Ajaccio Ferries: information and connections with Sardinia
From the port of Ajaccio there are the largest number of ferries to Corsica, since this city is the capital of the island and the main town facing France.
Ajaccio is connected with the ports of Marseille, Toulon and Nice for France and with the port of Genoa for Italy, thanks to the shipping companies Corsica Ferries, Moby and Blue Navy that ensure the frequency of the races from 8:00 to 20:00 during the period Summer and a reduction in the winter period.
How to buy a ticket to Corsica from the port of Ajaccio
Buying the ferry ticket to the port of Ajaccio is very simple: after completing all the fields of our online booking system, you can compare and book the timetables that are more congenial to you.
Tickets will be shipped via email in the printable version or will be sent home paying a small fee.
For any questions call our call center 0565960130, active from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 to 20:00.
Embark or land cars and passengers at the port of Ajaccio
The boarding and the landing of vehicles and people is carried out according to the instructions of the crew.
Passengers who don’t have vehicles on board can arrive about 1 hour before the time indicated on the nominal ticket and must use the lateral access scale.
Passengers with vehicles must arrive at least 2 hours before and follow the directions of the company to leave the vehicle inside the ship’s garage.
Always carry with you a valid ID and the nominal ticket useful for check in, as the board staff can check your travel title at any time.
Companies for the Port of Ajaccio
- Corsica Ferries;
- Blue Navy.
How to reach the port of Ajaccio
The port of Ajaccio is easily accessible by car, plane and bus.
How to get to the port of Ajaccio by car
From Italy the best way to reach the port of Ajaccio is definitely by car, arriving in one of the ports connected with Ajaccio, as Porto Torres.
How to get to the port of Ajaccio by plane
The Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte airport is about 7 km from the port and can be reached by a journey of about 15 minutes.
How to get to the port of Ajaccio by train
The Ajaccio railway station is called Gare of Ajaccio and is located in Place de la Gare and connects the city to other places on the island.
Address Port of Ajaccio
The address of the port of Ajaccio is Quai Herminier, 20000 Ajaccio, France.
Inside the centre of Ajaccio there are numerous paid parking areas in the immediate vicinity of the port.
The port of Ajaccio is a 5-minute walk from the city centre. Therefore, in a very favorable position for tourists who will not be forced to take any public transport.
The history of the port
Ajaccio, as already mentioned, is located on the west coast of Corsica. Its name derives from the Greek “Agation” and means “good port”, testifying that the Greeks lived in the area already many centuries ago. After the Greeks, Ajaccio knew the dominations of the ancient Romans, the Vandals, the Lombards and the Pisan Republic.
In the centuries, it gained importance under the Genoese domination, during which, in the sixteenth century, fortifications were built for the defence of the territory (like the famous towers). This aroused the interest of France, which failed in an attempt to conquer it, reinforcing even more the power of the Genoese.
In the eighteenth century, the power passed into the hands of Pasquale Paoli, but after a while France succeeded in its intent to conquer and gained power immediately after the Treaty of Versailles.