Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Bastia Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit. Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.
Payment for the toilets is demanded for however, by some angry old lady at the door who screams at everyone. – a traveller
BIA Airport Overview
To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Bastia – Poretta Airport.
What to Expect
Bastia Airport (code: BIA) has a small, single terminal that services a few domestic destinations year-round. The airport is its busiest in the summer high season, when many seasonal routes operate. Facilities include a restaurant and bar, a few small shops, and free WiFi.
Sleeping in Bastia Airport
A few travellers have spent the night at Bastia Airport and have been able to sleep here. It’s not reported as the most comfortable night’s sleep, but staff have been accommodating in the past.
Locations & Seating
Past travellers spotted a few metal benches in the Landside area. Apart from these, there don’t seem to be any sleeper-friendly spots inside the terminal, so you will most likely have to sleep on the floor. Do you have a good sleep location, airport tip or photos to add? Click here for our review form.
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In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security. For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.
The airport is officially open from the first flight to the last flight but several travellers said police allowed them to spend the night inside the terminal. One of our readers said: “All external doors were closed so we couldn’t exit the airport but we could go to the bathroom freely.” (February 2022).
If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Bastia Airport:
- Hotel Spa Restaurant La Madrague – No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Auberge Les Oliviers – No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Hotel Poretta – No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Bastia Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
There are no pay-per-use lounges in the airport.
At the time of this update we have no information about drinking water for travellers with refillable water bottles. If you know, click here to update this guide.
Food & Drinks
If you can’t sleep and need a snack or a coffee to help you pass the time, you won’t have much luck through the night at Bastia Airport. There are no dining options open through the night. A few shops are open during the day. We advise stocking up or bringing snacks to see you through the night.
Luggage Storage & Lockers
Recharge your mobile devices once you are airside. Locations: Main and Departures Hall.
Rest & Relaxation Zones
There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.
Free WiFi is available at Bastia Airport.
More airport Information
ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: departure area.
Baby Care Facilities – A nursery room is available in the restrooms on the basement level.
Baggage Carts – Need help with your bags? Baggage carts are available free of charge. Location: Next to departure hall.
Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available airside. A newsstand and two gift shops are located landside in the Departures area.
Food & Drinks – A restaurant / bar is located airside, accessible to departing and arriving passengers. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase from vending machines located landside in the Central Hall.
Information Desk – The airport’s information desk is located in the main hall and is open during flight operating hours.
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.
Luggage Wrapping – Location: Departures area, landside.
Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, first aid services are available. Location: Airside, Departures Hall.
Mobile Charging – Recharge your mobile devices once you are airside. Locations: Main and Departures Hall.
Postal Services – Drop off your last minute postcards at the airport’s mailbox. Location: in the main hall.
Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.
Showers – Not available.
SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
Several companies offer car rental service onsite, including Ada • Avis • Enterprise • Europcar • Hertz • Sixt.
A shuttle bus connects BIA airport and the city center. At the time of this update, the fare is €9 for the 25 minute ride.
See also Airport Hotels above.
Taxis are located outside the Arrivals Hall.
If you plan to spend the night at the airport, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Temperature – Some readers said the terminal is not cold at night. Despite this, it’s better to arrive prepared, just in case. Having a blanket or even a hoodie provides extra warmth if the terminal gets colder.
- Lighting – A few travellers have reported that airport lights stay on all night. Come prepared with eyeshades or something else to cover your eyes, such as a shirt or towel.
- Noise – Some travellers have reported morning announcements. Earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones will help if you’re trying to sleep overnight.
Safety & Security
We have had no reports from travellers commenting on safety issues at Bastia Airport. However, sleeping in any airport can include a certain level of risk, especially when travelling alone. It’s important to take certain precautions to ensure your safety and the security of your valuables. Here are a few tips:
- Safety First. It’s a good idea to know where the security office is located and look for video cameras where you plan to sleep. You can also ask the security personnel for advice on the safest places to spend the night.
- Don’t Seclude Yourself. If you’re travelling alone, we recommend you stay near other travellers or close to security. This will help you feel more secure and deter potential thieves.
- Hide Your Valuables. It’s also important to hide your valuables. Don’t leave them out in plain view, as this could make you a target for theft. Additionally, if you are a deep sleeper, you may want to padlock your bag to something or sleep with your bag up against a wall to make it harder for someone to access zippers and pockets. We have received reports of sleepers who woke up without their phones and laptop bags. The travellers were left with just their headphones and laptop bag strap.
- Stay Alert. It’s best to stay alert and awake if you feel unsafe or uncomfortable. Drink coffee or other caffeinated beverages to help you stay awake, and remember that you can always catch up on sleep during your flight. These simple precautions can help you enjoy a safe night at the airport.
Last updated: 2024-02-19
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