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    Car hire at Olbia Airport - Gateway to the Costa Smeralda

    Located on the outskirts of Olbia, a charming city on Sardinia's idyllic north-east coast, Olbia Airport (also known as Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport) is served by doezns of domestic, international, regular and low-cost airlines from all over Europe. Catering for around 3 million passenger movements each year, it offers direct flights to many cities in Europe, many of which have widespread worldwide connections, as well as many seasonal charter companies.

    Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport is one of three international airports in Sardinia, along with Cagliari Elmas Airport in the south and Alghero Airport on the island's north-west coast. It is the main gateway to the beautiful Sassari region, an area full of ancient history and bulging with tourist appeal. Olbia Airport also provides good access to the Emerald Coast where many fine sandy beaches exist.

    A very old port city, Olbia is a thriving tourist destination with many interesting attractions, including one of the best archaeological museums (the centrally-located the Museo Archeologico) in the whole of Italy. Its historic centre boasts many striking churches, namely the famous Romanesque-style basilica of San Simplicio built in the 11th century and St Paul's Church which is notable for its dome made with mosaic tiles of various colours.

    With a car hire from Olbia Airport you can easily explore the enchanting north of Sardinia and immerse yourself in the spectacular Mediterranean scenery of the Costa Smeralda. Besides the many quaint little fishing villages to be found in the area, there are several prehistoric caves and natural grottos to discover in the nearby Gulf of Orosei as well as Alghero, one of the most picturesque medieval seaside towns in southern Europe.

    Auto Europe is a very well established international travel company with almost 70 years of experience in the heart of the car rental industry. Our low rates attract millions of satisfied customers every year, especially in Europe's most popular holiday destinations such as Olbia and other parts of Sardinia. By collaborating with all the top suppliers, we are able to over 24,000 pick-up locations in more than 180 countries.

    Besides being able to choose from the widest selection of vehicles on the market, booking with us is always a guarantee of quality and a very high standard of service thanks to our award-winning rentals specialists who can be contacted on +441233225114 should you need any assistance with your reservation or help finding the cheapest deal. For added peace of mind, please check out the user ratings and comments posted by previous Auto Europe customers on our Olbia car hire reviews page.

    Airport Information

    First opened as a military airfield in 1921, Olbia Airport is a busy and fast-growing air transportation hub in one of Sardinia's most sought-after tourist regions. Completed in 1974, the current airport we see today is the main gateway for the international passengers visiting the island, especially during the peak summer months of July and August. In the last few years particularly, traffic through the airport has shown impressive growth with at least half the number of travellers arriving from outside Italy, with the airport currently serving more than 30 airlines and 65 destinations in 20 different countries.

    Olbia Airport (OLB)
    Address: Aeroporto Costa Smeralda, 07026 Olbia Olbia-Tempio, Italy
    Telephone: +39 0789 563 444
    Airlines operating at Olbia Airport: The list of the most important airlines operating at Olbia Airport includes Air Baltic, Air Dolomiti, Air France, Air Horizont, Air Nostrum, Albastar, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, Blue Air, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Condor, Corendon Airlines, easyJet, Edelweiss Air, EGO Airways, Enter Air, Eurowings, Germanwings, Iberia,, LOT, Lufthansa, Lumiwings, Luxair, Luxwing, Neos, Norwegian, People's Viennaline, SAS, Smart Wings, Swiss International Airlines, Titan, Transavia, TUI Airways, Twin Jet, Volotea, Vueling and Wizz Air.

    Where to pick up my car hire at Olbia Airport

    To pick up your car hire at Olbia Airport, just head for the Car Rentals Terminal located close the arrivals area, located just outside the main terminal building approximately 50 metres away and easily accessible on foot. Before arriving to collect your vehicle, try to make sure that you have everything you need such as your passport, driving licence, coverage details and a valid credit card in the name of the main driver.

    Car hire desks' operating hours

    Avis Car Hire at Olbia Airport Avis at Olbia Airport
    Car Rentals Terminal,
    Olbia, Italy 07026

    +39 0789 69540
    Opening Hours:
    Daily 7.30am-11.45pm
    Europcar Car Hire at Olbia Airport Europcar at Olbia Airport
    Car Rentals Terminal,
    Olbia, Italy07026
    +39 0789 69548
    Opening Hours:
    Sun-Thu 9am-11pm (Fri & Sat 10am-5pm)
    Hertz Car Hire at Olbia Airport Hertz at Olbia Airport
    Car Rentals Terminal
    Olbia, Italy 07026

    +39 0789 69389
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Sun 6am-11.30pm
    Sixt Car Hire at Olbia Airport Sixt at Olbia Airport
    Car Rentals Terminal
    Olbia, Italy 07026

    +39 0294757979
    Opening Hours:
    Daily 8am-11.30pm


    After three years' extensive work, Olbia Airport's new terminal covers 42,000 square-metres and has capacity for 4.5 million passengers per year. Representing a total investment of around €8 million, it was designed by Willem Brouwer Architects and incorporates the airport's original terminal building, which was redeveloped into a 3,000 square-metre retail area. The terminal has 40 check-in desks and ten boarding gates, five of which are equipped with jet bridges. It contains a wide variety of shops and restaurants, a lively wine bar, small art gallery and an indoor garden area featuring local flora. Comprising two levels, the ground-floor is divided into the Arrivals/Departures and check-in area with an information counter, airline ticket offices, lost/found department, luggage-storage section, club lounge, ATMs and several food and beverage outlets. Outside the ground-floor passengers will find the aiport's automated car parks, the Car Rental Terminal (signposted as the Terminal Autonoleggi), and the bus and taxi stops. The first-floor is reserved for the business centre's meeting rooms, the airport's on-site university, a chapel and museum.

    Airport Facilities

    The passenger facilities at Olbia Airport are extensive enough to cater for the high volume of summer traffic. Besides free Wi-fi, travellers can expect to find plenty of ATMS and bureux de change, as well as baby-changing areas, a tourist information booth, left-luggage office, mobile device charging points and a first-aid office open 24/7. Clothing, perfumery, bookshops, underwear, handicrafts, typical Sardinian products, leather goods and luggage are just a few examples of the many retail outlets available at Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport. Along with a popular music bar, a number of bars, cafes, pizzerias, self-service restaurants and a wine bar are available for travellers looking to relax and enjoy something to eat and drink before catching their flight. Passengers can also refresh themselves in the After Beach Showers section before or after their journey.

    How to get to and from Olbia Airport

    Visitors who choose to rent a car at Olbia Airport will find that it is very well connected by the local SS125 and SS729 motorways which provide very quick acces to the city of Olbia and other key destinations on the island. The city centre can be reached in about 10 minutes from the airport. Driving south-east via the SS131 road from Olbia to Oristano and further south by E25, will take you through the lovely landscapes of Sardinia to the capital of the island, Cagliari, in only 3 hours. Another port city, Alghero is only a two-our drive west from Olbia. The local bus operator ASPO Olbia operates two routes to and from the airport, namely the number 2 with serves the Sa Minda Noa district of the city and the number 10 with connects with the city centre. Long distance bus services are also available at Olbia Airport, with destinations as far and wide as Cagliari, Alghero, Sassari, Palau, Telti, Santa Teresa Di Gallura, Porto Pozzo, Nuoro and Siniscola.

    Parking Tips

    Long and short stay parking facilities are provided in front of the passenger terminal in a large car park, so you shouldn't have a problem parking in the city once you have picked up your car rental at Olbia Airport. Parking tickets are collected at the entrance gate and the pay is at the end of the stay. On-street parking is available in Olbia but you need to pay attention to parking signs to avoid a fine, so make sure you buy a ticket from the nearby parking meters. There is a charge for parking in Olbia town centre, but it is reasonable compared to many other Italian cities. Public car parks are generally open from 9am to 1pm and again from 4pm to 8pm except on Sundays and public holidays. Parking tickets are available from the automatic machines and from newsagents and tobacconists. Parking spaces where you have to pay are marked by a blue line, disabled parking by a yellow line and free parking by a white line. During the tourist season, you will have to pay to park near many of the island's beaches, including the ones in the Olbia area. You can buy a ticket directly from the car park attendant. Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport parking spaces are located right in front of the terminal, about 20 metres from the terminal entrance. Open 24 hours a day, the main terminal car park offers more than a thousand spaces to passengers using Olbia Airport.

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