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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Olbia Airport Car Rental
Economy
Ford Fiesta or similar
Ford Fiesta
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Sicily By Car
$7.02 / per day
Olbia Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Sicily By Car
$7.03 / per day
Olbia Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Locauto
$7.78 / per day
Olbia Airport Car Rental
Compact
VW Golf or similar
VW Golf
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$7.80 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Olbia Airport Car Rental
Compact
Fiat 500 L or similar
Fiat 500 L
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Sicily By Car
$8.32 / per day
Olbia Airport Car Rental
Compact
Fiat 500 X or similar
Fiat 500 X
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$8.62 / per day
Olbia Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Ford C Max or similar
Ford C Max
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Sicily By Car
$8.84 / per day
Olbia Airport Car Rental
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Locauto
$9.08 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Our Customers Reviews

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!!!!!
July 9, 2018
Sardina is an amazing place to be during summer

Travel information

Language
Italian,
German,
French
Currency
EUR
Country code
+39
Average car rental length
8 days
Economy car rental price
$25.76 / 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%

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).

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.

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
$13.57
January
$15.15
February
$10.18
March
$38.78
April
$27.73
May
$37.81
June
$38.87
July
$45.14
August
September
October
November
$4.19
December
The best month to rent a car in Olbia is December (when prices for an Economy class start from $4.19). This is 84% cheaper than the yearly average and 91% cheaper than renting in August (when rental prices start at $45.14 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 May, travelers rent a car for an average of 12 days, in September, the average rental period is 5 days.
Average Rental Length in Olbia
9
January
9
February
8
March
8
April
12
May
8
June
7
July
6
August
5
September
5
October
7
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 October.
Olbia Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
84%
January
84%
February
95%
March
123%
April
151%
May
152%
June
206%
July
164%
August
58%
September
27%
October
27%
November
30%
December

Top 2 Cities near Olbia

Cagliari Car Rentals from $7.64 per day
187.4 km / 116.4 miles away
Alghero Car Rentals from $9.62 per day
107.5 km / 66.8 miles away

Top 4 Locations near Olbia

Olbia Airport Car Rentals from $7.02 per day
Olbia Port Car Rentals from $23.40 per day
107.5 km / 66.8 miles away
187.4 km / 116.4 miles away

Top 16 Best Olbia Suppliers in 2019

Enterprise
Enterprise
Exceptional 9.2
0039078968979
COSTA SMERALDA AIRPORT,
Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Exceptional 9
+39370 1284566
Via degli Orafi
Centauro
Centauro
Excellent 8.8
00390 683 662 959
147 Strada Statale 127 Settentrionale Sarda, 07026 Olbia
Locauto
Locauto
Excellent 8.7
0039 078 968 979
Aeroporto Costa Smeralda, 07026 Olbia
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+39078969548
OLBIA AEROPORTO
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+39078969548
c/o Aeroporto Costa Smeralda
Target Rent
Target Rent
Excellent 8.6
0039 0935 1865791 - 26
Aeroporto Olbia, Via degli Astronauti
JoyRent
JoyRent
Excellent 8.6
0039 078 9178 5342 / 0039 392 886 9310
Via dei Fornai, 6, Olbia 07026
Sicily By Car
Sicily By Car
Excellent 8.5
0039 078 964 2030 / 0039 345 786 585
Aeroporto Costa Smeralda, 07026 Olbia OT
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.4
0039078968979
COSTA SMERALDA APT SARDINIA
Surprice
Surprice
Excellent 8
0039 3 401 449 649
Via dei Fornai, 19, 07026 Olbia OT
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.7
0039 0 645 229 545
Aeroporto Costa Smeralda, Snc, 07026 Olbia OT
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.4
39 3442251840
Via Antonio Melis, 16, c/o ParkinGo, -
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.4
0034 965 233 425; +39 064 520 96 34
Aeroporto di Olbia Costa Smeralda Via Aeroporto, 219, 07026 Olbia OT, Italy
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7.3
0034 965 233 425; +39 064 520 96 34
Aeroporto di Olbia Costa Smeralda Via Aeroporto, 219, 07026 Olbia OT, Italy
Firefly
Firefly
Very good 7.2
0039 3 923 777 752
Loc. Colco zona Aeroporto, Via degli Arrotini, 07026 Olbia OT

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