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        About Ajaccio

        Located on the picturesque Corsican coast, Ajaccio is a vibrant city full of history, culture, and natural beauty. explore the best Ajaccio has to offer with Orbit Car Hire, from historical sights to stunning beaches and everything in between.

        1. Discover the historic heart of Ajaccio

        Start your journey in the historic center of Ajaccio, where cobbled streets and pastel-colored buildings invite you to stroll and explore. Visit the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte, which is now a museum dedicated to the life and legacy of the famous Corsican leader. Admire the breathtaking baroque architecture of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption and stroll through the lively markets to sample local delicacies.

        2. Relax on the beautiful beaches of Ajaccio

        No visit to Ajaccio is complete without soaking up the sun on its beautiful beaches. At nearby Plage Saint François or Plage du Ricanto, you'll find soft, golden sand and crystal-clear waters perfect for swimming and sunbathing. If you're looking for something a little more secluded, head to one of the hidden coves along the coast, which you can reach by car from Orbit Car Hire.

        3. Discover Corsica's natural wonders

        Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Corsican nature. Drive inland to explore the rugged mountains and dense forests of the Corsican countryside, where hiking trails lead to hidden waterfalls, unspoiled lakes, and viewpoints. With a hire car from Orbit Car Hire, you can also reach remote areas and discover the true essence of the Corsican wilderness.

        4. Indulge yourself with Corsican cuisine

        Savor the flavors of Corsica on a culinary adventure in the restaurants and cafés of Ajaccio. Sample local specialties such as wild boar stew, grilled seafood, and hearty mountain cheeses, paired with a glass of Corsican wine or a refreshing Pietra beer. Don't miss the opportunity to dine al fresco on a terrace by the sea and watch the sunset over the sparkling Mediterranean.

        5. Plan your adventure in Ajaccio with Orbit Car Hire

        Are you ready to explore everything Ajaccio has to offer? Choose Orbit Car Hire as your reliable companion and discover the wonders of this enchanting city. With our modern fleet of vehicles and flexible hire options, you can explore Ajaccio and the surrounding area with ease and create memories that will last a lifetime. Book your car hire today and start planning your ultimate Ajaccio adventure with Orbit Car Hire.

        Basic info and car hire in Ajaccio

        • Location:  Corsica
        • Population: 69,378
        • Official language:  French
        • Currency:  Euro
        • Weather:  Corsica typically experiences a Mediterranean climate
        • Internet coverage: Hotels, bars, restaurants, and cafés offer Wi-Fi.
        • Road conditions:  Most roads in Ajaccio are in good condition.
        • Car hire in Ajaccio:  The most common pick-up point for vehicles in Ajaccio is at the Ajaccio Airport. Please note that prices vary frequently. It is best to book a car 3 to 8 weeks before your desired pick-up date - this will ensure you get the cheapest rental rate. Alternatively, it is also possible to find cheap last-minute car hire. Find the best deal on car hire in Ajaccio!

         Driving in Ajaccio

        Discover the charms of Ajaccio, the vibrant capital of Corsica, through the lens of your adventure with Orbit Car Hire. A hire car offers you unrivaled comfort and flexibility, so you can tailor your exploration to suit you.

        1. Coastal cruises: Ajaccio offers breathtaking coastal cruises along the Route des Sanguinaires. Enjoy panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and the enchanting Sanguinaires Islands as you leisurely cruise this picturesque route. Stop at viewpoints to take in the rugged beauty of Corsica.

        2. Discover hidden gems: Venture beyond the city limits of Ajaccio and discover hidden gems that are inaccessible by public transport. Explore the Corsican hinterland and discover charming mountain villages, ancient citadels and secluded beaches off the beaten track.

        3. Seamless parking: While parking in the city center can be daunting, renting a car ensures flexibility. Look for designated parking spaces or public car parks outside the city center so you can easily explore Ajaccio's treasures on foot.

        4. Safety and comfort: Orbit Car Hire offers you modern vehicles equipped with advanced safety features to guarantee you a safe and comfortable driving experience. Choose from a range of vehicles, from small cars for narrow streets to spacious SUVs for trips into the countryside.

        5. Tailor your adventure: With Orbit Car Hire, you decide your adventure in Ajaccio. Customize your itinerary, from visiting historical sites such as the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte to enjoying Corsican cuisine in local restaurants. Enjoy the freedom to fully immerse yourself in the culture and landscapes of Ajaccio.

        6. Book your Ajaccio getaway: Are you ready to start your journey to Ajaccio? Book your car hire with Orbit Car Hire and open the gateway to the capital of Corsica. With our seamless car hire service, you'll be well-equipped to explore Ajaccio's charms your way.

        • Age limits: The minimum age to rent a car is 21 years old but drivers with this age can rent only Mini and Economy Car Categories. Renters aged 25 and older may rent all Car Categories. With some suppliers for people over 75 years of age. Young driver surcharges may apply to many car rental companies for people under 25 years of age.
        • International Driving Permit:  to provide an international driver's license. Drivers with a license issued outside of the EU will need to have an international driving license as well as their standard driving license. You must have both licenses with you at all times while driving a car in Corsica.
        • Additional papers:   A credit card in the name of the main driver needs to be presented. A security deposit may be required while renting a car so the credit card must have sufficient funds. You can find details about the security deposit listed while booking the vehicle as well as on your voucher. It is important to have a valid driving license with the name of the main driver as well as additional drivers when it applies. You will need to have identification with you such as a passport and ID cards. When you pick up your rental car you need to have your voucher with you.
        • Additional requirements:  Warning triangle, First Aid Kit, Spare Wheel and Tools, Fire Extinguisher, Reflective Vest
        • Children in the car:  Child Restraint System (CRS): Children must be secured in an appropriate child restraint system according to their age, weight, and height. This typically means using a car seat, booster seat, or booster cushion. The specific regulations regarding child restraint systems can vary depending on the age and size of the child, so it's essential to adhere to the guidelines provided by the manufacturer and local laws. Seat Belt Usage: Ensure that all passengers, including children, are wearing seat belts or are appropriately secured in child restraint systems at all times while the vehicle is in motion. Age and Size Requirements: Children under a certain age or size may be required to use specific types of child restraints. For example, infants and toddlers typically require rear-facing car seats, while older children may transition to forward-facing car seats, booster seats, or seat belts based on their size and age. Prohibition of Front Seat Usage: In many jurisdictions, it's illegal for children to sit in the front seat of a vehicle equipped with airbags if they are under a certain age or size. This is because airbags can pose a significant risk to young children in the event of a crash.
        • Driving side of the road: the right-hand side
        • Lights:  In Corsica and Europe, it's mandatory to use headlights during certain times and conditions, as per local regulations and common road safety practices. Here are some general guidelines:

          Nighttime Driving: When driving at night, headlights must be turned on. This is a standard safety practice to improve visibility for both the driver and other road users.

          Low Visibility Conditions: In conditions of reduced visibility due to factors such as fog, rain, snow, or mist, headlights should be used to make the vehicle more visible to others on the road.

          Tunnel Driving: When driving through tunnels, headlights are typically required to be turned on regardless of the time of day. This helps maintain visibility and safety in enclosed spaces.

          Dusk and Dawn: Some regions may require headlights to be used during the periods of dusk and dawn, especially if visibility is reduced due to lighting conditions.

          Daytime Running Lights (DRL): In some countries, including many in Europe, vehicles are equipped with daytime running lights that automatically illuminate when the engine is running. These lights enhance the vehicle's visibility during daylight hours and are separate from the main headlights.

        • General speed limits: Urban Areas: The speed limit is typically 50 kilometers per hour (31 miles per hour) within urban areas unless otherwise posted.
          Rural Roads: On rural roads outside of urban areas, the speed limit is usually 90 kilometers per hour (56 miles per hour), unless otherwise indicated.
          Dual Carriageways and Motorways: On dual carriageways (divided highways) and motorways, the speed limit is commonly 110 kilometers per hour (68 miles per hour) or 130 kilometers per hour (81 miles per hour) where indicated.

        Car Hire in Ajaccio

        Most popular car hire at Ajaccio

        The most selected hire car in Ajaccio is the Ford Fiesta, with Renault Clio and Seat Ibiza also being a popular option. The most popular car types in Ajaccio are mini, economy, and compact

        Popular Driving Routes

        Popular One-Way car hire from Ajaccio

        Want to rent a car for a one-way trip? No worries! Orbit Car Hire offers a variety of one-way Car Hire options in many locations outside of Ajaccio. One-way car rental is ideal for cross-town or cross-country travel, saving time by not returning to your original location. Start your reservation with Orbit Car Hire and find great options on one-way car hire at locations across the Corsica.

        • Ajaccio -Bastia (149km with approximately 2,5 hours of drive)

        • Ajaccio -Calvi (165km with approximately 3 hours of drive)

        • Ajaccio -Propriano(70km with approximately 1,5 hours of drive)

        • Ajaccio -Bonifacio (130km with approximately 2,5 hours of drive)

        Popular day trips from Ajaccio

        Ajaccio offers a multitude of attractions, but the surrounding region also has its treasures waiting to be discovered. With Orbit Car Hire as your reliable companion, you can embark on unforgettable day trips from Ajaccio to explore Corsica's diverse landscapes and cultural heritage.

        1. Picturesque drive to the Calanques de Piana: Hire a car from Orbit Car Hire and embark on a scenic drive along the rugged coastline to the Calanques de Piana. Marvel at the breathtaking rock formations and turquoise waters of this UNESCO World Heritage Site and hike along the coastal trails with panoramic views of the Mediterranean.

        2. Adventure to the Aiguilles de Bavella: Head inland to the Aiguilles de Bavella, a dramatic mountain range known for its towering granite spires and unspoiled wilderness. Explore the hiking trails that wind through ancient forests and past waterfalls and be rewarded with breathtaking views of Corsica's interior.

        3. Explore historic Corte: Take a trip to the historic town of Corte, located in the heart of Corsica's rugged interior. Explore the citadel perched on a rocky outcrop, stroll through the narrow cobbled streets lined with centuries-old buildings, and visit the Museum of Corsica to learn more about the island's rich history and culture.

        4. Relax at Plage d'Argent: Escape the heat of the city with a day trip to Plage d'Argent, a stunning beach on the nearby Gulf of Lava. Soak up the sun on the golden sand, swim in the crystal-clear water, and enjoy a picnic with panoramic views of the coastline.

        5. Wine tasting in Sartène: Savour the culinary delights of Corsica on a day trip to Sartène, known as the "most Corsican of Corsican towns" Explore vineyards and wine cellars, taste regional wines such as Sciaccarellu and Nielluccio and enjoy traditional Corsican cuisine in the local restaurants.

        Experience the beauty of Corsica with Orbit Car Hire

        Make the most of your time in Ajaccio with Orbit Car Hire's convenient car hire service. Whether you're exploring the coastal landscapes, venturing into the mountains, or immersing yourself in Corsica's rich history and culture, modern vehicles will ensure a comfortable and hassle-free journey. Book your car hire today and start planning your ultimate Ajaccio adventure with Orbit Car Hire.

        What to see in Ajaccio

        Located on the stunning coast of Corsica, Ajaccio is a vibrant city full of history, culture, and natural beauty. With Orbit Car Hire as your trusted companion, immerse yourself in all that Ajaccio has to offer, from historic landmarks to picturesque beaches and everything in between.

        1. Explore the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte: Start your Ajaccio adventure with a visit to Maison Bonaparte, the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte. This historic house has been converted into a museum and offers insights into the life and legacy of the famous Corsican leader, with exhibitions of personal artifacts, memorabilia, and family portraits.

        2. Stroll through the historic old town: Lose yourself in the narrow streets and charming alleyways of Ajaccio's historic old town. Admire the baroque architecture, browse the boutiques selling local handicrafts and souvenirs, and stop off at one of the many cozy cafés and restaurants that line the streets.

        3. Visit the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption: Marvel at the stunning architecture of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, Ajaccio's main church in the heart of the city. Admire the intricate baroque façade, go inside to explore the ornate interior, and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of this sacred site.

        4. Relax on the beautiful beaches of Ajaccio: Relax and soak up the sun on the picturesque beaches of Ajaccio. Visit the Plage Saint François or the Plage du Ricanto with its soft, golden sand and crystal-clear water, perfect for swimming and sunbathing. Or drive further afield to secluded bays and hidden beaches, which you can reach with a hire car from Orbit Car Hire.

        5. Experience Corsican cuisine: savor the flavors of Corsica on a culinary adventure in the restaurants and cafés of Ajaccio. Sample local specialties such as wild boar stew, charcuterie, and fresh seafood, paired with a glass of Corsican wine or a refreshing Pietra beer.

        Experience Ajaccio with Orbit Car Hire

        Make the most of your time in Ajaccio with Orbit Car Hire's convenient car hire service. Whether you're exploring historical sights, lazing on the beach, or savoring the local cuisine, our modern fleet of vehicles will ensure a comfortable and hassle-free journey. Book your car hire today and start planning your ultimate Ajaccio getaway with Orbit Car Hire.

        Drive your rental car beyond Ajaccio

        Corsica, the jewel of the Mediterranean, beckons with its rugged coastlines, picturesque villages, and untamed natural beauty. The best way to experience this enchanting island? Behind the wheel of a hire car from Orbit Car Hire. Let us guide you to the wonders of Corsica and embark on an unforgettable road trip adventure.

        1. Freedom to explore

        With a hire car from Orbit Car Hire, you have the freedom to explore Corsica at your own pace. Say goodbye to rigid tour plans and embrace spontaneity as you chart your course through the island's diverse landscapes. From enchanting coastal towns to remote mountain villages, Corsica is at your feet.

        2. Scenic cruises along the coast

        Corsica has some of the most spectacular coastal roads in the world. Take the picturesque Route des Sanguinaires along the west coast, which winds past rugged cliffs and hidden coves with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean. Or venture to the Cap Corse peninsula in the north, where winding roads snake along the coast and offer panoramic views at every turn.

        3. Explore charming villages

        No road trip in Corsica is complete without exploring the charming villages. Stroll through the narrow streets of Bonifacio, perched high on the limestone cliffs, or lose yourself in the labyrinthine alleyways of Porto Vecchio with its old Genoese fortress. Don't miss the picturesque village of Piana, set amidst the breathtaking rock formations of the Calanques de Piana.

        4. Outdoor adventure

        Corsica is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, and a hire car from Orbit Car Hire is your ticket to adventure. Explore the rugged interior of the island with its dense forests, cascading waterfalls, and high mountain peaks. Hike the legendary GR20, cross the Aiguilles de Bavella mountain range, or kayak through the crystal-clear waters of the Gulf of Porto.

        5. Culinary delights

        No road trip to Corsica would be complete without sampling its culinary delights. Stop off at roadside cafés and family-run trattorias to sample traditional Corsican dishes such as wild boar stew, charcuterie, and creamy brocciu cheese. Drink a glass of local wine or a refreshing Pietra beer brewed with chestnut flour.

        6. Book your Corsica adventure with Orbit Car Hire

        Are you ready to explore Corsica? Book your hire car with Orbit Car Hire and open the door to adventure. With our convenient car hire service and competitive prices, you'll have everything you need to make your Corsica road trip dreams come true. Start planning your ultimate Corsica adventure with Orbit Car Hire today.

        Ajaccio

        Visit Ajaccio

        Where to eat, drink, and party in Ajaccio

        Ajaccio, the capital of Corsica, is not only rich in history and natural beauty but also offers a vibrant culinary scene waiting to be explored. With Orbit Car Hire as your reliable companion, embark on a culinary journey through the streets of Ajaccio and discover the flavors of Corsican cuisine. Sample local specialties such as wild boar stew, charcuterie, and creamy brocciu cheese, all made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Don't miss the opportunity to dine al fresco on a terrace by the sea and enjoy panoramic views of the Mediterranean as you savor the authentic delicacies. With a hire car from Orbit Car Hire, you can easily explore the culinary landscape of Ajaccio and enjoy the best this charming town has to offer.

        Best restaurant in Ajaccio

        1. La Cigale
        2. Le 20123
        3. A Nepita
        4. Le Bistrot à la Une
        5. Le Grand Café Napoléon
        6. Restaurant La Table d'Aurore
        7. A Cantina di l'Orriu
        8. Le Pescadou
        9. Chez Charles
        10. L'Altru Versu

        FAQ

        What you need to know about renting a car

        faq
        How do you make a booking with Orbit Car Hire?

        You can easily book your vehicle with Orbit Car Hire. First, you must choose the date and location of your rental in our booking form. In the next step, you can pick the vehicle you want from the list. After filling out the personal information form, there is a step where you choose the payment method and fill in your credit card information. Finally, you can print out your voucher needed at pick-up time.

        What are the charges for security deposits?

        Every car rental has a security deposit policy. You will find the information about the security deposit while booking the vehicle or on your voucher. 

        What if I would like to change my booking?

        If you need to change the booking you made through Orbit Car Hire. Don't hesitate to contact our customer support team at customerservice@orbitcarhire.com or by phone at +44 20 8089 0089. You can cancel your booking free of charge at least forty-eight hours before your rental is due to start. For further information, please read the Terms of Use. 

        How do I cancel my booking?

        You can cancel your booking free of charge at least forty-eight hours before your rental is due to start. For further information, please read the Conditions of Use. Our customer service team will address your requests in due time:

        When do I pay for the rental car?

        You pay a small deposit when making the booking as a guarantee. The remaining balance is paid when you pick up your rental vehicle. Please keep in mind that the payment at the counter is paid in local currency. 

        What is included in the price?

        Most of the reservations made by Orbit Car Hire include unlimited mileage, local tax, mandatory fees, and collision damage waiver. In steps 1 and 2 in the booking process or on your voucher, you can see all the details about your booking inclusions.

        Are there any hidden fees?

        There are no hidden charges! All mandatory surcharges and fees are presented in the 3rd step of the booking process and our Terms and Conditions. Please note that additional charges may apply for some rentals in the case of:

        • Out-of-hours surcharge (when picking up the vehicle outside of office hours),
        • One-way fee (when returning the vehicle at a different location),
        • The service charge for fuel (prepaid fuel policy),
        • Young/senior driver fee (the car hire company sets this condition and is usually not about the regulation of the specific country),
        • Excess and deposit amount (before hiring, you need to ensure your credit card limit is high enough for the deposit amount to be blocked, which usually equals the excess amount or higher).

        We advise our clients to read the Terms and Conditions carefully before the rental to avoid surprises. Our knowledgeable customer service agents will gladly help you with any questions via phone, email, or live chat during our opening hours.

        What is a voucher, and why do I need it?

        A voucher is a document that confirms your booking, the price, and the payment of your booking. Having your voucher with you at the time of pick-up is mandatory. If you do not have the voucher at the pickup, the vehicle provider may refuse to release the vehicle to you or change the rental price.

        What is an airport or premium location fee?

        A Premium location/airport fee is a fee that covers the location service costs. This fee is usually included in the price but may still occur at some locations and is charged locally.

        What is Premium Coverage, and how does it work?

        Premium Coverage is an optional service by Orbit Car Hire that, if accepted, covers your financial accountability for damage or theft to the hired vehicle. This is not insured with a car hire company that reduces the excess amount, but a cover refunds you if the car hire company charges you for damage or theft. With this option, you will be reimbursed up to 3000 EUR. You can read the Terms and Conditions or contact us for more information.

        How do I find cheap car hire online?

        Prices vary frequently. Booking a car 3 to 8 weeks before your desired pick-up date is best - this will ensure you get the cheapest rental rate. Alternatively, it is also possible to find cheap last-minute car hire. 

        How many countries do you compare to?

        We at Orbit Car Hire compare car hire prices in over 140 countries, including popular destinations within Europe such as Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Iceland, Croatia, Malta, France, Slovenia, and Germany. 

        What currency should I use to pay for the car?

        You can pay the confirmation fee on Orbit's page in EUR, GBP, ISK and USD. When you pick up your car hire, you will pay the remaining balance in the currency of the pickup country. 

        Can I rent a car from inside the terminal?

        You can hire a car from inside the terminal. When you compare our offers, you can filter "In Terminal" to see all the offers we have that are inside the terminal. 

        What is the cheapest car to rent?

        The cheapest car to rent is the Fiat 500, Volkswagen Up and Fiat Panda. 

        Can I add a driver to my booking?

        You can always add a driver to your booking when finding your car hire deal on Orbit Car Hire. If you have already made a booking, you can contact us to add the additional driver. You can also add a driver to your booking when you pick up the vehicle. 

        What payment methods are accepted?

        You can pay with a debit and credit card when booking with Orbit Car Hire. We accept Mastercard and Visa. 

        Can I drop off my car at a different location?

        Yes, you can. When you look for car hire deals on our webpage, you can press "Yes" to "Different drop-off location" and see all the best deals for one-way car hire. 

        How can I add a flight number to my booking?

        You can add a flight number on our webpage when booking. If you already have a booking, email us at customerservice@orbitcarhire.com, and our customer service will add your flight number to the booking. 

        Do I have to pay for toll roads?

        If you drive where toll roads are required, you are responsible for paying for the toll roads on which you drive the rental vehicle. 

        What does deductible mean?

        If a rental car is damaged or even stolen while on rent, there will be a limit to how much the renter has to pay to repair or fix it. Excess (also known as deductible) is a name for the amount that has to be paid. This excess is different between countries and car rental companies in each country. Depending on the car rental company, this can include fire, vandalism, theft, or loss of use while the car is being repaired. You can read more about deductibles right here.

        What is a Collision Damage Waiver?

        Collision Damage Waiver, or CDW, is a basic car rental insurance offered to renters by a car company. CDW limits your financial liability in case of damages to the body of the hired vehicle with an excess. The driver is responsible for paying for the excess, but the car rental company waives the rest of the cost. This excess can be different between rent a car company.

        What is Theft Protection?

        Theft Protection is a car rental insurance that car rental companies offer. It protects the renter up to a certain amount from the risk of stealing the rental car or somebody trying to steal it. An excess, also known as a deductible, comes with each Theft Protection. This excess is the limit to what the renter would have to pay if the car is stolen or if somebody tries to steal it.

        Which brands can I compare with Orbit?

        With Orbit Car Hire, you can compare car hire with all the major car rentals like Europcar, Enterprise, Alamo, Sixt and Budget. You can also compare over 100 local companies from all over the world.