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Bastia Airport Guide

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

bastia airport guideTo 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

Unfortunately, we do not yet have any sleep-related reviews. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Bastia Airport Guide.

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.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Bastia Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Hotel Spa Restaurant La Madrague – (15 minute walk from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Auberge Les Oliviers – (15 minute walk from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Poretta – (15 minute walk from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Bastia Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges in the airport.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Bastia Airport.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

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 space is available in the restrooms on the ground floor.

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.

Airport Hours

The airport is open from the first flight to the last flight.


Bastia airport is served by the following airlines: Air Corsica • Air FranceAlitalia • ASL Airlines • British AirwaysBrussels Airlines • Chalair • EasyJet •  HOP! • Lufthansa • Luxair • Norwegian • TUIFly • Volotea • Vueling.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


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.


Taxis are located outside the Arrivals Hall.

Car Rentals

Several companies offer car rental service onsite, including Ada • Avis • Budget • Enterprise • Europcar • Hertz • Sixt.

Last updated: 2021-10-20

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.