The cruise port of Olbia

Docking in the cruise port of Olbia

The cruise port of Olbia, your starting point for great excursions

The cruise port of Olbia is located at the eastern end of Via Isola Bianca, a dead end peninsula. It is a major ferry port with connections to the mainland. In the harbor several piers are located around the Stazione Marittima, the cruise and ferry terminal.

There is only one way to the center of the city, located about 2 km from the docking area. The city of Olbia itself has few landmarks. Most passengers opt for an excursion to Porto Cervo or go for a relaxing day on Pittulongu Beach.

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Cruise to Olbia

Olbia is a popular cruise destination when Sardinia is on the program on a cruise vacation to Italy. The busy port city fo Olbia is conveniently located along the Western Mediterranean. Olbia itself is not the main destination, but serves as the gateway to the stunning Costa Smeralda.

 

Olbia cruise terminal

The cruise port of Olbia is a very important port along the Mediterranean. Every year Olbia welcomes up to 5 million passengers. The Port is divided into 3 main areas: Cocciani Port, Isola Bianca’s wharf and the Internal Port. The Maritime Station (Cruise Terminal) is located on Isola Bianca’s wharf.

Inside Olbia Cruise Terminal you will find:

  • check-in desks
  • restaurant, snack bar
  • first-aid station

Olbia cruise facts

Language in Olbia
The language in Olbia is Italian, but in touristic spots you can  use English.

Currency in Olbia
The currency in Olbia is Euro (€). You can find ATM’s in the city.

Opening times in Olbia
Opening times differ inItaly, but generally are as follows:

  • Monday to Saturday
  • from 9.00h - 13.00h
  • and 15.30h - 19.30h

On Sundays and holidays shops are closed. Of course there are exceptions

Landmarks and highlights in Olbia

Church of San Simplicio
It it the Romanesque church of San Simplicio. It is located at Piazza Regina Margherita and was built between the 11th and 12th centuries.

Church of San Paolo Apostolo
Church dedicated to the Apostle Paul. The Church was built in the late Middle Ages and was damaged in the 18th century.

Archaeological museum
The Archaeological museum of Olbia is located near the port. It contains a lot of ancient artefacts

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Getting around in Olbia

The cruise port is located about 2 kilometers from the city. You can easily walk around. If the cruise line company does not provide a shuttle bus, you can also opt for a taxi or public bus. The few sights in Olbia are all within walking distance.

You can easily reach the nearby Pittulongu Beach by public bus or taxi.


If you want to explore more distant places on the island, things get more difficult by public transportation. Buses do not run very frequently. You better join an organized tour or take a taxi.

Shore excursions around Olbia

Even though Olbia is a popular port, there is not much to see in the city itself. In 1 to 2 hours you are done.

Most cruise passengers opt for an excursion further on the island. A relaxing day on Pittulongu Beach or a visit to the natural beauty of the Costa Smeralda.

Weather in Olbia

Olbia in Sardinia has a Mediterranean climate with dry, very warm weather. Sardinia is a very windy island, especially from September to April. The average annual temperature in summer is between 26°C and 33°C and in winter is between 4°C and 9°C.

Excursions in Pittulongu Beach

Excursions in Porto Cervo

Excursions in Olbia

Olbia tourist information

There is a Tourist Office at Via A. Nanni. You can also reach the historic center via that street.

Cruises to Olbia

The following cruise lines offer itineraries and schedules to Olbia: