Car Rental Olbia

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Olbia Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Centauro
$20.21 / per day
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Olbia Airport Car Rental
Economy
Ford Fiesta or similar
Ford Fiesta
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Centauro
$21.05 / per day
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Olbia Airport Car Rental
Compact
Ford Focus or similar
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Centauro
$24.99 / per day
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Olbia Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Rhodium
$25.10 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Olbia Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$26.42 / per day
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Olbia Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 2x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Rhodium
$26.43 / per day
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Olbia Airport Car Rental
Economy
Ford Fiesta or similar
Ford Fiesta
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Sicily By Car
$27.33 / per day
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Olbia Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Sicily By Car
$27.39 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 01:45 on 2019-11-20. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Italian
Currency
EUR
Country code
39
Average car rental length
3 days
Economy car rental price
$41.90 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
70 - 90 km/h
43 - 56 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.4

Why rent a car in Olbia?

Olbia is a great place for renting a car. The city is small and cozy, but there are many surrounding towns, villages, and nature areas, and your best bet to see them all is to have your own ride.

Olbia Car Rental

Top ways to enter Olbia

  • Olbia Airport: The airport, also known as Olbia Costa Smeralda, is served by more than 30 different airlines, many of them low-cost carriers.
  • Cagliari Airport: Busiest in Sardinia, Cagliari Airport serves the island’s largest city.
  • Alghero Airport: Although located on the western coast of the island (as opposed to Olbia which is on the eastern coast), Alghero Airport is less than two hours drive away.
  • By sea: If you’re arriving in Olbia by a ferry, you can conveniently pick up your rental car at Olbia Port.

Useful city facts

  • First settled by Phoenicians in 7th century B.C., the city has also been known as Cività and Terranova Pausania during different periods of history.
  • Like the rest of Sardinia, Olbia enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate with very hot summers and mild winters. The precipitation is much lower during the summer months and almost non-existent in July.

Top destinations and activities

  1. Basilica di San Simplicio. This beautiful basilica was built almost 1000 years ago, and remains one of the most important religious buildings in the whole of Sardinia. Conveniently, it is located in the city center, on the street of the same name, Via San Simplicio.
  2. Tomb of Giants “Su Monte de s'ape”. This impressive megalithic monument was constructed by the Nuragic people that populated the island from Bronze Age until 3rd century B.C., and its meaning for that ancient civilization has puzzled researchers and travelers for age. If you find the Tomb of Giants interesting, it is also worth visiting some of the sacred wells that can also be found in the Olbia area.
  3. The Museum of Archeology. Located on the tiny Peddona islet in the Olbia Old Port area, this museums tells the story of the region and the many peoples that have populated it during centuries. Many travelers find the remains of sunken ancient ships that you can see here particularly interesting.

Traffic and parking tips

  • The speed limit in cities is 50 km/h, although in certain areas the speed limit may be reduced to 30 km/h. 
  • Main highways are limited to 130 km/h, non-major highways to 110 km/h, and local roads to 90 km/h. During the rain the limits are respectively lowered to 110 km/h, 100 km/h, and 80 km/h. The general speed limit is lowered to 50 km/h during heavy fog or other cases of bad visibility.
  • The best way to see much of the island from the local’s point of view is to leave the main highways and to explore the smaller strade provinciali or regional roads. Many hidden, but awesome beaches and farm-stays are only accessible by them.
  • Do watch out for blue notes - they indicate pay-and-display parking spots. The areas with white lines are for free parking and the yellow lines indicate areas only accessible to drivers with special passes.
  • The insurance and car documentation needs to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • If you’re the driver, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for experienced drivers and 0.00% for novice drivers. Being over the allowed limit can result in hefty fines and even imprisonment. 
  • The emergency number, like elsewhere in the EU, is 112.

Toll roads

There are no toll roads in Sardinia - all highways and regional roads can be accessed free of charge. However, there are restricted traffic areas (Le zone a traffico limitato or ZTL), like some city centers, where you are not allowed to drive. These areas can sometimes be poorly marked and you might enter them by accident, so it’s better to look them up in advance on the official European Urban Access Regulations website

There are numerous toll roads on Mainland Italy. The exact fee depends on the route of your choice and the type of a vehicle. See the official Italian toll road website for more information. Use the website’s toll road calculator to find out exactly how much you’ll have to pay for using the toll roads on your planned route.

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Costa Smeralda. The 20 km (12 mi) long stretch of beautiful beaches near the city is perhaps the number one reason why many travelers choose to visit Olbia. The center and poshest place of Costa Smeralda is the Deer’s Port (Porto Cervo), but it is also worth visiting small nearby villages like Baja Sardinia and Cannigione.
  • Tempio Pausania. This small and historic town located about 50 minutes drive east of Olbia attracts visitors thanks to its cathedrals, old narrow streets, and large green areas.
  • The Maddalena Archipelago. Just a short boat ride from the small town of Palau, which itself is only 40 minute drive north of Olbia, the Maddalena Archipelago is at once a more relaxed and more wild beach destination than Costa Smeralda thanks to its pristine beaches and unmarked hiking trails. Local delicacies like su zimminu, also known as zuppa alla maddalenina, a spicy soup of seafood caught near the island, are not to be missed.

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental car in Italy is the Fiat Panda, although travelers also like the Ford Fiesta and the Fiat 500. The most often picked rental car types are economy, mini, and compact. 

Further destinations

  • The rest of Sardinia. If you’re visiting at the right time, Olbia might feel like a paradise on earth and the last place you’d want to leave. Still, you won’t regret turning on the motor of your rental car and going to explore the rest of the island, from the capital city, Cagliari, to untamed inland areas.
  • Corsica: Sardinia’s neighboring northern island is a part of France and not Italy, but the two islands have a lot in common while at the same time maintaining their unique character and atmosphere. Just like Sardinians, Corsicans are proud and hospitable hosts. You can take a ferry from Santa Teresa Gallura, but note that you’ll be a crossing a national border, so first make sure if your rental car provider permits it (if not, you can pick up a rental car when in Corsica).
  • Mainland Italy: Home to unique traditions, culture, and cities like Rome, Florence, and Turin, Italy is one of the most visited countries in the whole world. There are many daily flights to mainland from Olbia Airport. You can also take a ferry, but first make sure if your rental car provider permits bringing a car on it (if not, you can pick up a rental car when arriving at the mainland).

Car Rental Prices in Olbia

  • Convertibles - from $124 per day
  • Station wagons - from $67 per day
  • Large cars - from $69 per day
  • Medium cars - from $38 per day
  • Premium cars - from $160 per day
  • Small cars - from $43 per day
  • SUVs - from $61 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

Follow these tips to get a good rental car deal in in Olbia:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Olbia is the cheapest in December when renting a car is a whopping 80% cheaper than the yearly average.

Top 2 Cities near Olbia

  1. Cagliari Car Rentals from $22.11 per day
    187.4 km / 116.4 miles away
  2. Alghero Car Rentals from $30.96 per day
    107.5 km / 66.8 miles away

Top 3 Locations near Olbia

  1. Olbia Airport Car Rentals from $20.21 per day
  2. 107.5 km / 66.8 miles away
  3. Cagliari Airport Car Rentals from $22.11 per day
    187.4 km / 116.4 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Olbia?

Car rental prices in Olbia vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Olbia
$13.29
January
$14.85
February
$9.97
March
$38.00
April
$27.18
May
$37.05
June
$38.09
July
$44.23
August
$19.22
September
$12.87
October
$7.76
November
$4.11
December
The best month to rent a car in Olbia is December (when prices for an Economy class start from $4.11). This is 82% cheaper than the yearly average and 91% cheaper than renting in August (when rental prices start at $44.23 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Olbia?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in December, travelers rent a car for an average of 11 days in October, the average rental period is 3 days.
Average Rental Length in Olbia
9
January
9
February
8
March
6
April
7
May
8
June
7
July
6
August
4
September
3
October
10
November
11
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Olbia?

While travelers visit Olbia year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is July, and the least popular is September.
Olbia Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
85%
January
85%
February
99%
March
129%
April
193%
May
153%
June
207%
July
165%
August
September
October
54%
November
30%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agent Make / Model Doors Luggage Type
Sicily By Car Ford Fiesta 4 1 Small cars
Centauro Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Centauro Ford Fiesta 4 3 Small cars
JoyRent Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
JoyRent Fiat Panda 4 2 Small cars
Goldcar Fiat Panda 3 2 Small cars
JoyRent Fiat 500 2 Small cars
Noleggiare Citroen C1 2 1 Small cars
Noleggiare Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
Surprice Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars

Our Customers Reviews

United Kingdom
BMW Serie 3 Touring Aut. *guaranteed model*
September 29, 2019
Olbia is a convenient flight arrival point to access the best regions of Sardinia. Sardinia has a lot to offer. I would definitely return.
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
August 4, 2019
Olbia is amazing!!
Austria
Fiat Panda
March 21, 2019
Villa rich in history.
United Kingdom
Fiat 500 2 doors
August 31, 2018
Olbia and the whole island is a magic fantastic place to be. Traditions, food, panoramic views, friendly people, amazing beaches... The list goes on and on!!!! But be aware never to rent a car from Noleggiare car rent!!!!!
United States of America (USA)
Renault Clio
July 9, 2018
Sardina is an amazing place to be during summer

Top 20 Suppliers for Olbia in 2019

Interrent
Interrent
Exceptional 9.5
+390645229545 / +390645209634
Aeroporto di Olbia Costa Smeralda Via Aeroporto, 219, 07026 Olbia, OT
Enterprise
Enterprise
Exceptional 9.2
+39078968979
Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport
Locauto
Locauto
Exceptional 9
+39078968979
Aeroporto Costa Smeralda, 07026 Olbia
Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Exceptional 9
+393701284566
Via degli Orafi, 32, 07026 Olbia OT
Target Rent
Target Rent
Excellent 8.9
+3909351865791 / 26
Aeroporto Olbia, Via degli Astronauti
Sicily By Car
Sicily By Car
Excellent 8.8
+390789642030 / +393457865485
Aeroporto Costa Smeralda, 07026 Olbia OT
Centauro
Centauro
Excellent 8.8
+3907891902008
Via Roma 143, 07026 Olbia
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.7
+39078968979
Aeroporto Costa Smeralda, 07026 Olbia
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+390789645108
Aeroporto Costa Smeralda
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+39078969548
OLBIA AEROPORTO
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+39078969548
c/o Aeroporto Costa Smeralda
JoyRent
JoyRent
Excellent 8.6
+3907891785342 / +393928869310
Via dei Fornai, 6, Olbia 07026
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+39078969540
Aeroporto Olbia - Costa Smeralda, 07026 Olbia OT
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+39078969540
Olbia Aeroporto Costa SmeraldaSmeralda
Noleggiare
Noleggiare
Excellent 8.2
+39078967178
Aeroporto Costa Smeralda, 07026 Olbia OT
Ecovia
Ecovia
Excellent 8.1
+393701284566
Via degli Orafi 32
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Excellent 8
+393442251840
Via Antonio Melis, 16, 07026 Olbia
Firefly
Firefly
Very good 7.8
+393923777752
Loc. Colco zona Aeroporto, Via degli Arrotini, 07026 Olbia OT
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.8
+390689830777
Aeroporto Olbia Costa Smeralda Aeroporto Costa Smeralda snc
NuCarrentals
NuCarrentals
Very good 7.6
+39078967178
Aeroporto Olbia Costa Smeralda

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