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Car Hire from Olbia Airport

Car Hire Olbia Airport

Olbia Airport in the North of Sardinia is a short drive from the white beaches and turquoise seas of the Gallura Coast and the traditional villages, Bronze Age settlements and vineyards found when you drive inland. Skyscanner can help you get the best deal on car hire from Olbia Airport.

Where to hire a car at Olbia Airport

There are a number of car hire companies at Olbia Airport to choose from such as Avis, Auto Europa, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Maggiore. Many of these can be found in the arrivals hall in the terminal building with others being a short shuttle bus ride away.

Petrol Stations near Olbia Airport

If you hire a car from Olbia Airport with a “full to full” fuel policy you will need to refuel your petrol tank before returning the car to avoid additional charges.

An Esso Station is located on the grounds of the airport, when approaching the airport this is off the roundabout on the Via Degli Austronauti. An additional Esso Station is on Via Roma 2 km away from the airport in the town of Olbia. This is convenient if you are travelling to the airport via the SS127.

Driving around Olbia Airport

Olbia Airport has a convenient location which means it is easy to reach some of the main roads in the north of the island such as the SS125, SS131 and SS127. All of these roads can be especially busy during the peak summer months.
Once you leave the main roads and head towards the villages and vineyards inland the roads can become steep and narrow so take precautions, allow extra time for your journey and drive cautiously.

Getting to your destination

Here are some of the popular destinations for visitors to the north of Sardinia which can be easily reached from Olbia Airport via car.


Olbia is often overlooked but it can be an ideal destination for an authentic Sardinian holiday with an old historic town, night markets, boutiques and beaches.

Olbia Airport to Olbia is a 10 minute, 4km drive via the SS127.
Car parking in Olbia is available in the town, at the port and at the beaches but during the summer months free parking fills up quickly. There are a number of paid car parks in the city centre as well as hotels with parking available.

Costa Smeralda

The glamourous Costa Smeralda is a celebrity favourite. A heaven of exclusive resorts, designer shopping and some of the finest white sandy beaches in the world. Away from the coastline there are a number of traditional towns to explore.

Olbia Airport to Costa Smeralda is a 30km, 35 minute drive via the SP94 heading north passing through Olbia on the way.
Having a car in Costa Smeralda will give you access to some of the best beaches in the area that don’t have public transport links These beaches, in the north of the area are typically quieter and more relaxed.
Car parking is available at the beaches and hotels in Costa Smeralda.


Palau is a small port village on the north of Sardinia which is a popular camping destination. Many take the opportunity to take a ferry ride to La Maddalena, an island 2km off the coast to enjoy the Arcipelago di La Maddalena National Park and a number of secluded beaches.

Driving from Olbia Airport to Palau will take 45 minutes travelling via the SS125.
Plenty of on street parking is available in Palau both in the town centre and at the ferry port.

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