You should hire a car in Corsica as it provides you with a level of freedom and flexibility that you can’t get from other modes of transport, such as public buses and taxis. For example, if you want to go to visit a nice beach for the day, such as Capo de Feno, then you can get there from Ajaccio in about 25min by car, which is much quicker than if you were to opt for public transport such as a bus. It is also a more cost-effective way to travel than by a return taxi trip.
Driving in Corsica is different to driving in the United Kingdom, so it might take you a little bit of time to get used to it. For example, you will drive on the right side of the road rather than the left, which requires going around roundabouts the opposite way to what you are used to. The steering wheels on the cars are also on the left side, which is different to what you are used to. The speed limits are similar to what you are used to in the UK though, so you should find that familiar. For example, in urban areas you can go up to the limit of 60kph (37mph), in more rural areas it's 80kph (56mph), whilst on motorways it's 110kph (68mph). Keep an eye out for the signs that will inform you of when a speed limit changes.
You need to ensure you meet the age requirements for hiring a car in Corsica, so it suggested that you check the policies of the individual companies as they are likely to vary. For example, some companies will not allow you to hire a car under the age of 21, whereas some will allow you to hire a car if you are 18 years of age. There is often a surcharge for drivers that are under a certain age. In addition, it is likely that there will be a smaller selection of cars available for you if you are under a specific age, such as 25, as the companies will only allow the more powerful cars to be hired by more experienced drivers.
Economy (Fiat Panda or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Corsica.
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Corsica is Hertz (7.4, 181 reviews).
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On average a rental car in Corsica costs ₪832 per week (₪119 per day).
On average a rental car in Corsica costs ₪3,564 per month (₪119 per day).