Olbia lies on the Costa Smeralda in the northeast of Sardinia, one of the most beautiful coastlines on the Mediterranean Sea. It is a popular holiday destination for the rich and famous, but you can also find backpack tourists. The rough and rocky coast attracts active travelers for hiking and climbing. After a hard day of activity the magnificent sand beaches are the perfect place to rest and relax.
The terminal at Olbia Airport was completely renovated in 2004 to better support increasing passenger counts. The airport is used by some budget airlines, but it is not used by Ryanair. Ryanair flies out of Alghero in the northwest of Sardinia.
Aeroporto Olbia Costa Smeralda
07026 Olbia (SS)
IATA airport code: OLB
ICAO airport code: LIEO
There is no train connection with Olbia Airport, but buses 2 and 10 go to the train station (tel:+39(0)789 22456) at the Via Gabriele D’Annunzio in the center of Olbia. There are rail connections with Golfo Aranci, Ozieri, Sassari, Macomer, Oristano and Cagliari.
Car and bus
Bus lines 2 and 10 go to Olbia, on average a bus leaves every 15 minutes, except on Sundays and holidays, there is also a bus connection to Cagliari and Santa Teresa di Gallura.
Car rental - Olbia Airport
In the Arrivals Hall you can find the counters for 17 car rental companies: Auto Europa, Autonoleggi Demontis (AVIS), Easycar, Ellepì Autonoleggio, Europcar Italia, Eurorent, Happy Car, Hertz Italiana, Italy By Car, Maggiore Rent, Mida Rent, Pinna Autonoleggi, RentCar Sardinia, Ruvioli Rent a Car, Sardinya Autonoleggio, Smeralda Express and Win Rent. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several car rental providers in a single quote.
Taxis can be found in front of the Arrivals Hall. There are fixed rates, Olbia costs €13.00 (tel:+39(0)789 22718 of 69150). In addition, there is the service called Fly2Bus, the name is confusing because you have the choice of a private taxi, AdHoc, that can take you to any destination in Sardinia, or a shared taxi that you can take on average every half hour.
The guarded parking lot lies immediately opposite the terminal (tel: +39(0)789 563 471), parking costs €4.50 for the first three hours and €0.50 per hour after that, three days of parking costs €22.00 and €2.50 per day after that.
There are no hotels at the airport itself, but there are direct connections with a shuttle bus to: Borgo di Campagna - 6 kilometers, Hotel Stefania - 7 kilometers, Hotel Ollastu - 9 kilometers, Hotel Fenicottero Rosa - 11 kilometers, Hotel Colonna San Marco - 15 kilometers and Arathena - 17 kilometers. For more hotels and to reserve online you can go to Booking.com, they have a large range of hotels with great internet rates.
Shops and restaurants
There is a reasonable range of shops, bars and restaurants at Olbia Airport and there is among other things an a la carte restaurant.
Next to the parking lot you can find facilities to store your baggage, this counter is only open from 07:00-23:00 and only available for passengers, you must present a plane ticket and proof of identification. Normal sized luggage can be stored for €5.00 per day and larger baggage costs €7.00 per day. Information can be obtained at the information desk (see below). The counter for lost and found items can be found in the Departures Hall (tel: +39(0)789 563 456), it is open from 07:30 until the last flight of the day.
There is an information desk in the Arrivals Hall (tel: +39(0)789 563 444) where you can get information about the airport and flight information, as well as information about transportation to the most important tourist destinations and activities that are offered in Sardinia, you can also reserve hotel rooms.
On the terminal mezzanine is a conference center which is a training center for students of the tourism training program at the University of Sassari. There is a small and large meeting room for up to 250 people and offices that offer complete facilities, the center also offers secretarial support, furthermore, there are five lounges and a VIP lounge.
The new terminal is completely adapted for the disabled with wheelchair ramps, adapted restrooms, elevators and telephones. Close to the terminal there are 40 parking places reserved for the disabled.
The First Aid station (tel: +39(0)789 68319) is in the shopping area of the airport near the police station. In the Departures Hall there are two banks: Banca di Sassari and Banca Sanpaolo Imi, ATM's are suitable for all bank cards with the Cirrus or Maestro logo.