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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Corsica Ajaccio Airport Car Rental
Mini
Peugeot 108 or similar
Peugeot 108
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
$19.16 / per day
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Corsica Ajaccio Airport Car Rental
Mini
Renault Twingo or similar
Renault Twingo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
$20.18 / per day
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Corsica Ajaccio Airport Car Rental
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
$22.43 / per day
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Corsica Ajaccio Airport Car Rental
Compact
Citroen C3 or similar
Citroen C3
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
$23.66 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Corsica Ajaccio Airport Car Rental
Compact
Peugeot 2008 or similar
Peugeot 2008
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
$24.92 / per day
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Corsica Ajaccio Airport Car Rental
Compact
Peugeot 308 or similar
Peugeot 308
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
$24.93 / per day
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Corsica Ajaccio Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$27.66 / per day
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Corsica Ajaccio Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 2x
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$29.38 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:05 on 2020-11-23. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
French
Currency
EUR
Country code
33
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
80 km/h
50 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.0

Why rent a car in Ajaccio?

Ajaccio is a fascinating place to visit. Located on a picturesque bay on the western coast of Corsica, Napoleon's birthplace is home to an impressive citadel, museums with world-class artworks, and the fabled Corsican hospitality. Ajaccio is surrounded by many beautiful beaches and nature areas; thanks to the city’s convenient location, you can also easily explore the rest of the island from here.

Ajaccio Car Rental

One-Way Car Rentals in Ajaccio

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Ajaccio and drop off in another city include:

  • From Ajaccio to Bastia - 17 offers from US$ 46.79 per day
  • From Ajaccio to Calvi - 14 offers from US$ 46.79 per day

Top ways to enter Ajaccio

  • Ajaccio Airport: Also known as Napoleon Bonaparte Airport and Campo dell’Oro Airport, it served 1.6 million travelers in 2018. The airport is especially active during the summer months when more than ten different airlines fly to and from Ajaccio. The airport is located 5.3 km (3.3 miles) east of the city center and can be reached in about ten minutes by car.
  • Figari Airport: Serving the communes of Figari and Porto Vecchio, Figari-South Corsica Airport is usually closed during winter. It is a lot more active in summer when it has flights by ten different airlines, including low-cost carriers like Ryanair, easyJet, and Volotea. Located 120 km (75 miles) south of Ajaccio, Figari Airport can be reached in about 2 hours and 15 minutes.
  • Bastia Airport: The main air hub of North Corsica, Bastia-Poretta Airport handled 1.5 million travelers in 2018. Nearly 20 different airlines fly to Bastia, connecting it to mainland France and other countries in Western Europe. Located 132 km (82 miles) northeast of Ajaccio, Bastia Airport can be reached in about 2 hours and 30 minutes.
  • Calvi Airport: The fourth and smallest international airport on Corsica, Calvi-Saint Catherine handled just over 300,000 travelers in 2018. Like other Corsican airports, it is mainly active during the warm months of the year, with only Air France providing year-round service. Located 165 km (103 miles) north of Ajaccio, Calvi Airport can be reached in just under three hours.
  • By sea: It’s possible to arrive in Ajaccio by ferry - there are connections to other destinations in Corsica, cities on mainland France, and Porto Torres on the neighboring Italian island of Sardinia. It’s important to check the ferry schedule in advance as the routes are much more frequent during the summer and early autumn months. While some ferry companies permit bringing a car on a ship, ask your rental car provider in advance if they permit it. Another option is to travel without a rental car and to pick up one after arriving in Ajaccio.

Useful city facts

  • Like the rest of Corsica, Ajaccio has a warm and sunny Mediterranean climate. The average high temperature is 29°C  (84°F) in August, the warmest month, and 14°C  (57°F) in February, the coldest. Ajaccio is extremely from June to mid-September, but there’s a sharp increase in precipitation every October and November. Ajaccio gets, on average, 1,000 hours of sunshine more per year than Paris does.
  • With around 70,000 inhabitants, Ajaccio is both the capital and the largest town on Corsica. In addition to native Corsicans, French from the mainland, and Italians, Ajaccio also has large communities of Moroccans and Algerians. French is spoken by virtually everyone on the island, but a lot of people continue to use Corsican as well. Knowledge of English and Italian is high among people working in the tourism and service industries. A person from Ajaccio is called an ajaccien

Top destinations and activities

  • Citadel. Dominating the view of Ajaccio if you’re arriving by sea, the citadel is one of the symbols of the city. Founded in the late 15th century and later renovated a number of times, it resembles the mighty fortresses of Genoa. Although you can’t visit the citadel from inside - it continues to house the French military - even seeing it from outside is one of the great Ajaccio experiences.
  • Napoleon’s House. Most people know that Napoleon Bonaparte was one of the most famous and successful military leaders in French history. It is lesser-known, however, that he was actually born in Corsica and that his mother tongue was Corsican, not French. Nowadays, the house where he was born, Maison Bonaparte, has been turned into an interesting museum and is one of the main tourist attractions in Ajaccio.
  • Musee Fesch. Corsica has always had strong ties with Italy - the Corsican language is closer to Italian than French and the island of Sardinia is just a stone’s throw from the island. These connections also extend to art, and this Ajaccio museum is a prime example - it hosts artworks by such world-famous Italian masters as Raphael, Sandro Botticelli, and Titian.

Traffic and parking tips

  • The speed limit in cities is 50km/h, although in certain areas the speed limit may be reduced to 30km/h. Unlike that of inter-city roads, the urban speed limit is unaffected by the weather.
  • Outside cities and as of May 2019, the speed limit depends on the type of the road. Highways are limited to 130km/h, 4-lane expressways to 110km/h, and 2- or 3- lane roads to 90km/h. When it is raining, the limits are respectively lowered to 110km/h, 100 km/h, and 80km/h. The general speed limit is lowered to 50km/h during periods of heavy fog or other times when visibility is impaired.
  • Proof of insurance and the car’s documentation need to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • When driving, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • As of 2019, hands-free mobile phone use is banned in France and the fines are hefty.
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for experienced drivers and 0.02% for novice drivers.
  • The emergency number is 112.

Toll roads

There are no toll roads in Corsica, but there are many toll roads on the mainland of France.

Most of the main highways in France (autoroute in French) are toll roads. Their names start with a letter A and you can recognize them by their red number sign. The toll for using a toll road depends on the specific route, distance traveled, as well as the type of vehicle - trailer cars and caravans have to pay more than regular cars. You can pay by credit card or in cash. You’ll be given a ticket that you have to keep while on the toll road.

Some rental cars are equipped with toll road transponders that can be used at the automatic toll booths (télépéage). Ask your rental car provider to find out if they offer cars with toll road transponders.

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Filitosa. A prehistoric settlement dating back to the Bronze Age, Filitosa was only discovered in the 1940s. The site is the location of impressive standing stones with human faces carved in them. Virtually nothing is known of the culture that made the stones or the purpose behind creating them, but it is nonetheless a fascinating place to visit. Located 50 km (31 miles) southeast of Ajaccio, Filitosa can be reached in just over one hour.
  • Corte. Located in the inland part of the island which is rarely explored by international travelers, Corte is an amazing place to visit. Located high in the mountains, the city seems more vertical than horizontal, with many steep paths and houses seemingly built on top of one another (they sometimes say that one house’s roof is another house’s garden in Corte). Some places cannot be accessed by car, but the long climbs are worth it as they offer amazing mountain views. The Corte Fortress and the Museum of Corsica should not be missed, and a number of ski resorts are also nearby. Located 80 km (50 miles) northeast of Ajaccio, Corte takes 1 hour and 40 minutes to reach.
  • Bonifacio. Known as Bunifaziu in Corsican, this little coastal settlement is the southernmost town in Corsica. The attractions include St. Erasmus Church, the city citadel which offers an amazing view of the port below, and, of course, awesome beaches. Located 130 km (80 miles) south of Ajaccio, Bonifacio can be reached in about 2 hour and 30minutes.

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental car in Ajaccio is the Peugeot 308, closely rivaled by the Ford Focus and the Citroen C4. The most popular rental car types are compact, economy, and standard.

Further destinations

  • Calvi. The busiest resort town in Corsica, Calvi is all about its coastline. This is the right place to work on your tan, go kayaking, or even splurge on a ride on a yacht. If you’re up for something more active, you can also go diving in the nearby corals or take a boat ride to Scandola, a protected marine nature reserve. Located 165 km (102 miles) north of Ajaccio, Calvi can be reached in about three hours; there is also a coastal route that would take slightly longer, but would be more scenic and take you through a number of little villages.
  • Porto-Vecchio. The town of Porto-Vecchio is the most famous beach location in the southern part of the island. Its central beaches next to the city marina are busy and lined with bars and restaurants, but with a rental car, you can also find more secluded and tranquil spots. The city itself is home to an impressive old bastion. Located 140 km (87 miles) southeast of Ajaccio, Porto-Vecchio can be reached in 2 hours and 40 minutes.
  • Bastia. The largest town in the northern part of Corsica, Bastia has plenty for a visitor to enjoy. Attractions include the prettiest harbor on the island, an impressive citadel, and St. John the Baptist Cathedral. From Bastia, you can explore the untamed Cape Corse peninsula. Located 150 km (93 miles) from Ajaccio, Bastia takes about 2 hours and 40 minutes to reach.

Car Rental Prices in Ajaccio

  • Station wagons - from $100 per day
  • Large cars - from $42 per day
  • Medium cars - from $30 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $59 per day
  • Small cars - from $25 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

Get a great rental car in Corsica by following these simple tips:

  • Compare the rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Ajaccio is the cheapest in June when renting a car is about 43% cheaper than the yearly average and 66% cheaper than renting in November. Enjoy your summer holiday by coming to Corsica!

Top 20 Cities near Ajaccio

  1. Paris Car Rentals from $18.01 per day
    926.6 km / 575.7 miles away
  2. Lyon Car Rentals from $13.58 per day
    531.4 km / 330.2 miles away
  3. Nice Car Rentals from $15.54 per day
    232.9 km / 144.7 miles away
  4. Marseille Car Rentals from $16.22 per day
    317.2 km / 197.1 miles away
  5. Toulouse Car Rentals from $26.64 per day
    630.6 km / 391.8 miles away
  6. Bordeaux Car Rentals from $17.02 per day
    833.0 km / 517.6 miles away
  7. Bastia Car Rentals from $19.16 per day
    89.9 km / 55.9 miles away
  8. Montpellier Car Rentals from $19.97 per day
    435.8 km / 270.8 miles away
  9. Figari Car Rentals from $22.05 per day
    52.9 km / 32.9 miles away
  10. Grenoble Car Rentals from $19.00 per day
    440.2 km / 273.5 miles away
  11. Biarritz Car Rentals from $21.51 per day
    860.8 km / 534.9 miles away
  12. Nimes Car Rentals from $37.40 per day
    411.3 km / 255.6 miles away
  13. Toulon Car Rentals from $20.35 per day
    270.5 km / 168.1 miles away
  14. Aix-en-Provence Car Rentals from $13.09 per day
    331.5 km / 206.0 miles away
  15. Massy Car Rentals from $17.14 per day
    912.5 km / 567.0 miles away
  16. Perpignan Car Rentals from $22.75 per day
    494.0 km / 307.0 miles away
  17. Strasbourg Car Rentals from $18.53 per day
    741.9 km / 461.0 miles away
  18. Angers Car Rentals from $39.44 per day
    953.1 km / 592.2 miles away
  19. Cannes Car Rentals from $13.33 per day
    231.9 km / 144.1 miles away
  20. Mulhouse Car Rentals from $19.00 per day
    657.7 km / 408.7 miles away

Top 20 Locations near Ajaccio

  1. 52.9 km / 32.9 miles away
  2. 66.6 km / 41.4 miles away
  3. 89.9 km / 55.9 miles away
  4. Nice Airport Car Rentals from $15.54 per day
    232.9 km / 144.7 miles away
  5. 234.4 km / 145.7 miles away
  6. 234.8 km / 145.9 miles away
  7. 237.3 km / 147.5 miles away
  8. 253.5 km / 157.5 miles away
  9. 270.5 km / 168.1 miles away
  10. 318.9 km / 198.2 miles away
  11. 331.5 km / 206.0 miles away
  12. 337.7 km / 209.9 miles away
  13. 395.0 km / 245.5 miles away
  14. 408.0 km / 253.5 miles away
  15. Nimes Airport Car Rentals from $37.40 per day
    411.3 km / 255.6 miles away
  16. 435.8 km / 270.8 miles away
  17. 436.1 km / 271.0 miles away
  18. 440.2 km / 273.5 miles away
  19. 442.7 km / 275.1 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Ajaccio?

Car rental prices in Ajaccio vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Ajaccio
January
February
March
$34.82
April
$33.04
May
$23.74
June
$29.22
July
$49.47
August
$35.21
September
$27.58
October
$69.75
November
$69.75
December
The best month to rent a car in Ajaccio is June (when prices for an Economy class start from $23.74). This is 43% cheaper than the yearly average and 66% cheaper than renting in November (when rental prices start at $69.75 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Ajaccio?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in November, travelers rent a car for an average of 13 days in April, the average rental period is 8 days.
Average Rental Length in Ajaccio
10
January
9
February
9
March
8
April
9
May
8
June
8
July
8
August
8
September
8
October
13
November
12
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Ajaccio?

While travelers visit Ajaccio year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is February, and the least popular is April.
Popularity of Car Rental in Ajaccio by Monthly Searches
88%
January
401%
February
390%
March
2%
April
2%
May
3%
June
4%
July
3%
August
44%
September
27%
October
77%
November
160%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
SIXT Peugeot 308 4 2 Medium cars
SIXT Peugeot 208 4 1 Small cars
SIXT Peugeot 3008 4 3 Large cars
SIXT Peugeot 5008 5 1 People Carriers/Vans
SIXT Fiat 500 2 1 Small cars
Alamo Citroen C3 4 2 Small cars
Keddy Toyota Aygo 3 1 Small cars
Alamo Renault Twingo 3 1 Small cars
Alamo Ford Kuga 5 3 SUVs
Alamo Peugeot 308 4 2 Medium cars

Our Customers Reviews

United Kingdom
Citroen C3
October 11, 2019
We spent most of our time in the areas of and around Calvi and Bastia in the north. The beaches, forests, mountains and countryside in these regions were absolutely marvellous. We would particularly recommend Bastia as a destination because of the fine architecture, history and crumbling but spectacular buildings. People were very friendly. The beaches around Calvi were lovely for swimming, even in early October and the ride by the little train from Calvi to Ile de Rousse was a great experience.

Top 8 Suppliers in Ajaccio in 2020

Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
0495235715
AEROPORT DE CAMPO DELL ORO,
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+33820007498 / +33495300518
Aéroport de Campo Dell'Oro, 20090 Ajaccio
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+330495235701
CAMPO DEL ORO AIRPORT
Working hours
Mon:06:30-23:00
Tue:06:30-23:00
Wed:06:30-23:00
Thu:06:30-23:00
Fri:06:30-23:00
Sat:06:30-23:00
Sun:06:30-23:00
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+330495235701
CAMPO DEL ORO AIRPORT
Working hours
Mon:10:00-13:00; 18:00-22:00
Tue:10:00-13:00; 18:00-22:00
Wed:10:00-13:00; 18:00-22:00
Thu:10:00-13:00; 18:00-22:00
Fri:10:00-13:00; 18:00-22:00
Sat:09:00-13:00
Sun:18:00-22:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+33495235690
Aeroport Napoleon Bonaparte
Working hours
Mon:09:30-11:30
Tue:09:30-11:30
Wed:09:30-11:30
Thu:09:30-11:30
Fri:09:30-11:30
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+330495235663
Ajaccio Airport
Working hours
Mon:09:30-11:30
Tue:09:30-11:30
Wed:09:30-11:30
Thu:09:30-11:30
Fri:09:30-11:30
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
0495235715
Aeroport De Campo Dell Oroa
Working hours
Mon:10:00-14:00
Tue:10:00-14:00
Wed:10:00-14:00
Thu:10:00-14:00
Fri:10:00-14:00
Sat:10:00-14:00
Sun:10:00-14:00
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 7.3
0495235715
AEROPORT DE CAMPO DELL OROA,
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