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There are 8 ways to get from Switzerland to Corsica by train, plane, car ferry or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train to Lyon, fly to Bastia  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Bastia (BIA) LYS - BIA

$122 - $301

Cheapest option

Fly Geneva to Ajaccio  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Ajaccio (AJA) GVA - AJA

$70 - $417

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Fly Basel to Ajaccio  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Ajaccio (AJA) BSL - AJA

$94 - $806

Train to Lyon, fly to Ajaccio  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
  2. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Ajaccio (AJA) LYS - AJA

$95 - $288

Train, car ferry via Dijon Ville  •  17 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Dijon Ville Tgv
  2. Take the train from Dijon Ville to Toulon Tgv
  3. Take the car ferry from Toulon to Ajaccio

$247 - $344

Train, car ferry  •  18 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Nice Ville Ec
  3. Take the car ferry from Nice to Ajaccio

$130 - $257

Bus, car ferry  •  19 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Milan, Milan N07 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milano Lampugnano to Piombino 50
  3. Take the car ferry from Piombino to Portoferraio
  4. Take the car ferry from Portoferraio to Bastia
  5. Take the bus from Bastia to Ajaccio

Bus RegioJet, car ferry  •  22 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Genoa, Piazza Vittoria
  2. Take the car ferry from Genoa to Bastia
  3. Take the bus from Bastia to Ajaccio

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Switzerland to Corsica is to train and car ferry which costs SFr 130 - SFr 260 and takes 18 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Switzerland to Corsica is to fly which costs SFr 70 - SFr 420 and takes 4 h 36 min.

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The distance between Switzerland and Corsica is 520 km.

The best way to get from Switzerland to Corsica without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 17 h 18 min and costs SFr 240 - SFr 350.

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It takes approximately 4 h 55 min to get from Switzerland to Corsica, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Bastia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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easyJet and Air Corsica offer flights from Lyon Airport to Bastia Airport.

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There are 112+ hotels available in Corsica. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Basel Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 12 min and costs SFr 3 - SFr 4.

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Map of how to get from Switzerland to Corsica.
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  • Distance: 324.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 55 min

What companies run services between Switzerland and Corsica, France?

easyJet flies from Basel to Ajaccio 3 times a week.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lyon to Bastia
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Basel to Ajaccio
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $1,600
Flights from Lyon to Ajaccio
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Geneva to Ajaccio
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $700
Air Corsica
Website
aircorsica.com
Flights from Lyon to Bastia
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Lyon to Ajaccio
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Ajaccio
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Genève to Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zürich HB to Dijon Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $75
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$65 - $75
1st Class
$90 - $130
Train from Dijon Ville to Toulon
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $220
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to Milano Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $32
Book at
eurolines.ch
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Zurigo to Milano Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
marinobus.it
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Zürich to Milan
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Ouibus
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Piombino
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
autostradale.it
Euro Corse Voyages
Website
eurocorse.com
Bus from Bastia to Ajaccio
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
eurocorse.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Genoa, Piazza Vittoria
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
regiojet.com
Ferry operators
Corsica Ferries
Phone
+33.4.95.32.95.95
Website
corsica-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Toulon to Ajaccio
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Schedules at
corsica-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Nice to Ajaccio
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Schedules at
corsica-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Piombino to Portoferraio
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $95
Schedules at
corsica-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Portoferraio to Bastia
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $100
Schedules at
corsica-ferries.co.uk
Moby S.p.A
Phone
+49 (0)611 14020
Email
info@moby.it
Website
mobylines.com
Car ferry from Genoa to Bastia
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Schedules at
mobylines.com
Standard car
$40 - $60
Low season
$28 - $40
High season
$40 - $60

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