Olbia is the main gateway for arriving in Sardinia. It’s a beautiful seaside town with a fantastic historic centre where you will find high-end boutiques, wine and coffee bars. Olbia is renowned for its coffee bars which surround the beautiful piazzas, and you can enjoy the summer breeze while drinking your Italian espresso.
Most popular attractions in Olbia
Whether you’re heading to one of the popular resorts like Costa Smeralda or Baia Sardinia or just visiting Olbia, you can explore the city and see the main attractions. Olbia is best known for the medieval basilica San Simplicio which dates back to the 11th century. Museo Archeologico di Olbia and the archaeological site Nuraghe Riu Mulino are the perfect places to learn more about the history of this region.
Bus, railway and taxi transportation
Olbia is the primary connection to the Italian mainland via the Olbia airport and the passenger port Olbia Isola Bianca. There are also bus and railway networks which connect this city to the rest of Sardinia.
The local buses run from the city centre to different parts of Olbia. There are also intercity bus lines which run between Olbia and Cagliari, as well as, the other cities in Sardinia. If you’re arriving at Olbia Port, the bus line 9 will take you from Stazione Marittima to the city centre.
The central railway station is located at a walking distance from the city centre. You can take the train if you’re travelling to Cagliari, Porto Torres or Golfo Aranci.
Sardinia taxi service is a fast and reliable way of transportation. You can find a taxi in Olbia on Corso Umberto near Piazza Margherita. Otherwise, you can call one of the local Olbia taxi companies.
Olbia airport transportation options
Olbia Costa Smeralda airport mostly handles holiday flights from European destination during the summer season. It’s located outside Olbia, around 12 km from the city centre. The airport is connected to the city centre and other cities in Sardinia via bus. Other transfer options available are the airport taxi, private airport transfer and car rental.
The bus lines number 2 and 10 run every day from Olbia Costa Smeralda to Via Gabriele D’Annunzio where the train station is located. From there, you can continue your journey by train or take an Olbia taxi, depending on your destination. Long-distance buses run to different parts of Sardinia, as well. There are direct bus lines to Santa Teresa di Gallura, Porto Pozzo, Nuoro, and Siniscola.
Sardinia is a mysterious island to explore, so many tourists choose to rent a car in Olbia. There are car rental representative offices in the terminal from where you can pick up your vehicle and enjoy your holiday.
Outside the terminal, right in front of Arrivals Hall, you will find the taxi rank. Taking an airport taxi is a convenient airport transfer option, especially if you’re travelling with a lot of luggage and small children. The cost for the Olbia airport taxi service is charged by the meter, during night hours and public holidays, there is a surcharge. Keep in mind that in peak season the terminal gets crowded so you might end up waiting in a queue.
Booking a private airport transfer
For a great start of your holiday, we suggest booking a private Olbia airport transfer with us. No waiting in queues or making stops on every station, our driver will take you directly to your destination.
Flight monitoring is included in the price, as well as the luggage and free waiting time. You can choose a vehicle that will suit your needs, and you will pay a fixed price online or in cash to the driver.
Please select a destination from the list to set it as pick up point. We will ask you to choose a drop-off point at the next step. This booking method is an alternative way to make a booking if you prefer selecting destinations instead of searching.