Olbia Airport Buses

Olbia Airport is located approximately 4 km from the town of Olbia, in northeast Sardinia. The airport is also commonly referred to as Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport, as it is situated on the Costa Smeralda. Approximately one and a half million passengers make use of the airport every year, and it is one of three main airports on Italy’s island of Sardinia. The other two airports of importance are Cagliari Airport and Alghero Airport, of which Cagliari is the largest. Alghero and Olbia are of a similar size, and are both international establishments. The airport is well connected to Olbia and many other surrounding areas by various bus companies, and travelling by bus in Sardinia is a very popular means of transport.

The airport consists of a single terminal building, which was recently completely renovated. It is a very modern and comfortable, yet functional building, with many useful facilities for arriving and departing passengers. Since the airport is relatively small when compared to airports in Italy’s main cities, the terminal is easy for passenger to find their way around. Passengers travelling by bus will find the bus stops just outside the arrivals area. There are quite a variety of bus routes available at the airport, and the companies, which provide these services, include ASPO, Turmo Travel, A.R.S.T and F.LLI Deplano.

ASPO Bus Services


This is the bus service that provides frequent transport to the town centre of Olbia, and there are two buses available, which run slightly different routes. They are referred to as the Bus No.2 and Bus No.10. Their time schedules are a bit different, but both services are available from the airport approximately every fifteen minutes to half an hour. The first departure of Bus No.2 is at 07:30, and the last is at 20:00. This bus is only available during weekdays. Bus No.10 provides services during the week and on holidays, and its first departure is at 07:30 and the last bus to leave is at 19:15.

The bus route of the No.2 Bus starts at the airport and travels along main roads such as the SS125, Via Roma, Via Mameli, Via G. D’Annunzio, Via A. Moro and Via Vignola, until reaching Capolinea Basa. Bus No. 10 follows a similar route, but also passes Via Regina Elena, Corso Umberto I and Poltu Quadu.

Passengers who wish to travel back to the airport can also use Bus No.2 from the central bus station, although only on working days. The first bus to depart for the airport is at 07:00 and the last is at 19:30. This route is also available approximately every half an hour. Full bus timetables are available on the airport’s official website, at http://www.geasar.it/eng/airport.

Various long distance coach services provide transport to various other locations nearby Olbia. The buses available are modern and comfortable, and usually equipped with air conditioning and other amenities. The drivers are also usually willing to assist you with your baggage, however, ensure that you don’t exceed their specified baggage allowances per passenger. The coach service of Turmo Travel takes passengers to Cagliari and Santa Teresa Di Gallura. The trip to Cagliari takes about four and a half hours, and the bus leaves the airport at 15:57. The Turmo Travel bus arrives in Cagliari at the Piazza Matteotti. Travelling to Santa Teresa Di Gallura will take approximately an hour and a half, and the bus leaves the airport at 10:30. The bus arrives at Piazza Modesto in Santa Teresa. Turmo Travel’s website can be found at www.gruppoturmotravel.com.

ARST Bus Company, Sardinia

The ARST Bus Company is the Sardinian public transport authority, and operates a number of bus and railway services on the island. Their buses follow a comprehensive transport network, even to more remote areas. Recently the services of Ferrovie della Sardegna merged with ARST, and now fall under the main company of ARST. Bus tickets for these services should be purchased in advance, and are available from the bus stations, and other authorized bars, shops and newsagents. The ARST buses do not usually operate on Sundays and public holidays. ARST provides frequent bus services to Nuoro, with various stops along the way. Their website is at www.arst.sardegna.it.

Deplano Buses, Sardinia

A second bus service to Nuoro is provided by Deplano Buses. There are approximately four services per day from Olbia Airport, with the first at 11:00 and the last at 22:30. Further information is available on their website, at www.deplanobus.it.

Passengers arriving at Olbia will find the bus services available to be convenient and reliable, and to provide a very cost efficient transport system. At the airport, further information about tourism in Sardinia, and transportation options, is offered at the Infodesk Ciaosardinia, located in the arrival area of the terminal.