Olbia Airport, Sardinia
Are you flying to Olbia Airport (OLB) and would like to explore Olbia and its surroundings with a hired car? Then you can already book a cheap hired car from home and collect it right at the airport. There are more than 15 car rentals .
Compare the offers of the car rentals at the airport Olbia with Driveboo.com regarding insurances, accessories and prices, and decide for the hired car, which corresponds best to your requirements for a hired car.
Enjoy winter in Olbia
What could be nicer in winter than to escape the cold Germany and drive along the coast of Sardinia in a comfortable off-road vehicle? Enjoy the time-out over Christmas and enjoy the Mediterranean winter in Olbia. With a hired car you are always flexible and can discover the most beautiful beaches of Sardinia on your own. In and around Olbia you will find small bays with crystal clear water and fine sandy beaches. Here you can take wonderful walks, and with the right equipment you can even dive for pearls. Pearl diving is very popular especially in winter in Sardinia. If you want a change of pace, you can stroll through the city in the evening and have dinner in the cosy restaurants. Treat yourself to a gelato at the port of Olbia and discover the many historical buildings.
The "wintery" atmosphere is especially beautiful in the two cities of Caligari and Alghero.
Despite the high rainfall rate during the winter months, Cagliari, as the capital of the province of the same name, offers a variety of entertainment and relaxation. For example, go shopping in the Vela Shopnautica, visit the Musei Cathedral or take a tour of the Castello district. Especially the food in Caligari is excellent.
Even in winter the city on the west coast of Sardinia does not lose its charm. On a rainy day, visit for example the archaeological museum Casa Manno or the coral museum. The beach Lido San Giovanni is very famous among windsurfers and kite surfers. With the right equipment it is often a destination even in winter.
Although a number of international and regional car hire companies offer their services at Olbia Airport, not all of them are located in the arrivals terminal or another building on the airport premises. Rather, the rental stations are also located in the city center, so when hiring a car, you should make sure that your car hire company provides a shuttle service and from where you will be picked up if necessary.
Below we have listed some of the car hire companies that offer their services from Olbia Airport:
Unfortunately there is no gas station directly at Olbia Airport, but there is a Q8 gas station in the nearby Via Roma towards the city center, which is open 24 hours a day. So you can refuel your hired car there before returning it without any problems.
|Gas station||Distance from Olbia Airport|
Chiesa di San Paolo Apostolo in Olbia
Would you like to go straight to the dreamlike beach sections with crystal clear water in the north of the island? Then you have made a good choice with Olbia Airport. Nevertheless, you should use the one or other day to go with your hired car to the center of Olbia, for example to visit the archaeological museum or the nearby sea museum. A walk along the Porto Rotondo is also recommended. It is also worth a diversion to the Chiesa di San Paolo Apostolo with its colorful domed ceiling. So take a little time and explore the city on your own. If you are planning a round trip with your hired car, you will find below some kilometre and distance information which might be helpful for your travel planning.
|City||Distance from OLB Airport||Travel time|
|City center Olbia||3,6 km||8 Min.|
|Alghero||137 km||1 h 42 Min.|
|Oristano||182 km||1 h 58 Min.|
|Arbatax||180 km||2 h 13 Min.|
|Cagliari||274 km||2 h 49 Min.|
It would be a pity to spend your holiday on only one beach section, because Sardinia with its five provinces has much more to offer. Take advantage of the freedom that a hired car gives you and explore the island along the coastal roads or take the S-shaped E25 motorway to reach Cagliari. You should also visit Alghero in the province of Sassari, located on the west coast, which is one of the most beautiful places in Sardinia with its Chiesa di San Michele.
View of Alghero
View of Cagliari
In the following we have put together some more sights that you should definitely visit with a hired car:
the tombs of the giants near Santa Reparata
the National Archaeological Museum in Cagliari
the roman amphitheater in Cagliari
the impressive gorge Gola Gorropu near Urzulei
the Castello in Bosa
the Grotte di Nettuno in the province of Sassar
If you don't want to jump into your rented car right after your arrival despite your short flight, you can also reach the city center from Monday to Friday by bus, which leaves the airport about every 20 minutes and takes you to the city center for a small fee. Of course, you also have the possibility to take a cab to the city center to relax after your arrival.
Our tip: If you don't want to hire your hired car directly after your arrival, many car hire companies also offer the possibility to have the hired car delivered to your hotel for a fee.