automatic transmission, as most hire cars in Bastia are stick shifts.

  • What’s the speed limit in Bastia?

    Speed limits are pretty simple to remember in Bastia and Corsica. When you are driving in and around the town, keep your speed down to 50 km (or 31 mph). Once you are on the highway, if it is more like an interstate, the maximum speed allowed will be 90 km (or 55 mph). Outside of the city on the motorways you can travel at speeds of up to 110 km (or 68 mph). Note that there are speed cameras everywhere around Bastia.

  • Where are the best places to park in Bastia?

    Parking in the evening and on weekends is easy to find in Bastia, even on the street. But if you are not comfortable with this option, there are several parking lots and garages where you can safely park your hire vehicle. This includes lots by the port, such as Parking Vieux Port and a couple of underground garages.

  • What is the best car hire company in Bastia?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire in Bastia is Hertz (7.2, 55 reviews).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Bastia?

    The average price of fuel in Bastia is $12.22 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of uel costs between $147 and $195, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Bastia?

    Mini (Fiat 500 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Bastia.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Bastia?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Bastia?

    A Mini car hire in Bastia costs $62 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Bastia?

    An Economy car hire in Bastia costs $66 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Bastia?

    A Compact car hire in Bastia costs $79 per day, on average.

Bastia car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

7.2

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

8.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.1

Value for money

7.3

2 locations in Bastia

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Aeroport De Poretta

+33 1 73 17 23 10

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59

Immeuble Novelty

+33 1 73 17 23 17

Monday17:00 - 19:0007:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:5917:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:5917:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 23:5917:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:5917:00 - 19:00

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8.0 Very Good

Jun 2024

KAYAK
We thought we were getting a gasoline automatic compact car for this rental, but upon arrival at the Hertz location we were notified we were being switched to an electric car. Hindsight, we would likely have adjusted our travel plans and day by day itinerary had we known we were getting an electric car and the challenges we would face with it. As part of the pickup process, I would recommend your agent(s) ask the customer if they are familiar with electric cars and how to charge them. If not, they should provide a quick hands-on demonstration or at least instruction sheet on how to set up the car for charging. At our first charging point, we ended up figuring this out on the fly trying to reference the cars manuals (in an other language) and googling online. Eventually we figured the process out but we probably wasted an hour in doing so. In addition to that we were sold an e-motum card to make charging easier and more convenient. Unfortunately our first charging station we picked from the app happened to be a very slow charging station (would have taken 6+ hours to charge) so once we realized this, we had to abandon that charging station and drive somewhere else to find a fast charger. I would recommend your agents speak to this as well during the car pickup process as that knowledge for electric newbies like us would have saved us a lot of time and we could have planned our trip accordingly. The other issue we ran into is that the hotel we were staying at only had freshmile charging stations. I'm assuming freshmile would have a similar card program like e-motum, and that would have been more helpful for us as when we get back to the hotel each night, we could put the vehicle on charge for the next day. Instead, we had to seek out an e-motum station on our way back each day, sit in a parking lot for an hour while it recharged before we could go back to the hotel. I'm not sure if freshmile cards are offered through Hertz or not, but that would have been better in our case vs e-motum. Aside from the challenges above related to the nuances of electric, the reservation, pickup and dropoff process were otherwise good. Mike

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Great car at a great price, helpful friendly staff. A great hire car company.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2024

KAYAK
super

8.0 Very Good

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Wij hadden een peugeot 308 SW besteld en ter plaatse kregen we te horen dat we een VW I bus 100 % elektrisch kregen. We schrokken in de eerste plaats omdat we nog nooit elektrisch gereden hadden en geen ander model kregen. Gelukkig is Corsica heel goed voorzien van laadpunten en hebben we genoten van onze ritjes door het mooie Corse.

2.0 Poor

Aug 2023

KAYAK
I'd recommend to read the Google reviews. The staff should be replaced asap. "Rude and arrogant" are the nicer descriptions....

4.0 Mediocre

Jul 2023

KAYAK
The car was good However, we were charged 50€ more with no explanation. Hertz was not able to explain why this extra cost is applied when asked. The car rented to us without prior cleaning

1 out of 10

Budget

6.9

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

6.6

One location in Bastia

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Apt Poretta

+33 4 95 54 54 09

Monday07:00 - 23:59
Tuesday07:00 - 23:59
Wednesday07:00 - 23:59
Thursday07:00 - 23:59
Friday07:00 - 23:59
Saturday07:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 23:59

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2.0 Poor

Apr 2022

KAYAK
The local rental office did not accepted the reservation we made with Priceline/Kayak. Instead they offered a more expensive contract. Very upsetting.

1.9 Poor

Aug 2021

KAYAK
The price indicated on Kayak and Priceline is significantly different from the price you will have to pay at the counter. Car was clean, but please remember to take pictures of every scratch as their own way of keeping track is rather shady and ambiguous.

1 out of 1

Avis

8.5

Very Good

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One location in Bastia

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1 Bis Rue Jose Luccioni

+33 4 95 31 95 64

Monday07:30 - 12:0017:30 - 20:00
Tuesday17:30 - 20:0007:30 - 12:00
Wednesday17:30 - 20:0007:30 - 12:00
Thursday07:30 - 12:0017:30 - 20:00
Friday17:30 - 20:0007:30 - 12:00
Saturday07:30 - 12:00

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Europcar

8.4

Very Good

No reviews available

One location in Bastia

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3 Rue Chanoine Leschi

+33 4 95 31 59 29

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keddy by Europcar

7.9

Good

No reviews available

4 locations in Bastia

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3 Rue Chanoine Leschi

Opening times not available

40 Route De Ghisoni

+33 4 95 56 05 82

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8 Rue De La Citerne

+33 6 16 48 94 04

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Poretta Airport

+33 4 95 30 09 50

Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:00

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Rent@Car

6.9

Okay

No reviews available

2 locations in Bastia

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Port de TOGA

+33 4 95 34 14 14

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Rt 10, Station VITO

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FLIZZR

7.4

Good

No reviews available

One location in Bastia

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Aeroport de Bastia Poretta

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Cargo Bastia

No score available yet

2 locations in Bastia

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Quai Nouveau

Opening times not available

Rond Point de Casamozza

+33 4 95 38 31 14

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AutoEurope

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One location in Bastia

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Europcar 3 Rue Chanoine Leschi

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47 travellers who rented a car in Bastia gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

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Most popular car type

Mini

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Bastia car hire information

Pick-up locationBastia
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Hire locations15
Airport locations6