Olbia, Italy

Think you have to fly to the other side of the world for snow-white sandy beaches and crystal-clear water? Think again! Simply book a flight to Sardinia and its beautiful Costa Smeralda (Emerald Coast).

Olbia is located on the most beautiful coastal section of Sardinia. Its large port and airport offer easy access to a fabulous Italian island. Not surprisingly, the city is also called the ‘Gateway to Sardinia’. Snow-white sandy beaches with views of turquoise water are perfect for lazing away the day. Of course, there is also plenty else to see and do. Olbia’s long history has yielded numerous archaeological treasures. The San Simplicio church is the most important monument in Olbia. Interested in seeing more of the region? Rent a car and explore the island of Italy at your leisure!

Memorable eating and shopping in Olbia

Fashionistas will find much to their liking in Olbia. Corso Umberto in particular has streets lined with modern shops. After a day of shopping, sit back and enjoy a drink or meal at an outdoor café. The Piazza Regina Margherita square is packed with options! Sample the local culinary specialities, most of which come from the sea. Make sure to taste the famous mussel soup or stuffed mussels. Together with a glass of local wine, it’s the perfect culinary experience.

Practical information

Transport to/from the airport

Olbia’s airport is located about 12 km from the city centre. You can travel to/from the airport by taxi, bus or train.
  • Taxi

    The taxis are located outside the arrival hall. The centre of Olbia is about a 10 minute drive.
  • Bus

    Bus number 10 runs every day to/from Olbia’s airport. Bus number 2 runs on weekdays until 8 pm. The bus stop is located outside the arrival hall.

Transport in the city/region

Travel anywhere within Olbia:
  • Bus

    The bus service is run by the ARST bus company. There are bus stops all over the centre of town. You can buy tickets in the bus, at kiosks, in newsagents, at the airport and at bus stations.
  • Train

    There are trains from Olbia to other large towns. The railway network, however, is limited.
  • Taxi

    There are taxi ranks in big villages and towns. Not close to a taxi rank? You can also hail a taxi on the street.

Passport and visa

You need a valid passport or identity card.

Time zone

GMT +1 (summer time +2)
There is no time difference between Olbia and the Netherlands.


The currency used in Olbia is the Euro (EUR).

Duration of flight

The flight to Olbia is about 2 hours. The outbound and inbound flights may be shorter if the wind direction is favourable.