Cheap Ferries from Bastia to Nice

Bastia, a cultural baroque town, is situated on French Corsica’s north-east coast. Bastia is the island’s chief port and commerce centre. Nice, one of mainland France’s premier holiday resorts is located on the Mediterranean Côte d’Azur. One of the easiest means of getting from Bastia to Nice is passenger ferry.

Ferry services from Bastia to Nice are provided by Corsica Ferries and Sardinia Ferries which are both subsidiaries of Tourship Italia Spa. The two companies operate as one and their fleets are regularly interchanged. Crossing time from Bastia to Nice is about five hours with daily sailings.

Corsica Sardinia Ferries have more than 10 large modern passenger ferries designed with passenger comfort in mind. The vessels feature bars, restaurants, snack bars and plush passenger lounges. On board boutiques stock a range of products that includes toys, perfume and jewellery. Infrequent ferry services from Bastia to Nice are also offered by the French line SNCM.

Bastia to Nice ferries depart from the new port north of Bastia’s town centre. The new port is modern and capable of servicing the many ferries that dock there. Bastia’s enchanting old port, known locally as Vieux Port, features moored yachts and numerous restaurants and bars, all with a backdrop of tall Mediterranean style buildings.

Ferry passengers arriving from Bastia disembark at Nice’s port, which is near the centre of Nice and adjacent to the city’s old section. Nice Port comprises two passenger terminals with basic facilities, including tourist information, and car parking. The Promenade des Anglais is Nice’s promenade. The Pedestrian Zone is parallel to the promenade and offers fine dining and shopping.

Bastia has trains from many parts of Corsica which together with the island’s road system offer convenient access to Bastia’s ferry port. Nice’s prime position on the French Riviera offers convenient road and rail routes to Antibes, St Tropez, Monaco and the Italian border.

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