Car Hire in Corsica
Welcome to the Enterprise Corsica car rental page. Choose from a wide selection of cars ranging from smaller economy cars to larger SUVs and people carriers
Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Corsica
The beautiful Mediterranean island of Corsica, nestled west of the Italian peninsula and south-east of the mainland of France, is a jewel of rugged mountains, green forest, sandy beaches and stylish towns. It is a region of France, though its proximity to Italy lends it a distinctive Italian feel. Around half of the island is set within a park – Corsica Natural Park – which features hiking trails that wind among forests, lakes, mountains and gorges. With a hire car in Corsica, you can easily explore the region to the full in your own time.
Corsica is also justly well known for its beautiful beaches, from the powder white sands of Calvi in the north-west, peaceful Arinella and remote Loto to stunning Palombaggia and popular Pinarello in the south. Whether you are looking for isolated beauty, superb snorkelling, fun water sports or simply a great beach to chill out on, Corsica has it all – you can discover miles and miles of picturesque coastline by renting a vehicle here.
A hire car in Corsica can be picked up from Ajaccio Airport. Ajaccio is the capital of Corsica and a town located on the west coast of the island, about halfway down. It is connected to the north and south of the island by major routes.
Our Vehicles for Hire in Corsica
Enterprise offers a variety of cars for hire in Corsica, ideal to suit individuals, couples and families. Smaller vehicles include Mini class, such as Renault Twingo, and Economy class, such as Opel Corsa, with three or five door options. These can carry four or five passengers, with features including air conditioning, power steering and folding rear seats. Economy Diesel cars, for example, the Renault Clio are also available. If you want more room in your rental car, a Compact class vehicle such as Citroen C4 may be more suitable, which can carry up to five passengers with extra space for luggage.
Attractions in Corsica
Whether you are looking for scenic beauty, beautiful beaches, great shopping, stylish bars and restaurants, or art and culture, Corsica has an amazing variety of attractions for all the family. At the heart of it all is the magical capital of Ajaccio, a charming town set between the azure sea and a backdrop of green mountains. Visitors can explore the old port, bustling markets and grand architecture, or while away lazy afternoons on the white sandy beaches. For the more actively inclined, there are all kinds of water sports available, from diving and snorkelling to jet skiing, sailing and fishing. You could also go kayaking through the clear, rippling waters of the Prunelli gorges.
In the west of Corsica, the Gulf of Porto is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a stunning coastline of red granite cliffs and turquoise blue sea. The landscape is the result of volcanic activity that has created jagged cliffs and intriguing lava flow formations. Also in the region are the granite sculptures known as the calanches of Piana, the pretty village of Piana itself, and Porto aquarium.
In the north-west of the island, the region of Balagne is known as the garden of Corsica because of its lush fertile hills. At picturesque Calvi, you can discover the Genoese citadel, with its impressive views out to sea, or wander the beautiful beach that stretches for miles. Across in the northeast, Bastia is Corsica’s ancient capital with a wealth of historic charms and enigmas – you can stroll the steep streets, visit the bustling market and discover magnificent churches. Further out, the wild seascape of the Cap Corse is home to tiny hamlets and sublime sandy beaches, while the vineyards of Patrimonio and the charming village of Saint Florent are also nearby, with a hired car making the connections simple.
South Corsica is one of the most popular areas of the island, with good cause. Here are the lovely beaches of Saint Cyprien and Cala Rossa, the white cliffs of Bonifacio, the tropical waters of the Lavezzi Isles and an array of prehistoric sites. In South Corsica, visitors can do as much or as little as they please, from lazing on a beach or trying a spot of wine tasting, to golfing, snorkelling, zip-wiring or kite surfing.
Places to Visit Outside Corsica
It is possible to visit Sardinia from Corsica by taking a ferry from Propriano, while a ferry from Bastia travels to Piombino on the Italian mainland. Both routes take several hours.
Airport Car Hire
Ajaccio Airport is Enterprise’s branch in Corsica. It is the main base for the regional airline, Air Corsica, with other operating airlines including Air France, Brussels Airlines, EasyJet and Norwegian Air Shuttle.
Parking and Traffic Information in Corsica
Speed limits in Corsica are 110 kph on two-lane highways, 90 kph on countryside roads and 60 kph in towns. In Ajaccio, there are car parks on the waterfront in the old town, for example, the Diamant and Tino Rossi. These are your best bet, as street parking is difficult to come by. Outside of Ajaccio, parking is generally quite straightforward.
Cheap Van and Car Hire
From large people carriers to smaller economy cars, Enterprise Rent-a-Car guarantees cheap rates on car hire from our Corsica branch. Our economy cars are renowned for being cheap to hire as well as low running costs with great fuel efficiency. Book online in advance for our cheapest prices, alternatively book in branch and get the car that suits your needs.
Moving house? Moving furniture? Enterprise has vans available at our Corsica branches to ensure that you can get a vehicle to suit your needs. From smaller passenger vans to larger commercial vans – give our branches a call or book online to guarantee you a van hire that will suit your needs. Van hire is cheap and easy through Enterprise online or in branch, we promise to provide a vehicle to suit you for as long as you require it.