Buying your vehicle rental online prior to the actual trip appeals for a handful of reasons
- The full booking process is done in your own time rather than at your destination where you are likely to be surrounded by a hassled partner and a small herd of unruly youngsters
- It saves time at at the car hire desk (although you wouldn't believe that if you've ever seen the queues at Alamo in Miami)
- It makes sure that you get the model of car that you require
- The all-inclusive price will not be increased
Start planning your visit to Olbia by booking car rental provided by two of Britain's leading car hire suppliers. We offer online bookings providing discounted car hire at Olbia airport. Both of our car hire suppliers have dedicated telephone support specialists on hand for any extra questions that may come up before or after renting a car.
Clicking on the link below will enable you to obtain car rental quotes from our suppliers for cheap car hire at Olbia airport. The airport is just 3 km from the city of Olbia.
Ostentatious, Olbia is not! Follow the international jet set to their holiday destination in Sardinia and you won’t be too far away from Olbia. The Costa Smeralda is often labelled the playground for the rich and famous but you don’t have to be a celebrity to enjoy it. Many non-famous Italian families testify to enjoying their summer holidays here every year. Olbia however is a well developed but humble fishing town where mussels farming is its particular area of expertise.
Whether you love hanging out at celebrity haunts or have a particular hankering for seafood, it is those giant megaliths, Giants’ Tombs, the Domus de janas, the sacred wells and more that make Sardinia one of the most unique locations in the world.
Founded in the 6th century, Olbia was selected for its natural harbour by the Carthaginians primarily for an easy route to Italy. The harbour’s importance continues today being the main point of access into Sardinia by its Italian holidaymakers.
A next door neighbour of Italy, Olbia is situated in the north eastern region of Gallura on the glorious sunshine island of Sardinia. A picture of paradise, the Costa Smeralda has something to offer everyone. Renowned for its magnificent golden beaches, always a favourite with the surf and tan huggers amongst us while its wild, unpredictable and rocky shores suits those active hiker types down to the ground. A rather slick operation, the resorts on the Smeralda offer bars, ritzy hotels, designer boutiques, swanky restaurants and glitzy night clubs. Everything you need for a perfect holiday is on tap.
If a beach holiday is preferred then you have a variety of some of the best beaches in the Mediterranean. Just a ten kilometre drive away from Olbia in the direction of Siniscola and you could be enjoying the sand and surf of Lido del Sole, Li Cuncheddi, Port Isatana and Le Saline. Travelling in a Golfo Aranci direction you will love the beaches of Pellicano, Bados and la Playa. There is good reason for the town’s name of Olbia translating to ‘Happy Town’, with all this on offer, everyone is happy!
If its historic sights that you’ve come to Sardinia to enjoy for there are ruins here belonging to the Romans, Genoans and Carthaginians. For a start, you will be blown away by the 11th century basilica at the piazza of San Simplicio! This unique granite building is said to be the most significant of all historical finds in Gallura. Other ruins that are worthy of a visit include the Carthaginian walls at via Torino and via Acquedotto.
Unique to the island, the practically ubiquitous and remotely located Neolithic Nuraghe monuments always prove very popular with visitors. Don’t miss out on the excellent Cabu Abbas and Holy Well of Sa Testa.
The mines, once a leading employer on the island is today a series of tourist attractions that ceased production in the 1970s. About a decade ago all these mines were reopened once restored for public interest and are found in Guspini, Masua, Iglesias-Gonnesa, Narcao and more. The first mine to set off this trend was that of the Guspini mine, Montevecchio in 1996.
Getting to know the island and travelling around from Olbia is very easy. Whether you fancy the idea of chartering a boat to see the island, taking the train or driving your hire car to find some Sardinian culture, or all of the above, you can do travel about with relative ease.
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Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport
is situated 3 kilometres from Olbia city centre and 108 kilometres from Alghero.
Buses run from the airport to a variety of stops including, Poltu Quadu, Via Roma, Via S.Simplicio, Via A. Moro and Iperstanda every half hour. For this service climb aboard the No 2 service.
Olbia Train Station is situated in the city centre and can be reached from the airport by jumping aboard the No 2 bus. From there, you can reach Cagliari and travel to Arbatax (in the island’s south) and reach Palau (in the north)from Sassari.
Taxis are available from outside of the Terminal building.