Sleeping in Airports

Olbia Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Olbia Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

The seats are pretty nice, 6 of them grouped in small benches without armrests. – a traveller

This airport closes at night and it is not possible to stay overnight.

OLB Airport Overview

olbia airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Olbia Airport.

What to Expect

Olbia Airport (code: OLB) has a modest, recently built terminal that handles flights from across Europe. Amenities are modern, with a few shops and eateries and an indoor garden. Free WiFi helps pass the time. For added comfort while you wait, economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

Travellers report that the airport closes nightly, from approximately 11:30PM until 5:00AM, so overnight sleeping is not possible. Intrepid travellers can opt for the benches located outside of the terminal, but do bring a blanket for warmth. For uninterrupted sleep and comfort, hotels are nearby. See the Airport Hotels section below for locations or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Olbia Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are a few hotels near Olbia Airport:

  • Jazz Hotel – No airport shuttle. The hotel can assist you with taxi arrangements or some guests have walked to the airport.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Olbia, search deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Passes  Olbia Airport Club Lounge – Location: Airside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Olbia Airport Lounges

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at the Olbia Airport. Internet kiosks are available Airside.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Departures Area • Arrivals Area.

Baby Care Facilities – A Nursery and Baby Club is available. Loction: unknown.

Currency Exchange – Forexchange offers currency exchange services. Location: Arrivals Hall.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available plus a small “shopping center” offering a variety of shops.

Family Services – Travelling with children? These services are available to help you get through the airport easier:

  • Nursery
  • Diaper Changing Facilities
  • Courtesy Strollers

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate on varying schedules. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Restaurants/cafés are available both landside and airside.

Information Desk -Need help finding your way? An information desk is available to provide assistance. Location: Arrivals Area.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Visit the information desk to arrange storing your bags. Hours: 9:00AM – 10:00PM. Summer rates: 6€ for 2 hours • 10€ / day. Winter Rates: 6€ / day. Note: These are the rates for standard size luggage, for oversized luggage, rates do increase.

Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, first aid services are available. Location: Landside, Ground Floor, Commercial Area, close to airport police. Hours: unknown.

Mobile Charging – Mobile charging points are available throughout the airport on the ground floor.

Pharmacy – Visit the Parafarmacia for your pharmaceutical needs.Hours: 6:00AM – 9:00PM (summer season) • 8:00AM – 9:00PM (winter season). Location: Arrivals Area.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

According to a review in August 2016, the airport closes at approx. 11:30PM.


Olbia airport is served by the following airlines: Air France • Air Italy • EasyJet • S7 Airlines • Transavia • Vueling. Note: the airport is served by other airlines on a seasonal-only basis.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Bus lines 2 and 10 link the airport to Olbia Town train station in Via Gabriele D’Annunzio, with stops in between. Several long distance bus lines also serve the airport, offering service to Cagliari and points all over the island.

Car Rentals

There are 16 car rental companies available onsite, including: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Maggiore and Sixt. Location: Terminal autonoleggi.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Taxis are readily available outside of the terminal Arrivals Hall. At the time of this update, one-way fare between the airport and Olbia city center is 15€.


Linked to the airport by bus, Olbia railway station offers 5 daily services between Olbia and Golfo Aranci, Oristano, Cagliari, Macomer or Sassari. For more information, visit the Olbia Airport website.

Last updated: 2022-03-21

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.