a VirtualTourist member from Thunder Bay asked on Jan 17, 2017
We are planning on taking a ferry from mainland Italy to Olbia. From Olbia, we have to get to Palau, which is 45 minutes away.
I was "strongly recommended" to rent a car. Does anyone know if we'd be better off renting a car in Olbia, or bringing one on the ferry from mainland Italy?
I looked into renting a car in Olbia, and the prices were outrageous (we need one for 5 days.) Does anyone know which rental company I should look into, and how much we can expect to pay?
Check this website this is the cheapest rental in Sardinia and we have hire one from them in Alghero
Haven't rented on Sardegna but in Europe have used www.kemwel.com and always been satisfied. Check as many sites as you can to get the best deal. They compete so take advantage of it.
We always get the smallest car we can fit into. It saves on rental and fuel, and it makes parking and driving narrow roads easier. If you can go down a size or two, you may get a better deal. Also, it's much less expensive to drive manual transmission than automatic. That said, we get an automatic because I'm much more comfortable with it, i.e., I can't drive a manual.
Enjoy your trip.
Why paying ferry ticket for car, it ain't cheap at all, best option is to rent car on the island.
We were in Sardegna this fall, flight from Israel to Rome, from Rome to Cagliari. All our timetables were messed up, EL-AL, we got there a few hours late, and they changed our time of rent. I think that a manual car was the default. We were four adults, and did didn't have much choice of the size (width). The AC didn't work, and we wasted more time returning an replacing the car.
So we arrived in the dark with no visible road signs. Our trip was for two weeks, there were many places worth seeing twice - but there wasn't enough time. Expecting flight delays also on the return, this time by Aliatlia to Rome, we stayed one night in Rome, close to the central train station.