The airport of Olbia is the most important airport in northern Sardinia and a major gateway for all passengers traveling to the fabulous Costa Smeralda .
Accordingly, Olbia is well connected with airports in the UK. During summer several direct flights per week connect Olbia with London Gatwick. Furthermore there is at least one direct flight per week from Bristol, Leeds and Edinburgh to make your journey to Sardinia as comfortable (and affordable) as possible.
Companies and Flight Times
Between June and September, the Sardinian airline Meridiana offers flights from London Gatwick to Olbia , departures and return flights every Tuesday and Saturday with very competitive prices from £59.66 outbound and 45.69 inbound.
EasyJet operates six flights a week from London-Gatwick to Olbia between May and October. Tuesdays to Fridays flights depart London at 10:55 o’clock and arrive in Olbia at 14:20 o’clock. There are generally no flights on Mondays and on May 4th and 11th. On Saturdays flights depart at 12:55 with a time of arrival of 16:20 o’clock and on Sundays flights leave London at 07:05 and arrive at 10:35 o’clock. The return flights from Olbia depart in the afternoon from Tuesdays to Saturdays and at 11:10 on Sundays. In October there is only one flight per week on Saturdays.
EasyJet is also offering a flight service on Saturdays and Wednesdays from Bristol to Olbia between July and September. Flights on Wednesdays depart at 10:10 and arrive at 13:40 o’clock while flights on Saturdays depart at 16:45 and arrive at 20:15 o’clock. Both flights board new passenger and depart for Bristol 30 Minutes after landing. Return flights arrive in Bristol at 15:40 on Wednesdays and 22:15 o’clock on Saturdays.
Between May and September Jet2 offers one flight per week on Saturdays from Leeds-Bradford and Edinburgh . Flights depart Edinburgh at 14:15 and arrive on Sardinia at 19:30. Return flights depart Olbia on Saturdays at 20:05 and arrive in Scotland at 23:00. Flights from Leeds depart at 15:45 and arrive in Olbia at 19:30. Departure of the return flight is at 20:05 with an arrival in Leeds at 21:50 o’clock.
Neither British Airways nor RyanAir offer direct flights to Olbia.
Booking Online Deals
Expedia has great deals for return flights with EasyJet from London to Olbia from as little as £69.86 per person. However, during high season in summer prices can be around £348 for flights on weekends. You can save money by flying with Lufthansa who are offering a one stop-flight with a duration of 7:35 hours for £226.18 or by taking a flight during the week. A flight departing London on Wednesday July 6th and returning on Thursday July 21st for instance is available at Expedia for only £132.86.
Flights from Bristol to Olbia with EasyJet are available at Expedia from £181.86.
Please note that EasyJet is demanding a surcharge of £28 per piece of luggage or £25 for Sports equipment and is offering a priority boarding service for £20.50. Flight changes are possible for a fee of £30 per person and one-way flight.
Opodo has deals for return flights with Jet2 from Leeds to Olbia from £221 per person. A return flight from Edinburgh costs £256.
Jet2 charges £15.99 per piece of checked baggage each way. Flight dates and times can be changed for a surcharge of £27.50 per person and one-way flight.
Olbia Airport - Features, Location and Connections
The airport of Olbia is the main airport in northern Sardinia and a perfect destination to get to the famous beaches of the Costa Smeralda. Airport facilities within the Terminal include a Tourist Information Office, a Ticketing Office, Luggage Storage, a Cashpoint, Restaurants, a wine bar, a boutique offering typical Sardinian products and plenty of other shops.
The airport is situated some three kilometers south of Olbia’s centre. To get from the airport to your hotel you have several options:
- A total of 16 car rental agencies, including Hertz, Avis and Sixt, are right at the airport. You will find them in a seperate building only a few meters from the Terminal building.
- Of course Taxis are also available. A taxi stand is right in front of the Terminal. There is a fixed fare of 15€ (£13,35) for taxi rides from the airport to the city. Other fares within the city should be 3,50€ plus 2,60€ for the first five kilometers with possible supplements of 25% for rides on weekends or at night.
- At least two Busses per hour of the Linea 2 connect the airport with the city centre of Olbia for a fare of 1€.