Cheap Car Hire In Olbia
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Olbia is a coastal city in northeast Sardinia, Italy. It's known for the medieval San Simplicio basilica, and for cafes dotting central squares like Piazza Matteotti. The dynamic city of Olbia is the main hub of Sardinia known for its port and airport, but it is also a place where people like to spend time. The location is a beautiful bay, the port, the rail, and air connections make it a lively city, but also the beaches, the activities, and the business centre make it a thriving place, inhabited and enjoyed by both its inhabitants and tourists.
Basic info and car hire in Olbia
- Location: South Italy
- Population: 60.000
- Official language: Italian
- Currency: EUR
- Weather: Mediterranean climate
- Internet coverage: Hotels, bars, restaurants, and cafés offer Wi-Fi.
- Road conditions: Most roads in Olbia are in good condition.
- Car hire in Olbia: the most common pick-up point for vehicles in Olbia is Olbia airport. Please note that prices vary frequently. It is best to book a car 3 to 8 weeks in advance of your desired pick-up date - this will ensure you get the cheapest rental rate. Alternatively, it is also possible to find cheap last-minute car hire. Find the best deal on car hire in Olbia!
Driving in Olbia
There are no toll roads in Sardinia - all motorways and regional roads can be used free of charge. However, there are traffic-restricted zones, such as some city centres, where you are not allowed to drive.
Driving in Olbia can be challenging and drivers can be impatient. Remember that the maximum BAC value for drivers is 0.05%. There is a zero-tolerance law for novice drivers who have held a license for less than two years and young drivers under the age of 21.
- Age limits: 21 years old-25 for larger vehicles
- International Driving Permit: Yes, if you are a non-EU license holder.
- Additional papers: Identification(passport), a valid driving license, and valid proof of insurance.
- Additional requirements: Glasses (in case you need glasses, you must always have a spare pair in the car), light bulbs (are usually already in the car and are provided by the car rental company), warning triangle (2 are required for all vehicles registered in Italy and 1 if coming from abroad), high visibility vest (recently made compulsory)- First aid kit (not compulsory, but we strongly recommend you have it with you, just in case).
- Children in the car: Children up to the age of 10 may only be taken in the back seat and a suitable child seat must be available up to a height of 1.50 meters.
- Driving side of the road: Right hand
- Lights: Check that all lights are working, clean, and correctly aimed.
- General speed limits: 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.
Car Hire in Olbia
Most popular car hire at Olbia
The most selected hire car in Olbia is the Fiat 500, Renault Clio or Opel Corsa. Renault Captur is also being a popular option. The most popular car types in Olbia are mini and economy.
Popular Driving Routes
Popular One-Way car hire from Olbia
Want to rent a car for a one-way trip? No worries! Orbit Car Hire offers a variety of one-way Car Hire options in many locations outside of Olbia. One-way car rental is ideal for cross-town or cross-country travel, saving time by not returning to your original location. Start your reservation with Orbit Car Hire and find great options on one-way car hire at locations across the Italy.
- Olbia-Cagliari (2 hr 53 min -274.2 km)
- Olbia-Rome (10 hr 37 min -311.9 km)
- Olbia-Bologna (10 hr 36 min - 489.0 km)
- Olbia-Alghero (1 hr 39 min -137.2 km)
What to see in Olbia
In Olbia, as in many cities of Italy, the religious buildings are among the most breathtaking sights. In this respect, there are two main attractions whose different backgrounds and appearances give an insight into the incredible mix of cultures found in Sardinia. The Basilica of San Simplicio and the Church of St Paul. Olbia's main street, Corso Umberto I, is a must-see for those who want to shop in the city. It was once a historic street and its beautiful architecture can still be seen. The best time to enjoy this street is after 7 PM when the street is closed to vehicles and the lights give it a picturesque feel. There you will also find several restaurants with seating in the square, while other eateries can be found in the surrounding streets. Enjoy some of the Sardinian dishes and soak up the local atmosphere - the perfect way to end your day of discovery!
Drive your rental car beyond Olbia
With a rental car, you can explore all that the city and the rest of Sardinia have to offer - from the island's green fields and rocky hills to the dunes in the west.
Enjoy the culture in Olbia
Where to eat, drink, and party in Olbia
Sardinian cuisine is extremely varied and has been enriched over the centuries by the exchanges and influences of other peoples of the Mediterranean: Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Arabs and Spaniards. Since Sardinia is being an island, fish and seafood inevitably play an important role in the cuisine of the region - seafood and shellfish dishes abound. Some typical dishes include: Fregula (a type of pasta from Sardinia) with clams, spaghetti with clams and fish eggs (bottarga), spaghetti with sea urchins, sometimes served with artichokes or wild asparagus, Cassola, a seafood soup.
What you need to know about renting a car
What do I need to rent a car in Sardinia?
A credit card in the name of the main driver needs to be presented. A security deposit may be required while renting a car so the credit card must have sufficient funds. You can find details about the security deposit listed while booking the vehicle as well as on your voucher. It is important to have a valid driving license with the name of the main driver as well as additional drivers when it applies. An International Driving Permit is required in addition to a National Driving License if the National Driving License you or any of the Additional Drivers hold is not identifiable as a Driving License, eg, it is in a non-Latin alphabet (eg Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Japanese). It can also depend on the country or car rental company you are renting with. If you have found a car on our website, you can press the rental terms link from the supplier for more information about driving license requirements. You will need to have identification with you such as a passport and ID cards. When you pick up your rental car you need to have your voucher with you.
How old do I need to be to rent a car in Sardinia?
The minimum age to rent a car for Economy groups are 19 years old renters. For Compact, Intermediate car groups are available for 21 years old renters. Full-size vans and standard car Groups are available for 25 years old renters. With some suppliers for people over 75 years of age. Young driver surcharges may apply to many car rental companies for people under 21 years of age.
Do I need car insurance in Sardinia?
Insurances are very important when renting a car and can be different between countries. When renting a car in Sardinia with Orbit Car Hire the prices will include mandatory insurances in the country.
Do I need a credit card to rent a car in Sardinia?
In most cases, a credit card is required to be presented in the name of the main driver. A security deposit may be required when renting a car so it is important to have sufficient funds on the credit card. When searching for a car at Orbit you can see credit card requirements from all our suppliers.
Do I need an international driving license in Sardinia?
Drivers license issued in Sardinia or within the European Union does not have to provide an international drivers license. For drivers with a license issued outside of the EU will need to have an international driving license as well as your standard driving license. You must have both licenses with you at all times while driving a car in Sardinia.
How do I find the cheapest car hire in Sardinia?
You can find cheap car hire by comparing prices with all major car rentals at Orbit Car Hire. A good idea can be to book in advance as the prices can increase closer to the travel period.
What is the cheapest rental car in Sardinia?
You will find the mini car category or economy cars to be the cheapest car categories. Vehicles such as Fiat 500 and Fiat Panda often provide the best prices.
What is the best car rental company in Sardinia?
You may find excellent service provided by companies such as Europcar, Enterprise rent a car, Sicily By Car, Ecovia and Locauto.
What types and makes of rental cars deals can I find in Sardinia?
You will find car types such as mini, economy, compact, Full-Size, and luxury cars. Popular rental cars are Fiat Panda, Opel Corsa, Renault Clio, Fiat 500.
Does my rental car have unlimited mileage when I book it for Sardinia?
Most car rentals in Sardinia offer unlimited mileage in their offers.
Where to rent a car in Sardinia?
You can rent a car in Sardinia in all cities. The most popular places to rent a car in Sardinia is at the airport, they are Alghero Airport, Cagliari Airport and Olbia Airport
Do I need a car in Sardinia?
You can travel around Sardinia without a car. However, it will delay your holiday as public transportation can take its time. The ideal way to explore Sardinia is with a car.
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